Archives for Autism

11-Year-Old Autistic Student Charged with Felony Assault

11-Year-Old Autistic Student Charged with Felony Assault After being grabbed at his middle school, Kayleb Moon-Robinson, an 11-year-old boy with Autism, pushed the officer off of him, resulting in a felony assault charge. In Lynchburg, Virginia, Kayleb Moon-Robinson, an African American, Autistic 11 year-old 6th grader, was first charged with disorderly conduct. After kicking over a trashcan, Kayleb was ordered to remain in the classroom each day until his classmates had left. After obeying this rule for a period of weeks, Kayleb decided to leave class at the same time as his classmates. When the school officer attempted to grab
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It’s About TIME: Ending Subminimum Wages for Workers with Disabilities

Original Article from https://www.huffingtonpost.com/sarah-blahovec/its-about-time-ending-sub_b_7041592.html This year, the United States is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). While the Act signifies improved conditions for persons with disabilities in the United States, we still have so much to do to achieve equality and justice. In fact, it is still legal in the United States for persons with severe disabilities to be paid significantly lower than the minimum wage for their work efforts. The Transitioning to Integrated and Meaningful Employment (TIME) Act, bipartisanlegislation that would phase out this antiquated allowance, was introduced to Congress on January 7th. Sadly, the
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Autism Acceptance Month at Jay Nolan Community Services

Autism Acceptance Month at Jay Nolan Community Services Jay Nolan Community Services celebrates Autism Acceptance Month in order to help everyone empower, support, and accept adults and children on the Autism Spectrum. Mission Hills, CA (PRWEB) April 14, 2015 While each month commemorates health diversity in order to raise awareness, April has come to represent those with Autism. During April, Jay Nolan Community Services actively shows support and acceptance for those with Autism and other developmental disabilities as well as for those family members, friends, and community members. To date, Jay Nolan Community Services has helped over 9,750 people with
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