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Ability Matters Blog

Ability Matters’ blog is written by Amy Price. Amy is the parent of an adult with autism and has made her career serving individuals with autism for the last twenty years.  While pursuing her Master’s in Library and Information Sciences from Kent State University, she was able to obtain federal funding to explore the use of ebooks on iPads with students with autism and publish her findings.  Through her publications, presentations, and tutorials; she hopes to motivate others to see the possibilities that innovative programming can bring to the quality of life for those with autism.  This blog hopes to impart a road map that will inspire others to develop outstanding programming for this underserved population.  Going beyond personal experience and exploring the details of what makes this programming successful across the spectrum, we hope to pave the way for others to understand how and why individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities have the Ability to Matter in our world.

“Some of our greatest blessings call us grandma and grandpa” – Unknown

March 29, 2023

"Hard times don't create heroes. It is during the hard times when the 'hero' wi…

March 22, 2023

You Bet Your Life

March 15, 2023

Sibling Heroes

March 8, 2023

"Fake news is cheap to produce. Genuine journalism is expensive." Toomas Hendr…

Feb. 15, 2023

“I cried because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet.” -unknown

Feb. 8, 2023

"Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional." —Buddhist Proverb

Feb. 1, 2023

"What is research but a blind date with knowledge?" -Will Harvey

Jan. 25, 2023

"Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them." - Albert Einstein

Jan. 18, 2023

“Nature is cruel, but we don't have to be." -Temple Grandin

Jan. 11, 2023

Keeping the Faith in Humanity

Jan. 4, 2023

"Do small things, with great love." – Mother Teresa

Dec. 28, 2022

Welcome to Holland – Emily Kerl Kingsley

Dec. 21, 2022

Wellness, even at the holidays!

Dec. 14, 2022

"The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing." Stephen Covey

Dec. 7, 2022

Goodwill Toward Men

Nov. 30, 2022

Giving Thanks!

Nov. 23, 2022

Life is not a Hallmark movie.

Nov. 16, 2022

The Holiday Season is Here!

Nov. 9, 2022

Got Empathy?

Oct. 26, 2022

Social Support Research

Oct. 19, 2022

Seeking Sensory Activities

Oct. 12, 2022

"Diversity is the mix. Inclusion is making the mix work." -Andres Tapia

Oct. 5, 2022

Staff Retention through Behavior Support

Sept. 28, 2022

"The only constant in life is change" - Heraclitus

Sept. 21, 2022

Social Stories

Sept. 14, 2022

Ohio's behavioral management secret - OCALI

Sept. 7, 2022

"Just because you don't understand it doesn't mean it is nonsense." -Lemony Sni…

Aug. 31, 2022

Behavior Management is not "one size fits all"

Aug. 24, 2022

Personal Daily Living - Self-Advocacy

Aug. 17, 2022

Personal Daily Living - Hygiene

Aug. 10, 2022

Personal Daily Living - Laundry

Aug. 3, 2022

Personal Daily Living - Cleaning the Bathroom

July 27, 2022

Personal Daily Living - Vacuuming

July 13, 2022

Personal Daily Living - Cleaning Dishes

July 20, 2022

Personal Daily Living

July 6, 2022

More Family and Spiritual Activities - Everyone needs a holiday!

June 29, 2022

Family and Spiritual Activities

June 22, 2022

Even More Finance Activities

June 15, 2022

More Finance Activities

June 8, 2022

Financial - Special Needs = Special Finances

June 1, 2022

Social and Recreational - Vacations and Travel

May 25, 2022

Social and Recreational - Day Trips

May 18, 2022

Social and Recreational - Festivals

May 11, 2022

Social and Recreational - Farmer's Markets

May 4, 2022

Even More Social and Recreational Activities

April 27, 2022

More Social and Recreational Activities

April 20, 2022

Social and Recreational Activities

April 13, 2022

Paid Employment Activities

April 7, 2022

Volunteering (Unpaid Employment) Activities

March 30, 2022

Nutrition Activities

March 23, 2022

Chocolate comes from cocoa, which is a tree. That makes it a plant. Chocolate …

March 16, 2022

Even More Outdoor Fitness

March 9, 2022

More Outdoor Fitness

Feb. 16, 2022

Outdoor Fitness Activities

Feb. 9, 2022

More Indoor Fitness Activities

Feb. 2, 2022

Health and Wellness Activities

Jan. 26, 2022

Day 1: This’ll be fantastic. I get to stay inside and eat toast on a paper towe…

Jan. 19, 2022

“You don't have to control your thoughts. You have to stop letting them control…

Jan. 12, 2022

Why do they call it the "novel" coronavirus? It’s a long story…

Jan. 5, 2022

Thank You!

Dec. 29, 2021

Breaking it Down

Dec. 22, 2021

Look at Me, Adulting and Stuff

Dec. 15, 2021

Personal Daily Living

Dec. 8, 2021

"This right to believe or not to believe is core to who we are as humans." - Sa…

Dec. 1, 2021

Advocating for the Individual in Family Relationships

Nov. 24, 2021

Family - the Ties that Bind… and Gag! – Erma Bombeck

Nov. 17, 2021

Extreme Parenting

Nov. 10, 2021

“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” – Confucius

Nov. 3, 2021

The CAN'Ts Add Up Quickly

Oct. 27, 2021

“It’s not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor…

Oct. 20, 2021

The Devil is in the Details

Oct. 13, 2021

How far can you go?

Oct. 6, 2021

To Travel is to Live. -Hans Christian Andersen

Sept. 30, 2021

Day Trippin'

Sept. 22, 2021

Reading the Room

Sept. 13, 2021

Recreation Brings People Together

Aug. 30, 2021

The Ability to Matter at Work

Aug. 16, 2021

The Social Work Relationship

Aug. 30, 2021

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. - Confucius

Aug. 9, 2021

You Are What You Eat

Aug. 2, 2021

Oh, the Places You’ll Go! – Dr. Seuss

July 26, 2021

The Tsunami

July 12, 2021

We Like to Move It! Move It!

July 19, 2021

You Get What You Pay For

July 5, 2021

Don't Build It Or Buy It….Staff It

June 28, 2021

Balance Is Not Just A Motor Skill

June 21, 2021

If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. - Afri…

June 14, 2021


June 7, 2021