Nearly half of all children with autism will run away and potentially go missing at least once before their 17th birthday, according to a study by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Of those who run away, what clinicians call "eloping," many will be found dead.
From: Goodmorning America
Published: May 4, 2013
Choosing priorities when your child has Autism
A Canadian couple shed many tears before making the decision to drop off their 19-year-old autistic son at a government agency, feeling they had no other choice. There are simply not enough services for families taking care of adults with autism.
Published: May 1, 2013
A family found an anonymous note from a cowardly neighbor, complaining about their blue Autism Awareness porch light. The letter threatened trouble from the local Home Owners' Association. Find out how the Association responded...
Published: April 30, 2013
Autism Speaks has awarded $225,000 in scholarship funds to a total of 113 camps to allow financially disadvantaged children and young adults with autism to attend camp this summer through the Autism Speaks Baker Summer Camp Program.
If you are interested in applying for a grant to send your child with Autism to one of these camps, refer to this list of the camps who have received the funding.
From: Autism Speaks
Published: April 29, 2013
Read and share these important facts so they are secrets no more!
From: Huffington Post
Published: April 26, 2013
Lawyer and Special Needs Mom, Sheryl Frishman, provides 10 reasons why it is necessary to plan for the future of your child with special needs.
From: Special Needs New York
Published: April 25, 2013
Children with special needs are like everybody else—they have sexual feelings and needs. Unfortunately, their disabilities may also make them particularly vulnerable to predators and exploitation. Paradoxically, often a real problem for children with special needs is the reluctance of parents and teachers to discuss issues that arise concerning sex and relationships. Here are some tips from the experts and James Stanfield for talking about sex and relationships with your children, clients and students that can make "the discussion" easier.
From: James Stanfield
Published: April 24, 2013
Prompts are easy to use in a variety of different circumstances and with a wide range of learner abilities. Find out exactly what they are, how and when to use them, and how effective they can be as teaching tools for people with Autism and other special needs.
From: Friendship Circle Blog
Published: April 22, 2013
Lots of kids like video games, but new research suggests that for those with autism, play can be problematic.
From: Disability Scoop
Published: April 22, 2013