The IDEA’s Special Education Categories: Autism

The IDEA’s Special Education Categories: Autism

There are 13 eligibility categories under the IDEA, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and it’s important for parents to remember that an eligibility category is different than a diagnosis. Just because a child has a diagnosed disability does not necessarily mean that that child meets the eligibility criteria under the federal statute. So these…

How to Advocate and Become a Better Advocate for Children with Autism

How to Advocate and Become a Better Advocate for Children with Autism

Advocating for children with autism is sometimes a rough road for parents and professionals. So today I’m going to give you five steps both parents and professionals can take to advocate more effectively for kids with autism. Hi, I’m doctor Mary Barbera, autism mom, board certified behavior analyst, online course creator, and the bestselling author…

The Autism Advocacy Affair

The Autism Advocacy Affair

[Upbeat music playing] The Tribe is a group of nonspeaking autistics based out of Herndon. They work together with the speech pathologist and occupational therapist at Growing Kids Center. So today our conversations are focused on actions we can take to spread awareness, and to change the perception of autism that’s out there. It is…

The Celebration of Autism – Richmond Autism Resource Fair 2015

The Celebration of Autism – Richmond Autism Resource Fair 2015

[A woman’s voice over microphone, off screen] And now I’d like to introduce Denise Abegg, who is going to introduce our keynote. [Applause] Hello everyone, thanks for joining us. So I have the pleasure of introducing Amythest today. She is a multiply disabled Autistic advocate. Amythest was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the age…