Girl Autism

Studies have consistently shown that when verbal girls with ASD (who often present as higher-functioning) seek professional help, their symptoms are often played down, misinterpreted, or misdiagnosed with a variety of other disorders (e.g., anxiety, mood disorders, disruptive behaviors). Therefore, there is a real risk that females with ASD will not get the help or […]

School Districts

School districts have specific responsibilities related to the provision of a “free appropriate public education” (FAPE) to school-aged individuals with disabilities under Section 504 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). In CA, special education services from the school district may begin as early as child’s birth and can continue until the student reaches […]

Regional Centers

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) at is the agency through which the state of California (CA) provides various services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities. More intensive services are provided through three state-operated Developmental Centers (DC’s), which are licensed as general acute care hospitals and intermediate care facilities. In addition, services are […]