Article: History of Autism Diagnosis

The autism paradox How an autism diagnosis became both a clinical label and an identity; a stigma to be challenged and a status to be embraced https://aeon.co/essays/the-intriguing-history-of-the-autism-diagnosis Bonnie Evans is a …

Article: Mental Age Theory

MENTAL AGE THEORY HURTS PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 IVANOVA SMITH Mental Age Theory Hurts People with Intellectual Disabilities  

Article: Your Brain On Poverty

While reading this article, keep in mind how the service system is set up to support individuals with developmental disabilities.  How might our discouraging “rational responses” impact an individual’s overall …

Article: Antipsychotics May Be Pushed On Those With Intellectual Disabilities

Antipsychotics May Be Pushed On Those with Intellectual Disabilities By Traci Pedersen http://mindpowerpackage.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=444:antipsychotics-may-be-pushed-on-those-with-intellectual-disabilities&catid=15&Itemid=131 Many people with intellectual disabilities are inappropriately prescribed antipsychotic drugs, according to a new U.K. study by …

Article: Autism- ABA Therapy

Autism: does ABA therapy open society’s doors to children, or impose conformity? Applied behavior analysis, widely used in the US, aims to boost communication and social skills but some critics …

Article- Behavioral Support

Unfortunately, in our field, these types of approaches are still the norm when addressing behavioral challenges. As you read the article, keep the following in mind… Teacher = Residential and …