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A breakdown of the challenges and issues impacting individuals on the spectrum along with strategies of day-to-day engagement.

US Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section.

Produced by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (US Department of Health and Human Services), it is a brief fact sheet of advice and recommendations for caregivers.

Professor Temple Grandin, a renowned animal behaviorist and autism activist, was one of the first individuals to publicly share their experience living with autism. She frequently speaks with the press and at conferences on the personal and scientific issues arising from an autism diagnosis. The Indiana Resource Center on Autism uploaded several articles by Temple Grandin, including a personal narrative. Prof. Grandin also has her own website with detailed information on her work and speaking engagements.

An information booklet to educate parents on perspective AT devices for their children.

DLC’s 2019 agenda is focusing on enforcing human rights and education regulations.

A set of articles on living with a disability and engaging with individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Family TIES produces an annual directory of resources for families of children and youth with special needs (for the 2018 directory, you can contact them directly for a print copy). There are also program summaries in multiple languages (including English and Spanish).

MAC released several reports pertaining to needs of and services for children and adults with autism.

In addition to a quarterly newsletter and blog, there are multiple publications on state disability rights laws, regulations, and client assistance.

Reports that are required by statute or budgetary line item to a governing body from DDS.

A series of fact sheets and directory for access to assistive technology, advocacy, basic needs, disabilities and more. Includes information and resources for autism, developmental disabilities, Down Syndrome and more.

A free collection of articles and art about disabilities published in The New York Times.

The first way to devalue someone is through language, by using words or labels to identify a person/group as "less-than," as "the other," "not like us," and so forth. Once a person or group has been identified this way, it is easier to justify prejudice and discrimination. Our language shapes our attitudes and our attitudes shape our language; they're intertwined. This page features People First Language knowledge and advice to more respectful and accurate language.

YWU has collected informational briefs and guides to debrief potential volunteers on a variety of intellectual, psychological, and developmental disorders. Some of the briefs (PDF) are on ADHD, Depression, Developmental Delay, and survivors of Brain Injuries/Trauma; these materials are from community partners like Partners for Youth With Disabilities and Exceptional Lives, Massachusetts. There are also links to guides on health insurance, securing Supplemental Security Income benefits, and transitions to adulthood, and more.

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