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Discrimination faced by people with disabilities in need of lifesaving care

Needing a lifesaving transplant is truly awful for any child and family. For children with a disability, the challenges are even more immense. Sunshine Bodey knows this all too well, as she faced the tremendous obstacles when her son Lief, 9, who is autistic and non-speaking, needed a lifesaving heart transplant. While the Americans With […]

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New State Law Limits Oregon School Districts’ Ability to Shorten School Day

Disability Rights Oregon reports that a new state law limits Oregon school districts’ ability to shorten students’ school day because of behaviors caused by a disability. This means that districts may shorten your child’s school day only if they meet specific requirements. Zach, a third grader in the David Douglas School District who has been affected […]

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Get Your PECS Level 1 Training this November

Are you ready to make a change in someone’s life? Can you imagine your learner making real progress with communication? Don’t miss this opportunity to attend the PECS Level 1 Training in Seattle, Washington. This workshop offers 1.3 ASHA CEUs or 13.0 BACB CEUs at no additional cost. All participants will leave with practical knowledge […]

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Exploring What Would a City Designed for People with Autism Look Like

Typical urban environments add to sensory overload, have limited mass transit accessible to those with neurological disabilities, provide few affordable housing units, offer very little employment opportunity, and typically have few green spaces. In essence, these are not spaces for those with Autism to thrive. That is why Elizabeth Florence Decker, MLA, a Master’s of […]

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