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  • There is a lie that keeps being pushed around. The lie is that autistics hate Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). There are quite a few that hate ABA, but the reasons don't line up under consistent examination. I am autistic, and I love ABA. Here is why.

    I Am Autistic and I Love ABA

    I Am Autistic and I Love ABA

    by Brian Middleton7

  • We have become more accepting of children with autism in our communities, but many adults on the spectrum still feel isolated and alone.

    Helping Adults on the Autism Spectrum

    Helping Adults on the Autism Spectrum

    by Diane Mayer Christiansen0

  • Some people with profound hearing loss identify themselves as a part of a deaf community with a unique language and culture.

    The Characteristics of Deaf Culture

    The Characteristics of Deaf Culture

    by Carola Finch1

  • A helpful guide with illustrations to assist parents and caregivers in determining if a child may be autistic. Here are ten early detection signs of autism to look for.

    10 Signs of Autism: What to Look For

    10 Signs of Autism: What to Look For

    by Joan Dragonfly0

  • Various assistive technology and devices are available to the deaf and hearing impaired. This article lists a few of the auditory and non-auditory devices available to improve communication in the lives of the deaf and the hard of hearing.

    Assistive Technology Devices for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired

    Assistive Technology Devices for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired

    by Chin chin8

  • Many people are fascinated by sign language but don't understand much about it. Common myths and misconceptions are addressed.

    Common Myths About Sign Language

    Common Myths About Sign Language

    by Carola Finch3

  • Why so called “inspirational” videos about people hearing for the first time with cochlear implants (CIs) or assistive listening devices do not tell the true story of deaf people’s experiences. They can be misleading and do not accurately reflect what cochlear implants or hearing aids actually do.

    The Problems With People 'Hearing for the First Time' Videos

    The Problems With People 'Hearing for the First Time' Videos

    by Carola Finch3

  • Assistance dogs provide many benefits for people with special needs—and it's no different for children with autism. Trained dogs can provide companionship, inspire confidence in the child, and watch over them. This article gives a brief overview of the programs available in Ireland.

    Benefits of Assistance Dogs for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Benefits of Assistance Dogs for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

    by L M Reid30

  • A closer look at whether disability simulations really help non-disabled people by increasing understanding and empathy. Do these simulations decrease the stigma and myth surrounding disability?

    Do Disability Simulation Experiences Work?

    Do Disability Simulation Experiences Work?

    by Carola Finch0

  • The incidence of persistent toe walking and tight heel cords were found to be higher in children with an autistic spectrum disorder but lower in children with Asperger syndrome.

    Tiptoe Walking and Autism

    Tiptoe Walking and Autism

    by Marisa Hammond Olivares19

  • There are many types of speech disorders, or speech impediments. In this article, we will consider six different types.

    Types of Speech Impediments

    Types of Speech Impediments

    by CJ Baker25

  • Not sure how to handle jury duty with your hearing loss? You should know that the law protects your equal rights to serve on a jury.

    Hearing Loss and the Courtroom

    Hearing Loss and the Courtroom

    by India Arnold16

  • I recently conducted an online survey of tinnitus sufferers asking about various issues they have. I compiled the results into a review that can be easily interpreted to determine if there are any common causes.

    15 Possible Causes of Tinnitus: Survey Results

    15 Possible Causes of Tinnitus: Survey Results

    by Glenn Stok23

  • Autism is a complicated medical condition that requires specially trained professionals for an accurate diagnosis. Untrained individuals cannot and should not label a child as autistic.

    Armchair Autism Diagnosis

    Armchair Autism Diagnosis

    by Theresa Franklin0

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