Number of children with on with ASD up in British Columbia

Vancouver, Canada — The number of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the Canadian British Columbia has multiplied over the years, despite the fact the number of gifted children in the province has decreased considerably. According to figures published by the Vancouver Sun, the number of children with autism in B.C. is now at […]

Nevada autism groups question ‘inadequate’ salaries for workers of new autism program

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Members of four autism groups representing parents caring for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Nevada have expressed concern over what they believe is ‘inadequate’ salaries of workers for Nevada’s new autism program. The parents fear that the new initiative, which is set to begin Jan. 1 next year, might […]

War of Words Over NJ’s Affordable-Housing Needs Sparked by Two New Reports

New Jersey’s always contentious affordable-housing scene got even more charged with the release a week ago Monday of two reports by the New Jersey State League of Municipalities that question the validity and practicality of obligations calculated by advocates earlier this year. Current support systems need to be expanded, and new options considered. Families need to […]

Skate or Live a Little event raises money for autism foundation – w/video

Harrisburg, Penn. — Get on Board, a program supported by the Autism Society that helps children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) learn how to skateboard, recently partnered with VeTour Productions for a fundraiser called ‘Skate or Live a Little’. The event, which was held last Saturday, turned the Appalachian Brewing Company’s parking lot in Harrisburg […]

Banks donate $100,000 each for Autism Therapy Wing

Sanford, Maine — In a collaboration with nonprofit organization Waban Center, Kennebunk Savings and SIS Bank each donated $100,000 to help fund the construction of the Fraser-Ford Child Development Center Autism Therapy Wing in Sanford. The planned $1.25 million new Autism Therapy Wing will give the Fraser-Ford Child Development Center an additional 5,000 square feet […]

Autism Project of Southern Ohio grants scholarships

West Portsmouth, Ohio — The Autism Project of Southern Ohio has granted $1,000 scholarships to four students who are about to go to or already are in college. The scholarship grants were sponsored by various donors, including Jeremy Burnside Attorney-at-Law, DESCO, the Fraternal Order of Police, Local 187, and the Ryan Salmons State Farm Insurance. […]

Jon Stewart raises $2.2 million for autism charity on his last show – w/video

New York — There could have been no better way for Jon Stewart to bid his final goodbye on his long-running satirical news program, “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart“— than by raising $2.2 million for autism. Unknown to many, Stewart announced back in April that the show made raffle tickets available for fans who […]

Nebraska Medicaid won’t appeal court ruling on autism coverage

Lincoln, Neb. — Medicaid will no longer fight a court’s ruling that requires it to start covering autism treatments that are potentially costly, but likely effective. In a court ruling issued June 30, Lancaster County District Judge John Colborn said that he found insurance coverage prohibitions on mental health treatments for developmental disorders violated federal law. […]

Autism Cost Estimated to Reach Nearly $500 Billion, Potentially $1 Trillion, by 2025

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — UC Davis health economists have for the first time projected the total costs of caring for all people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the U.S. for the current calendar year and in 10 years if effective interventions and preventive treatments for the condition are not identified and widely available. Their forecasts […]

Update – Belfast mum’s fight to gain full time nursery placement for son with autism

Belfast – On July 9 we shared the story of how a Belfast mum had started an online petition in order to get her young son with autism full time hours at his specialist nursery. Mum sets up online petition after son with autism denied full time hours at specialist nursery Michelle Bailie who is […]