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August 2015

My personal experiences as a professor on the autism spectrum

“On the following day he disclosed to me that he was on the autism spectrum and had flunked out of two universities before arriving at Adelphi University. Now getting all A’s, he was looking forward to graduation…” This blog post is from Stephen Shore, professor of special education at Adelphi University, member of our Family Services Committee, and on the autism spectrum. Stephen recently

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Remember not every disability is visible

I have autism. I am doing my best to function in a world that goes much faster than me. I might not look directly at you, but I still should be able to order a coffee. This guest blog post is by Ann Kagarise. Ann is a writer, self-advocate, photographer and assistant director at a school for children with autism. This was said to me at

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Elementary and Secondary Education Act and the autism community

In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) into law. The intention of ESEA was to achieve “full educational opportunity” for all students. Today, as Congress considers reauthorizing the ESEA, the disability community has the opportunity to build on the progress made for students with disabilities. August 17, 2015 In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Elementary

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