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On Empowerment: Where to Begin When Building Self-Advocacy Skills and How to Be a Better Ally

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On Empowerment: Where to Begin When Building Self-Advocacy Skills and How to Be a Better Ally

  Note: This post originally appeared in the Winter 2021 issue of Spectrum.    For any individual, empowerment is crucial when it comes to the creation of a meaningful life—one that is embedded with communication, choice, and opportunity. These positive outcomes are often spoken about when speaking about empowerment, but there is a dark side……

Driving and Autism

Editor’s Note – The following article was written by Linda Griffin, Parent Advocate Director for the Autism Society of North Carolina. I had hoped that my son would learn to drive. And then I hoped that he wouldn’t. Either way, there were going to be consequences. Not driving meant learning to use public transportation and…

Statement By Secretary Sebelius on National Autism Awareness Month

During National Autism Awareness Month, we reflect on an urgent public health challenge and rededicate ourselves to addressing the complex needs of people with autism and their families.  Over the last decade, we’ve learned that autism is far more prevalent than we had previously believed, affecting one out of every 110 American children.  While we…

SPREAD THE WORD TO END THE WORD…

Please join the Autism Society of North Carolina and many other organizations in the campaign to eliminate the derogatory use of “retarded” in common usage.  You might think that this isn’t very important, but consider this: words and how they are used can change attitudes, social policies and laws, and influence our feelings.  The civil…

From Toy Box to Toolbox

A review of The Integrated Self Advocacy ISA Curriculum by Valerie Paradiz