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YAP South Carolina Autism Conference

YAP South Carolina Autism Conference

  • 5/6/2013 4:16:00 AM
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Note from Southeast President and Deputy CEO Dorienne SilvaOn April 24, 2013 Youth Advocate Program celebrated Autism Acceptance month through hosting the conference "Rethinking Autism" in Greenville, South Carolina.  Parents, teachers, self-advocates, human service professionals and local police explored new and positive ways of living and working together with autism by celebrating neuro-diversity. Our presenters raised the bar of expectations rather than focus on limitations caused by au...
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Advocating for PA Families

  • 5/2/2013 10:28:00 AM
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YAP's newly released paper "Preserving Resources for Pennsylvania's Families with Children with Behavioral Health Challenges" highlights how Pennsylvania's behavioral health rehabilitation services (BHRS) are critical for families who need support for children with behavioral health challenges and how the threat of more budgetary cuts will devastate them. "BHRS strengthens families. With support, families can stay together; both parents are more likely to be able to work; placement in a more res...
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YAP Presents

YAP Presents "Rethinking Autism"

  • 11/28/2012 10:07:00 AM
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On April 24, 2013, YAP will present a state-of-the art conference titled "Rethinking Autism" in Greenville, SC.  The day-long event includes sessions that will guide attendees to explore new and positive ways of living and working with autism and appreciating neurodiversity. Attendees will acquire a powerful new lens through which to view the experience of autism, and practical suggestions about how to provide effective, respectful accommodations and supports.
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