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Teachers: Informing your students about ASD

March 13, 2017

April is just around the corner so we are looking forward to kicking off Autism Awareness Month on April 2nd (World Autism Awareness Day) when millions of individuals will light up their porches, offices, classrooms and even historical monuments BLUE in honor of the 1 in 68 children and adults diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum […]

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A Grandmother shares helpful sites to encourage others to learn about autism

February 27, 2017

1. Helping children with Autism thrivehttps://www.helpguide.org/articles/autism/helping-children-with-autism.htmWith a little help, children with autism can often thrive just like every other child. Most qualified doctors I have spoken with tell me it’s about understanding triggers and adapting conditions that helps children with Autism thrive everyday. I have certainly found adapting the environment works wonders with my grandson. […]

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AL House Bill 284 Autism Therapies Insurance Coverage Bill

February 22, 2017

AL House Bill 284 Autism Therapies Insurance Coverage Bill Thank you Jim Patterson, Madison for your leadership introducing House Bill 284 to cover autism therapies with no age cap. Please use this link to call, email or write your AL House of Representative Member. Your member may also be on Facebook, twitter or instagram. http://www.legislature.state.al.us […]

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Join us for the Annual Walk for Autism 2017 in a city near you!

February 17, 2017

CLICK BELOW TO REGISTER Dates and Locations: March 25th Mobile Walk – University of South Alabama SGA Pavillion April 1st Sylacauga Walk & 5k – Blue Bell Park       Huntsville Walk – Whitesburg P-8 School       Fort Payne Walk – VFW Fairgrounds       Double Springs Walk – Winston County High School […]

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2017 Autism Society of AL Legislative Update

February 15, 2017

2017 Autism Society of AL Legislative Update -Week of Feb 13 There are 2 bills in the AL Legislature focused on coverage of ABA therapy for autism spectrum disorder.  The interest has been intense so there will likely be an additional bill introduced this session. SB57 created heated debate.  Questions about the bill centered on […]

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March 7th is Autism Legislative Day in Montgomery

January 24, 2017

Autism Society of AL will host its 10th Annual Autism Legislative Day in Montgomery on March 7th from 10 am to 3 pm. It is OK to stop by for any part of the day.  There is a rally at noon on the AL State House Steps.  Autism Legislative Day is an opportunity for families […]

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A Visit with Santa- Social Narrative

December 6, 2016

If you are headed out for a visit with Santa this season, this social narrative may be a good tool to help prepare your child for what to expect.Thank you to Goodwill Easter Seals Early Intervention team for sharing this great resource. CLICK HERE FOR SOCIAL NARRATIVE  

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Sensory Santa and Holiday Events

December 1, 2016

We want to help spread the word about any upcoming holiday events or parties in your area for ASD kiddos and their families.. Be sure to check the ASA calendar because many of these require an RSVP. https://www.autism-alabama.org/events/ Sensory Santa: December 3rd – Alabaster, Restore 2-5pm December 3rd – Huntsville, Santa’s Village 10am-noon December 4th […]

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How to Advocate for Insurance Coverage

October 20, 2016

Mike Wasmer, State Government Affairs at Autism Speaks created a powerpoint outlining Autism Insurance Reform in AL. It is informative and may be helpful when advocating for insurance coverage with your employer or your state law makers. Download the PowerPoint As of today Alabama is one of 6 states that is not currently providing autism […]

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Online Guide to Bullying and Cyberbullying

July 11, 2016

  Bullying among children and young adults has a marked and lasting impact on schools and communities. According to the most recent numbers by the National Center for Education, 28% of students aged 12-18 have experienced bullying first hand and over 43% have witnessed or experienced cyberbullying online. Click the link below to learn the signs […]

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