Jaclyn Waiser, a 8 year old with autism, got the opportunity of a lifetime to perform at half-time in front of 80,000 people at MetLife Stadium with The Jets Junior Flight Crew Cheerleaders during a Giants vs. Jets Preseason Game.
The New York Jets are making dreams come true this summer as Jadyn Waiser, a 8 year old with autism, got the opportunity of a lifetime to perform at half-time in front of 80,000 people at MetLife Stadium with The Jets Junior Flight Crew Cheerleaders during a Giants vs. Jets Preseason Game.
This blog post is by Penelope Anderson, Administrative Assistant. Penelope has worked with non-profit organizations for over 20 years and joined Pure Vision Arts in 2009. A couture and children’s clothing designer, she has volunteered with NGOs in India giving textile workshops to women and as a business consultant. As well as providing administrative assistance for the studio, Penelope works with PVA artists on the design and production of boutique items featuring their art.
The author of this post is Jess, who can be found at Diary of a Mom. There she writes about life with her husband Luau* and their beautiful daughters – nine and-a-half year-old Katie*, an utterly fabulous typically a-typical ten-year-old, and eight-year-old, Brooke*, a loving, talented, hilarious second grader who has autism.
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
This post is by Samantha Barley, Marietta College
Advocate: to speak or to write in favor of. For eleven Alpha Xi Delta Sisters, the word advocate is something they held dear to their hearts when visiting Capitol Hill.
To help get everyone excited about back-to-school time we launched a back to school photo contest.
Last week users submitted pictures of their child/children getting ready to go back to school. Buying school supplies, packing their backpack, getting on the bus, walking into class, or something else school related.
In this episode, I feature Autism Self-Advocate/Celebrity Carly Fleischmann who has been in the news recently for being told on a flight back to her hometown to not use her iPad during takeoff. Carly is nonverbal and relies on her iPad to communicate which has led to a debate amongst the autism community when it comes to accommodations. I discuss this and why accommodations and acceptance are essential in the video here.
This blog post is by Alex Plank of 'Wrong Planet'
I sit down with Liz Laugeson from UCLA's PEERS Program at The Help Group in Los Angeles. This is the first episode of our social skills series we filmed with the PEERS program. And the best part is that I demonstrate asking out a REAL girl!
Check out the full post here.
This post is written by Richard Ellenson, founder and President of Panther Technology.
In 1997, my son was born with magic, wonder, kindness, and disabilities. In those years, I have had so many experiences – among them helping to start a school program in New York City and also creating the Tango, an AAC Device which many consider to have helped create new innovative energy in the world of Speech Generating Devices.