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.


  • 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 - Cleaning Dishes

    July 20, 2022

  • Personal Daily Living - Vacuuming

    July 13, 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

  • THE ABILITY TO MATTER

    June 7, 2021