Each week Thompson Policy Institute rounds up the top 5 articles we found on the web about disability and autism. It’s a fast and digestible way to ensure you are staying up to date with the latest stats, information and research on disability.
The Decline of Play and Rise of Children’s Mental Disorders
Testing for Joy and Grit? Schools Nationwide Push to Measure Students’ Emotional Skills
In an effort to stress non-academic measures of performance in schools, 8 California schools are testing new methods that develop students’ social-emotional capacities. While the exact methodology is being worked out still, its interesting to see this push against the trend of increased standardization in schooling.
When Children With Autism Grow Up
A man recounts his development from a kid who took a job as a post-institutional resident assistant for a summer to someone entrenched in the complexities and sensitivities that come from living with disability.
Scientists Glean Insight On Rare Type Of Autism
Neurodiversity Rewires Conventional Thinking About Brains
Neurodiversity is a term coined by sociologist Judy Singer that aims to shift the perspective people have about conditions like ADHD or autism. There are many positive aspects to the diverse brain functionality that people with these conditions have and neurodiversity changes the lens from which we view these.