A new law in England just mandated that every new teacher undergo autism training before entering classrooms. This important initiative will mean that by September 2018, teachers there will be better equipped with techniques geared at helping students on the spectrum learn effectively and thrive in school.
For years, autism activists have been working with state legislatures to require insurance companies to provide covered care for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and other autism treatments. Big strides were made with Obamacare, with 29 [...]
The autism spectrum has typically been visually represented as a linear progression, with “not autistic” on one end, and “very autistic” on the other. The problem with this understanding of the spectrum is that it [...]
Autism Spectrum Disorder is increasing every year among global populations. In fact,according to the CDC, there has been a 119% increase in the occurrence of autism from 2000-2010. The CDC has also found that 1 [...]
For years, autism has gone largely undiagnosed or mistreated amongst the black community, as research and funding has been geared toward white, affluent communities. This has been a problem since autism came into public consciousness [...]
There are many advances in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) research, but one in particular showing great promise is the field of animal therapy. It is an alternative therapy that uses dogs, horses, [...]