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When Autism and Faith in God Collide

A few weeks ago, many in the autism community observed "Autism Sunday," also known as the International Day of Prayer for Autism and Asperger Syndrome. The annual event, which takes place during the second week of February, encourages people from all denominations across the globe to pray for those affected by autism spectrum disorders. The [...]

Does James Durbin Really Have Autism?

James Durbin delivered another knockout performance tonight on American Idol, which included a rendition of Judas Priest’s “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming." His vocal range was once again impressive and other than some competition from Casey Abrams and Jacob Lusk, Durbin clearly outshined all of the other male contestants.  As Durbin continues to press forward to [...]

Dead Island Exhibits Dead Morals

It’s no secret that most children with autism are heavily drawn to video games. It provides an outlet for them, develops hand-eye coordination and satisfies their need for stimulatory behavior. I often follow upcoming game releases on behalf of my son, who is an avid Nintendo Wii fan. Today, I came across something very disturbing [...]

Dogs Proven Therapeutic for Children with Autism

As the 135th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show wraps up in New York City, it has been difficult not to reminisce the many, many hours spent with our son watching dog show reruns on Animal Planet over the years. His affinity for animals (dogs in particular), has always been very strong and may have been [...]

Autism Sunday and Autism Twitter Storm on February 13th

The International Day of Prayer for Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome aka "Autism Sunday," will be observed this Sunday, February 13, 2011. The annual event, which was originally started in 2002 by UK residents Ivan and Charika Corea, has since grown into a worldwide phenomena and is observed on the second Sunday in February. Churches of [...]

Why Autism and Why Me?

Over five years ago, when we first received our son’s autism diagnosis, one of the first questions I remember asking myself was, "Why me?" "Was I being punished for something I had previously done?" and "What did we do to be dealt such a painful lot?" It’s reasonable to assume that most parents have posed [...]

When a Child with Autism is Unwelcome at Church

Here is an audio excerpt from a recent broadcast of Wretched Radio, where host Todd Friel describes an unfortunate situation involving a woman who’s son was turned away from several churches because of his autism.  In the clip, Friel laments at how the woman and her child are treated by places where people expect to [...]

Claire Danes Wins Deserving Award for Role in Temple Grandin

Amid the insults and mean-spirited humor from host Ricky Gervais, there were some bright spots during last night’s 68th Annual Golden Globes Awards ceremony.  One of which included actress Claire Danes taking home an award for her portrayal of Temple Grandin in the made-for-HBO movie with the same name.  Danes’ award was for best performance [...]

Choosing the Right School for a High Functioning Child with Autism

With the turn of a new year, many parents are already looking into enrollment options for the fall of 2011, and one of the most common questions parents of children with autism will ask during this process is: “What school is best for my child?” The answer is not an easy one. Each child is [...]

How to Apply for the Wisconsin Early Autism Project (WEAP)

The Wisconsin Early Autism Project, or WEAP for short, is a great resource for residents of Wisconsin and surrounding areas that have children with an autism spectrum disorder.  Under the Wisconsin Early Autism Project, children under the age of 8 who have been diagnosed with ASD are potentially eligible for up to 3 years of [...]

 
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  • * In 1970, Autism affected 1 out of 10,000 children
  • * Autism now affects 1 out of 88 children
  • * Autism affects 1 in 54 boys
  • * 1.7 million Americans have some form of autism
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