Mother Upset After School’s Plan To Place Son With Autism’s Desk In Bathroom

Danielle Goodwyn, a mom of a 11-year-old boy on the autism spectrum who attends Whatcom Middle School in Bellingham, Washington told a Q13 reporter that "The teacher informed us that he (my son) would be studying in the bathroom." My heart breaks for this family. As someone who has autism I could only imagine the [...]

By |September 20th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Autism CARES Act Passed By Congress; Bill To Be Signed By President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 19, 2019 CONTACT: Steven_Sandberg@menendez.senate.gov Rachel_Vliem@enzi.senate.gov Menendez, Enzi Applaud Final Passage of Autism CARES to Continue Critical Research, Education, Supports National autism rate: 1 in 59 American children and rising NJ’s highest rate in the nation now 1 in 34 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), [...]

By |September 19th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

When A School Principal Said “I Don’t Know What Autism Is”

This is why we need to continue to promote professional development opportunities for educators to understand more about our special needs community. I recently interviewed a woman from Dublin, Ireland for our Facebook Video Series A Special Community who confided in me that one of her son's who is on the autism spectrum had a [...]

By |September 13th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Conquering Disney World As An Autism Family

This guest blog is from Lainie Gutterman who writes at Lainie Of Leisure. This blog originally appeared here. Interested in guest blogging for Kerry Magro & A Special Community? LEARN MORE HERE I was somewhat hesitant and a bit apprehensive leading up to our trip to Disney World over President’s Day Week. I needed to be [...]

By |September 2nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

‘I Was Told Only White Children Could Have Autism’

Dear Teacher, Everyday I read my Google Alerts under the topic of ‘autism’ and hear about the troubling stories that are going on today in our community. Between teachers who lock their students in cages to try to control them, to other teachers who show up hung over to school where they can get away [...]

By |August 31st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on ‘I Was Told Only White Children Could Have Autism’