This portal aims to provide information for and about people with disabilities, their families, and the people who work with them across the lifespan. This portal covers a range of disability-related topics including general information, resources, and toolkits.
Access Tourism New Zealand
- Access Tourism NZ provides news and views about tourism, travel, and leisure that is accessible to people with disabilities, seniors, and Baby Boomers who will experience increasing disability as they age. This blog was developed by Sandra Rhodda, director of Access Tourism New Zealand, and Research Programme leader of Access Tourism.
Autismo Y Empatia
- En este blog se intenta disipar mitos que por mucho tiempo existen sobre las personas en el espectro del autismo y la empatía. Encontrarán artículos escritos tanto por personas con autismo como de familiares amigos y profesionales, y otras personas que conocen que las personas con autismo pueden y sienten profunda empatía.
Note that this is a Spanish sister site for the English site at http://www.autismandempathy.com/ which shares the same purpose of undoing the mistaken idea that autistic people necessarily lack empathy.
Scripted Language and Authencity
- Author Beverly Harp draws upon her own personal experience with linguistic processing disorder to explain why some Autistic people may appear to fluctuate widely in their speaking ability from one day to the next. What may sound like fluency in speech may sometimes be a script that an autistic person has memorized and uses as a way to work around linguistic processing difficulties.