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Proposed Changes to CAP MRDD Waivers in coming months and years….take a look…

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Proposed Changes to CAP MRDD Waivers in coming months and years….take a look…

Please be aware of proposed changes to CAP MRDD system in the coming months and years.¬† Most proposals are available for public comment if you wish.¬† We encourage interested parties to review the proposed information and make comment to DMA as you see fit.¬† Please remember comments are public information and kept as such.¬† Please…

Birds, Bees, ASDs

Teaching my children about sexuality, struggling with Inclusion. List of resources and strategies.

Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee Plan

The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) and the Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC) are pleased to announce the release of the 2010 IACC Strategic Plan for Autism Spectrum Disorder Research.¬† This second edition of the Strategic Plan was developed by the IACC over the past year with extensive input from families, people with ASD,…

Autism, Medicine, and Media

Now that 2010 has rolled in, there seems to be more autism-related research published that’s getting some attention in the news. ¬†When the previously embargoed autism rates were announced on the Friday afternoon before Christmas, it didn’t receive much notice in the media, aside from catching the statement that officials were still puzzled about whether…

My Baby is Your One in Seventy

America is the Land of Opportunity, founded by people who strongly believed if you want something badly enough it can be yours for the taking, with the emphasis on the taking. ¬†Another way of looking at it is the “Smash ‘n Grab” philosophy, often enacted after a “Scatter and Confuse” military tactic ensues. ¬†Let’s leave…

Autism Hand-Me-Downs

Dear IACC, I love hand-me-downs. ¬†My friends and acquaintances buy the best stuff for their kids. ¬†Our problem is we constantly need to re-shuffle by tossing clothes into the Give Away, Put Away, or Throw Away bags. ¬†They overflow. ¬†Action must be taken. ¬†Much¬†maintenance is needed because the children have the nerve to keep changing…

EARLY INTERVENTION PROJECT: TRAINING SCHOOL STAFF AND PARENTS TOGETHER

Buncombe and Brunswick counties are the lucky sites for this targeted pilot program to study best practice methods in Early Intervention. The Autism Society of NC, along with Family Support Network of Brunswick County and Carolina Pediatric Therapy, is working with the two school systems to train teachers and parents to use a combination of…

Will they, or won’t they? Should they, or shouldn’t they?

Lots of opinions back and forth over the New York Times article on the proposed changes to the DSM-V.¬† Ari Ne‚Äôeman, founder of the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network thinks this could be helpful in terms of getting more services, parents of children with a diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome fear the loss of identity for their children.¬†…

LeFreak?

Article on multiplex autism in families and how no one is tracking the numbers.