Posts Tagged ‘Autism’

  • John Elder Robison

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

    Jul 7, 17 • 532 Views • Local Resources, NewsroomNo Comments

    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 • 581 Views • NewsroomNo Comments

    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...

  • trapped

    Human Trafficking – Protecting our Most Vulnerable

    Jul 1, 17 • 968 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...

  • school bus

    Transportation and Special Education Students

    Jun 30, 17 • 411 Views • NewsroomNo Comments

    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...

  • Special Celebrations

    Jan 31, 17 • 803 Views • NewsroomNo Comments

    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 • 855 Views • Local Resources, NewsroomNo Comments

    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 • 1312 Views • NewsroomNo Comments

    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...

  • Striving for Disability Equity at Northwest Health Foundation

    Jan 2, 17 • 644 Views • NewsroomNo Comments

    Striving for Disability Equity – A journey to greater understanding  by Laura Nash – Northwest Health Foundation’s Communications Coordinator, Laura Nash recently connected with Spectrums Magazine to share with readers insight about the ways...

  • Blackbelts for Butterflies – Jiu-Jitsu for Autism

    Dec 14, 16 • 1244 Views • NewsroomNo Comments

    Blackbelts for Butterflies – Jiu-Jitsu for Autism Dedicated to Dylan Hockley, a beautiful butterfly  By John Krejcha “Know that your actions cannot be hoarded, saved for later, or used selectively. By your hand, millions—billions—of lives will be...

  • Bullying and Disability Harassment in the Workplace

    Oct 19, 16 • 606 Views • NewsroomComments Off on Bullying and Disability Harassment in the Workplace

    Bullying and Disability Harassment in the Workplace  This article was adapted from an information brief, “Bullying and Disability Harassment in the Workplace: What Youth Should Know” designed to help recognize signs of bullying in the...

  • Letting Go of Normal

    Oct 15, 16 • 458 Views • NewsroomComments Off on Letting Go of Normal

    Letting Go of “Normal” – The Journey to Diagnosis is a Winding Road  By Heather Parrott – Zachary was born by emergency cesarean section on a cold February night. His birth was one I don’t share with first-time moms because it was...

  • #InclusionWorks

    National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    Oct 1, 16 • 382 Views • NewsroomComments Off on National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    National Disability Employment Awareness Month – Inclusion Works By Karen Krejcha Finding and keeping meaningful employment is fundamental to a person’s quality of life. Although the paycheck is nice, a job or career also offers the opportunity for...

  • Happy student

    Bridging the Gap to Help Teachers Get to Know Your Child

    Sep 25, 16 • 747 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...

  • grandmother and grandchild

    Grandparents and Autism: Bridging the Generation Gap

    Sep 21, 16 • 775 Views • NewsroomComments Off on Grandparents and Autism: Bridging the Generation Gap

    Bridging the Generation Gap: Grandparents and Autism by Shannon Flynn – As much as you love them, it can sometimes be difficult to relate to your grandchildren. It can be even more difficult if your grandchild has autism. However, grandparents play an...

  • Luke’s Ride raises Therapy Funds for Local Families

    Jun 15, 16 • 1041 Views • NewsroomComments Off on Luke’s Ride raises Therapy Funds for Local Families

    Raising Funds for Therapy through Luke’s Ride 2016 – Luke’s Journey Fund to award grants to local families.– By Karen Krejcha – Families in the autism community face a daunting task when it comes to choosing therapy to help their...