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Guide to Self Advocacy, “The key is to make yourself heard however you can”… Autistic Self Advocacy Network

Free Online Learning Opportunities
DisabilityResources.org

DisabilityResources.org is an excellent resource for anyone with a disability or the caregiver of a person with a disability. All of the information is organized into easily accessible categories and covers many different topics such as; Advocacy, ADA, Disability Awareness, Employment, Financial Information, Humor, Sexuality, Travel & Transportation and Women with Disabilities. Highly Recommended!!!! CLICK HERE or visit www.disabilityresources.org

2013 TASH conference

“For more than 37 years, the TASH Conference has impacted the disability field by connecting attendees to innovative information and resources, facilitating connections between stakeholders in the disability movement, and helping attendees reignite their passion for the full inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of community life. The TASH Conference is attended by professors and researchers, public policy workers, special and general educators, school administrators, self-advocates, family members, adult service providers, students, and a variety of other professionals and advocates. Each year, the TASH Conference is the one place where stakeholders from every aspect of the disability community come together to learn, share and grow in our collective effort to advance inclusion and human rights for people with significant disabilities.” From the website. CLICK HERE or go to http://conference.tash.org/ to learn more.

Laws Regarding Service Dogs

A simplified summary of the federal laws and regulations, directly from the U.S. Department of Justice, regarding service animals. Very important information for anyone who has, or plans to have, a service animal. Read laws here.

We Have Human Rights: Handbook

We Have Human Rights is an excellent guide designed specifically for people with developmental disabilities. This online handbook cover many different subjects like: Civil Rights, Equality, Right to Work, Medical Care, Self-Advocacy, and more. It is highly recommended for anyone who is interested in learning about human rights for people with disabilities.

Disability Law Lowdown

Disability Law Lowdown is a YouTube channel where experts explain various laws related to disabilities including, ADA Amendments, Ticket to Work programs, filing Closed Captioning complaints and more. The videos are in American Sign Language, with captioning at the bottom. A great source for individuals with disabilities to learn their rights!

Sexuality Education for Students with Disabilities

http://nichcy.org/schools-administrators/sexed

This resource page addresses one aspect of development that’s important not to ignore with children with or without disabilities—the development of sexuality. There’s so much to know and consider on this subject–what sexuality is, its meaning in adolescent and adult life, and the responsibilities that go along with exploring and experiencing one’s own sexuality. Children need information about values, morals, and the subtleties of friendship, dating, love, and intimacy. They also need to know how to protect themselves against unwanted pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases, and sexual exploitation. This is especially true when the young person has a disability.

The value of labels: An editorial on the proposed changes to the DSM-V regarding Autism
AUTISM HANGOUT

http://www.autismhangout.com/default.asp

AUTISM HANGOUT is an online discussion forum that reports news, complies facts and community-submitted personal experiences and invites ongoing discussion to discover insights on how best to deal with the daily challenges of autism.