Back to school time is always an exciting time of year! The new school year lies ahead, full of promise and possibility. Many families start early to prepare their family member with autism for the new school year. Meeting a new teacher before the first day of school, going on the bus route in advance are practical steps that can make all the difference when it comes to easing the transition back to school. We want to hear from families including students, teachers, siblings, about what you did to make the transition go as smooth as possible.
This blog post was written by Alexandra Lewisohn and Maressa Criscito, the co-founders of the Autism Speaks U Chapter at the University of Michigan. Their Autism Speaks U chapter is dedicated to raising awareness and funds on campus and in the community. To get involved in our college program, visit www.autismspeaks.org/U.
Row over Flintshire autism unit closure plan (UK)
A psychology professor has accused council officers of presenting inaccurate information to justify closing a unit for autistic children. Read more.
In 2006, The Combating Autism Act authorizing nearly $1 Billion was passed into law. Funding allocated and other provisions within that law will come to an end unless the bill is reauthorized before September 30th. Our community has $693 Million of dedicated autism research funding over the next three years at stake. We cannot lose the momentum we have gained since 2006.
New mobile app to give people with autism a voice (Ireland)
Lisa Domican has created an app that aims to revolutionise how people with autism communicate with others based on the principle of picture exchange communication. Read more.
This is a blog post by Hamid Parvizian. His cousin Cameron has autism.
Here is the transcript of the LIVE Facebook Q & A with Areva Martin.
About Areva Martin
Areva Martin is a nationally recognized legal authority and expert on autism who has been featured on many radio and talk shows. She is the author of the Amazon Bestselling book,The Everyday Advocate: Standing Up for Your Child with Autism and Other Special Needs.