Awareness is not acceptance.
It’s time to accept that we don’t all fit the “normal” mold and use the potential we’ve wasted for 60+ years. Autistics have much to contribute; let us do it.
April is national Autism Awareness Month and The Arc and The Autism NOW National Autism Resource & Information Center are working to empower people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) with the information and resources they need to live their lives to the fullest potential. We are also working to help others become more accepting of…
In this interview, Claudia Pringles shares her family’s experience with choosing a suitable living arrangement for her daughter and offers tips to other parents who are interested in exploring housing options.
On December 18th, 2013, I signed the closing papers for my new house. It has taken me a long time to be able to afford to purchase a home and the experience has been exhausting, yet wonderful.
As we know, people without disabilities live in all types of homes: single family, cooperatives and condominiums, multi-family, mobile and manufactured, foster, group and room and board homes. The picture for many people on the autism spectrum is quite different. As we know people who are un-employed or under-employed have limited housing options. And people who require assistance or accessible dwellings have even fewer options.
The Institute for Behavioral Training (IBT) issues ten tips to help children with autism and their families overcome the challenges of the holiday season.
The kid overpowered Charlie and slammed his face so hard to the ground it messed up his teeth structure. He was so terrified and thought he was going to die. This incident changed Charlie’s life forever.
Individuals with autism and other disabilities may act differently in an emergency situation due to sensory challenges; therefore, their behavior should not be interpreted as threatening.
Unfortunately, we’re learning though a number of reports and studies that people living with autism and other intellectual/developmental disabilities face more unsafe situations compared with their non-disabled peers. Ignoring discussions about safety issues will not serve us well.