22 Jul AcceliBEAT Weekly Round Up 7/18-7/23: Caretaker Helping Man with Autism Shot by PoliceJuly 22, 2016
This week, the surge of police violence that has shaken the nation touched the disability community when an unarmed caretaker of a man with autism was shot. Autism has also been in the headlines for other reasons. Apple came under fire for depicting a debunked communication method in a video about assistive technology for individuals with autism. As Pokémon Go takes the nation by storm, many are considering its value to individuals with autism. This news and more in this week’s AcceliBEAT!
A Battle Over a Controversial Method for Autism Communication
A technique that claims to help people with the condition express themselves with the help of a “facilitator” was scientifically disproven in the ’90s—so why hasn’t it disappeared?
Caretaker Helping Man with Autism Shot by Police
MIAMI — When a 23-year-old man with autism carrying a toy truck wandered from a mental health center out into the street Monday, a worker there named Charles Kinsey went to retrieve him.
A Persistent Divide: New Federal Data Explore Education Disparities
A deep gulf between the educational experiences of traditionally disadvantaged student groups and their peers on a broad range of indicators persists in U.S. public schools, according to new federal data.
How Pokémon Go May Actually Be Helping Kids with Autsim
If you’ve been following coverage of Pokémon Go, you may have seen claims that the game is having a beneficial impact on kids with autism spectrum disorders, or ASD.
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