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  • Posted August 18, 2020

Here’s Why You Should STOP Using Functioning Labels

If you know someone with autism or an intellectual disability, you’ve probably heard them described as high or …

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  • Posted August 17, 2020

How to Be a Self-Advocate in the Autism Community

Self-advocacy is an important concept in both the autism and disability communities. The idea of taking an active …

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  • Posted August 17, 2020

Autism Person Coach Interview

Andrew Komarow joins Autism Personal Coach on this episode of Autism Stories to discuss why self employment may …

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  • Posted July 31, 2020

Technology for Job Seekers with Disabilities

Written by guest author Patrick Young from

The Americans with Disabilities Act makes it illegal for employers …

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  • Posted July 30, 2020

Social Security and Self Employment

Since my focus is helping families with disabilities, I’m hoping to raise awareness for all those parents out …

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  • Posted July 27, 2020

A Guide to Navigating HUSKY in Connecticut in 2020

In Connecticut, both Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) are part of a larger program run …

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  • Posted July 25, 2020

What to Do When Your Child With a Disability Turns 18: A Primer

Becoming an adult is a monumental event –  but for people with disabilities, a few additional things need …

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  • Posted July 20, 2020

Special Needs Planning: More Than an IEP

When you have a child with a disability, much of your energy may be spent ensuring they receive …

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  • Posted June 24, 2020

Recovering From Financial Crisis When You Are Autistic

Being an autistic adult has many challenges and, obviously by this point, we are well aware of them. …

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  • Posted May 19, 2020

How To Help Your Child With Autism Get An Even Better Night’s Sleep

Getting kids into bed can be tough. Getting your child with autism in bed, can be even tougher. …

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