Category Archives: Autism

The Path for Passion

The following blog is by Blake Ayers, a youth leader with NCWD/Youth’s Youth Action Council on Transition (YouthACT) Shining Lights Team. YouthACT is a national project for youth ages 12-25 geared toward getting more youth with disabilities involved as leaders … Continue reading

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The ADA Generation: Celebrating Disability Civil Rights Successes

The following blog was written by Sarah Ferrell, an intern with the National Collaborative on Workforce & Disability for Youth, housed at the Institute for Educational Leadership. Want to share your own ADA Generation story? In celebration of the 25th anniversary … Continue reading

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Toward a More Inclusive Definition of Diversity in the Disability Community

The following is a cross-post from the Administration for Community Living (ACL) Blog. The blog is written by Aaron Bishop, Commissioner for the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities under ACL.  As Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month draws to a close, it … Continue reading

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Keeping the Promise of the ADA: Unequal Justice for Disabled Victims of Murder

To commemorate the 23rd Anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the White House honored eight “Champions of Change,” young people with disabilities who are having a significant impact on their communities. The Champions of Change … Continue reading

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Celebrating Siblings

Help your brother’s boat across, and your own will reach the shore.                                                                                                 Hindu Proverb  My name is Sean Roy, and I am a disability advocate.  It’s a unique job classification, “disability advocate”.  People generally don’t go to college and … Continue reading

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Autistic Self-Advocate Calls Attention to Need for Meaningful Transition Supports

NCWD/Youth is pleased to welcome guest blogger Ari Ne’eman, the President of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network. In December 2009, President Obama nominated him to the National Council on Disability, making him the first openly Autistic presidential appointee and the … Continue reading

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