I have created a subdomain for my blog, called Autism Family in Crisis. I created it to give those in crisis a place to share their story and ask for help. It’s also a place for you, me readers, to share stories of autism families in crisis that you have heard about. Stories can . . . → Read More: Autism Family in Crisis Stories
A new study published in PLoS ONE gives hope for families caring for an autistic adult or child. A new Autism study on gene defect may lead to a treatment. Scientists had already determined that this defective gene was present in autistic children. They needed to do more research to confirm, and to see . . . → Read More: New Autism Study On Gene Defect May Lead To Treatment
I read about this, and was shocked. Paul Corby, age 23, was denied heart transplant because he’s autistic. I read about it on Strollerby, and am still trying to figure out how this can happen. Other than being autistic, and having heart problems, he is healthy. Seems a little strange to say that. Of . . . → Read More: Autistic Man Denied Heart Transplant Because He’s Autistic
I was over on My Five Men, reading her random thoughts post. In it, she mentions having to file for guardianship of her eighteen year old autistic adult child. I was like, WHAT! I have to file for guardianship of my son when he turns 18? I think it was mentioned at an autism . . . → Read More: Filing Guardianship for Your Autistic Adult Child
There are several different Autism assessment tools available for doctors and other professionals. I have put together a list of autism assessment tools and an explanation for each one.
Autism Assessment Tools
Autism Diagnostic Interview – Revised
The Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R) is a structured interview conducted with the parents of individuals who have . . . → Read More: Autism Assessment and Resources to Diagnose Autism
(ARA) – As the mom of a teenage boy about to enter his sophomore year of high school, Erin Paul naturally thinks about the usual milestones her son will reach on the way to adulthood.
But for Paul, there’s a twist. She not only thinks about her son’s interest to continue his education at . . . → Read More: The Financial Future Can Be Tough for Families With a Child on the Autism Spectrum
For caregivers of Alzheimer’s and dementia patients or children with autism, the fear of their loved one wandering away and becoming lost is ever-present. Unable to find their way home or function well independently, impaired individuals are at grave risk of injury—or even death—due to exposure to the elements or hazards they may encounter . . . → Read More: EmSeeQ Locator Device Aids in Returning Lost Boy with Autism