Category Archives: Community

How can we help carers and health workers diagnose illness in non-verbal patients?

  Autism and ill health: how to spot the subtle signs that something is wrong The Guardian, Health and wellbeing by Saskia Baron Sunday March 29, 2015 People with autism and learning disabilities can die up to 20 years prematurely. … Continue reading

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My Daughter, Profoundly Disabled, Needs a School for Children Like Her

My Daughter, Profoundly Disabled, Needs a School for Children Like Her NY Times, Margaret Storey April 17. 2014 “Alongside her peers with disabilities, she’s thriving in a rich, complete school community.”

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Toil, Abuse and Endurance in the Heartland

Despair The ‘Boys’ in the Bunkhouse (by NicoleBengiveno; NYTimes 3/9/14) Hope FRED Conference 2014 FRED is dedicated to the idea that all individuals deserve to live their passions, and determine THEIR choice of the future they live.

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Creating a Life for Jackson

 A TEDx Talk – by Sally Richards: Creating A Life for Jackson The ‘ordinary doing the extraordinary.’ As the mother of four boys, you’d think Sally Richards has enough on her hands. But one of those boys, Jack­son, is dis­abled, … Continue reading

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Parenting A Child Who’s Fallen ‘Far From The Tree’

Thank you, Andrew Solomon. “Solomon writes about parents who have accepted their children in spite of conditions others might consider tragic.” NPR: Arts and Life, Books, Author Interviews; Nov. 12, 2012

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Life Went On Around Her, Redefining Care by Bridging a Divide

R.I.P. Lia Lee 8/31/12 The book is required reading at the Yale School of Medicine. Life Went On Around Her, Redefining Care by Bridging a Divide NY Times 9/14/12 by MARGALIT FOX

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Bully, A Documentary

Behind Every Harassed Child? A Whole Lot of Clueless Adults ‘Bully,’ a Documentary by Lee Hirsch NYT Critics’ Pick 3.30.12

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Place of Last Resort

Rest in peace. Sunnyvale, CA mom kills autistic son, and self. March 8, 2012

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Bound by Love and Disability

“Such emancipation was unthinkable when the couple were children.” Bound by Love and Disability, Keeping a Vow Until the End, NY Times Nov. 10, 2011

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Notes From a Dragon Mom

“Parenting, I’ve come to understand, is about loving my child today. Now. In fact, for any parent, anywhere, that’s all there is.” Notes From a Dragon Mom (by Emily Rapp; Sunday Review/Opinions, New York Times 10.15.11)

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