Tag Archives: Autism

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 and not Social Security taxes. Who is eligible for SSI? Anyone who is aged (age 65 or older); blind or disabled AND who has limited income; has limited resources and Continue reading →

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 option. With this said, AMC Entertainment (AMC) and the Autism Society have joined forces to provide a sensory friendly environment for families that are affected by autism and other special-needs to enjoy Continue reading →

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 article that announced the discovery of a condition unlike “anything reported so far,” the complex neurological ailment now most often called an autism spectrum disorder, or ASD. At the time, Continue reading →

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 in a row?, why does he cover his ears when he hears certain sounds or watches certain shows? and many more were answered: And Bitter because no one wants their Continue reading →

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 able to take them to the movies otherwise. Sensory friendly movies at AMC “provide a more accepting and comfortable setting for this unique audience, the movie auditoriums will have their Continue reading →