Autism

Some Iowa families don’t have insurance for autism treatment

Health insurance is something many families rely on to keep their children healthy. Some eastern Iowa parents who have children with autism are not able to depend on insurance. According to Autism Speaks, there are many Iowa families who have children with autism that do not have private insurance coverage. A bill to change this passed in...

7 things about vaccines and autism that the movie ‘Vaxxed’ won’t tell you-Term life

On its surface, the movie “Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe” appears to be a slickly produced scientific documentary with lots of charts and data about one of the most important issues of our time. The central premise of the film is that the country’s mandatory measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine – when given...

Missouri Town Builds a Unique Community for People With Autism

Communities across the nation are stepping up to make life more livable for people with autism and their loved ones. In Tulsa, Oklahoma, one of the first autism-friendly cities in America, first responders and more than 100 local businesses are specially trained to understand the needs of people on the spectrum. Surfside Beach, South...

7 tips for disciplining children with autism

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9 Things I Wish I’d Known During Our Autism Diagnosis Process-Health Insurance

I remember back to the time that I first told my Hail’s pediatrician we would like to have our boy tested for autism. We’d noticed a lot of odd behavior — he would line everything up when he played, he had sensitivity issues and would gag on foods, would yank on his hair until...

Heartbreaking Picture of an 18-year-old girl with autism celebrating her birthday alone: ‘Hallee’s friends never arrived. Not a single one’: Term Life

Hallee Sorenson invited classmates to her party but no one turned up The autistic girl was left ‘crying into her cake’ on her 18th birthday Her cousin posted a picture on Facebook of Hallee sitting alone at her party The post has been shared more than 120,000 times in less than 48 hours ...

27 Memes That Nail What It’s Like to Be an ‘Autism Parent’

When parents of kids with autism aren’t running from therapy to therapy, advocating for their child’s rights or doing everything they can to keep their young one happy and healthy, they’re apparently collecting some of the Internet’s best memes. *Sign up for our Autism Newsletter* Since many parents of children with autism know a sense of humor can be key to accepting...

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