Disabled, Alone and Homeless

As housing prices soar and inflation reaches historic levels, conversations about affordable housing and the risk of homelessness abound.  However those conversations often overlook the ever present threat and alarming number of people with special needs and disabilities who become homeless every year.  While some disabled people are able

Will My Non-Verbal Autistic Child Ever Speak?

Almost every parent of a nonverbal autistc child has asked the question, “will my child ever speak?”  As they progress and develop while continuing not to speak, they often wonder if it will ever be possible for them to achieve scholastically or even graduate high school.   Many parents

Maltreatment and ASD; Autism Abuse

Maltreatment and ASD What Is Child Maltreatment? According to the CDC, child maltreatment “includes all types of abuse and neglect of a child under the age of 18 by a parent, caregiver, or another person in a custodial role.” This includes all four types of abuse: Physical abuse Sexual

Filling the Gap: The Need for Improved Access to Autism Services

Autism Statistics and Trends Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is a serious developmental disorder that, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), affects about 1 in 100 children. The symptoms of autism are often lifelong, so these children will require healthcare and support throughout their lives. However, this

Long-Term Housing for Adults With Autism

Adult Autism Autism, also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is defined by the WHO as “a diverse group of conditions” marked by “some degree of difficulty with social interaction and communication,” as well as “atypical patterns of activities and behaviors.” The CDC estimates that there are 5,437,988 adults


What is Equine Assisted Therapy?

What is Equine Assisted Therapy? Did you know that owning or spending considerable amounts of time with animals can actually lead to less stress and a longer lifetime? While spending time with animals can be highly satisfying for everyone, it can be even more powerful for those dealing with


How Equine-Assisted Therapy Works :

For many years, the use of animals in everything from physical therapy to assisting with developmental disabilities has produced remarkable results. Animals with the capacity for empathy can sense threats within a person, and that can provide a calming influence. While many animals can provide this, horses have shown