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Autism: How to Have a Sensory-Friendly Fourth of July

My grandson Isaiah is affected by Autism and the Fourth of July can be a nightmare for him. Many people that are affected by Autism are extremely sensitive to light and sound. I can only imagine fireworks sounding like bombs to him. I am always searching for ways that will make his life sensory friendly. […]

Toni Braxton Autism Commercial [video]

Toni Braxton encourages you to get an earlier diagnosis for Autism. She says early diagnosis makes all the difference in the world.

Did You Know Your Autistic Loved One Might Qualify For SSI Benefits?

It can be very costly to find someone to care for you Autistic child. If you are on a limited income, then  SSI may be able to assist you in offsetting some of the costs. What is SSI? SSI stands for Supplemental Security Income. SSI is a Federal income supplement program funded by general tax revenues […]

AMC Theatres provide sensory friendly films for families affected by autism and other special-needs

AMC Theatres provide sensory friendly films for families affected by autism and other special-needs Families and caretakers of individuals affected by autism are limited when it comes to taking their loved ones and clients to public events; something as simple as taking a person with autism to a public movie theater is simply not an […]

Meet Donald Gray Triplett Autism's First Child [video]

I came across a wonderful article about Autism on theatlantic.com. It will shed a light on Autism for many. Donald Gray Triplett, 77 of Forest, Mississippi was the first child ever diagnosed with autism. Identified in the annals of autism as “Case 1 … Donald T,” he is the initial subject described in a 1943 medical […]

It Breaks My Heart That I Cannot Fix Him, My Grandson

As many of you know my three-year old grandson Isaiah was diagnosed with Autism last year. It was a bitter-sweet diagnosis. Sweet because answers to our questions like why does he flap his arms when he gets excited?, why does he get so angry?, why doesn’t he talk?, why does he line his toys up […]

Autism: AMC Sensory Friendly Films

I think it is wonderful that AMC has partnered with the Autism Society to bring sensory friendly films to families that have been affected by Autism. The films are shown once a month at selected AMC theaters. This is great because families that have loved ones with Autism or other specials needs might not be […]