What can be done to make our society and world a more inclusive place? Here are five ways.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
“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.
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.
Dr. William McDermott, internationally renowned Trauma Psychologist describes what happens in the family when a loved one is traumatized, the challenges a family faces, the effect on their life philosophy, and conspiracy of silence.
Dr. William McDermott, internationally renowned Trauma Psychologist, defines trauma, assessing if someone has had a traumatic reaction, and trauma’s impact on a person’s self-concept.