Autism Speaks is working on many legislative initiatives that will improve education & employment for individuals with Autism.
� Over the last decade there have been tremendous advances in understanding and addressing accompanying physical and mental health conditions.
� Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) is also known as Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD). See attached information.
Affects understanding of visual information, often seen with learning disabilities such as Dysgraphia or NVLD. See attached.
Gross motor, sensory, and speech may resolve within 1-2 mo. Expressive language, cognititive changes, and memory/attention difficulties may persist.
UW's LIFT (Life Improvement Following TBI) Care program recommends Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for individuals with TBI. See attached.
Go to http://informingfamilies.org/ for information on advocacy, assistive technology, and developmental disabilities.
Teens with Autism learn social skills through peer modeling and service learning. Groups in Tacoma, Kent, & Bellevue. See attached.See attached.
"Ben's Fund" is a grant opportunity for assistance with the cost of therapies or equipment for children with Autism. See attached.
Welcome to the New Horizon School (NHS) advocacy page!
The purpose of NHS advocacy is to provide students and parents/guardians with the information they need to be informed and the resources they need to impact policy and legislation. On this page we offer updates on legislation pertaining to the developmental disability community as well as information on local advocacy trainings and networking events. We welcome your ideas and hope to see you at one of the many upcoming events!
Questions? Want to send us your ideas? Just need more information about NHS advocacy? Contact Marla Veliz, NHS Administrator:
Marla L. Veliz