Press Release – Aspergers Duo Creates Entertaining, Educational Webisodes for Autistic Kids and their Peers

Kayle Concepts announces their innovative ‘Bluebee TeeVee’ autism education initiative in partnership with Geek Club Books autism storytelling nonprofit and QSAC (Quality Services for the Autism Community). NEW YORK – Schools are entering into the era of the inclusion model, where all students—even those with disabilities—learn and participate in the classroom together. And yet, there […]

Autism Academy for Education & Development provides special education for individuals with autism in Phoenix area

Phoenix — In many places, finding a school that fits the needs of a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) still remains a challenge. Public schools are often still not properly equipped with the tools necessary to help educate individuals on the spectrum, and special education teachers are often hard to find. But the Autism […]

House of Blooms Gives Students with Special-Needs Job Training

The holidays are here, and the students enrolled in the transition program at Lincoln-Way East High School in Frankfort, Illinois are working hard. They started growing poinsettias from rooted cuttings back in August. The students were involved in all aspects of cultivating and raising the plants, along with other activities integral to running a small […]

New autism school for South Australia set to open in 2015

South Australia – There is no school for children diagnosed with autism in South Australia, but plans set in motion this week aim to provide one for the state by 2015. The school which plans to house 45 fee paying pupils will give parents in the state more choice for their children, and is expected […]

G.R.O.W.E.R.S. Inc. Offers Training, Employment, to Adults with Disabilities

G.R.O.W.E.R.S., Inc. is a horticultural center in Wallingford, Connecticut, that provides education, employment opportunities, and therapy for adults with physical and developmental disabilities. Their name stands for Growing Real Opportunities With Education Relationships and Stability.They are committed to providing services to individuals with a wide spectrum of needs through social learning experiences using community interaction […]

Vermont Puppet theatre educates children about autism awareness

Bennington, Vermont – An autism awareness scheme in Vermont schools is using a puppet theatre to educate children about the condition. The not-for-profit organisation based in Burlington, present their “friend 2 friend” show in local schools. The workshops are funded by the agency of education to help younger children understand differences between themselves and their […]

Sexuality and children with ASD, understanding appropriate behavior

Learning to understand and correct inappropriate behavior early in the life of a child with autism will increase their confidence and ability in finding and sustaining an intimate relationship later on. To be effective in correcting what is generally received as inappropriate behavior (out of place, crossing personal boundaries, causing shock, alarm, or social awkwardness), […]

Pros and Cons of Hiring an Advocate

Any parent of a child with special-needs knows that working with the school system can be stressful. Some school districts are more willing than others to make accommodations, and many parents simply do not have the time or energy to research the laws or fight for their rights. Special education lawyers are expensive, and bringing […]

Sexuality and Children with ASD

As children grow, they will experience changes in their bodies, and along with these normal physical changes, children will begin to feel sexual desire and curiosity about their sexuality. This process of evolving from a child into a young man or a young woman happens whether or not a child has autism. Children with autism […]

What is Autism Advocacy?

The the main categories of autism advocates. It’s a word anybody who is familiar with the autism community has heard – advocacy. It seems as though everybody is an advocate for autism. Some are advocating for better services, and for laws aimed to help families and fund research. Others are advocating for their own children, […]