Support the IDEA Fairness Restoration Act (HR 2740)

Ask Congress to Help Level the Playing Field. Few parents can afford to pay for needed experts on their own, while School Districts can Use taxpayer dollars to fund experts. This is manifestly unfair. Please see instructions below to sign COPAA’s Organizational and Individual Petitions. Dear COPAAns and others, Please consider signing COPAA’s petition in support of the IDEA Fairness Restoration Act (H.R. 2740), a bill that would permit parents who prevail in due process and litigation to recover their {Read More}

African-American Autism Support Services of Arizona Parent Support Group

Approximately 1 in 150 children are diagnosed with Autism in the United States according to federal statistics as of 2007. These numbers place Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorders at an alarming high rate and even at an epidemic level and early intervention services are crucial in the development milestones for children diagnosed. The average age of diagnosis for children as a whole is about 20 months old, but in the African- American community the average age of diagnosis is about {Read More}

WELLalarm Medical ID Product Giveaway

Yesterday I posted a review of the WELLalarm Medical ID Product. At the end of the post, I had a giveaway listed. I’ve decided to move the giveaway to its own post. I am hosting a WELLalarm sticker giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a set of two WELLalarm stickers, which come with a 12 month Emergency Alert Service Plan. The giveaway will be open until Wednesday, July 8 at 8:00 pm Eastern. There are two ways to enter the {Read More}

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New Genetic Mutations Linked to Autism Spectrum Disorders

More pieces in the complex autism inheritance puzzle are emerging in the latest study from a research team including geneticists from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and several collaborating institutions. This study identified 27 different genetic regions where rare copy number variations – missing or extra copies of DNA segments – were found in the genes of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), but not in the healthy controls. The complex combination of {Read More}

Autism Organizations Aim to End Restraint and Seclusion in Schools

National Autism Association Teams Up With 12 Organizations to End Abusive Restraint and Seclusion in Schools NIXA, Mo., June 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The National Autism Association (NAA) along with 12 other organizations launched a campaign this week to spur letter writing and raise awareness about dangerous restraint and seclusion practices in schools. The initiative comes on the heels of the May 19th GAO Report that revealed no federal laws regulating restraint and seclusion in schools, no laws in 19 states, {Read More}