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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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OCASD Seeks Assistant

Assistant needed to help the Oregon Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorders The Oregon Commission on Autism Disorders (OCASD) is in need of support for a variety of activities. This work will facilitate the smooth running commission meetings, projects, and communications with the commission and other outside entities. Other duties related to forwarding the mission and […]

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Celebrate the Spectrum of Strength

Spectrum of Strength   We believe that everyone with ASD has a unique Spectrum of Strength and we encourage you to discover ways to honor those strengths through words, images, stories, videos and activities throughout the month of April. Whether it’s one thing each day, each week or just once this month, we encourage you to join […]

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Autism 101

Autism 101 Here are some basic statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about ASD. About 1 in 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) ASD occurs in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups, but is more common in boys than in girls Parents who have a child with ASD have a 2%–18% chance […]

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Subcommittee Spotlight

More than 200 parents and caregivers responded to a survey giving on common concerns families have when caring for a child diagnosed with ASD.

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