Two thirds of American children with autism on medication

Two thirds of children  diagnosed with autism io the USA are medicated with one or more drug. According to a study published in the Journal of Pediatrics on October 14, a survey of over 60,000 autistic or ASD children claims that 64pc of them are on one or more psychotopic drug. The study states to […]

Ari Ne’eman, First Autistic Presidential Appointee, on Living with Autism, Finding a Cure, and Neurodiversity

Last December, President Obama appointed Ari Ne’eman to the National Council on Disability (NCD), a panel that advises the President and Congress on ways to reform health care, schools, support services, and employment policy to better the lives of people living with disabilities. His nomination was controversial to many in the autism community, due to […]

How Obamacare Affects Families Living With Autism

Love it or hate it, Obamacare is here. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or ObamaCare as it is popularly called is the largest health care expansion since the passage of Medicare in 1965. Americans will now have access to a variety of health care plans via federal and state exchanges. It is too soon […]

Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation Foundation is Crowned Worst Charity in America

The Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation, based in Schererville, Indiana, has been caught spending large sums of cash on for-profit solicitation companies. The foundation was founded in 2007 and is currently run by Michael Slutsky. According to the origination’s website, it strives to educate the public regarding autism and to provide families and community organizations with […]

Manning Apologizes for Leaking Documents: Are Autism Symptoms an Excuse?

Former U.S. Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning apologized for leaking 750,000 secret documents to the WikiLeaks website in the hopes of receiving a lighter sentence for his espionage conviction. “I only wanted to help people, not hurt people,” he said. His sentence will be decided by Col. Denise Lind, the judge for the case, who […]

Utah Provides Free ABA Therapy for Autism through Medicaid’s Pilot Program

The Utah Department of Health issued a notice on their website that parents of an autistic child between the ages of two and six could enroll the child in a pilot program by Medicaid. Referred to as the Utah Medicaid Autism Waiver, this pilot program would treat about three hundred children through Applied Behavior Analysis […]

Families Use Medical Marijuana to Treat Autism

Raising a child with autism is a challenge. There is a wide range of symptoms, and no two children with the disorder are exactly the same. Mainstream medicine offers few solutions, and treatments that work for one child may do nothing for another. Many parents are forced to look for new, unproven treatment options hoping […]

Moms Across America Appeal to Monsanto

The organization Moms Across America is appealing to Hugh Grant, Monsanto board members and staff regarding the use of GMOs and pesticides in foods. In an open letter to the corporation, the organization explains how so many families across the country have seen improvements in their children’s health when foods containing GMOs were eliminated from […]

Staying Legal – Know your Homeschool Laws

It is not unusual for parents, if they can arrange it, to want to homeschool their children. If the family includes children on the autism spectrum, looking into homeschooling could be an option. However, it is important to remain within the legal requirements of where you live. Homeschooling is legal in all 50 states of […]

Advocates and Virginia lawmakers to discuss challenges adults with autism are facing today

Charlottesville, Va. — Autism advocates and lawmakers in Virginia are set to meet Sept. 28 to sit down and discuss the challenges that adults with autism spectrum disorder are facing. The advocates and lawmakers will be meeting in an activity-filled event, which will feature workshops, presentations, and informal networking sessions. Among the presenters in the […]