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Top iPad Apps for Children with Autism

For families of children with autism, we know all too well the challenge of communication between us and the child. Autism affects both receptive and expressive communication skills and can often leave everyone frustrated at the inability to convey a simple request. But Apple has unwittingly revolutionized the autism world with the technology of the [...]

Autism and Academics: What Every Parent Needs to Know

Any parent with a school-aged child knows that both classroom issues and homework can often be overwhelming for students. And no one knows that better than the parents of a child with autism. Not only do autistic students have an academic curriculum, but they have a social curriculum which is every bit as demanding and [...]

Autism Training Essential for School Bus Drivers

Earlier this month, we wrote about an upsetting incident involving the arrest of a girl with special needs on a school bus.  The officer in the incident, Deputy Mark Perrin, was fired as a result of his actions: One of the pressing questions that has yet to be asked in that case is, "Where was [...]

Using Television as a Teaching Tool

One of the first guilt trips given to parents of newly diagnosed autistic children is the "too much television" bullet. Let’s get the timeline correct. Your child had autism before he started watching TV and it is no more responsible then vaccines, which just dropped out of first place. Kids like to watch television. Use [...]

The Real Cause of Autism

Disclaimer.  This is a theory and involves a culmination of extensive research, consultations, personal experience and logic. I urge everyone to do their own homework so that another Dr. Wakefield incident is not replicated. Globally, autism is on the rise and has been since the 1960′s. Granted, the newest screening techniques and awareness have made [...]

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 [...]

Qualifying for the McKay Scholarship for Autism

If you are a Florida resident, the single best resource for your child with autism is the McKay Scholarship Program.  Essentially, the McKay Scholarship provides state funding so you can choose the school (private or public) that best suits your child’s needs.  Depending on the award amount (which is based on your child’s IEP), tuition [...]

 
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Did You Know?

  • * 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
  • * 4 out of 5 autistic children are boys

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    Once again, our nation has been rocked by another young adult conducting a murderous rampage that ends multiple lives, including his own. My heart sank when the shooter in the latest tragedy, Elliot Roger, was identified as having Asperger’s Syndrome (AS). Barely past Sandy Hook with Adam Lanza, and now this.  Even with some news […]
 

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