President Obama Signs Landmark Combating Autism Act


This is BIG! After my AWOL stint from this site, I don’t mind returing with news like this to share:

President Obama Signs Landmark Combating Autism Act.

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Mama Be Good: Autism and Parent Narratives: Why Words Matter


What a great post on the power of words! I feel that this post can speak to everyone regardless of your situation. Give it a read and let me know your thoughts!

http://mamabegood.blogspot.com/2012/07/changing-public-discourse-about-autism.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MamaBeGood+%28Mama+Be+Good%29&m=1

Independent living skills for children on the Autism Spectrum | Autism Spectrum Whats Normal


Continuing my quest to find useful information for families with ASD members, this article reiterates the importance on providing structure in their lives that will benefit them in the future. Take a read:

a href=”http://autismspectrumwotsnormal.com/autismspectrum/independent-living-skills-children-autism-spectrum/”>http://autismspectrumwotsnormal.com/autismspectrum/independent-living-skills-children-autism-spectrum/

As Autistic Population Grows, So Does Need For Jobs | The Autism News


This title rings so true!  Like all things, once you realize that the diagnosis is “real” in your child’s life, you need to find ways of addressing the issue on many levels.  Unfortunately, our kids won’t stay young forever, so this is definitely an issue that needs to be
addressed.

http://theautismnews.com/2012/04/13/as-autistic-population-grows-so-does-need-for-jobs/

Mashable – The Social Media Guide


Very cool indeed!

http://mashable.com/2012/04/16/autismate/

TV, Video Games, and ADHD – ADHD Center – EverydayHealth.com


I believe that too much television/video games are BAD…..period! The votes from the link below are split on whether viewing too much TV and playing video games attribute to ADHD. I know from personal experience that the repetitive motion involved with video game play seem to soothe my asperger son. The challenge comes with constantly reminding him the difference between fantasy and reality. His “what if” scenarios almost always involve one of the characters from a game in a real life situation. That’s my point of view, what are your thoughts?

http://www.everydayhealth.com/adhd/experts-tuning-into-adhd.aspx?xid=nl_EverydayHealthChildrensHealth_20120411

Presidential Proclamation — World Autism Awareness Day, 2012 | The White House


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Presidential Proclamation — World Autism Awareness Day, 2012 | The White House

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