Total Reponses: 21
1. I am a: Adult with ASD (5%); Parent of Individual with ASD (95%)
2. What is your most important publicly funded financial resource?: Food stamps (0%); Medicaid (23.5%); Section 8 Housing (0%); SSDI (0%); SSI (17.6%); No public support used (58.8%).
3. What is your most important private financial resource?: Earned income (60%); Family savings (20%); Inheritance (0%); Life insurance benefits (0%); Private health insurance (20%).
4. Has your family member with autism applied for SSI benefits?: Yes (47.6%); No (52.4%).
5. If so, did he or she qualify?: Yes (60%); No (40%).
6. If "yes," was the initial application rejected by the SSA? Yes (42.9%); No (57.1%).
7. Are you on a waiting list for public services?: Yes (20%); No (80%).
Total Responses: 56
1. I am a: Student with ASD (8.9%); Parent of a student with ASD (91.1%)
2. I/My child attends: A public school (87.5%); A nonpublic special education school (3.6%); A private school with some special education services (3.6%); A private school with no special education services (1.8%); Other (3.6%)
3. How useful is the information the school gives you about the academic growth of yourself/your child?: Extremely useful (7.3%); Very useful (14.5%); Moderately useful (25.5%); Slightly useful (20.0%); Not at all useful: (32.7%)
4. How regularly do you/your child get the help they need from the staff at the school?: Extremely regularly (10.7%); Very regularly (25.0%); Moderately regularly (26.8%); Slightly regularly (23.2%); Not at all regularly (14.3%)
5. I/My child has an: IEP (96.3%); 504 Plan (3.7%)
6. How well does the school consider the individual needs of the students?: Extremely well (14.3%); Very well (14.3%); Moderately well (30.4%); Slightly well (23.3%); Not at all well (17.9%)
7. If you/your child has an IEP or 504 Plan, how satisfied with the review process are you?: Extremely satisfied (10.7%); Very satisfied (17.9%); Moderately satisfied (30.4%); Slightly satisfied (14.3%); Not at all satisfied (26.8%)
8. How well does the school support you/your child's social development?: Extremely well (5.4%); Very well (16.1%); Moderately well (23.2%); Slightly well (21.4%): Not at all well (33.9%)
9. How high are the expectations for students at the school?: Extremely high (16.1%); Very high (17.9%); Moderately high (23.2%); Slightly high (16.1%); Not at all high (26.8%)
10. How appropriate are the discipline practices at the school?: Extremely appropriate (5.5%); Very appropriate (21.8%); Moderately appropriate (36.4%); Slightly appropriate (20.0%); Not at all appropriate (16.4%)
11. How safe do you/your child feel at the school?: Extremely safe (14.3%); Very safe (35.7%); Moderately safe (19.6%); Slightly safe (23.3%); Not at all safe (7.1%)
12. Overall, how satisfied are you with the quality of instruction at the school? Extremely satisfied (16.1%); Moderately satisfied (21.4%); Slightly satisfied (14.3%); Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied (7.1%); Slightly dissatisfied (10.7%); Moderately dissatisfied (7.1%); Extremely dissatisfied (23.2%)
Being a self-advocate in the autism community for the past several years has definitely had a few perks here and there.
Last night I had a dream that found me raging through my childhood home. For some reason, I was very angry with my family.
Every day I live with and struggle to compensate for my autism.
“I don’t think it’s safe to go,” I texted my sitter. “Let me call the office.”
I attended a focus group this week. A new venture is being developed with the intent of providing a unique six to nine-month internship experience for young adults with disabilities.
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