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Top Parental Recommended Books on Autism to Gift in 2014

2014-12-01 16:33
Autism Book Gift Ideas

With the holiday season kicking off it’s time to start coming up with gift ideas, for everyone and in this story we recommend number of parent-recommended books on Autism.

Some families may have a family member that constantly nitpicks no matter how many times you tell her, “He is fine, he

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The fight for affordable health insurance coverage for autism treatment

2014-11-10 12:40
Affordable health Insurance Coverage for Autism

In the world of autism getting a diagnosis is just the first step, sometimes the real fight starts after that when parents start looking for affordable health insurance coverage for autism.

Receiving affordable health insurance coverage for autism treatment with experimental therapies is a real fight for parents.

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Millionaire Mom Sentenced in Murder of Non-Verbal Autistic Son

2014-11-06 14:54
Autism

All of us parents of autistic children know the stresses of raising them, especially a non-verbal autistic child. I had that pleasure for half of my son’s life. He was non-verbal and extremely violent to himself and to me, he still is sometimes. Raising him during that point in time was unbearable it seemed, mostly because it’s an impossibility to get the support you need when you are in the parents shoes. The thing is, not one time did it or has it crossed my mind that the only way “out” is to murder my child [whether due to stress or unrealistic beliefs.

Just a week ago I wrote an article about the English woman that was being hailed a hero of sorts for withholding food and water so that her special needs child would die.

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Autistic boy found in critical condition: Family reveals Peyton Blodgett’s status

2014-10-28 21:42
Autistic child found

An autistic boy who disappeared in Baker County was found in the woods, but he is in critical condition. The family of Peyton Blodgett shares the 8-year-old was included in a Florida Missing Child Alert, and an estimated 300 people searched for him. However, his health remains an issue, so he has not been released from a hospital.

Peyton Blodgett was missing for an estimated 50 hours in Florida as his family, police and volunteers searched for him.

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‘Blue Man Group’ changes show for people with autism

2014-10-25 18:39
Blue Man and Autism

The Blue Man Group has made special changes to its show, so people with autism can enjoy it. They will be at the Briar Street Theatre in Chicago, and families with autistic loved ones are encouraged to attend. After watching the recent success of the “Lion King” making adjustments to accommodate people with autism, the Blue Man Group is using the same idea.

People with autism are rarely able to enjoy live music performances because of sensory issues. However, the Blue Man Group is aware of these problems and has created a special show for them.

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Idaho Center for Autism shuts down: Is insurance to blame?

2014-10-23 21:15
Autism Center

The Idaho Center for Autism has announced it is shutting down and will not be able to continue to provide services in the future. The director Stephanie Spencer states problems continued to accumulate over the course of several years, and the center was no longer sustainable. Families are left with many questions in addition to the issue of finding another organization to help their loved ones.

The Idaho Center for Autism faced problems from several sources including insurance companies and the Department of Health and Welfare.

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Horse Boy method questioned by autism experts

2014-10-22 21:01
Horse Boy Autism Method

The Horse Boy method has been presented as a treatment for autism by author Rupert Isaacson, but experts are raising questions about its use. Isaacson uses this method for his own autistic son and believes it can help other children. It provides them with the opportunity to enjoy horses while receiving therapy.

Rupert Isaacson’s son Rowan has autism, but his special connection to a horse has led his father to investigate how the animals can be used to help others.

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Millionaire mom who killed autistic son questions his diagnosis

2014-10-21 20:39

Gigi Jordan, who is better known as the millionaire mom killer, is questioning her son’s autism diagnosis. She believes he was abused by his father, and her lawyers are presenting videos of Jude Michael Mirra to show he was socially active and could interact with others. Jordan faces charges of murder after killing her 8-year-old boy with prescription drugs.

Gigi Jordan is accused of killing Jude Michael Mirra and trying to kill herself in a hotel room.

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‘Lion King’ changes for autism: Broadway show accepts autistic audience

2014-10-18 20:27

The “Lion King” continues to be a popular Broadway production, but it was recently changed to meet the needs of a special audience. The show was adjusted for people with autism, so they could enjoy it at the Boston Opera House. More than 2,000 people attended the autism-friendly program, and other cities are considering the idea of holding similar productions.

Autism can sometimes limit the ability of families to enjoy events such as Broadway shows because they are worried about their autistic loved ones reacting to the sounds, smells and visuals in a ne

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