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October 13, 2020

Check Out Madison House Autism Foundation’s Upcoming Virtual Event!

Fueling a Neuro-Inclusive Housing Movement Let’s Do It Together Be among the first to learn about a new and comprehensive free housing guide at the 4th Annual Autism After 21 Day of Action virtual event on November 19th!   Speakers include Dr. Andrew Solomon, a well known speaker and best-selling author of, Far From the Tree: […]

October 13, 2020

Nonprofit Organization Invests $4M into Early Identification Initiative During COVID

Act Early COVID-19 Response Teams from 43 States and Territories to Receive One-Year Grants In an effort to ensure that children with suspected developmental disabilities don’t fall through the cracks during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, the Association of University Centers on Disabilities has invested over $4M in their Act Early Network to help identify cases […]

October 13, 2020

U.S. Department of Ed Issues Documents Reminding Schools of IDEA Duties

Two Q & A Documents Provide Additional Clarification on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act as the Pandemic Continues With an unparalleled school year in full swing, the U.S. Department of Education recently issued new documents to school districts spelling out the legal rights of students with disabilities through the coronavirus pandemic. The first document was […]

October 05, 2020

New Guide for Doctors on Creating Autism-Friendly Patient Visits

10 Tips You Can Give Your Doctor The Autism Housing Network (AHN) has produced a guide for family physicians on how to have more successful visits for their patients with autism. AHN notes that doctors have a huge impact on an individual’s experience in their office, and having a positive visit is so important, especially […]

October 05, 2020

IACC Fails to Meet for 15 months

Every Member’s Term Expired a Year Ago The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, also known as IACC, has long been tasked with organizing the federal government’s response to the autism crisis. The committee, made up of federal officials and members of the autism community, is now under scrutiny for failing to assemble since July 2019. Additionally, […]

October 05, 2020

Study Suggests Breastfeeding Protective Against Developing Autism

High Risk Families Should Possibly Consider Nourishing by Breast vs. Bottle In Lebanon, where breastfeeding is declining and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are increasing, new research has come out which points to more evidence demonstrating that  breastfeeding provides a protective effect against the development of autism. This research recruited 46 children under the age of […]

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