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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 [...]

Consequences of Autism Denial Can Be Far Reaching

One of the most harmful things a parent can do when they suspect their child has autism or any other developmental disability is to ignore the problem. Studies and supporting evidence have consistently shown that early intervention is a critical factor in a child’s ability to mainstream themselves into schools and society later in life.  [...]

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 [...]

Another Day, Another Cause of Autism

Every so often, a new "study" will be conducted, with results claiming to establish a  new potential link to autism.  The latest installment of these never ending theories comes from a California study claiming that spacing babies too closely causes autism.  Although the findings are admitted to be preliminary by the researchers, this is just [...]

Autism and Seizures: Are They Connected?

There has always been a strong association between autism and seizures.  In fact, it is estimated that 25% of those diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder will suffer at least one seizure before the onset of puberty.  Additionally, according to the medical article entitled “Autism and epilepsy: Cause, consequence, comorbidity, or coincidence,” epilepsy will be [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Autism Walk Planned in Chicago

2011 Walk for Autism Coming to Chicago in May Chicago Walk Now for Autism Speaks Sunday, May 21, 2011 Soldier Field  1410 S Museum Campus Dr  Chicago, IL 60605  Registration Begins at 8:00 a.m. Opening Ceremonies: 10:00 a.m. Walk Begins at 10:30 a.m. For more info, visit http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org or call 224-567-8573

Raun Kaufman’s Autism Recovery Story

Below is the audio to an interview we recorded with Raun Kaufman a few years ago.  Raun is the CEO of the Autism Treatment Center of America. Raun’s story is quite remarkable.  At an early age, he was diagnosed with severe autism, along with a tested IQ of 30.  Despite a bleak prognosis, Raun’s parents [...]

iPad Assists Those With Autism and Other Special Needs

It’s common knowledge that computers and technology can greatly assist children with autism in a wide range of areas.  From video modeling to computer-based learning to e-learning, there are a wide variety of technological resources for kids on the autism spectrum.  Now, with last year’s release of the Apple iPad, technology and autism have been [...]

 
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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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