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  • Lawsuits were filed against Disney in Florida and California claiming discrimination.
    More trouble for Disney as families of autistic children take legal action
    A lawsuit accusing Disney of violating the civil rights of people with autism and the Americans with Disabilities Act was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court in May 2015. Fourteen families claim Disney’s Disability Access Service Card does...
  • Superhero 5K
    Superhero 5K Autism/Special Needs Inclusion
    Live Learn & Play will be hosting a 5K run/walk to help raise awareness for autism and special needs, as well as, funds to help local families.Dressed in your favorite superhero attire, come prepared to walk, run or "fly" over the...
  • Unfortunate In Air Meltdown
    Unfortunate In Air Meltdown
    As a parent of a child with special needs, you are hyper aware of your child’s moods and triggers. You try to fulfill his or her requirements without too much disturbance to other the people around. Sometimes, however, the situation does not...
  • Phillies
    Win Tickets To A Phillies Game
    Autism Cares Foundation has partnered with AIR ( Autism Inclusion Resources) to offer families a chance to win tickets to a Philadelphia Phillies Game!A lottery will be held and two families, of no more than 5 members will be randomly selected to...
  • Predictors of Aggression in Children with Autism
    Predictors of aggression in children with autism
    Children with ASD experience a number of related difficulties, including sleep problems, gastrointestinal (GI) problems, sensory abnormalities, andself-injury. Many of these problems have been associated with aggression among typically developing...
  • Autism and Music: Deer Park School Uses Music to Enrich Kids Lives
    Autism and Music: Deer Park School Uses Music to Enrich Kids Lives
    Most of us already know the powerful impact music can have on us. Music has a way of comforting us, inspiring our creativity and minds, brightening our day and now, studies have shown music can enrich the lives of kids with autism.Raising a child...
  • Project LIfesaver
    Lost FL senior found through her 'Project Lifesaver' bracelet
    On Thursday, WESH reported that an 81-year-old woman with dementia was found wandering along one of the busiest highways in Brevard County, Florida. Kathy Bickham got out of her home while her husband, Ira, was taking a nap. She shortly was...
  • Mercury in your mouth?
    European Union urges caution in use of mercury fillings
    The EU Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) has issued a final opinion regarding dental amalgam, a mercury-based substance used to fill cavities. In this opinion, the SCENIHR recommends that the following...
  • Medical marijuana, MDMA and pets among alternative treatments for autism
    Medical marijuana, MDMA and pets among alternative treatments for autism
    Alternative and homeopathic treatments have long been utilized, from acupuncture to meditation to specialized diets, to address symptoms of numerous disorders and diseases. Evidence of their efficacy is not clearly documented in the medical...
  • Learn to Ride Bike Camp
    Learn to Ride Bike Camp
    "Learn to Ride" Bike Camp is a four week program that is being offered in Erie and Warren County, PA. The camp will be offered free thanks to a grant from the Dr. Gertrude A. Barber Foundation.The camp was developed to meet the needs of...
  • Blue Crayonz helping families deal with autism
    Blue Crayonz helping families deal with autism
    Of late there have been numerous stories about charitable and non-profit organizations that are failing those that they are meant to be helping. This increase in attention was spurred by the revelations from the Clinton Foundation and it's...
  • Individuals with Autism Learn How To Paddle
    3 Rivers Rowing Association is Offering Free Row and Paddle Lesson
    Autism Connection of PA has teamed up with Three Rivers Rowing Association for individuals with ASD to learn to row and paddle.This event is geared towards individuals with ASD , 12 years and older, and their families to participate. All...
  • Healthcare Provides Unprepared to Treat Adults with Autism
    Healthcare Providers Unprepared to Treat Adults with Autism
    It is estimated that nearly a half million youth with autism will enter adulthood over the next decade. As children with autism become adults their primary medical care will move from pediatrics to adult medicine. A survey by the Autism Research...
  • Transitioning autism into adulthood
    Transitioning autism into adulthood
    While most research in the realm of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has understandably focused on early diagnosis and intervention, little has been made of what happens when an individual diagnosed with autism turns 18 and, by society's...
  • A skin conductance sensor on an autistic child's wrist reveals that the presence of an animal such as a guinea pig may calm their social anxiety.
    Social anxiety in children with autism may be eased by animals
    Research showing that the presence of animals can lessen anxiety children with autism spectrum disorder could have implications for how this disorder is treated, says the National Institutes of Health’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National...
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