Tag Archives: autism spectrum disorder

Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, February 9 – Friday, February 13

Human Interest: Meet the first model with Down syndrome to walk the runway at Fashion Week (NBC TODAY) Jamie Brewer, an actress with Down syndrome, is modeling designs by Carrie Hammer during New York Fashion Week. She is part of … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, January 19 – Friday, January 23

Education: Study finds postsecondary programs boost outcomes (Disability Scoop) A new study suggests that individuals with intellectual disabilities who attend postsecondary programs are finding greater success in the job market than those who do not pursue further education. For the … Continue reading

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The Autism Women’s Network is Seeking Submissions

The Autism Women’s Network is seeking submissions of poetry and non-fiction of any length for a new anthology on autism and race. The submissions for this new anthology will be written by people of color with autism and will be … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, August 18 – Friday, August 22

Funding: “Ice Bucket Challenge” has raised millions for ALS Association (The New York Times) The “Ice Bucket Challenge” has lit social media on fire, raising both money and awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). About 30,000 Americans have the disease, … Continue reading

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Disability Awareness Campaigns in Colleges and Universities

Recently, a patron asked us if we were aware of any colleges and universities that hold autism spectrum disorder (ASD) awareness campaigns on their campuses. We broadened the question to disability awareness campaigns and spoke with several Disability Services Offices … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Supplemental

We recently published an issue of Answered Questions with Autism as its theme. We would like to add the following resources and community outreach for our readers in the US: Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center: http://www.autismcenter.org/hispanic-community-outreach A support group … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. Each month, we look through the searches on our blog and through the information requests made by our patrons who speak Spanish and … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, July 7 – Friday, July 11

Policy: Supreme Court rules on disability caregivers (Disability Scoop) The Supreme Court ruled last week that personal home care employees cannot be forced to pay dues to a union. According to the ruling, these employees, some of whom care for … Continue reading

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What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), an institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are identified by “persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction across multiple contexts; restricted, repetitive patterns of … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, May 12 – Friday, May 16

Human Interest: A man became a math wiz after suffering brain injuries. Researchers think they know why. (The Washington Post) A severe concussion has turned a furniture salesman from Tacoma, Washington into a mathematical genius who sees the world through … Continue reading

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