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Preparing for a New School Year: Calm Parent = Calm Child

Posts Tagged ‘Intellectual disability’

Preparing for a New School Year: Calm Parent = Calm Child

This article was contributed by Nancy Nestor, an Autism Resource Specialist in the Charlotte region, an autism mom, and a former teacher. With all the hot weather we have had this summer, it is hard to believe, but summer is fading. Before you know it, yellow school buses will fill the streets, packed with students…

Autism Health Insurance Reform

The following column was written by Autism Society of North Carolina CEO Tracey Sheriff. State lawmakers have an opportunity to right an unfortunate injustice this legislative session. Currently in North Carolina, the nearly 60,000 individuals with autism and their families face unfair financial hardship because of an inequality in their health insurance coverage. To correct…

Rosa’s Law, People First Language and More…

The Senate has passed legislation—Rosa’s Law—to replace the term “mental retardation” with “intellectual disability”.  This change in terminology would affect health, education and labor policy at the federal level, and bring it into line with the language already adopted by the CDC and other federal agencies.  The House version, called the Elizabeth A. Connelly Act,…