Hello everybody, today my blog will be about Autism Awareness month. Did you know that April is Autism Awareness month? Today I watched a video on it. I will give you my thoughts in today's blog. Here is the video http://kdvr.com. (You will need to type Autism Awareness in the search box). Here is a fact, 1 in 68 kids have Autism. There are 5 different types of Autism: Asperger Syndrome, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, Rett Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and classical Autism. One of the challenges is not socializing with other kids. Some have trouble pronouncing their words. One child on the video was a child who had trouble learning sign language. He had to learn sign language because he had a hearing impairment. [...]
Hi, Here is a great video about Autism in Toddlers that one of our staff sent. They thought it would be good to have for families who have a child on the Autism spectrum. As awareness of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) grows, parents are becoming increasingly vigilant of the signs of the neurodevelopment condition. However, the younger the child, the more subtle the behaviours can be. The average age of ASD diagnosis is four years of age, despite the fact that about half of children with this disorder may be detected by age 14 months. Detecting the signs of ASD as soon as possible is important to start the process of diagnosis and early intervention. Traditionally, parents use checklists like this to monitor their child's development. However, [...]
The link brings you to a great article on a young boy making a difference in his community. As you may know April was Autism Awareness Month. What a great way to help raise awareness in our community. http://www.timesherald.com/article/20130505/LIFE01/130509790#.UYZobE0eWRk.facebook The Arc Alliance provided early intervention services to him through The Arc Alliance Children's Services.
This video resource is provided by nlconcepts.com. We hope this is helpful for you and your family. This is probably one of the most common questions. It's not easy knowing what to do, especially if you're not sure if your child is aware of his differences. Stephen Shore is a world renowned speaker and professional in the field of autism. Having Asperger's himself, he has helped thousands of people on their journey with autism. In this short video, Stephen advises parents on how to tell their child they have autism Link to Video
The following links will take you to Autism Speaks, Brain Parade Partners and Moms with apps pages where there are lists and links to rich resource for your ipad and other tablets. One of the therapist from The Arc Alliance told us about these resources and we want to make them available to you and your family. We hope these resources are helpful. Tablet link through Autism Speaks App link to Brain Parade Moms with Apps
This just in from The Arc US. The Arc Alliance is happy to provide you with resources and links from various sites. Below are two books that may assist you in planning for the future care of a loved one. Disabilities Books Covers Topics Related to I/DD Two books available on disabilitiesbooks.com cover topics crucial to people with I/DD and their loved ones and caregivers. Managing a Special Needs Trust gives trustees crucial information about public benefit programs, taxes and navigating the creation and administration of a special needs trust for someone with a disability. And Reflections from a Different Journey is a thought-provoking collection of essays from people who have lived the disability experience offering their perspective on what all parents of children with [...]