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APRIL 2024:

ANNUAL AUTISM ISSUE - The Magic of Cillian!

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Autism Acceptance
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The Magic of Cillian!

Cillian O’Connor is a 15-year-old magician from County Meath, Ireland, who amazed judges and audiences o... Read More

Supported Decision-Making as an Alternative to Guardianship

Earlier in my career it was a given that when my clients’ children turned 18, if they had a disability, ... Read More

Supporting Families and Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability characterized by challenges with communication, s... Read More

An Uncomfortable Life: Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

Life is a journey filled with pleasant and unpleasant experiences. We strive for comfort and happiness, but ch... Read More

Vision, Hearing and Speech
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Montclair State University Graduate Spotlight: The Power of Perseverance

Layla Tamimi chokes up when sharing that she went into the hospital on July 11, 2018, and woke up more than tw... Read More

Just Because Someone is Nonverbal Doesn’t Mean That They Don’t Have Something To Say!

Some individuals with disabilities use alternative forms of communication.

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Unlocking Potential

I am a firm believer that the experiences that we have in life all share a larger purpose. As I get older, the... Read More

Identifying Vision and Hearing Changes in People with IDD as They Age

As most of us age, we begin to experience changes in our vision and hearing. We commonly associate aging with ... Read More

ANNUAL HEALTHCARE ISSUE
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Parenting Takes A Village When Caring for Multiple Children with Disabilities

It’s not unusual for families supporting multiple children with disabilities to need to look to the comm... Read More

First Steps to Healthy Habits

Three tips for encouraging physical fitness and healthy eating in children and teens with autism, inspired by ... Read More

Why Are People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Left Out of Clinical Research Trials?

“Clinical trials should, to the extent possible, enroll a population that is representative of the diver... Read More

Worth the Work

Two weeks ago, my family, including my aunt and my mother, flew to Florida for our last semi-annual trip to Di... Read More

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