Elizabeth Hamblet’s book, From High School to College: Steps to Success for Students with Disabilities

Elizabeth Hamblet has written the definitive book on the transition from high school to college – not only for students with learning differences, but for students in general. College is a different world from high school. The laws, expectations, and culture around disability services and accommodations are very different. The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), www.cec.sped.org, is pleased to present Elizabeth Hamblet’s book, From High School to College: Steps to Success for Students with Disabilities. […]

“Queen for a Day”- Book Release

  “An engrossing and compassionate collection showing motherhood in its most unrelenting form.” — Kirkus (Starred Review) Queen for a Day By Maxine Rosaler Long before there were real housewives or extreme makeovers there was the 1950s television show, Queen for a Day, where women trapped in domestic tragedy competed to win refrigerators and stainless steel silverware. This existential circus of irony is the inspiration for Maxine Rosaler’s QUEEN FOR A DAY (Delphinium Books; June […]

ABLE Act Update

NDSC, along with many other disability rights groups, civil rights groups and financial stakeholders, supports passage of the ABLE Age Adjustment Act (S. 817/HR 1874) . The ABLE Age Adjustment Act would amend Section 529A(e) of the Internal Revenue Code to increase the eligibility threshold for ABLE accounts for onset of disability from before age 26 to before age 46. This increase would result in millions of additional individuals with disabilities becoming eligible to open an ABLE […]

DIFFERENTLY WIRED – Raising an Exceptional Kid in a Conventional World

A mother of an autistic son, Deborah Reber is well aware that parenting an atypical child in a conventional world is an often lonely and difficult journey. Fueled by a desire to change that, she founded TiLT Parenting in 2016 as a first step in shifting the conversation and to help parents find more peace, joy, and support along the way. What first started as a weekly podcast has grown into a thriving global community […]

Free & Fun Speech Camp For Children With CP!

Teachers College, Columbia University are seeking children with cerebral palsy for a free, fun summer speech camp! Teachers College’s CP Speech camp, directed by Prof. Erika Levy, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is the very first speech camp designed especially for children with cerebral palsy. In this free camp, children learn research-based techniques for improving their speech in a fun and interactive environment. The 2018 camp is expected to be held July 9-27 (9:00am-3:30pm) This camp is part of […]

Game on For Autism Research Foundation LLC supports scientists working at the frontiers of autism technology research

Local teen raises funds for clinical research into the efficacy of autism-focused digital technologies Game on For Autism Research Foundation LLC (GoFAR) announced its establishment as a new non-profit foundation exclusively dedicated to funding research into technologies designed to help those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). GoFAR was founded under the tutelage of Dr. Leslie Fang. Led by impassioned Cambridge teen Jamie Menhall, GoFAR’s mission is to help build a future in which everyone affected […]

Are you a parent or caregiver of a person 12-30 years of age living with a complex neurologic condition?

The Child Neurology Foundation (CNF) invites you to participate in the new Caregiver Perspectives on Transitions Project — to better understand parent/caregiver perspectives in key aspects of transition to adulthood for those living with complex neurologic conditions which often include intellectual and developmental disabilities. Through online focus groups and surveys, we will explore and highlight medical transitions, as well as transitions related to community-based supports, residential services, and social/recreational supports. To participate, please consider questions 1-3 below: Are you […]

Summer 2018 Autism Spectrum Disorder Courses from UC Davis Extension

UC Davis Extension, in partnership with the prestigious UC Davis MIND Institute, offers several training options for professionals who work with students and clients on the autism spectrum from early education through adulthood. Online! Autism Spectrum Disorder Free Information Session Aug. 22, 4-5 p.m. No charge. Enroll in section 181ADS300. Online! Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder Enroll now through June 22 and complete by Sept. 9. $675. Enroll in section 181ADS100. Special Discounts: Group Discount, Info […]

Catch a Sensory-Friendly Movie Screening at Regal with My Way Matinee

Regal Entertainment Group, a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating one of the largest theatre circuits in the United States, invites guests of all ages to enjoy sensory-friendly movie screenings with the My Way Matinee program. This is a fun, exciting opportunity for movie lovers to enjoy an entertainment experience with the lights brighter and the sound lower than in traditional screenings. My Way Matinee tickets are now available for Sherlock Gnomes, playing Saturday, […]

PA Summer Camp Hosts 100 Grieving Boys & Girls

WHAT: This summer, August 13 – 18, at Camps Equinunk and Blue Ridge in Equinunk, PA, boys and girls will come together to spend a week at “Experience Camp.” Experience Camps provide free, oneweek camps for children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver. Along with swimming, arts and crafts, and team sports, the kids take part in bereavement activities including sharing circles where they are encouraged to talk about […]