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Southwest Airlines Removes 3-Year-Old Autistic Boy From Flight Who Wouldn’t Wear A Face Mask

Alyssa Sadler, an autism mom from Texas was kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight after her three-year-old autistic son would not wear a face mask. This goes against the airline’s COVID-19 policy. The mom was quoted saying that the child [...]

By |August 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Southwest Airlines Removes 3-Year-Old Autistic Boy From Flight Who Wouldn’t Wear A Face Mask

How This Autistic Actor’s Role on ‘Locke and Key’ Helps Dispel Autism Stereotypes

Has anyone watched Locke & Key? I'm excited to say they were renewed for a second season. After being featured on shows such as ABC’s The Good Doctor and Speechless, Coby Bird, a talented young man who is on the [...]

By |August 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How This Autistic Actor’s Role on ‘Locke and Key’ Helps Dispel Autism Stereotypes

My Review Of Netflix’s ‘The Umbrella Academy’ New Autistic Character

Season 2 was just released on Netflix. The Umbrella Academy which premiered on Netflix in 2019 is an American superhero television series. Harlan Cooper, is played by Justin Paul Kelly who is a recurring character on Season 2 of the [...]

By |August 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on My Review Of Netflix’s ‘The Umbrella Academy’ New Autistic Character

Majority of states fail education obligations to special needs students

The U.S. Department of Education says less than half the states were in compliance with federal special education law. We have to do better. This is a disservice to our students. When I was diagnosed with autism in 1992, special [...]

By |August 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Majority of states fail education obligations to special needs students

To The Colorado Teacher Who Called Special Needs Children The R-Word

A Colorado Kindergarten teacher is facing dismissal after allegedly saying "I’m so tired of hearing about special needs children…They were re****** before COVID and they’ll still be re****** after…Do you really think they will be any different after staying a [...]

By |August 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on To The Colorado Teacher Who Called Special Needs Children The R-Word

Family asked to leave Disney Store after autistic child couldn’t keep mask on

I just learned that a 6-year-old girl name Ruby who is on the autism spectrum was asked to leave (along with her family) a Disney Store in London, Ontario for improperly wearing her mask inside the store. In their area [...]

By |August 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Family asked to leave Disney Store after autistic child couldn’t keep mask on

Netflix’s ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Features New Autistic Character

Season 2 was just released on Netflix. Harlan Cooper is played by Justin Paul Kelly is a recurring character on Season 2 of the show. He is described as a shy autistic kid. As a professional speaker who’s on the [...]

By |August 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Netflix’s ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Features New Autistic Character

New Netflix Film Features Autistic Teen Who Is A Rubik’s Cube World Champion

Will you be tuning in? Representation is important and I applaud Netflix for continuing to put the spotlight on our autism community. In a new short-documentary film called The Speed Cubers we get in an insight look into the competitive [...]

By |August 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Netflix Film Features Autistic Teen Who Is A Rubik’s Cube World Champion

“The Kids That Are Going Further In Life Aren’t The Special Ed Kids”

"The kids that are going further in life aren't the special ed kids." A parent is receiving backlash after starting a heated Facebook debate that her non-disabled child should receive more in-person schooling than a special education student for the [...]

By |August 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on “The Kids That Are Going Further In Life Aren’t The Special Ed Kids”

Octavia Spencer Asks Hollywood To Increase Casting Of People With Disabilities

Such an important topic! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYcKlnIc63M&feature=emb_title If you've followed my journey from nonverbal autism to professional speaker on my social media channels you've probably heard me talk about the fact that less than 1% of disabled actors actually receive the opportunity [...]

By |July 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Octavia Spencer Asks Hollywood To Increase Casting Of People With Disabilities