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National Council on Severe Autism. Pursuing recognition, policy & solutions for the surging population of affected individuals, families & caregivers.
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Paul Whiteley May 9
"The largest increase came from students with autism. In 2004, Massachusetts counted 5,383 students with autism. In 2019, that number increased to 22,845." Don't tell me... it's just 'better awareness'. See also:
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NCSA May 9
Replying to @Noonesp24486604
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Thomas Clements May 9
"He can go through this house and just wipe everything out in 10 minutes." More evidence of the destruction that severe can wreak on families. Aging parents like these who care for their profoundly disabled kids are saints, not 'martyr moms'.
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Catherine Cornell May 9
A mother’s nightmare
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Proud Moments ABA Manhattan May 9
We need more people like Julie helping with this fight!
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NCSA May 9
A Sister’s Quest to End Sexual Abuse of the Severely Disabled — NCSA Blog
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Thomas Clements May 9
"People with intellectual disabilities are sexually assaulted at seven times the rate of people without disabilities,"
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Thomas Clements May 7
Parents of profoundly disabled children are some of life's real heroes. The fact that people will abuse them online, simply for speaking honestly about their experiences, is unconscionable to me.
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Eileen Lamb May 6
I know you may be afraid of repercussions, but if you agree that autism is a disability, that severe autism exists, that ABA therapy is not abusive, and that parents should be allowed to speak about autism, then share.
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NCSA May 4
Replying to @YuvalLevental
Thank you Yuval! That is so kind of you.
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It's a NOVA Thing Apr 29
Five Decades of Autism Awareness: What Have We Achieved? (via )
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Deb W Apr 25
Bravo, Joan. Thank you for sharing your incredible story. Yes, we need facilities for this most at risk, vulnerable population. These life saving care centers are their community and allow them to live their best lives. The Austin SSLC has saved my severely autistic child.
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NCSA Apr 25
The fragmented system of community care failed their severely autistic grandson. For him and others ICFs provide a necessary option.
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A Kinder Way Apr 24
A powerful (and respectful) story that resonates with many of us. Always grateful to those who share their experiences.
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William Shatner Apr 24
What about those lower on the spectrum who cannot communicate & need round the clock care? Are you that selfish to think they are content with their situation & are speaking for them? If research can improve their lives even just a little; I’m all for that. Sorry if you are not🤷🏼‍♂️
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Paul Whiteley Apr 24
In search of truce in the autism wars
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Thomas Clements Apr 24
In search of a truce in the wars: "As self-advocates have become more vocal, some parent advocates say that the neurodiversity perspective is too dominant and is drowning out the voices of autistic people who cannot speak for themselves."
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NCSA Apr 18
A 19 year-old severely man is relinquished to a state utterly unprepared for the adult autism tsunami. A tragedy that is increasingly becoming the new normal.
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NCSA Apr 18
80% of adults with live with aging parents. Who will care for them? A new documentary explores the question, Autism: Coming of Age.
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Katharine Beals Apr 4
Hailing all tweeps! If any of you know someone with a child/relative w/ moderate-severe who's interested in sharing their experiences/concerns abt language challenges, please dm me! (Retweets very much appreciated!)
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