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Identity-first vs. person-first language is an important distinction

About resources on the use of appropriate, respectful language when it comes to how we identify the people who are living with various conditions or disabilities.

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Lower Bars, Accessible Menus: This Restaurant is Designed for People with Disabilities

Contento, a new restaurant in New York City, was designed both by and for people with disabilities.

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Five ways to make society more inclusive

What can be done to make our society and world a more inclusive place? Here are five ways.

A chalk art drawing of a women with blue and purple hair that says "I am a person, not a puzzle".

The Autism Puzzle Piece: A Symbol That’s Going To Stay Or Go?

The origins of the puzzle piece, the primary symbol for autism, go back to 1963. It was created by Gerald Gasson, a parent and board member for the National Autistic Society (formerly The Society for Autistic Children) in London.

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The Problem With The Autism Puzzle Piece

There are plenty of detailed articles available online that articulate why some condemn this symbol. This post aims to concisely summarize why the puzzle piece logo has become so problematic for many in the Autistic community.

‘Autistic Person’ Or ‘Person With Autism’: Is There A Right Way To Identify People?

The question of how we define ourselves, and others, is a complicated subject for anyone. But for those who have autism, or study it, the question is even trickier. That’s because there is a fundamental disagreement over this: Should we say that someone is autistic? Or that they have autism?

Inspired by Daughter With Disabilities, Dad Helps Families Find Adaptive Bikes

Nothing stands in the way of a dad trying to problem-solve, especially when that problem impacts their kids’ happiness. Ron Goldstein’s daughter was born with a disability, but the determined dad made sure it didn’t inhibit her ability to be a kid.

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Dad 3D Prints His Son a Hand, Does the Same for Other Kids Free of Charge

When Michael Campos’s 4-year-old son Carter approached him with a problem he didn’t know how to solve, he did what any dad would do – he figured it out.

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Barber moves chair outside for overwhelmed boy with autism

“Even the smallest act of kindness can mean the world to someone.” Sometimes the smallest adaptation can make a huge difference for a person living with autism. That’s exactly what an Ohio barber learned firsthand when Brycen Juby came into his barbershop for a haircut.

Restoring Hope After Diagnosis

Dr. William McDermott, internationally renowned Trauma Psychologist, explains why a trauma psychologist is called in, identifies individual differences in psychology or emotionality, discusses normal reactions to disability and how others can help.