Category Archives: Autism

Autistic Pride Day——June 18


Autistic Pride Day, originally an Aspies for Freedom initiative, is a pride celebration for autistic people held on June 18 each year. Autistic pride recognises the importance of pride for autistic people and its role in bringing about positive changes … Continue reading

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Illinois Schools Allowed To Re-Open Per Governor Pritzker Executive Order Signed on June 4, 2020-including Summer School Programs


  Illinois Governor J.B Pritzker today, June 4, signed an executive order allowing all Illinois schools to reopen, including summer school programs.   The executive order states that schools can reopen for limited, in-person education, and food distribution will be allowed. … Continue reading

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Special Education Students Could Lose With COVID-19 Stimulus Package


The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA, is the nation’s federal special education law. It provides funding, technical assistance and monitoring to ensure students with disabilities receive a free and appropriate education. With the new COVID-19 stimulus package, the … Continue reading

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School Closures for Coronavirus Could Extend to the End of School Year, Some Say—-Leyden and Norwood Park School Districts Need to Consider The Inevitable and Begin the Community Conversation


For the second time this school year, starting first with the Chicago Teachers’ Union strike, Chicago families face an uncertain future as all schools close Tuesday — but this time it’s because of the coronavirus outbreak that has taken over … Continue reading

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Begin Your Planning Early For Children With Special Needs


Don’t wait until your child with special needs turns age 18 to begin planning. Becoming a legal adult leads to many changes in available benefits, needs, and your ability to act on your child’s behalf. Here are just a few … Continue reading

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Pritzker Signs Bills Expanding State’s Medical Marijuana Law To Include Autism As Well As Other Conditions


Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker celebrated a pair of new laws Monday that expand the state’s medical marijuana program, including one that gives students more options for taking the drug at school.  “As we continue to reform state government so that … Continue reading

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27 Companies Who Hire Adults With Autism


Growing list of companies who hire adults who are diagnosed with autism or are autistic. Includes company information and resources for job seekers. — Read on workology.com/companies-hiring-adults-with-autism/

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The Emotional Impact of being a Sibling to a Brother/Sister with a Disability – Pieces of Me


The Emotional Impact of being a Sibling to a Brother/Sister with a Disability – Pieces of Me — Read on piecesofme.org/2019/05/31/the-emotional-impact-of-being-a-sibling-to-a-brother-sister-with-a-disability/

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Principal Symptoms of ADHD in Children and Teenagers


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most prevalent mental health problems affecting children in the United States. It is widely discussed in popular mental health articles, and it seems that parents all think they know how to … Continue reading

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Norridge SD 80 Moves Forward on Leaving LASEC


  http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/norridge/news/ct-nhh-kimberly-special-ed-tl-1011-story,amp.html

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