Public Schools Can Help Close the Ethnicity-Autism Gap

By Mark Claypool & John McLaughlin March 08, 2018 It’s official: As of February 27, the U.S. Department of Education is proposing a two-year delay on implementing an Obama-era rule that identifies significant disproportionality by racial or ethnic status in the administration of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Currently, the rule is slated View More

9 Things Teachers Wish You Knew About Learning Disabilities

There are many types of learning disabilities When you hear about learning disabilities, you probably think of school children having trouble with reading, writing, or math—and that might mean dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia respectively. But learning disabilities are neurological processing problems that take many forms. They can be manifested in hearing (auditory processing disorder), speaking (language processing View More

Pre-K Learning Support: Getting Help for Very Young Children

It can be hard to be a parent – especially of young children.  I remember worrying over my two girls – are they developing properly?  What can I do make sure I give them the best chances possible in life?  Mark K. Claypool and John M. McLaughlin are CEO and Director of Research and Analytics View More

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Autism Speaks Columbus Walk

Join Early Autism Project in supporting Autism Speaks Columbus Walk on September 16. Help them reach their fundraising goal of $68,000. Our strength as a community is powered by love and built on the commitment of individuals like you. Start a team, join a team or come on your own. Walk and fundraise together to View More


N.E. Columbia: Parent Support Group

The Columbia N.E. Clinic will host a parent support group on August 19 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. EST. Please RSVP to for childcare.


Rock Hill: Sib Shop

Sibshops are a safe and fun place where brothers and sisters of children with autism can meet and get to know one another. They allow siblings to share both the joys and challenges of having a brother or sister with autism through discussion and play. Siblings range from ages 4 to 10, and can expect View More

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