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“Putting It All Together” for Your Child with Autism: Amy Hess, ATN site coordinator at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and Lisa Goring, Autism Speaks vice president of Family Services, discuss key points for successfully orchestrating family-centered care and coordinating care across providers. Hess and Goring both have children on the autism spectrum.

 

“Liberty, taking the word in its concrete sense, consists in the ability to choose."
--Simone Weil

This year we will have the ability to choose who will serve as our President and who will represent us in Congress. The result of those choices could have profound effect on how we address our nation’s autism crisis. As we prepare to celebrate our nation’s 236th birthday, be thankful for your right to choose through the ballot box.

This is a post by Dr. Scott Standifer, a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Disability Policy & Studies office (DPS) at the University of Missouri. He is the author of Adult Autism & Employment: A guide for vocational rehabilitation professionals, and the organizer of the Autism Works National Conference, March 6 & 7, 2012 in St.