Posts Tagged ‘Advocacy’

  • #UsToo – Sexual Assault in the Autism Community

    Dec 1, 17 • 826 Views • NewsroomNo Comments

    Stories from the Spectrum – Autism from an Autistic Perspective   #UsToo – You are not alone Sexual Assault in the Autism Community   By your sisters and brothers in solidarity   The Stories from the Spectrum Series at Spectrums...

  • Chapin Family from Camas, WA

    Autism is Agape (Love) film – Looking through the lens of acceptance

    Dec 1, 17 • 639 Views • Local Resources, NewsroomNo Comments

    Autism is Agape – Looking through the lens of acceptance – By Karen Krejcha –   Local teenage filmmaker, Imani Chapin, has two younger brothers on the autism spectrum. She loves them immensely and advocates for their acceptance....

  • John Elder Robison

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

    Jul 7, 17 • 1063 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...

  • Chase Severin

    We Know Who We Are by Chase Severin

    Jul 4, 17 • 1060 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...

  • A Literary Hero for All Abilities – Joel Suzuki

    Jan 28, 17 • 1413 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...

  • Advocating for Community Inclusion by Ivanova Smith

    Dec 16, 16 • 1553 Views • NewsroomComments Off on Advocating for Community Inclusion by Ivanova Smith

    Stories from the Spectrum Advocating for Community Inclusion by Ivanova Smith My passion is for the inclusion of people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD). For a long time, I was isolated from my community. I was not included during the first...

  • Every Vote Matters

    Oct 1, 16 • 800 Views • NewsroomComments Off on Every Vote Matters

    Every Vote Matters By Esther Harlow –  Voting Rights Advocate, Disability Rights Oregon – This year’s contentious Presidential election is a hot topic of debate. The #CripTheVote hashtag is reminding America that the voices and votes of the...

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    Bridging the Gap to Help Teachers Get to Know Your Child

    Sep 25, 16 • 1157 Views • NewsroomComments Off on Bridging the Gap to Help Teachers Get to Know Your Child

    by Tara O’Gorman, MSW – As the start to the new school year approaches, those familiar feelings begin to creep up.  For parents of children on the autism spectrum, there are mixed feelings of fear, anxiety, dread, excitement, and hope.  If the...

  • Washington researcher helps shape character with autism

    Feb 10, 16 • 1480 Views • NewsroomComments Off on Washington researcher helps shape character with autism

    By Jeffrey Rindskopf Julia is a joyful young girl who enjoys singing and playing with her friends Elmo and Abby. She is also sensitive to certain noises and flaps her hands in the air when she is excited. Julia has autism. As the latest creation from Sesame...