June. For those in the USA Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer. School's either out for the year or will be out soon. The weather is warm and the beaches are open.
Here at GRASP we had a great benefit last month; pictures are on the web site and on our Facebook page. Now we have a new crop of articles for you to ponder.
Added by Yvona Fast on May 31, 2012 at 7:45am — No Comments
In Patricia Elaine's May 2012 Newsletter:
New OCW Scholar Courses | New Courses | Updated Courses
Highlights for High School | Courses in Context | OCW Supporter
OCW publishes two new OCW Scholar courses
OCW has released two new courses in the innovative OCW Scholar format designed for independent learners.
Fundamentals of Biology focuses on the basic principles of biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, and recombinant DNA. These…Continue
Added by Patricia Elaine Chandler on May 23, 2012 at 4:45pm — No Comments
On behalf of the fact that I recognize that once out of high school, young people with ASDs lose their entitements to support services and on behalf of many in the "lost generation," whether diagnosed later in life or undiagnosed, I have created a petition at the Change.org website:…Continue
Added by Lisa DeSherlia on May 20, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments
a Month Ago and it is now making the news rounds. The rally is Today, May 18, 2012 in Yonkers NY.
"Supporters of Corey Foster are planning to rally outside of Leake & Watts in Yonkers Friday afternoon to demand that the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office hold those responsible for the teen’s death “accountable,” lawyers said this afternoon.
Foster, 16, died April…Continue
Added by Patricia Elaine Chandler on May 18, 2012 at 2:33pm — No Comments
Dear Staff from The Division of Developmental Disabilities,
My name is Ryan Roy, I am 22 and ½ year old adult, who lives in Saddle Brook. I want to take the opportunity to state my case in how I feel, with regards to my feelings. Last year, when you invited my mother and I to participate in a program regarding of the State Budget, that is part of Life after 21, I had a bad feeling about using the plan, because I felt that the system is not understanding about my…Continue
"NOTE TO EDITORS: (We're distributing this article at no charge -- provided you run it unedited and unchanged, including the About the Author and Copyright information -- for use in websites, newsletters, magazines, and other communications. If you have any questions, please contact Dan Coulter at email@example.com or 336-608-4224.)
By Dan Coulter
Julie, my wife, just reminded me that it’s teacher appreciation week.
That makes me…Continue
Added by Patricia Elaine Chandler on May 16, 2012 at 5:40pm — No Comments
FROM THE WHITE HOUSE
"Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Please see the below announcement from HUD. This stems from the President's signing of the Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act. It's one more critical step to ensuring people with disabilities get the support and services they need to live in the community.
HUD Makes Available $85 Million to Fund Housing for Extremely Low-Income Persons with Disabilities
WASHINGTON – The U.S.…Continue
Added by Patricia Elaine Chandler on May 16, 2012 at 4:27pm — No Comments
On Friday, December 30th, 1988, at 1 a.m., I was born at Pascack Valley Hospital. Weighing 8 lbs., 19 inches long and an abundance of black hair, my parents named me “Ryan Mathew Roy”. When I was two days old, my parents and two year old brother, Reji, brought me to our apartment in Fort Lee. This apartment was the setting for the first seven years of my life.
According to my parents, I was a beautiful baby, who developed normally, based on the Normal Developmental Milestones, except…Continue
My son who is now 14 was just possibly diagnosed with Aspergers last week & I have so many things going through my head. I'm hoping maybe some support will help. He has serious behavioral & i guess social issues but only in school. He's become very defiant, disrespectful & uncooperative in school with any authority. Does this sound like some symptoms to anyone? I have a therapy session set up next week to talk about what was going on but now i have to…Continue
Added by laughinghelps on May 16, 2012 at 9:29am — No Comments
Added by Michael John Carley on May 14, 2012 at 5:45pm — No Comments
Added by Michael John Carley on May 6, 2012 at 8:27pm — No Comments
FROM THE WHITE HOUSE
"Friday, May 4, 2012
Hello everyone, Please see the announcement below regarding White House Champions of Change.
Note that the event on Monday with the Champions will be live-streamed. THE WHITE HOUSE Office of Communications
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 7, 2012
White House Highlights STEM Innovators in the Disability Community as "Champions of Change" WASHINGTON, DC – On Monday, May 7th, the White House will…Continue
Added by Patricia Elaine Chandler on May 5, 2012 at 2:54am — No Comments
Just want to jump in and introduce myself. I have 2 children - 5 year old son with autism & a 10 month old daughter. My son was diagnosed a few months before his 5th birthday. By the time son was 9 months old, we couldn't deny that something was atypical and started down the advocacy road. Over the last few years, I've had a number of people say that I should write about our journey. So I started to blog & find that I really enjoy writing and sharing in attempts that it may help…Continue
Added by Kristy on May 4, 2012 at 10:07pm — No Comments
Added by Michael John Carley on May 4, 2012 at 6:59pm — No Comments
Added by Patricia Elaine Chandler on May 1, 2012 at 9:48pm — No Comments