8% Increase in Autism in California Public Schools


As National Autism Awareness Month 2014 continues, we are greeted with more news about an increased prevalence of autism spectrum disorders. This time, the increase is specific to California public schools. According to a report from the Sacramento Bee, year-over-year autism cases increased by 8% in the state. Statewide, the number of autistic students rose by 6,100, or 8 percent, to almost 79,000. The number of autistic students statewide has risen by between 5,000 and 7,000 most years for more {Read More}

World Autism Awareness Day 2013


NoNetz: The Alex Line Coming Soon


After I interviewed my son about his new NoNetz anti-chafe swimwear, which is perfect for boys on the autism spectrum, the team at NoNetz went back to the design board and made a few changes. The new suit is going to be even better for those of us with sensory sensitive boys and as a thank you to my son for his feedback, NoNetz is naming the new line after him: The Alex. As you know I love the suit, {Read More}

Switched from Feedburner to Feedblitz

Just a little off-topic note to let everyone know that I’ve switched from Feedburner to Feedblitz to manage my RSS feed and email subscriptions. Feedburner seems to be dying a slow death and so I jumped ship. Please pardon any dust over the next few days as I tweak the settings. I believe everything has imported from Feedburner and so it should be a relatively seamless transition for you but I wanted to let my readers know about this change. {Read More}

Happy Thanksgiving 2012!


Happy Thanksgiving – from our family to yours. Wishing you all a wonderful sensory-friendly Thanksgiving complete with the kids trying and maybe even liking new food items! Stay safe and enjoy the day. ~ Melissa ~

IMFAR 2012 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada


The International Society for Autism Research (ISAR) is gearing up for its international autism conference, IMFAR 2012. The conference begins on May 17 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and will conclude on May 19, 2012. Keynote speakers scheduled to appear at IMFAR 2012 include: Bernie Devlin, Ph.D – Common and Rare Genetic Variants in the Etiology of ASD Alan Evans, Ph.D – Structural Connectivity in Neurodevelopment Ruth Feldman, Ph.D – Bio-behavioral Synchrony and the Development of {Read More}