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This is one of the most common questions  regarding sexuality and disability…

If you are a guardian of an individual with a developmental disability what is your role and legal authority regarding decisions on sexual activity? 310 more words


What happens in intellectual disability, exactly?

What is it?

Intellectual disability, ID, is a neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterized by a level of intellectual and adaptive functioning that is well below normal. 627 more words

It might be a reason, but it’s not an excuse

I belong to many, many, many, many, many (keep going with that for a while) groups that talk about ASD and other disabilities. In one group, a mom posted something that I couldn’t help but disagree with, yet a lot of the other parents in the group chimed in on her side. 539 more words


Mr. E-One Year Later

My E has been in his therapies for about 15 months.  At his 1 year assessment with his occupational and physical therapists, they both concluded that he needed a break. 372 more words

What Anna taught me this week

Earlier in the week, I attended a celebration at Anna’s school, a school for children with special educational needs. There were music performances and awards given, smiling children and proud parents. 81 more words


Health inequalities and autism

Dr Ewelina Rydzewska is a Research Associate at the Scottish Learning Disabilities Observatory. In her first blog as a member of the Observatory team, Ewelina reflects on the importance of building evidence on the health inequalities experienced by people with autism. 553 more words

Finding Strength in Fragile-X Syndrome

While autism receives a great deal of attention, a related disorder, Fragile X syndrome, is less well known.  To raise awareness and advocacy for the condition, the National Fragile X Foundation has dedicated July as National Fragile X Awareness Month.  291 more words

Disability Awareness And Appreciation