How does an illness become an identity?

How does an illness become an identity?

“Even in purely nonreligious terms, homosexuality represents a misuse of the sexual faculty. It is a pathetic little secondary substitute for reality, a pitiable flight from life. As such, it deserves no compassion, it deserves no treatment, as minority martyrdom, and it deserves not to be deemed anything but a pernicious sickness.” That’s from Time…

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…

Autism Research Update: Implications for Practice

Autism Research Update: Implications for Practice

(electronic tones beeping) – Dr. Hansen is the Director of Clinical Programs at UC Davis Mind Institute, and Professor in Chief of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, and Director of the Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at UC Davis Health Systems, and a good friend. (laughs) (audience applauding) – Where’s my clicker, here?…