• Disaster Preparedness Tips for Families Affected by Autism
    With the help of renowned emergency preparedness expert Dennis Debbaudt, who has a son with autism, and former Autism Society Board Member Ruth Elaine Hane, the Autism Society — with support from NASCAR driver and Autism Society friend Jamie McMurray — is committed to helping families with…[Read more]

  • Preparing for Employment
    Transition Tool Kit

    September 2, 2018
    While your child is still in high school, you may want to begin the process of learning and educating him or her about possible future careers. Go over the various types of jobs available with your child and start to make a list of those that might match his or her interests and…[Read more]

  • What Teachers Should Know About ADHD & ASD
    Teachers are critical in helping children affected by ASD or ADHD, as they are positioned to communicate with parents/caregivers and practice appropriate classroom intervention.
    By Dr Tim Houchin
    September 8, 2016

    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affect a…[Read more]

  • Nathan started the topic Recreation in the forum Activity 2 years, 11 months ago

    Recreation is about activities and experiences which produce feelings of enjoyment and satisfaction. They give all of us opportunities to express creativity, achieve and master new skills.

    Recreation can be particularly important for people with autism, drawing on opportunities to practice social skills, physical aptitude and increase…[Read more]

  • Nathan started the topic Eating issues in the forum Nutrition 2 years, 11 months ago

    Eating issues
    For many families, meal times are a way to bond, relax or stay healthy. However, families of children with autism may find meal times, and eating generally, are a lot trickier.

    Mother trying to feed her child
    For many families, meal times are a way to bond, relax or stay healthy.  However, families of children with autism may find…[Read more]

  • Feeding Problems in Children with Autism February 11, 2014
    Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may have restrictive and ritualistic behaviors that affect their eating habits. Some of them limit what they eat, in some instances so severely that it results in nutritional deficiencies1 that lead to weight loss, malnutrition and inadequate…[Read more]

  • Nathan started the topic Books in the forum Book Review 2 years, 11 months ago

    Sensational Kids – Revised Edition (May 2014)
    Sensational Kids: Hope and Help for Children With Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)
    by Lucy Jane Miller and Janice Roetenberg

    In Sensational Kids Revised Edition, Dr. Miller shares her more than forty years of experience and research on SPD including the most current information on identification a…[Read more]

  • The Teen Talk Line is a warm line for teens in Montgomery County to anonymously call and talk about any issues or problems that they would like without fear of judgment.

    The line is manned by peer mentors who received intensive training and supervision while they are on duty. The line is closely tied to the Montgomery County Mobile Crisis Program…[Read more]

  • Brain Study Finds Evidence that Autism Involves Too Many Synapses
    Researchers propose that someday it may be possible treat autism with drugs that restore normal pruning of brain-cell connections

    August 21, 2014

    A newly published brain-tissue study suggests that children affected by autism have a surplus of synapses, or connections between brain…[Read more]

  • Nutritional Therapy for Autism
    For a variety of reasons, children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may not get the nutrition they need for healthy growth and development.1,2,3,4 Some children with autism will only eat certain foods because of how the foods feel in their mouths. Other times, they might avoid eating foods because they associate…[Read more]