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Why I advocate for Direct Support Professionals

Why I advocate for Direct Support Professionals "...I believe that grandparents (who often have the time and resources that working parents may not have) serve an important role which extends far outside the borders of their own families: to fight on behalf of this dedicated faction of people who care for those with disabilities." This

I'm glad 'Atypical' Season 2 addressed this crucial autism topic

I'm glad 'Atypical' Season 2 addressed this crucial autism topic "Police and other members of the law enforcement community certainly need to understand the common presentations of autism as well as how to safely interact with autistic individuals, but, we parents need to do our part too." This blog post was written by Kathy Hooven,

A Friend's Guide to Autism

A Friend's Guide to Autism A Friend's Guide to Autism alexandra.watters Fri, 08/17/2018 - 15:08 On A Friend’s Guide to Autism is a tool for friends of families affected by autism. The guide will provide you with an overview of autism, information about feelings your friend might be experiencing, tips to help you support both the

A Grandparent's Guide to Autism

A Grandparent's Guide to Autism A Grandparent's Guide to Autism alexandra.watters Fri, 08/17/2018 - 15:03 On If you are a grandparent of a child recently diagnosed with autism, you have come to the right place. This guide will help provide you with a better understanding of autism, and arm you with tips, tools and real life

A Sibling's Guide to Autism

A Sibling's Guide to Autism A Sibling's Guide to Autism alexandra.watters Fri, 08/17/2018 - 14:58 On You are probably reading this guide because your brother or sister has been diagnosed with autism. You have come to the right place! You are likely experiencing lots of different feelings right now – you might be worried, scared, surprised,

A Parent's Guide to Autism

A Parent's Guide to Autism A Parent's Guide to Autism alexandra.watters Fri, 08/17/2018 - 14:50 On If your child has recently been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, you have come to the right place. A Parent’s Guide to Autism was developed as part of Autism Speaks’ series of Family Support Tool Kits to support

School Community Tool Kit

School Community Tool Kit School Community Tool Kit alexandra.watters Fri, 08/17/2018 - 14:28 On This kit provides helpful information about students with autism to promote understanding and acceptance at school. It includes tools and strategies to increase learning for all members of the school community. The School Community Tool Kit is broken down into sections:

I was bullied because I was different, here is my advice

I was bullied because I was different, here is my advice Students: please keep a watchful eye on students around you. Many suffer in silence... Ethan Hirschberg is a seventeen-year-old on the autism spectrum. He started a blog called The Journey Through Autism where he shares his personal experiences, insights, and advice.  I had worked

Transition Tool Kit

Transition Tool Kit Transition Tool Kit alexandra.watters Fri, 08/17/2018 - 09:52 On The Autism Speaks Transition Tool Kit will help guide you on the journey from adolescence to adulthood. This kit will provide you with suggestions and options for you to consider as you set out to find your child's own unique path to adulthood.

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