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3 Successful Non-Aversive Autism Treatment Strategies

Posted by The SAILS Group , in Research & Autism, Autism Treatments, Autism Awareness, Early Intervention 11 November 2016 · 925 views

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Among the many challenges that parents face when their child is diagnosed as being on the Autism Spectrum, one of the most important decisions is how to go about treatments. There are a litany of options available to parents and caretakers, and deciding which works best for their family can...


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The Power of Comics: Showing the Autism Spectrum

Posted by The SAILS Group , in Autism Awareness, Education & Autism, Research & Autism 04 November 2016 · 960 views

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The autism spectrum has typically been visually represented as a linear progression, with “not autistic” on one end, and “very autistic” on the other. The problem with this understanding of the spectrum is that it oversimplifies a complex medical condition and does not account for the myriad c...


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August is a great time for face time with your Members of Congress

Posted by TamieVOR , in Autism Awareness, Legislation & Healthcare, Research & Autism, Family Issues, Advocacy 06 August 2014 · 879 views

From August 1 - September 7, Members of Congress will be from their State and District offices near your home . This is an incredible opportunity for you to meet face-to-face with your elected officials to share your perspective regarding the services and supports required by your family members and friends with intellectual and developmental disabilities...


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People as Pendulums: Has social reform on behalf of individuals with developmental disabilities swung too far?

Posted by TamieVOR , in Autism Awareness, Legislation & Healthcare, Research & Autism, Family Issues 04 August 2014 · 1,236 views

By Tamie Hopp, VOR Director of Government Relations & Advocacy in Nonprofit Quarterly   , July 16, 2014

Early reforms were quite properly motivated by the need for a system of care and supports that responded to the very individualized and diverse needs of the entire population of people with I/DD. These reforms, however, also set the stage for decad...


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In Recognition of Autism Awareness Month, VOR Speaks Out About National Crisis: A Lack of Choice, Quality and True Person-Centered Care For The Disabl

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In Recognition of Autism Awareness Month, VOR Speaks Out About National Crisis: A Lack of Choice, Quality and True Person-Centered Care For The Disabl For Immediate Release
For more information: Julie Huso, VOR Executive Director, jhuso@vor.net ; 605-370-4652

Elk Grove Village, IL – April 15, 2015:  Across the country, tens of thousands of individuals with developmental disabilities, including autism, are suffering due to lack of access to appropriate care and services.

The numbers representing presen...


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Home is the Where the Heart is: The Coalition for Community Choice (CCC) is a unified voice for increasing options and decreasing barriers to housing

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Home is the Where the Heart is: The Coalition for Community Choice (CCC) is a unified voice for increasing options and decreasing barriers to housing By Tamie Hopp , Director of Government Relations & Advocacy, VOR ; and Desiree Kameka , Director of Community Education & Advocacy, Madison House Autism Foundation
Excerpts ; Originally published in EP (Exceptional Parent) Magazine (April 2014)  

Did you know…  
In the next decade, over 800,000 on the autism spectrum will transition to adulthoo...