Establishing And Encouraging Independence

Establishing And Encouraging Independence

A lot of parents of children with developmental disabilities ask themselves and their peers, “will my child ever lead a normal, independent life?” The perception that young people with autism and other developmental disabilities will always be dependents centers the entire discussion of independence in the wrong framework. Indeed most of what society has deemed…

Arizona Is Adding New Disability Protections And Programs

Arizona Is Adding New Disability Protections And Programs

With much turmoil comes change. This week Arizona’s Governor, Doug Ducey, issued an executive order to increase and strengthen disability protections for people in Arizona. This is the most significant new step forward for people with disabilities as there have been a number of provisions, protections, and programs that have been created in Arizona. This…

The Power Of Creativity For People With Autism

The Power Of Creativity For People With Autism

Creativity manifests itself in many ways and most people, even the most left-brained analytical person expresses themselves creatively in some way. Whether it’s through traditional means of expression such as painting, music, or poetry, or non-traditional forms like statements made in fashion sense, most people have a preferred medium to represent themselves or their feelings…