When we replace words like "retard" with others like "peer," "co-worker," or "friend," we all benefit from a more complete and beautiful understanding of what it means to be human. (Huff' Post's article "What's wrong with 'Retard'?
The Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) Planetarium, 118 Lamington Road, Branchburg, will show “The Sky Above,” a special astronomy and music show designed for families with children on the Autism spectrum or those with developmental...
"Talking about children with special needs generally means kids with Down syndrome, cerebral palsy or some kind of mental deficiency. Truth is, the spectrum of special needs is so wide that discussion may include not only many varied conditions, but also the people with them: mental deficiencies, motor deficiencies, learning problems, visual and/or aural weakness, blindness, deafness and even outstanding intelligence, among many others."
Some people with autism have difficulty processing intense, multiple sensory experiences at once. This animation gives the viewer a glimpse into sensory overload, and how often our sensory experiences intertwine in everyday life.