​Why do some autistic people have sleep problems?

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Why do some autistic people have sleep problems?

Jessica Taylor

Jessica Taylor, Autistic and proud
Written Fri
I wish I knew. For me, it mostly seems to be that my mind takes a while to transition from being awake and alert to being relaxed enough to sleep. I have to spend an hour o…

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​Change for Autism Campaign

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Change for Autism Campaign
Change for Autism is a campaign designed to encourage stakeholders to create meaningful change for people with autism in our schools and communities. Whether you’re part of a group, business and/or school or a passionate individual hoping to ignite change, there is a place for you within the Change for Autism campaign!

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​Skype Broadening Access To Speech Therapy Study

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Skype Broadening Access To Speech Therapy Study

Researchers are using Skype to remotely train parents of kids with developmental disabilities to serve as stand-in speech language clinicians for their children. Read More >

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2018 WI Employment First Conference – Save the Date

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Understanding Autism in the Classroom

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​Autism Symptoms Rarely Isolated, CDC Researchers Say


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Autism Symptoms Rarely Isolated, CDC Researchers Say

Nearly all children with autism are dealing with at least one other condition — and often several — ranging from anxiety to ADHD, sleep, behavioral and GI issues, a new study suggests. Read More >
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​Concerns Raised As Disability Panels Fail To Meet Under Trump


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Concerns Raised As Disability Panels Fail To Meet Under Trump

Lawmakers are urging the Trump administration to convene multiple committees tasked with advising the federal government on disability issues that appear to have been put on hiatus. Read More >
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​Try Summer Camps at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum

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Try Summer Camps at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum

Calling all students completing grades 3-8 for summer camp at the museum! The Wisconsin Veterans Museum is proud to present this new opportunity for students to experience the museum in a fun and interactive way.

Summer Camps at the Museum will feature weekly themes through a wide range of activities and fieldtrips. From "Junior Photojournalist" where campers will explore different kinds of photography, how it is used for documenting events, and how it has changed over time to "Operation Team" where campers will get training in basic first aid, food preparation, and shelter building, these camps and others will keep students entertained and learning during their summer break.

The week-long camps run from June 11 – July 27… Read more »

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Twitter Adds Disability To Abuse Reporting Options

Twitter Adds Disability To Abuse Reporting Options
Responding to user requests, Twitter is updating its platform to explicitly allow reporting of abusive or harassing tweets targeting people with disabilities. Read More >
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ParentCamp Registration Closes TODAY!

ParentCamp: Informed Families Thrive—Preventing the Summer Slide

Parents, students, educators, and faith-based and community representatives are invited to talk and share experiences, concerns, and solutions in order to make informed decisions about their children’s education in a series of workshop sessions facilitated by ED staff and invited guests. The sessions shall focus on resources, information, and tips parents and families can utilize to prevent summer slide with such topics as Use of Technology, Library Programs, Resources and Tips for Parents, and other topics focused on preventing summer slide.

The ParentCamp hosted by the U. S. Department of Education is free and open to the community and will be held April 23, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Registration will close Friday, April 6, 2018COB. For more information and to register, visit

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http://www.ed.gov/family-and-community-engagement.

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