Drumming Improves Behavior In Young People With Autism, Study Finds

by Shaun Heasley, via Disability Scoop | June 14, 2022 A new study suggests that playing the drums can help those with autism. (David Martin/Unsplash) Learning to play the drums could make a big difference for adolescents with autism, with new research finding that acquiring the skill leads to better emotional control and fewer behavior … Continue reading Drumming Improves Behavior In Young People With Autism, Study Finds

Reflections: What I Didn’t Know Then

Recently, my parents were cleaning their house and brought to me some of my possessions. Some of these were some elementary school yearbooks that I had. Taking a look into one of them brought to light some discoveries about things that happened at the time, both good and bad that made me realize that I have been destined to be on the journey that I am on.

Movie Starring Actor With Autism Gets Nationwide Release

by Shaun Heasley, via Disability Scoop | March 11, 2022 Major Dodson, who has autism, stars in the new movie "Tyson's Run." (Collide Distribution) Autism is at the center of a new movie that’s opening in theaters across the country. “Tyson’s Run,” which stars an actor with autism, will be on over 400 screens starting Friday. … Continue reading Movie Starring Actor With Autism Gets Nationwide Release

People With Disabilities Segregated In Nursing Homes, Justice Department Alleges

by Meg Wingerter, The Denver Post/TNS | March 8, 2022 DENVER — Colorado isn’t doing enough to allow people with physical disabilities to live in the general community, effectively segregating them in nursing homes in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The department laid out the allegations in … Continue reading People With Disabilities Segregated In Nursing Homes, Justice Department Alleges

Special: A Journey of Personal Growth

Lately, I have been on a journey of acceptance, discovery, and growth. It has been astonishing in the past few months how far I have grown into a man and discovering that what I am feeling and what I need to do to be well is possible and acceptable. I can no longer live in shame about what I have to do to stay well and be who I want to be. 

Social Security Offices Expected To Reopen Soon

Social Security is targeting late March to reopen its local field offices. (Disability Scoop) For the first time in two years, Social Security offices nationwide are set to open their doors. The Social Security Administration is expected to reopen more than 1,200 field offices starting March 30 under an agreement reached this month with the … Continue reading Social Security Offices Expected To Reopen Soon