Autism Schools Added in California, Hawaii, New York, Virginia & More


I’ve recently made the following additions to my autism schools directory: Academy for Advancement of Children with Autism – Chatsworth 10824 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Chatsworth, California 91311 Academy for Advancement of Children with Autism – Antelope Valley 6742 East Avenue H Lancaster, California 93535 LeRoy Hanes Center School for Autism 233 West Baseline La Verne, California 91750 Wings Learning Center 411 Middlefield Road Redwood City, California 94063 Loveland Academy Hawaii 1506 Piikoi Street Honolulu, Hawaii 96822 Darnell School 15 South {Read More}

Watch: The Making of the World’s Best Sensory Playground

STAR Center Sensory Playground

The STAR (Sensory Therapies and Research Center) Center in Greenwood Village, Colorado is in the middle of an amazing new project – the world’s best sensory playground. Sensory processing disorder expert Dr. Lucy Jane Miller founded the STAR Center and so it is only appropriate that the best sensory playground is on the campus of her facility. Check out these great photos of the playground’s progress. Thumbnail photo: andrewbateman/Flickr

Study: Researchers Uncover Link Between Protein Synthesis and Autism


A new study conducted by researchers from McGill University and the University of Montreal have uncovered a link between protein synthesis and autism spectrum disorders. “Regulation of protein synthesis, also termed mRNA translation, is the process by which cells manufacture proteins. This mechanism is involved in all aspects of cell and organism function. A new study in mice has found that abnormally high synthesis of a group of neuronal proteins called neuroligins results in symptoms similar to those diagnosed in {Read More}

Book Review: Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew


I have read a lot of good autism books over the years but every now and then, I read a book that really hits it out of the park. Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew by Ellen Notbohm is definitely one of the better autism books I’ve read. Even now, more than six years after my daughter was diagnosed with autism, the information that Notbohm presents is useful. If I were the parent of a newly diagnosed {Read More}

Future Horizons Spring 2013 Autism Conferences and Discount Code


The Autism Conferences in 2013 list has been updated with the Future Horizons spring 2013 conferences. Don’t forget, you can save 15% off of your conference registration by using discount code MHO. Future Horizons Spring 2013 Autism Conferences January 18, 2013 – Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Conference with Dr. Temple Grandin, Eustacia Cutler and Dr. Jim Ball in Indianapolis, Indiana (Use discount code MHO to save 15%) February 8, 2013 – Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Conference with Dr. Temple Grandin {Read More}

6 Must Read Articles About Autism & The Holidays


The holiday season is upon us and for those of us that have a family member with autism, sometimes it feels like the season can bring more stress than fun. I hope that these posts from The Autism Education Site archives can help you as you prepare for Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years and the other Winter Holidays. 1. The Holidays & Autism: Challenges During the Holiday Season for Children Who Tend to Wander “The holiday season can be a particularly {Read More}