Archive for the ‘Newsroom’ Category

  • Stephen’s Place provides Positive Living Solutions and Community

    Jul 12, 17 • 1317 Views • Local Resources, NewsroomComments Off on Stephen’s Place provides Positive Living Solutions and Community

    Stephen’s Place – Family, Community, Home – A genuine community to call home in Vancouver, Washington – By John Krejcha – When first entering through the double doors at Stephen’s Place, visitors are met with an inviting reception...

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    That Great New Library Card Smell

    Jul 12, 17 • 839 Views • NewsroomComments Off on That Great New Library Card Smell

    That Great New Library Card Smell! – By Kay Richardson –   Is there anything like that smell? – It was library day for grandson Hunter and me. We try to (and usually do) go to the library every other Wednesday. Our outstanding central...

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    Division in the Autism Community – What’s Next for Us?

    Jul 7, 17 • 1096 Views • Local Resources, NewsroomComments Off on Division in the Autism Community – What’s Next for Us?

    Division in the Autism Community – What’s Next for Us? By John Elder Robison   One of the greatest divisions in the autism community is between seekers of a cure, and opponents.  Someone new to the autism community could easily be forgiven for...

  • Passion Projects

    Jul 5, 17 • 1004 Views • Local Resources, NewsroomComments Off on Passion Projects

    Passion Projects – How to Engage Your Child This Summer By Aaron Blackwelder   As school begins to wind down, my wife and I (like many parents) scramble to figure out how to keep our boys engaged in learning over summer rather than allow them to...

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    We Know Who We Are by Chase Severin

    Jul 4, 17 • 1088 Views • NewsroomComments Off on We Know Who We Are by Chase Severin

    We Know Who We Are. by Chase Severin   We hear the whispers. We know the jokes are about us. We know people think we are stupid. We know who we are. We are smart, nice and we matter. We are angry. We know who we are. Our Autism does not make us...

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    Human Trafficking – Protecting our Most Vulnerable

    Jul 1, 17 • 1743 Views • Local Resources, Newsroom1 Comment

    Human Trafficking – Protecting our Most Vulnerable from the Unfathomable by Tara O’Gorman, MSW – Michael is a 15-year old teenager in southwest Washington.  He loves reading, anime, and online gaming, typical of many teenagers.  Michael...

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    Transportation and Special Education Students

    Jun 30, 17 • 1124 Views • NewsroomComments Off on Transportation and Special Education Students

    Transportation and Special Education Students   What rights do students have?  By Diane Wiscarson, Attorney at Law  – School transportation is frequently a source of confusion, and even frustration, for students with Individual Education Programs...

  • From the Publisher – Spectrums Magazine Summer 2017

    Jun 29, 17 • 793 Views • Local Resources, NewsroomComments Off on From the Publisher – Spectrums Magazine Summer 2017

    Spectrums Magazine Summer 2017 issue features include: Passion Projects • Stephen’s Place • Creating Visuals Instantly for Unpredictable Activities • Division in the Autism Community • 7 Sensory Friendly Summer Activities • Human Trafficking...

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    Autism Service Animals – Required in the IEP? NOT!

    Apr 24, 17 • 1163 Views • NewsroomComments Off on Autism Service Animals – Required in the IEP? NOT!

    Autism Service Animals – Required in the IEP? NOT! Which law applies? ADA or IDEA? By Diane Wiscarson, Esq. Service animals, usually dogs, can provide excellent support for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or other disabilities. Service animals...

  • A Journey of Music and Magic

    Apr 23, 17 • 1476 Views • Local Resources, NewsroomComments Off on A Journey of Music and Magic

    A Journey of Music and Magic – The Joel Suzuki Series and a launch of the Wavemaker Order By Karen Krejcha Since the time we last interviewed Brian Tashima in our Winter 2016 issue, a lot has been going on for the Vancouver, WA-based author and...

  • From The Publisher – Spectrums Magazine – Spring 2017

    Apr 22, 17 • 760 Views • Local Resources, NewsroomComments Off on From The Publisher – Spectrums Magazine – Spring 2017

    Spectrums Magazine Spring 2017 issue features include:  A Journey of Music & Magic • The Big Deal about Small Talk • Autism Does Not Define Me • Consumer Advocacy in Autism Research • Swindells Resource Center • Choose Your Battles •...

  • Special Celebrations

    Jan 31, 17 • 1414 Views • NewsroomComments Off on Special Celebrations

    Special Celebrations – Everyone deserves to be celebrated! – By Karen Krejcha –  Beautiful ideas often blossom from seeds of adversity. Feeling social isolation due to disability is a lonely place to be. Theresa Van Pelt knows what it is...

  • A Literary Hero for All Abilities – Joel Suzuki

    Jan 28, 17 • 1457 Views • Local Resources, NewsroomComments Off on A Literary Hero for All Abilities – Joel Suzuki

    A Literary Hero for All Abilities  by Karen Krejcha – Readers who stay current on books featuring fictional characters on the autism spectrum may already be familiar with Brian Tashima’s The Spectraland Saga (now the Joel Suzuki series), a science...

  • Martial Arts and Autism

    Jan 23, 17 • 2283 Views • NewsroomComments Off on Martial Arts and Autism

    Martial Arts and Autism – Lessons for Life By John Krejcha – On any given day or evening in the Portland metro area, one can find youth and adults of all ages and abilities participating in some form of martial arts. While there are several hundred...

  • Introduction to State Disability Services

    Jan 22, 17 • 1648 Views • Local Resources, NewsroomComments Off on Introduction to State Disability Services

    Introduction to State Disability Services By John Krejcha – It does not matter if you call Oregon or Washington home, both states have funding streams in place to help support youth, adults and families impacted by Intellectual and Developmental...