Autism Conferences in 2015

2015 Autism Conferences

As I sat down to create my list of autism conferences in 2015, I realized that this is the sixth time I’ve created this list. My very first autism conferences list was created in January 2010 and since that time, I’ve tried to maintain a fairly comprehensive list of autism conferences in the United States as well as international conferences. I may not have every conference available, but as a one-mom show, I do my best to keep everyone informed {Read More}

2014-15 Social Thinking Conference Schedule

2014-15 Social Thinking Conference Schedules

Michelle Garcia Winner’s organization, Social Thinking, is offering a bevy of conferences in cities across the nation. The schedule, which is updated through May 2015, is listed below. A bit about Social Thinking conferences: Michelle’s inspiring and practical conferences are designed for professionals and parents alike — for anyone working with students and adults who are experiencing social and communication problems (high-functioning autism, Asperger’s, ADHD, nonverbal learning disorders… or no diagnosis!). Listed below are the events Michelle’s organization, Social Thinking, {Read More}

Autism Schools in Washington, D.C., Rhode Island & Other States

Autism Schools in the U.S. Update - August 2014 - CT, DE, FL, IL, MD, MA, PA, RI, UT, DC

I’ve just made another big update to my list of autism schools in the United States. If you would like to have your school included in my database, please fill out the following contact form. Connecticut Autism Schools Franklin Academy 140 River Road East Haddam, Connecticut Phone: (860) 873-2700 Fax: (860) 873-9345 Delaware Autism Schools High Road School of Delaware 2002 Rodman Road Wilmington, Delaware 19805 Phone: (302) 575-1266 Fax: (302) 575-1268 Florida Autism Schools Divine Academy 3347 N. University {Read More}

Back-To-School Tips for Parents of Children with Autism

Back-To-School Tips for Parents of Children with Autism

By: Steven W. Payne, Ph.D., BCBA-D Melmark Behavior Analyst Assistant Professor of Psychology, California State University, Fresno Back-to-school time can be both an exciting and challenging time for any parent. However, for the children of parents on the autism spectrum, these challenges can be amplified. Below are some tips to make your child’s school transition as successful as possible. Begin preparation early. Preparation for the transition back to school should begin as early as possible. As most parents of children {Read More}

Free Special Needs Yoga Class in Boulder, CO – 8/2/14

Free Yoga for Special Needs Kids in Boulder, Colorado

The Om Holistic Center for Autism & Developmental Disorders in Boulder, Colorado is hosting a free special needs yoga class on Saturday, August 2, 2014. The one-hour class begins at noon at Yoga Pod, which is located at 1750 29th Street Unit 2020 in Boulder. I wish we lived closer – yoga is great for children with autism, sensory processing issues and other special needs. For more information, including registration and contact details, please check out the flyer below.

Autism In The News – Week of July 21


Top autism news from the week of July 21, 2014. Genetics play a bigger role than environmental causes for autism Genetics plays more of a role in the development of autism than environmental causes, according to new research published Sunday in Nature Genetics. The study found that 52% of autism risk comes from common genes, while only 2.6% are attributed to spontaneous mutations caused by, among other things, environmental factors. Safety: It takes a village! A 2012 study from the {Read More}