Get the FACTS about Transition

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We’re excited to see that FACT Oregon is conducting its Transition to Adulthood Virtual Learning Summit on January 29th. Many decisions and new opportunities face students as they engage in this transition along with their families and wider support networks. FACT Oregon, which “helps thousands of families each year navigate raising a child experiencing disability,” focuses annually on this great … Read More

Cognitopia Fosters Independence

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Through Cognitopia’s long-time collaboration with Supporting Living, Learning, andEarning with Autism (SLLEA), we’ve been helping young adults with autism to be moresuccessful in learning how to live on their own, find successful employment, and pursuecollege degrees. This recently-produced video showcases how for one SLLEAparticipant, Cognitopia systematically builds independence and optimizes the efforts ofa key support staff. View this newly-released video … Read More

Celebrating Dr. Margaret Giannini

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We here at Cognitopia mourn the passing of the first director of NIDILRR (formerly NIDRR). Margaret Giannini was a pioneer and champion for people with disabilities well before there was support or acceptance, and long after. In fact, just a week before she died she was lobbying Congress to create a federal holiday for people with disabilities. A true inspiration … Read More

1 in 44 Children Diagnosed with Autism

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According to a recent report from the Centers on Disease Control (CDC) the prevalence of autism is increasing. In the year 2000, 1 in 150 children were diagnosed as having autism. In 2016 that number had risen to 1 in 54. And for the year 2020 2018, it rose yet again to 1 in 44…or about 2.3% of the population of 8-year-old children in … Read More