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30 Apr

The most dangerous mistake isn't an inaccurate autism diagnosis. It's the "so you shouldn't expect much" that too often comes attached. Kit looks at assumptions made about autism and communication.

28 Apr

What does autism acceptance really mean? Often, people think that acceptance means passivity, but that’s not the case. Julia Bascom from the Autistic Self Advocacy Network shares her thoughts.

25 Apr

Senior editor of Thinking Person's Guide to Autism and mother of an autistic teenaged son, Shannon Des Roches Rosa, questions the mantra "behavior is communication". When are autistic behaviors communication, and when are they not?

18 Apr

Would you like to give your child the means to communicate more fully? Follow these recommendations to take them from requesting to a full communication system.

07 Apr

Engaging autistic students is all about recognizing their strengths and interests. Amanda provides 14 creative activity ideas to build language and meaningful communication.

01 Apr

Today International Autism Acceptance Month kicks off. Why “acceptance” versus “awareness?” Read on...

30 Mar

Chris Lenart and Lisa Cesal share their experiences growing up with Cerebral Palsy in their book They Said We Couldn't. Both are very open about their lives, and hope to be role models for disabled teens to feel successful as they move into adulthood. In this interview Chris answers a few questions about his experiences as a writer and presenter.

22 Mar

The words, symbols and campaigns we see during this period remind us of the common mistakes people make when writing about autistic people. Here are some guidelines to consider.

21 Mar

Elysha lives in Sydney, Australia. Diagnosed with Down Syndrome and moderate/severe hearing loss, Elysha has used a combination of sign and voice all her life. Because only a few people master sign, she still felt isolated. Elysha now uses Proloquo4Text everywhere she goes.

10 Mar

Interview with author of Say What You Will, Cammie McGovern. The main character, Amy, pushes the school to give her peer aides instead of hiring a para-educator for her senior year of high school. The book is a great addition to the collection of fiction that includes disabled characters with meaningful storylines and full lives.

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