Name Change Announcement

indexThe ICAA announces its name change to the Council for Autism and Neurodiversity (CAN). The new name more accurately reflects the mission, focus, and efforts for the organization, and its vision. We are proud to announce this change. The organization was founded as the International Coalition for Autism and All Abilities (ICAA) in an inspiring effort to help fill the void of practical supports, services, education, and advocacy for autistic individuals as well as individuals and families with all different abilities. The ICAA had an ambitious and noble desire to help improve systems across the community related to accessibility, education, safety, and community supports, while also helping to provide more direct support to these under–served groups. Continue reading

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Mind the Gap in Education

tools for schoolsWe are close to our goal for the 2014–2015 School supply drive! The Mind the Gap in Education program is dedicated to helping make a difference in schools for all students, with all different abilities. Part of the program is our annual school supply and donation drive. This year, donations to the annual school supply drive will be sent to schools and classrooms throughout the St. Louis and surrounding metro areas. Continue reading

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Education Equity Matters

Cokethea Hill, one of the speakers at this year's regional TASH event.

Cokethea Hill, one of the speakers at this year’s regional TASH event.

Education Equity Matters will be a one day conference at the University of Missouri–St. Louis on August 1. This is a regional TASH conference which will focus on evidence based practices in education for students with disabilities in inclusive settings.  For more details about this conference, see the flyer here: ST LOUIS CONFERENCE FLYER

There is a list of speakers for this year’s event, including Cokethea Hill, Graduate Research Assistant, SWIFT Center, Beach Center on Disability, University of Kansas. Professor Tim Lewis of University of Missouri–St. Louis will also speak. For additional registration, schedule, parking and accessibility details, click here.

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