Over the years we have heard many inspirational stories about individuals with special needs who have focused on their abilities and have accomplished some pretty amazing things in their lives. Some of these individuals have gone on to help motivate others to look past their challenges and focus on the talents and abilities that they [...]
Recently 60 Minutes ran a feature called Apps for Autism. In the segment 60 Minutes Corespondent Lesley Stahl reports on the iPad and other tablet computer apps that are helping nonverbal people with autism communicate and learn. Check out the segment above and watch the web extras below. What do you think? Are iPads and Apps the [...]
Hollywood has produced some great movies over the years. When it comes to individuals with special needs sometimes they get it right and sometimes they are way off the mark.
Below are 11 movies about or involving individuals with special needs. Tell us what you think: Does Hollywood do a good job of portraying individuals with special needs?
Temple Grandin gives a 20 minute presentation on how someone with autism thinks at the Ted Convention last February. She gives fascinating insight into the way her mind works and how she was able to succeed in many areas where other people could not. (video via Friendship Circle International’s Tumbr Blog. TED is a small [...]
Autism Insurance Reform Battles Nationwide, few private insurance companies or other employee benefit plans cover autism therapies. In fact, most insurance companies designate autism as a diagnostic exclusion, meaning that no autism-specific services are covered. State Legislatures all over the country have been pushing to pass Autism Insurance Reform that would create laws forcing insurance companies to [...]