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Look Ma, no hands!

I sort of learned to ride my bike with no hands this week. I say sort of, because it’s really only been a few moments of what felt like flying, nothing mastered, but a sense of progress anyway. 478 more words

Special Needs Parenting

Resource: Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

JAN (Job Accommodation Network) answers questions about workplace disability accommodations, or questions about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Wonder if your job can make a reasonable accommodation for your disability? 231 more words

Each Mind Matters

Full Life: Portland Oregon

Full Life was the first art studio program that we visited, traveling into the continental United States from the North. Full Life is very different and very Portland: hip, young, energetic, and embracing the “weird.”  It’s a community driven by its clients and run by a team of creative young people – a full overview is the first entry in our program directory, … 365 more words

Progressive Art Studio

Advocates Say Disabled Often Banned From Voting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — At a time when election officials are struggling to convince more Americans to vote, advocates for the disabled say thousands of people with autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy and other intellectual or developmental disabilities have been systematically denied that basic right in the nation’s largest county. 653 more words


Spring Picnic Showdown

Once upon a time, only a couple months ago, a community gathered in an open field to celebrate and break bread together. The day began so cheerfully. 340 more words

LCW #iam500

Hope to see you there!

1 in 68 kids and 1 in 42 boys are affected by Autism. Boys are nearly five times more likely than girls to have autism.

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Out of all the things I have read on Autism, the one that has mirrored me the MOST is The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen year old boy, by Naoki Higashida. 890 more words

Developmental Disability