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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

Autism

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

Autism

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

Grace

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