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Learning Tree of Jacksonville: 2 Job Openings

October 19, 2017

Position: Coordinator of Residential Services Job Type: Full-time Job Description: The Coordinator of Instructional Supports is responsible for the oversight & supervision of all behavioral staff. Working under the Regional Director the Coordinator of Instructional Supports job duties include but are not limited to: -Supervision of all behavioral programming -Attendance at all instructional supports review […]

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Book Review: Autistic Now…at Twenty Years Old? By Janet Harris

October 19, 2017

Book Review: Autistic Now…at Twenty Years Old? By Janet Harris, a parent of a daughter with autism. I wrote, “Autistic Now…at Twenty Years Old?,” because as a mother, I just couldn’t believe or readily receive the knowledge that I’d been with my child all of her life, twenty years, and missed the diagnosis. I knew […]

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Social Narrative- Family Dinner Night at IHOP

October 13, 2017

CLICK HERE-  IHOP Family Night Dinner -Social Narrative   The Autism Society of Alabama understands that going out to a restaurant can be tough for families that have a loved one with autism. We hope this social narrative will help make that a little less stressful. Join us for our 1st Autism Friendly Family Dinner Night […]

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Sproutflix

September 14, 2017

Sproutflix hosts the largest and most diverse assortment of films featuring people with I/DD on the marketplace. Our ever growing collection is made up of feature length documentaries and narratives as well as short films, animations and music videos. Films on Sproutflix are geared toward showcasing varied and cultured points of views. All films on […]

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Hurricane Preparedness Resources for Autism

September 9, 2017

Living along the beautiful Gulf Coast also means living with the seasonal threat of hurricanes. Unfortunately, for individuals living with autism and their families, these weather events can result in increased levels of anxiety. Preparation is key! The Autism Society of Alabama has compiled some important, tangible resources for families to assist in preparation in […]

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How Do My Fundraising Dollars Support ASA’s Mission?

June 20, 2017

The Autism Society of Alabama is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve services for children and adults with autism and their families through education and advocacy. But what does that mean? How do we use the funds YOU donate through our Walk for Autism events, annual Gala and Car tag revenue to support […]

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Highlighting Autism Friendly Businesses Start with the best

June 1, 2017

Regions Bank continues to be recognized for leading the state in its Autism Friendly endeavor created by the Autism Society of Alabama. Our goal for this partnership is to the way for additional businesses to see the potential and growth attained by implementing small changes to accommodate individuals with ASD and other sensory disorders. Click […]

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Next Steps for Autism Insurance Coverage

May 17, 2017

The Autism Insurance Bill passed the AL Senate and will move to Kay Ivy’s desk for an official signature later this week. While it is a great bill that will help many families in our state, it has its limitations just like other states who passed similar legislation before us. The Autism Society of Alabama […]

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Substitute to HB284

May 16, 2017

Please read the substitute bill for HB284 below: Subsititute for HB284

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Summer Programs

April 28, 2017

It’s that time of year again when autism families are planning their summers around busy schedules. Often times that means working around therapy appointments, summer school and holidays. You hope you find this list helpful when navigating summer programs that benefit children and adults on the autism spectrum.  If you have additional camps or programs […]

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