Jul. 14, 2021 9:00 am
Person-first or identity-first language? The discussion isn’t academic
How someone prefers to be identified is based on their own past experiences, some of which may be very painful.
Apr. 20, 2021 8:41 am
Opinion: Why aren’t we paying our early childhood educators what they deserve?
"It is time for Pennsylvania and Philadelphia to invest in teachers by increasing the per child rate provided to the organizations who are educating our young children," says guest columnist Kathy McHale.
Oct. 22, 2019 12:30 pm
What I’ve learned about creating truly inclusive workplaces and how you can do it too
There’s an elephant in the room when most organizations talk about workplace diversity, says guest columnist Lauren Prince. She believes that inclusive hiring practices continue to be exclusive of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
May 30, 2019 6:22 am
A baseball organization for teens and adults with autism is coming to Philly
The Alternative Baseball Organization's Philadelphia club will be led by Khristina Downing, who is currently recruiting players, volunteers, coaches and managers for their first practice on June 22.
May 6, 2019 8:15 am
Money Moves: The eagle-eyed will notice that these grants and donations total more than $11 million
The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Fund for the School District of Philadelphia, NRG Gives, Eagles Autism Challenge and more, made significant awards to area organizations in April.
Sep. 7, 2018 12:46 pm
How neurotypical nonprofit pros can be better allies to the autism community
We asked 15 relevant Philly nonprofits if people with autism were represented in leadership roles; most didn’t respond or declined to comment. Here are some actionable tips for recruiting and retaining board members from diverse neurological backgrounds.
Jul. 5, 2016 12:15 pm
This Bryn Mawr nonprofit is using theatre to engage individuals with autism
With the help of similarly minded nonprofits, Wolf Performing Arts Center will launch QUILT for youth on the spectrum this fall.
Apr. 8, 2015 11:18 am
Autism Village Makes Life Easier for Autistic Children, Parents and Caretakers
Call it Yelp! for the autism community. The app is the brainchild of Topher Wurts, a Chester Springs-based entrepreneur.
Aug. 2, 2013 1:32 pm
Autism Expressed Launches Digital Literacy Education Platform for Students with Autism
Autism Expressed is rolling out its subscription-based curriculum to teach digital literacy. The program covers everything from web lingo to browsing and internet safety.