How Shakespearean Therapy Helps Kids with Autism

It’s no surprise that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have unique needs, and there are now many therapeutic approaches and methods to help these children learn social skills. Since many children with ASD struggle with maintaining eye contact, recognizing emotions, and taking turns speaking, they may need to work with a mentor or teacher [...]

2017-06-19T14:54:38+00:00November 18th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

UnitedHealthcare & Autism Spectrum Coverage: A New Precedent

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 states in the Health Insurance Marketplace now covering ABA as an Essential Health Benefit. This allows residents of 29 states [...]

2017-06-19T14:54:38+00:00July 20th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Becoming Aware of Autism: At Work & in Communities

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 in 68 children were on the spectrum in 2012. While this rising prevalence of ASD is partly because of diagnosis [...]

2017-06-19T14:54:39+00:00June 28th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

The Positive Impact of Hiring Autistic Individuals

There’s a terrific internet advertisement making the rounds on social media these days. The video begins with the actor Idris Elba asking adults, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Each person Elba asks is noticeably flustered or amused. They don’t know how to answer a question that’s most often posed to [...]

2017-06-19T14:54:39+00:00June 8th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

6 Pioneers in Autism Research and Care

Modern medical science has only recently begun to scratch the surface when it comes to understanding autism and other developmental disabilities. Though in name “autism” is roughly a century old, it has only been understood as a diagnosable, genetic disability since the 1970s. Given this timeline, many of the pioneers in autism care and research [...]

2017-06-19T14:54:39+00:00April 19th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments