Blogs about Advocacy

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David Niemeijer
Founder and CEO

The power of language

Everyone communicates. Communicating with others gives us connection and control in our lives. There are many ways to communicate - with facial expression, gestures, and with words and sentences. A key factor to successful communication is having language. Language gives us the words and ways to share our own thoughts and ideas, desires and wishes. 

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Shannon Des Roches Rosa

Is autistic behavior always communication?

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?

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Join the Angelman Revolution!

There's a revolution going on! A revolution by and for people with Angelman syndrome. Angelman syndrome is a genetic syndrome that occurs in about 1 in 15,000 children.