Autism’s Drug Problem

Many people on the spectrum take multiple medications which can have serious side effects and may not even be effective.  Take a look at some of the drug therapies often associated with Autism. Read the Article Here

Assistive technologies bring new life skills to those with Autism

The emergence of new technologies has made great strides in helping those afflicted. Dr. Rebecca M. Jones, a neuroscientist and assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Center for Autism and the Developing Brain in White Plains discusses the ways technology is used to help those with autism to communicate, learn, and interact. Read …

New Supreme Court Ruling Affects Special Education

Read about a significant US Supreme Court ruling which will impact all families who struggle to secure the highest level of special educational supports and services for their child. All children deserve an opportunity to meet their highest potential and this action brings us one step closer to making that happen. Read the Article Here

The Separate, Unequal Education of Students with Special Needs

Despite the right to an equal education bestowed by the Americans with Disabilities Act, challenges and inequities in educational settings are widespread among children with special needs.  See how an important case in Georgia is bringing many of these issues to light and resulting in renewed advocacy on the federal level. Read the Article Here

Why it pays to hire workers with developmental disabilities

There are many compelling and cost-effective reasons for employing a person with developmental disabilities. However, none of the factors is more convincing to the employer than the personal qualities that the individual with a disability brings to the employment setting. Time and time again, employers indicate that individuals with developmental disabilities are committed and dedicated workers who possess a strong …

People with Disabilities in America’s Workforce: Time for Fresh Thinking

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects dramatic growth during the current decade in many industries and occupations in which people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have not typically been represented, including information technology, health care, scientific, and green jobs. As the business community and the labor force respond to the changing economy, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities must …