House committee will consider government's role in autism
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will meet Thursday to consider a federal response to the increase in the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders and assess allocation of resources, research and treatment options. The advocacy group Autism Speaks called the hearing a "much-needed" step, but self-advocates complained they are being excluded from participating. Disability Scoop
Study adds to doubts about sensory-integration therapy
Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin say sensory-integration therapy shows little to no benefits for children with autism spectrum disorders. They reviewed 25 studies on the therapy and found most studies showed no evidence that the therapy reduced sensitivity to stimuli. Disability Scoop
Join us for #GivingTuesday!
Today, UCP is participating in the first annual #GivingTuesday -- a day to encourage philanthropic efforts during the holiday season. Similar to the well-known Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping days, Giving Tuesday seeks to bring individuals, nonprofits and businesses together for a national day of giving. Find out more and be sure to continue the celebration with us by checking out the Huffington Post's Giving Tuesday series this Thursday, Nov. 29, for a story from our CEO!
World Cerebral Palsy Day contest winners announced
United Cerebral Palsy has announced the winning ideas for the World Cerebral Palsy Day "Change my world in 1 minute" contest, which challenged people to submit ideas that could help improve mobility, independence, accessibility, communication or social connections for people living with cerebral palsy. Nearly 500 ideas were submitted, and more than 5,800 people voted for their favorites. Check out the winning ideas and stay tuned as we work to bring them to life!
United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) educates, advocates and provides support services to
ensure a life without limits for people with a spectrum of disabilities. Together
with nearly 100 affiliates, UCP has a mission to advance the independence,
productivity and full citizenship of people disabilities by supporting more than
176,000 children and adults every day—one person at a time, one family at a time.
UCP works to enact real change—to revolutionize care, raise standards of living
and create opportunities—impacting the lives of millions living with disabilities.
For more than 60 years, UCP has worked to ensure the inclusion of individuals with
disabilities in every facet of society. Together, with parents and caregivers,
UCP will continue to push for the social, legal and technological changes that
increase accessibility and independence, allowing people with disabilities to
dream their own dreams, for the next 60 years, and beyond. For more information,
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