The Educational Center for Autism

Local non-profit organization

washingtonpost.com

Jean Vanier, who gave homes and dignity to the intellectually disabled, dies at 90

Worthwhile read 💜

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/jean-vanier-who-gave-homes-and-dignity-to-the-intellectually-disabled-dies-at-90/2019/05/07/31bd8bb2-650a-11e9-8985-4cf30147bdca_story.html?utm_term=.9a2e71201057&wpisrc=nl_inspired&wpmm=1

washingtonpost.com His organization, L’Arche International, opened more than 150 communities worldwide where people with and without intellectual disabilities live and work as equals.

apple.news

World Autism Awareness Week: Charity says autism should be viewed as a difference not a disorder — The Independent

Autism: A disorder or a difference? Can it be both? Semantics matter with sensitive issues such as these. People on the spectrum are as different as those not on the spectrum (some call those neurotypicals). Autism manifests itself in variety of ways. It’s important to educate yourselves, as well as your children. Do we have all the best answers to the questions kids ask us? NO. But what we have found is that answering openly and honestly creates a comfortable vibe for kids and adolescents to continue an open, on-going dialogue with you. Having autism does not need to be seen as something bad. If we make the topic taboo, it will be seen and felt to be something it isn’t. Any thoughts?

Oh and Happy Autism Awareness month! 🧩

https://apple.news/AgrWE9LTxQQCvjnEsF7gUvA

apple.news A charity has launched a new awareness campaign encouraging people to view autism as a development difference, not a disorder.

aetv.com

A&E Network Expands Groundbreaking Nonfiction Programming Slate By Greenlighting Four New Original Projects

The Employables 🧩
New series airs on May 8 on A&E

Highlights adults on the autism spectrum entering the workforce, their challenges and their strengths 💪🏼

http://www.aetv.com/news/ae-network-expands-groundbreaking-nonfiction-programming-slate-by-greenlighting-four-new-original-projects

aetv.com A&E NETWORK EXPANDS GROUNDBREAKING NONFICTION PROGRAMMING SLATE BY GREENLIGHTING FOUR NEW ORIGINAL PROJECTS SHOWCASING THE NETWORK’S CELEBRATED BR...

Autism Speaks

"The tools that we've been given has made his life so much better and our marriage and our life more manageable," she said. "I just wanted to encourage people to not be afraid of that stigma."

Behaviorbabe

Neurodiversity movement is taking over. We would love to hear your thoughts! We have friends with autism that love who they are and feel like there’s no need to be “cured” of how God uniquely designed them (we definitely agree). Also, we aren’t unaware of the devastating effects that autism can bring with it for some during certain seasons of life (frustration with the world, problematic & interfering behavior, inability to communicate, etc.) The spectrum is broad, and not only is there room for everyone, there is room for a variety of perspectives. What’s yours?

❤️❤️❤️ Amazon removes books promoting autism cures and vaccine misinformation ❤️❤️❤️ #stickwithscience

Edited to add: it is important to read the full article, not only the title. For my part, perhaps it would have been helpful if I had posted a statement, which reworded what I found valuable from the story --rather than copying and pasting the title, as is. With that said, I recognize there are a lot of opinions on this topic. I am in full support of respectful discourse, dialogue and discussion. In fact, I encourage it.

Due to the sheer volume of comments (in support and opposition), I am not able to respond to each individual statement made on this post. You are entitled to your opinion. We all are. If you are interested in learning more about mine, visit: www.behaviorbabe.com/factsvsfads.htm.

autreat.com

Don't Mourn For Us

Jim Sinclair, a man with autism who didn’t speak until the age of 12, gave his famous speech in 1993 to a room full of parents and professionals at the International Conference on Autism in Toronto. While one person cannot possibly represent those on the spectrum as a whole, it’s an interesting perspective to consider. 🧩 Give it a read and leave us a comment with your thoughts.

https://www.autreat.com/dont_mourn.html

autreat.com But this grief does not stem from the child's autism in itself. It is grief over the loss of the normal child the parents had hoped and expected to have. Parents' attitudes and expectations, and the discrepancies between what parents expect of children at a particular age and their own child's actua...

KSLA News 12

20 years later...

“...Meanwhile, the World Health Organization has ranked the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite vaccine availability as a top 10 threat to global health this year.”

A new study finds the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine does not raise the risk of autism, and it does not trigger autism in kids who are at risk of it.

arklatexhomepage.com

Evangel Christian Academy announces two-day closure due to flu outbreak

To all of our little eagles on the elementary campus, school is closed for the next two days. See you on Thursday!

And to our middle and high schoolers, you better be in class in the morning! No playing hookie! 😆 Pray for quick recoveries and that this flu bug passes over us quick 🙏🏻

https://www.arklatexhomepage.com/news/local-news/evangel-christian-academy-announces-two-day-closure-due-to-flu-outbreak/1826318566

arklatexhomepage.com Evangel Christian Academy Elementary (not middle or high school) has announced it will be closed Tuesday, March 5th and Wednesday, March 6th due to numerous cases of the flu.

Behaviorbabe

For those in the medical field, as well as us parents, this is an incredible read 💙🧩

#ABAhealthcare #Oralhygiene | An Interview with Purnima Hernandez, DDS, MA, BCBA via ASAT - Association for Science in Autism Treatment: A #dentist doing dentistry, then has a child with #autism. Goes back to school to change the conversation about how we approach healthcare. Read about her incredible journey here.

Autism Speaks

"Major technology businesses like Microsoft and SAP have made significant efforts over the past several years to hire more people with strong cognitive skills who are on the spectrum, recognizing that they represent untapped potential in the job market."

Autism Speaks

More like this please 🧠💡🧩

Exceptional Minds has worked on the biggest blockbusters...

youtube.com

Playing to Our Strengths: Neurodiversity & Education | Christy Hutton | TEDxSantaCruz

Watch this 10 min spill on neurodiverse learners 🧠 💡 Congratulations to the 30-40% of kids receiving accommodations in America that felt like they couldn’t meet the “markers” set by traditional educational systems. Something is wrong with our markers, not your beautiful brains. #jointheneurodiversitymovement

https://youtu.be/jkTCSseDNms

The new generation of education has to re-prioritize on the fact that all of the data we used to memorize is now at our fingertips in smart-phones and what s...

fox8.com

Avon student with autism thanks second-grade classmates with beautiful video

Shout out to YOU Noah. You and your friends stole our hearts 💜

https://fox8.com/2019/02/20/avon-student-with-autism-thanks-second-grade-classmates-with-beautiful-video/

fox8.com AVON, Ohio -- We know that experiences shape and change our children, but rarely is that captured in a way like this. This is a different kind of love story: it's about second-graders and a lesson that may last a lifetime. Noah Dudas is a second-grader at Avon East Elementary, who has autism. His pa...

Autism Speaks

We love this story! Pass it on ❤️

"It takes a village to raise a child, and it takes an even bigger village to raise a child with a disability ... I realized by sharing my story, I could be a part of someone else's village."

Evangel Christian Academy Elementary School

Here’s Michael’s story if you missed it. Pass it on- share it with everyone! The world needs to hear this. Some momma or daddy needs to hear this. There is a kiddo who needs to hear this and know that he/she can do anything you put your mind to. Such a message of hope and love and family ❤️

Michael, we are so proud of you!!

https://www.arklatexhomepage.com/news/michael-gilreath-stars-on-the-wrestling-mat-despite-living-with-autism_20190206041941/1758331614?fbclid=IwAR17YIcQoxdxMwfLMVaGhTRsvTjdKAG5EPUfBLmEGeWzNPjdZ6NOpJ7o6rU

KTBS 3 News

She has always been a friend, hero, and big supporter of our kids and mission. She is a huge part of our ECA family. Now we are honored to support Dominique! She uses her talents and platform for the Lord everywhere she goes. Join us in praying and rooting on one of our favorites 💕 We are so proud of this beauty 💗 Go get em Doe!

Congratulations to DOE ( Dominique Jones ) on her Grammy nomination! The Shreveport native stopped by KTBS and gave a spectacular performance. Check it out. You're in for a treat!!!!

Jason's Connection

For families living in big cities or those traveling, this is something to keep your eyes and ears open for! Such great news and much needed!

Can Uber Offer Improved Service To Riders In Wheelchairs? New initiative aims to improve service for users with wheelchairs, a historic challenge for the company. - by Patrick Sisson

Uber has unveiled a new initiative that aims to provide improved service for riders with disabilities, aiming to improve on a poor record of serving users in wheelchairs. Uber says it now offers wheelchair-accessible vehicles in 15 minutes or less, on average, in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Toronto. The company aims to offer similar wait times in San Francisco and Los Angeles over the next year. The cost for trips \partnership be the same as the cost of UberX.

For Full Story, Go To https://www.curbed.com/2018/11/20/18105170/uber-wheelchair-disability-service

Photo: Uber driver assisting male wheelchair user into a Uber van

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[01/26/19]   Hey friends! ECAutism is happy to announce that our team is growing. To serve more families, we must grow our dream team. So we are on the hunt for energetic, kid-loving people who love to spend their days giving their life away to serving others. If this is you or you know someone, send them our way! We can’t wait to meet with you. Message us for more details. 💙❤️

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