50 Years of Change: Look at the Laws that Protect and Advance People with Autism
In the past five decades, significant progress has been made in safeguarding and promoting the rights of individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. Explore the legislation that has expanded their opportunities to obtain healthcare, education, employment and housing.
While individuals with autism and other disabilities now enjoy more extensive rights and protections than ever, there remains a substantial amount of progress to be made in building a truly inclusive society. Learn about the policies that impact the lives of children, youth and adults with autism.
What’s in a Name? The History of Autism Spectrum Disorder
Explore the evolving terminology associated with autism, including the origins of the term “autism spectrum disorder” (ASD), dating back over a century.
Language serves as our primary tool for communication and understanding. The use of inclusive language when referring to individuals within diverse communities reflects our respect and comprehension of those communities.
When it comes to communicating with individuals in the autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and Intellectual Development Disabilities (IDDs) communities, making sure we prioritize people’s preferences should be our main focus. It’s essential to recognize that there’s no one-size-fits-all language when talking about autism and IDDs.
In the News
Catalight continues to be at the forefront of transformative change in the realm of neurodiversity and family support. We are proud to share our recent efforts have gained recognition in the media. Here are three noteworthy articles highlighting our organization’s impact on families:
Behavioral Health News
Autism Spectrum News