Autism Services, the Law, and You

Navigating the system often presents multiple challenges for families impacted by autism. Whether it’s working with the school system, obtaining appropriate services, or dealing with insurance providers, the tasks can be daunting as parents strive to ensure the best possible future for their children on the spectrum.

One of the most important areas that families and caregivers need to research and comprehend involves education, services, and the law. Understanding your child’s educational rights and familiarizing yourself with the services to which he or she is entitled is critical in making sure that everything available to your family is fully utilized.Read Full Article

That was my thought at some point during what was a complete blur of six months. My son had gone from my talkative, affectionate, and healthy 18-month-old to a non-verbal, non-social, and sickly two-year-old in front of my eyes. It was so subtle. I was in complete denial. Read I have many Aspie clients (i.e., clients with Asperger’s syndrome) who struggle with the value of asking for help because they don’t have the insight of how and when to do so. I’ve read Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) that school staff members have written that are filled with goals such as Read As the author of a gluten-free, dairy- free, egg-free, peanut-free, and tree nut-free cookbook, it is easy to imagine that I talk and write about food all the time.My three children, ages 7, 10, and 12, have given me more experience and challenges in the food area than anyone would ever want. Read The Autism Research Unit at the University of Sunderland was established 25 years ago. The history is fascinating and, hopefully, anyone considering following this route can avoid certain errors that we made. Jamie Shattock (son of Paul) was diagnosed with autism in 1975. Read

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