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Tapping The Potential

Here is a mother, Kristine Barnett, who decided to buck the system of spending hours of therapy per week focusing on what her autistic son Jacob could NOT do, and instead, she gave him freedom to explore his interests, and supported them. Jacob engaged in, what were considered to be “repetitive behaviors”, but instead of … Continue reading

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Special Needs Artists

The DAC gallery is a Los Angeles based art gallery currently displaying an exhibit titled Horizon Lines which features artworks from ECF Art Centers, an adult program of the Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF) that mentors, empowers and represents adult artists with special needs. Horizon Lines showcases the work of approximately 100 ECF artists and pushes the … Continue reading

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Autism Is a Different Brain, Not a Deficient One

http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2013/08/16/study-different-brain/18533/”>http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2013/08/16/study-different-brain/18533/“>”“> In a new study, the first of its kind, “Stanford researchers have unearthed clues about the formidable brains of some children with autism, suggesting that the diagnosis may signal a different cognitive style, not disability.” Continue reading