The ADA is under attack by the Government

April 19, 2018 0

Nick Hughes Opinion Editor It has been 28 years since the American with disabilities act (ADA) was first put into law. I have been alive for the majority of the life of this act, and

Asperger’s or Autism?

April 14, 2018 1

Nick Hughes Opinion Editor The autism spectrum features many levels. One such level used to be categorized as Asperger’s. Asperger’s originally defined as by the DSM-IV a, “Qualitative impairment in social interaction, as manifested by

Prepare for the Blue Beard

March 29, 2018 0

Nick Hughes Opinion Editor April is a big month for me. The reason that is, is because I have autism, and April is autism awareness month. It is the month that I can bring awareness,

Taking a hard look at autism

September 25, 2017 16

Nick Hughes Opinion Editor I am the opinion editor of the Snapper. I am supposed to have opinions. With the obvious stated, I want to elaborate. As the Opinion Editor, I am supposed to shed

Autism Awareness Month should focus on advocacy, activities

April 19, 2017 0

Nickolas Hughes Opinion Editor “Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication, as well as by unique strengths and differences.”

Hate speech about disabilities still hurts

March 31, 2017 0

Nickolas Hughes Opinion Editor Autism has had a negative connotation added to it that needs to stop. As of late I have heard various people around campus say the phrase, “That is so autistic.” The

Anti-vaccination movement endorsed by De Niro

February 24, 2017 29

Nickolas Hughes Opinion Editor Let me start by disclosing that I am autistic. I have Asperger’s Syndrome, which is now considered to be high functioning autism. Also, I would like to disclose that I am

April's blue light special raises awareness

April 24, 2015 0

Marianne Caesar Features Writer Communities are “going blue” this month as Autism Awareness Month follows its eighth global Autism Awareness Day, held April 2. “Light It Up Blue,” a global initiative in its third year,

Piecing together the puzzle of autism

April 11, 2013 0

Emily Hepner Features Writer Awareness ribbons are one of the strongest ways organizations bring attention to their cause; everyone has seen a pink ribbon to raise awareness about breast cancer. For the month of April,

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