Pieceful Solutions Autism School in Arizona

A new school designed to meet the needs of Arizona children with autism is open for summer program enrollment as well as 2009-2010 school year enrollment. The school, Pieceful Solutions, is located at 6101 E. Virginia St in Mesa, Arizona. The campus is located at the Red Mountain Community Church but is not affiliated with the church. An open house will be held on Thursday, April 2 from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm with a second open house scheduled for {Read More}

Autism and Vinyl Flooring Linked?

Some of the products and phenomena linked to autism are interesting. A report published in 2008 showed a correlation between increased rainfall rates and autism in children in California. Today, an article on the Scientific American website shows a possible link between vinyl flooring and autism in children in Sweden. “Children who live in homes with vinyl floors, which can emit chemicals called phthalates, are more likely to have autism, according to research by Swedish and U.S. scientists published Monday. {Read More}

UBP Winner – Part Deux

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Jenn graciously declined the books and so I went back to the random.org Random Number Generator. This time it came up with #14, which is Candice. I’ll be emailing you now Candice, congrats!

Congratulations to my UBP Winner – Jenn

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Congratulations to Jenn – she was the last person to comment on my Ultimate Blog Party post and the Random Number Generator at random.org chose #17. Jenn, I will be sending you an email now. Thanks everyone for stopping by. The party was during one of the busiest weeks I’ve had in months and so I didn’t get a change to go out and have as much fun as I would have liked.

Arizona Drops Special Ed Voucher Program

The following is from the Arizona Autism Coalition website: The Arizona Supreme Court today issued an opinion striking down as unconstitutional two school voucher statutes passed by the Legislature in 2006. The case concerned the Arizona Scholarships for Pupils with Disabilities Program (the “scholarship program”), codified at A.R.S. §§ 15-891 through 15-891.06, and the Arizona Displaced Pupils Choice Grant Program (the “grant program”), codified at A.R.S. §§ 15-817 through 15-817.07 and 43-1032. Read the entire article: Arizona Supreme Court Rules {Read More}

Charity Event to Raise Funds for Autism Camp Scholarships

The following was posted on the Gwinnett Daily Post last week: GRAYSON – Spectrum Camps and Clubs, Gwinnett’s autism support group, is hosting its first charity golf tournament. The Chip-In for Autism Open will take place April 1 at the Windermere Golf and Country Club in Cumming. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m., with a shotgun start scheduled for 1 p.m. The cost to participate is $200 per golfer. The funds raised will provide scholarships to summer camp programs {Read More}