A Catch-22 Trips Up Some In Legal Guardianship Who Try To Regain Independence

by Carter Barrett/Side Effects Public Media (via Disability Scoop) | January 11, 2022 by Carter Barrett/Side Effects Public Media | January 11, 2022FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail Ten years ago, Nicholas Clouse was riding shotgun in his friend’s Camaro when the car jerked and he felt himself flying through the air. Clouse’s head slammed against the passenger-side window. The traumatic brain … Continue reading A Catch-22 Trips Up Some In Legal Guardianship Who Try To Regain Independence

For Parents Of Kids With Special Needs, Mask Mandates Can Be Difficult To Navigate

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Over the past two years, the effects of the coronavirus have been compounded for children with special needs. Dependent upon routine and predictable environments, battling sensory issues and cognitive impairment that make mask-wearing a near impossibility for some, those with disabilities are challenged daily simply by taking a trip to the store or other indoor setting.

Zoos Working To Become More Autism-Friendly

by Shaun Heasley, Disability Scoop | December 9, 2021 Guests walk past a zebra at the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk, Va. (Kaitlin McKeown/The Virginian-Pilot/TNS) A new effort is underway to help zoos across the nation become more welcoming to individuals with autism. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums is working with Vanderbilt University’s Kennedy Center Treatment … Continue reading Zoos Working To Become More Autism-Friendly

Santa Goes Sensory-Friendly At Events Nationwide

by Shaun Heasley, Disability Scoop | December 3, 2021 Rian Bee helps his foster son Justin, who has autism, as they meet Santa at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, Ill. in 2017. (Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune/TNS) With Christmas just around the corner, Santa Claus is set to turn down the music and make other adjustments at hundreds of … Continue reading Santa Goes Sensory-Friendly At Events Nationwide