Arizona Autism School Opens Third Campus

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Pieceful Solutions is a tuition-free Arizona autism charter school and it recently celebrated the grand opening of its third campus. The new campus, located in Gilbert, is dedicated to serving junior high and high school students on the autism spectrum. Pieceful Solutions was started in 2008 and in just six short years, the school has expanded to three campuses dedicated to educating children on the autism spectrum from kindergarten through high school. Congratulations to Pieceful Solutions!

Is Autism A Disability? [Video]

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When I first launched The Autism Education Site, one of my goals was to present all different sides of the spectrum story. From those seeking a cure to autistic self-acceptance and pro-neurodiversity stances. Today, I’m sharing a video from the ‘Ask an Autistic’ series. This segment focuses on the question, “Is Autism A Disability?”

Geneticist Wendy Chung’s TED Talk About Autism [Video]

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I love watching TED talks because you never know what you’ll find. While browsing around the TED YouTube channel I came across geneticist Wendy Chung’s TED Talk about autism. Chung examines the idea that there are multiple causes for autism, and even dabbles in the controversial topic of vaccines and autism. That’s one debate I stay out of, but I still enjoyed the talk. I hope you do, too. Related: 10 Common Autism Myths 2009 National Vaccine Information Center Conference {Read More}

Tommy Hilfiger Stars in New Autism Awareness Ad [Video]

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Fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger stars in a new autism awareness ad; the campaign is a project of Autism Speaks and the Ad Council. The new campaign draws attention to the current autism prevalence rate of 1 in 68; that is 1 in 68 children in the United States has an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis. I’m 2 for 2 in my house. Other stories that may interest you: UK Study Shows that Autism Rate May Be 1 in 60 Children Environmental {Read More}

Autistic and Aging Out [Video]

Although my oldest is only 12, the future is always on my mind and I know I’m not alone. Lauren Betesh shares the story of Heidi Roger and her 18 year-old son, Andrew in this video. Families of children with autism face a tough road when the services of high school programs end at age 21, and parents are often compelled to take on even more care than ever. For Heidi Roger and her 18-year-old son Andrew, the prospect of {Read More}

Back-to-School Video Priming for Autism

Back to School Video Primer for Autism

Picture schedules help with the back-to-school transition but that isn’t the only way that parents and caregivers can help their children prepare for the new school year. Check out this great example of video priming from the Miami Valley Autism Coaching Team.