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April is National Autism Awareness Month

Every year on April 2 the world observes Autism Awareness Day. The United Nations proposed the day in 2007, and the first Autism Awareness Day was held on April 2, 2008. Today countries all over the recognize the day in various ways. One of the most popular...

A Look at the Top Autism Organizations

This post looks at some of the most notable autism organizations in the world. Over the years the following organizations have supported research efforts, promoted advocacy of issues, and have raised awareness of the disorder. Autism Speaks Autism Speaks was founded...

4 of the Best Autism Blogs

One of the best ways to stay informed on the latest autism news is to follow one of the many blogs that focus on the subject. However, with so many blogs out there, it’s difficult to know where to start. The below list looks at some of the web’s top autism blogs. Not...

Learn More About Autism Spectrum Disorder

According to the organization Autism Speaks, autism spectrum disorders (ASD) “are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors” (Autism Speaks). This post takes a look at the...

4 Books On Autism That Are Worth Reading

Raising a child with autism is very challenging for parents, but it can also be very rewarding. One of the most important aspects of parenting a child with autism is understanding the characteristics of the disorder and the ways that children with autism communicate...

The Importance of an Advocate

The Importance of Hiring an Advocate for Your Special Needs Child By Trevor Marca, Father of two special needs children Though we’d all like to think school districts have the best interests of our children in mind, the unfortunate reality is they are just another...

Two Recent Studies on Autism

Below are the summaries of two recent studies that looked at the brains of people with autism. Both studies expand the scientific community’s knowledge of autism and will eventually help researchers develop better methods for assisting and treating children with...

Tips For Raising A Child With Autism

Raising children has never been easy, and raising a child with autism can be especially difficult. While raising a child with autism does have its difficulties, it’s no less rewarding than raising a child who doesn’t have autism. Below are some strategies that will...

3 Apps To Help Children With Autism Communicate

Technology has improved nearly every aspect of modern life. One of the areas that it has had the biggest impact on is people’s health—especially the health and well being of children with autism. Today 1 in 68 children in America are born with autism (CDC). Many...

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