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Can Anyone Contribute to the Henson Trust?

Set up correctly, a Henson Trust would be preferably set up on the passing of the parents and would therefore enjoy a marginal tax rate thereby offering tax relief in most cases. We must watch for anything that could jeopardize that status.

4 tips to transition back to school for children with autism

Going back to school can be extra stressful for children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). People with ASD often have greater difficulty with transitions. This may be due to a greater need for predictability and routine, challenges in understanding what is coming next, or difficulty when a pattern of behavior is disrupted.

The 3Spheres™ Project

We have worked with JDQ for the last several months to develop an affordable, collaborative service robot that could help staff provide superior supports to individuals with disabilities.

DDA Annual Report 2014-2015

Our Strategic Plan for 2013-2015 included: Building our brand awareness and improving communications Board and…