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Happy World Autism Awareness Day

2 Apr

Autism is now diagnosed even more readily than it was in the past. With more families being more effected, there is only more reason to feel unified. 1 in 68 children in the U.S. is currently diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, 30% increase, or 1 in 88,  from 2 years. Here is a great […]

End the R Word: Celebrate Individuals

6 Mar

intellectual disabilities

Here is a fabulous article I came across, which sums up why the r word is hurtful and should not be used. Remember the importance of people first language. No one is their disability or should be labeled as such. Instead say a boy with ‘____.’ Fill in the blank or change the name, but […]

Physical Disabilities: Mannequins and Models

5 Dec

physical disabilities

Here is a unique video about how all individuals are beautiful. It challenges people to rethink what ‘perfect’ really is and explore redefining our own definitions. An organization took on building mannequins based on real people with physical disabilities. These mannequins represent so much more than just what they are. You can see the individuals […]

Early Detection of Autism: A Key to Changing the Future

12 Nov

early detection of autism

Early detection of autism may be able to change the path of development of the child and alter the severity of effects from be predisposed to inheriting autism. Now as far as the actual cause of autism there are many beliefs, some of which I discuss in other posts, but early detection means early treatment. […]

Autism Quotes: Seeing the World Differently

15 Oct

autism quotes

I ran across two wonderful autism quotes this week, so I thought I would share them. Hope you find them equally as enlightening. Although those with autism might see the world differently, their view can also be beautiful and what they can teach us can be amazing. Articles Related to ‘Autism Quotes: Seeing the World […]

Down Syndrome Quote: Designer Genes

2 Oct

down syndrome quotes

Found this adorable Quote from the Special Olympics and had to share… Related Articles to ‘Down Syndrome Quotes: Designer Genes’ Down Syndrome: Learning the Power within Disabilities Disabilities Quote International Down Syndrome Day  

Down Syndrome: Learning the Power within Disabilities

30 Sep

down syndrome

Here’s a story of a man who found a new version of himself when he had a daughter with down syndrome. Although he admits, he originally wanted an abortion when he found out. He now knows his life has changed for the better with his blessed little girl. Something we can all relate too. Judging […]

Intellectual Disability: Smoothing the Adulthood Transition

24 Jun

intellectual disability

Parents face many decisions when their child with an intellectual disability reaches adulthood. The social and ethical decisions that the parents of these children must make is monumental. Even the society in which we live must pay attention to the care that these individuals receive throughout their life. Before a child with an intellectual disability […]

Overcoming Multiple Disabilities: Making the Impossible Possible

24 May

multiple disabilities

When presented with multiple disabilities, it can seem a rough road to living a full and fulfilling life. We have many to thank who have forged the road in front of us for making a difference in how to better service everyone. As individual’s with multiple disabilities or as the loved ones of those with […]

ADHD: Fact, Fiction, and What Can Help

13 May

ADHD Attention Deficit Disorder

When your child is diagnosed with ADHD, so many questions can arise. Here are some facts to help you understand Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder better: Where to Get Help: Ask your doctor See a Developmental Pediatrician Talk to your child’s school psychologist Signs of ADHD: Be easily distracted, miss details, forget things, and frequently switch […]