Anticipating the beginning of the school year can create anxiety for both family members and for their sons/daughters on the autism spectrum. Concerns surround whether your son/daughter will be successful in school and whether the new staff will have a solid understanding of autism spectrum disorders and of your son/daughter. At times, you may know the staff and have a good working relationship with them. At other times, staff is unknown and expectations for your son/daughter are unclear. Below are a few tips to help you become a proactive and positive advocate for your son/daughter. Read More
The Autism Society is thrilled to share with you the release of a new book entitled A Boy Named Penguin by Aaron LaPedis. 40% of the proceeds from book sales will be donated back to The Autism Society. The book follows the story of Logan who is an epic kid with an epic imagination, and an amazing imaginary secret identity. When trouble arises at the local zoo, Logan makes a startling change...and as Super Penguin, he soars in and saves the day! Join Logan and his sidekick Giraffey in their very first adventure! More info HERE
Tell Congress to say yes to Kevin and Avonte's Law (H.R. 4919)! Each year, countless families experience sheer horror when a loved one with disabilities wanders from home or a safe community setting. While many of these individuals are eventually located, not every situation ends with a positive result. Kevin and Avonte's Law seeks to address the growing number of wandering occurrences nationwide by providing education and training to law enforcement, first responders, and the public at large. With wandering behaviors impacting 49 percent of children with autism across America, the Autism Society and representatives from the Autism Safety Coalition are working together to urge House members to join their Senate colleagues in passing Kevin and Avonte's Law. Learn more and encourage your legislator to say Yes to Kevin and Avonte's Law.
The Autism Awareness puzzles created by Sport Squares® are now available in the Sport Squares® Mobile Phone App. The mobile app is free and includes one “demo” game. The Autism Awareness puzzles are purchased as a set of 2 (beginner & pro) for $4.99. For each purchase of the Autism Awareness puzzles on the mobile app, 25% will be donated to the Autism Society. Pick up the app today on iTunes and Google Play.
Also, don’t forget to check out the original (non-mobile) version of the Sport Squares® Autism Awareness puzzle here.