The Importance of Autism Training for Teachers

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.

2017-06-19T14:54:38+00:00 August 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|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+00:00 July 20th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

How a Simple Comic Shows the Autism Spectrum More Fully

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 oversimplifies a complex medical condition and does not account for the myriad complexities in human brain processing. Autism is a [...]

2017-06-19T14:54:39+00:00 July 13th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Why We Need More Diversity in Autism Research & Resources

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 in the 1940s, but in 2016, it’s high time we find a solution. Autism first came into public consciousness as [...]

2017-06-19T14:54:39+00:00 June 20th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

7 Things Families With Children on the Autism Spectrum Should Know

Upon receiving an autism diagnosis, families face real challenges in providing proper care and support for their children. Parents and family members of autistic children need to be equipped with the proper knowledge to handle these challenges with grace and love. There are many resources available for these families, especially in an age where academic-grade [...]

2017-06-19T14:54:40+00:00 February 29th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments