Are We Facing an Autism Epidemic in the United States?

One question that parents of children on the autism spectrum as well as autism professionals are asking themselves is whether or not we are facing an autism epidemic in the United States. Autism spectrum disorder prevalence rates jumped from 1 in 150 children to 1 in 110 children. Is this jump due to better diagnostics from today’s professionals? Is this jump due to those that are mildly affected by autism marrying and having children, thus passing on genetic traits to {Read More}

Dragonfly Forest Autism Summer Camp – Pennsylvania

Dragonfly Forest in Pennsylvania will be offering two separate summer camp sessions dedicated to children on the autism spectrum. The first session is a traditional camp that runs from June 21 – June 25, 2010. The second is a series of autism day camps that runs from July 5 – July 8, 2010. Both camps are for children on the autism spectrum between the ages of 7 and 14.

Dr. Bob Sears to Discuss The Autism Book in a Live Teleseminar

I am a member of a wonderful organization – Attachment Parenting International. I’ve been a member for six years now and volunteer my time with the organization. API has several Autism Awareness Month activities planned including a live phone seminar with Dr. Bob Sears, author of the The Autism Book. Don’t miss API LIVE on April 26th when Lu Hanessian and Lysa Parker talk with Dr. Bob Sears about an issue that affects 1 in 110 children in this country: {Read More}

Temple Grandin Up for Voting in TIME Magazine’s Most Influential People in 2010

Autistic self-advocate and cattle expert Temple Grandin is up for voting in TIME Magazine’s Most Influential People of 2010 list. You can vote fore Temple Grandin online and help her make the top 100 list. Here is how TIME describes Ms. Grandin: As a child Grandin was diagnosed with autism, and her parents were told she should be institutionalized. But Grandin, who once described her condition as making her “like an animal with no instincts to guide me,” used that {Read More}

Attachment Parenting and Autism Awareness Day

I wrote a post about how I feel attachment parenting has been a tremendous help in raising my two children on the autism spectrum. Here’s an excerpt: I was an attached parent prior to the time that my children’s autism symptoms presented and I’m an attached parent still today. I actually thank my attachment parenting style for helping me understand my children a bit more. Now this is not to say that mothers of children on the spectrum that don’t {Read More}

The Clubhouse Centers Summer Camps – Arizona

The Clubhouse Centers in Arizona has announced four uniquely themed summer camp options for children on the autism spectrum. Camp sessions run for either four or eight weeks and begin on June 7, 2010 and run through July 29, 2010. Sessions are held Monday through Thursday and both AM and PM sessions are available. Camp Move & Groove Occupational and physical therapists have joined forces to create a fun movement-based summer camp opportunity for children aged 3 – 12. Participants {Read More}