Wise Words from Temple Grandin Backstage at the Emmys

HBO’s movie Temple Grandin was the darling of the 2010 Emmy Awards and backstage Temple Grandin herself had some wise words to say about autism and the movie. I hope this movie’s gonna educate a lot of people about autism..there’s still a lot of people that don’t understand autism. Autism varies from…somebody that might be a Silicon Valley genius to someone that may be handicapped and nonverbal. Not everyone understands that autism truly encompasses a spectrum of conditions. She also {Read More}

Arizona “Back to School” Autism/Asperger’s Conference

It is back to school time and for many families with children on the autism spectrum, this is a particularly difficult transition time. The Autism Conferences of America is helping families with the upcoming Arizona “Back to School” Autism/Asperger’s Conference. The conference will be held on September 17-18, 2010 at the Phoenix Convention Center and it will feature tracks on school, family, medical, social/speech, and teen/adult issues. Rick Clemens, M.A. will be presenting the Friday morning keynote on going Back {Read More}

Behavioral Innovations Expands Autism Services in Texas

Behavioral Innovations, the premier provider of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services for families of children with Autism and other developmental disorders, announces the expansion of its San Antonio services to include In-home Autism Treatment programs and consultation services for schools and professionals. “San Antonio families will now have the opportunity to work with an outstanding, gifted team of therapists led by Board Certified Behavior Analysts, some of whom are fluent in Spanish,” said Billy Edwards, Executive Director of Behavioral Innovations. {Read More}

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Autism Insurance Reform in Massachusetts and New Hampshire

Good news for parents of individuals with autism in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, both states have recently enacted autism insurance reform legislation. In New Hampshire, House Bill 569, Connor’s Law, was recently signed by NH Governor John Lynch. In Massachusetts, House Bill 4935 was signed into law by MA Governor Deval Patrick. This is good news for children with autism in both states! Connor’s Law Information NEW YORK, NY (July 27, 2010) — Autism Speaks joined New Hampshire families, the {Read More}

Alexicom Launches Free AAC Android App

Alexicom Tech’s internet-based Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) system is convenient and the company has just improved their service with the recently released free Android app. The new app allows Alexicom users to port their Alexicom pages directly to their Android device. A convenient AAC system is literally at your fingertips. For more information on the new app, visit the Alexicom Tech Android app instruction page.