Monday, April 29, 2013
Check out this article about The Arc Mid-South Executive Director Carlene Leaper that appeared in Grace Magazine!
Monday, April 8, 2013
What’s Your Definition of Autism?
you may know, a new edition of the Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM) is
coming out in May with changes to the definitions of certain disorders on the
autism spectrum which is used by medical professionals, government agencies
and insurers. There has been much talk about what this will mean to
individuals and their families when it comes to obtaining a diagnosis and
receiving services. But during Autism Awareness Month in April, The Arc and
Autism NOW would like to refocus the conversation on the individuals living
with autism day to day and ask: “What’s Your Definition of Autism?” What does
the word “autism” really mean to you on a personal and individual level?
This April, we invite you to join us in raising awareness about what autism really means. If you are not already familiar with Autism NOW, The National Autism Resource & Information Center, visit www.autismnow.org for a wealth of high-quality, reliable information designed specifically individuals on the autism spectrum or with other developmental disabilities, their families and others who care about them. Autism NOW is a project of The Arc funded in part by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
And, here’s how YOU can participate in furthering the conversation during Autism Awareness Month – be sure to jump in with your thoughts and feelings on what the definition of autism is to you and share with everyone you know using the hashtag #AutismAware:
Monday, April 1, 2013
Please join the Mayor's Advisory Council for Citizens with Disabilities for its 2nd annual Disability Awareness Summit. The summit will be held April 19th from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Benjamin L. Hooks Main Library on Poplar. To register, please visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/326568. Hope to see you there!