To understand how a child learns best, it helps to understand what type of learning environment a child responds to organically.
The Institute for Behavioral Training (IBT) issues ten tips to help children with autism and their families overcome the challenges of the holiday season.
James McCarten from the Special Needs Alliance provides an overview of special needs trusts.
But I hope that we don’t cheat ourselves out of the opportunity this field gives us to become more human. It must never be said that people with disabilities do not contribute to society. Indeed, the people I know have taught me very well.
I began to “presume competence” rather than make assumptions on face value.
When she walked in my office I could tell that she was going to speak her mind. She was passionate and pushy, but she had the right to be. She knew what it is like to raise a child with autism, and she was sitting across from me demanding more from our community.
When I was a young academic at Oxford University, I was lucky enough to work with several autistic students, helping them to negotiate the complexities of that ancient institution and of college life more generally. Every one of them touched my life – and influenced my work – in profound and distinct ways.
As allies and professionals we need to emphasize strengths not just weaknesses when portraying adults with autism. With support, people with autism can live inter-independently, work and be productive members of our communities. Here are suggestions for promoting autism acceptance.
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” These words from Helen Keller found themselves in my head while I was reflecting on my experience as a volunteer at the Autism NOW DC Metropolitan Area Regional Summit.