Kids’ Quest is a website that was created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to get kids to think about people with disabilities and some of the issues related to daily activities, health, and accessibility. Read more ›
Autism Spectrum Disorder
An extension of the nation’s primary autism law was approved on September 30, 2019, authorizing $1.8 billion in spending on the developmental disorder in the coming years.
Swedish activist Greta Thunberg is known internationally for continuously and courageously working to combat climate change. She was the face of the Global Climate Strikes, inspiring millions of people — more specifically, young people — to rally in more than 150 countries, as CBS News reports. And, she says her Asperger’s syndrome diagnosis is her “superpower.”
Our 7-year-old was recently diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. He’ll be moved to a new classroom and begin ABA therapy in the next few weeks. Can you give us some advice on helping him understand what’s going on?
To answer this question, Autism Speaks experts, education specialist Lucia Murillo and social worker Lindsay Naeder, share some guidance on how to conduct the conversation based on your child’s perspective. Read more ›
Based on information from the Early Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network, one in 59 children 8 years of age were identified with ASD. The prevalence rate of autism diagnosis has been increasing, and that implies most educators will be responsible for supporting the needs of students with ASD at some point during their career. Read more ›