Autism Speaks Announces the Ten Best Cities for Autism

As part of Autism Awareness Month, Autism Speaks has released its findings from an online survey identifying the most livable cities for autism. These cities were recognized by respondents for best availability of services and resources, including educational, recreational and medical offerings. The cities, in no particular order are New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Cleveland, [...]

Autism and IEPs: When Knowledge is Power

It’s that time of year again when parents will meet with their school districts and write their Individualized Education Programs or IEPs. These are mandated by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and outline the individual educational needs for each child with special needs. My close friend, who has her Masters in Education once [...]

Mary Poppins and a Mother’s Welcome Guide to Autism

The “Mary Poppins” approach of teaching through play, while being highly animated and visual  is the KEY to curing a child’s autism. “Cure” in the sense that a functional, happy life, complete with a driver’s license, complex relationships, a career and a family of their own is possible. Will they always be quirky? I do [...]

New Law in Missouri Provides Autism Insurance to Families

Several years ago, Autism Key published a rather subjective list of states we thought, at the time, provided the best autism resources, support, and services.  Missouri was one of the states that made our list and soon after it was published, we received plenty of negative feedback from residents of the state contesting our choice, [...]

 
 
 

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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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