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March 22, 2021

Assisted Autistic Communication Does Not Warrant Blanket Dismissal by Critics

Eye-Tracking Study Proves Genuine Communication Generated by Participant  A recent study affiliated with the University of Virginia has examined the authenticity of a controversial communication practice for non-verbal individuals on the spectrum called facilitated communication or assisted autistic communication.  For years, this method has come under scrutiny due its reliance upon the assistance of another […]

March 22, 2021

American Rescue Plan Provides Long Sought-After Relief to Autism Community

Home and Community Based Services Receives Billions From New Relief Package  The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan was signed into law earlier this month by President Joe Biden.  The plan provides additional economic relief to weary American citizens hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Since the disability community was largely ignored by last spring’s CARES […]

March 08, 2021

Community Shares | March 9th

Community Shares: The Child Mind Institute has developed a Symptom Checker  tool to analyze children’s behavior which could be associated with psychiatric or learning disorders. This tool is not meant to diagnose children but can offer information on possible associated conditions that accompany certain conduct.  A New Jersey autism advocate explains why families dealing with […]


March 08, 2021

Encouraging Selective Eaters to Try Colorful Foods

Suggestions for Breaking Out of the White and Beige Food Cycle  Children on the spectrum are five times more likely to experience selective eating habits than neurotypical children. Limited diets can result in poor health outcomes for children and cause stress to parents as they try to provide proper and more varied nutrition. Autism Parenting […]

March 08, 2021

Feds Ignore COVID Transmission in Residential Care Settings

Lack of Transmission Tracking Means Fragile Population is Overlooked Nationwide, over 300,000 people with intellectual disabilities and/or developmental delays live in congregate settings such as residential care facilities or group homes. One recent study revealed that for people living with comorbid conditions, individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities were at the highest risk of death […]

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