Autism

I spoke to the woman behind the viral #DisabledAndCute hashtag about intersectionality

When Keah Brown shared a photo of herself on Twitter last week with the hashtag #DisabledAndCute, she just wanted to “commemorate and celebrate” …

Disability

Marlee Matlin Calls Out Hollywood's Problem With Portraying Disabled People

Disabled people are left out of the picture.<p>Last year, the internet came together to show that Hollywood has a diversity problem. With #OscarsSoWhite, many pointed out that the awards are overwhelmingly white, often leaving out black actors, producers, directors and other film professionals. But …

For Teens

Couple With Autism Can Teach Us All A Valuable Lesson About Romantic Love

'While we’re both amazing separately, we’re even more extraordinary together.'<p>A couple with autism are proving that people on the spectrum can find romantic love in a heartwarming video.<p>Nico and Latoya are in a relationship with one another, despite the common misconception that people with autism …

Autism Spectrum

I’m Not “Other”, I'm Your Classmate - Autism Women's Network

I am typing this sentence in my university’s library. I won’t be here much longer; I graduate in May. During my time in college, I have accomplished …

Autism Spectrum

Autism Detected in Young Kids Using Deep Learning Algorithm

Early diagnosis of autism will soon be made possible through the use of a deep learning algorithm designed by a team of researchers at the University …

Autism Spectrum

Playgrounds Designed for Everyone

Inclusive playgrounds accommodate kids with disabilities, fostering fun and compassion for all.<p>We know that play helps children develop emotionally, physically, socially, and cognitively. Spaces expressly created for the purpose of play, such as school or community playgrounds, provide important …

Parenting

A Gravette Family is Raising Money for A Special Bike for Disabled Son

"When he was born they told us he wouldn't even make it to a year old," said Michaela Beccard, Brock's mother.<p>Eight years later, he's already …

Autism Spectrum

“Diagnosis” – A Year In

A year ago, we received the official report; our quirky, funny, razor-sharp daughter was autistic (with a side-helping of ADHD just to keep us on our …

Autism Spectrum

Being LGBTI and autistic in Australia

BEING LGBTI brings a unique set of challenges in how we navigate our relationships and the world. For some people in our community, being on the …

Autism Spectrum

CEO Secrets: 'Why I employ autistic people'

Kurt Schoeffer, head of IT company Auticon, explains why he actively seeks to employ autistic people.<p>This is a special edition of CEO Secrets to mark Disability Works week.<p>Shhh! Get all the #CEOSecrets on our website here and watch this video explaining the series.<p>To keep up to date with the CEO …

Autism Spectrum

New Roads School The Spectrum Program

The Spectrum Program is a unique program designed to create educational options and interventions, within a regular school environment, for students …

Autism Spectrum

About Us

<b>The Epiphany School of Charlotte provides social and academic success for students with social and communication challenges and other children who</b> …

Education

The Paragon School

WELCOME<p>The Paragon School is a model of excellence in exceptional student education, combining research-based methods with innovative strategies to …

Education

Young visual artists with autism nominated for Oscar

No matter who takes home the Oscar for visual effects on Sunday, some uniquely-talented artists already feel like winners.<p>Marvel's "Doctor Strange" …

Los Angeles

Luling 4 year old with genetic disorder brings 'sunshine' to those around her

Around the park on a beautiful day, parents pushed kids on swings and youngsters ran around with energy and abandon. One of the throng, running and …

Autism Spectrum

mom’s belief - Helps Your Child by Helping You

"We are looking at markets in the Middle East as well as other Asian markets like Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Bhutan," said Nitin Bindlish, CEO, Crafting …

Autism Spectrum

Official warns of possible cuts to program for disabled

A program that helps developmentally disabled West Virginians will face a 25 percent cut unless state lawmakers agree to Gov. Jim Justice's proposed …

West Virginia

Autism spectrum disorder: if not vaccines, then what?

New information gained from major scientific papers over the last two years has shed light on the causes and progression of autism spectrum disorder. …

Autism Spectrum

Stimming: An Unexpected Pathway to Personal Creativity & Success

<b>For those who are unfamiliar with the term stimming, it is a term many in the autism community use to refer to self-stimulatory behavior which is a specific behavior like rocking, watching objects spin or fall, squeezing, swinging, flapping hands, or repeating words and phrases. This involuntary</b> …

Autism Spectrum

Down Syndrome couple celebrate 22 years of marriage

A husband and wife who were thought to have been the first couple with Down's syndrome to get married in the UK, have celebrated their 22nd wedding …

Marriage

Living Life Lyrically

Share<p>Tweet<p>Share<p>Email<p>WhatsApp<p>My younger daughter Zoey is not one of those 4-year-old kids that can talk your ear off or ask you a billion questions …

Autism Spectrum

UVU testing pilot program to pair students with autism with an aide

<i>The following is the fifth in a series of monthly articles detailing autism in the college environment.</i><p>Laura Despain didn’t really understand the …

Education

'Life, Animated' rings true for autistic children in the Lehigh Valley

The smiles Brittany Reiger gets from her children are few and far between.<p>The Quakertown mother's three children — Benelli, 5, Adeline, 4, and …

Autism Spectrum

Aspergers School

<b>What Can An Aspergers School Offer Your Family?</b><p>Seven Stars, an Aspergers school for teens ages 13-18, offers an effective therapeutic model for teens …

Teens

Australia Reverses Its Decision To Deport Teen With Autism

The 16-year-old's developmental delays had been deemed a burden to taxpayers.<p>Australia’s immigration department has overturned a “heartless” decision that left a Sydney teen who has autism facing imminent deportation.<p>Australian media report that 16-year-old Sumaya Bhuiyan, who has been living in …

Autism Spectrum

Robotic Therapist Helps Kids With Cerebral Palsy

Georgia Tech has developed Darwin, a physical therapy robot for kids and adults<p>Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have developed physical …

Robots

FSU Museum showcases work by artists with autism

<b>By: Symone Davis</b><br>February 24, 2017<p>Tallahassee, Fla. (WCTV) -- The FSU Museum of Fine Arts is showcasing work by artists with autism.<p>This is the third …

Autism Spectrum

Woman becomes the first person with Down syndrome to finish Austin Half Marathon

As Kayleigh Williamson ran the course of the Austin Half Marathon, the humidity, hills and an injured ankle slowed her down. Sometimes she walked. …

Fitness

EXCHANGE: Program created for families of disabled residents

Debbie Rohde wants what any parent does for their children: a secure future.<p>It's especially important for Rohde, who is a 58-year-old mother of a …

Autism Spectrum

Rain Man Buick - Wayne Carini

<b>Rain Man ’49 Buick Helps Raise Awareness For Autism</b><p>The movie <i>Rain Man</i> came out several years after our daughter Kimberly was diagnosed with autism. …

Classic Cars