Charities have provided valuable support for people with autism and their families, but there are fake organizations that mar the goals of legitimate programs. A recent scandal in Massachusetts involving a police dispatcher running a fake charity for autism has added to the frustration. Unfortunately, the people who wanted to see justice in this case may be surprised by the outcome.
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Is head size linked to autism? There has been much debate about the topic. Find out what a new study shows about autism and the size of a baby's head at birth.
Scientists have been investigating the connection between head size in babies and autism for several years.
The director of “Guardians of the Galaxy” has posted an interesting update from a woman who took her autistic brother to see the film. His positive reaction to the movie has inspired other families who have children with autism to consider watching it. Drax the Destroyer is featured in the film and is a comic book character, but he has a powerful impact on at least one child with autism.
“Guardians of the Galaxy” is based on the Marvel Comics and is considered a fun superhero film with a rating of PG-13.
Disney has been accused of discriminating against people who have autism, and there is an active lawsuit. Families have shared that the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts did not treat their autistic children fairly during visits. The lawsuit may be expanding to include other plaintiffs who have come forward with information about the company.
Families who have requested help for autism services from Medicaid are getting a glimmer of hope. Each state previously had its own rules that often left families struggling to pay for services on their own. Now, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is making significant changes that will affect all the states.
The Autism Prevalence Numbers are shocking every other year when they are released. We always think that Autism numbers couldn’t get any higher, that they could not increase anymore. Yet we are always proven wrong.
I use to be extremely emotional over it. As my son has aged I have become exceedingly detached to it emotionally and more preoccupied with it mentally.
The autism community is yet again left in awe by science as we are finally given reason to have hope that this disorder will be researched properly. A collaborative study between 34 researchers from 13 institutions worldwide has found the first distinct genetic basis for autism.