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Upcoming Conference on Various Disabilities

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Upcoming Conference on Various Disabilities

Join the Community Resource Alliance as they explore issues and solutions to the challenges we all are facing in these difficult times. This event will be a cross-disability conference with sessions that will appeal to self-advocates, direct support professionals, families, supervisors, managers, case managers, clinicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, service providers and more.  Check the…

CELEBRITY GOSSIP COLUMN

A commentary on The Myths and Partial Myths of Autism

How I Saved My Marriage

Having a marriage while raising children is sort of like climbing a mountain.  You realize you’re all tied together and there’s no easy getting off.  You stay in the moment because you know you have to.  Sometimes, you may even want to. Eventually, the climb becomes more synchronized.  Once upon even ground, however temporary, the…

FEDERAL BILLS ON RESTRAINT AND SECLUSION; IACC MEETING IN 2 WEEKS

Following a horrifying report by the Government Accountability Office , Congress has addressed the growing need for federal legislation regulating the use of restraints and seclusion in schools—both of which are already regulated in hospitals and residential facilities.  While the House bill (HR4247) seeks to “prevent and reduce” the use of physical restraints and seclusion,…

Autism, Medicine, and Media

Now that 2010 has rolled in, there seems to be more autism-related research published that’s getting some attention in the news.  When the previously embargoed autism rates were announced on the Friday afternoon before Christmas, it didn’t receive much notice in the media, aside from catching the statement that officials were still puzzled about whether…