Siblings of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

This brief focuses on three articles published in 2011 that focus on three areas of sibling research.

Leisure Time and Young People with Autism Spectrum Disorder

This brief focuses on four articles, published in 2011, that focus on leisure activities for young people with ASD.

Resources for Learning About Sexuality

This article has many resources geared toward parent, family members, caregivers and people with disabilities and the subject of sexuality.

Helpful Links to Assistive Technology

This article contains a brief list of assistive technology resources, which includes companies and specific software and/or devices.

Reasonable Accommodations and Accessibility in Housing

Learn more about accommodations and accessibility in housing.

Implications of the Concept of Neurodiversity for Practice and Research

Learn more about neurodiversity – short for “neurological diversity” – a concept that refers to the many and varied types of brains that human beings have.

Children with Special Health Care Needs

This article introduces you to the The Children with Special Health Care Needs program, how to apply and basic eligibility criteria.

The Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP)/Food Stamps

SNAP/Food Stamps is run by United States Department of Agriculture and is an entitlement program which means if you meet the criteria you are entitled to the benefit. The name of the program was changed to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program on October 1, 2008 to reflect changes in the program including an increase in the benefit amount and a new emphasis on nutrition.

Parent and Adult Communities

In recent years, Autism Awareness has created a lot of knowledge in the general public. As more awareness grows, it’s only natural for more people to be diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum.

Autism and Adult Diagnosis

From the 1990’s onward, the diagnostic criteria for autism broadened to include milder forms of autism. Labels such as “high-functioning autism” (HFA), “Asperger’s syndrome” (AS), and “pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified” (PDD-NOS) were recognized. Asperger’s syndrome was only added to the DSM-IV, the handbook for diagnosing psychiatric disorders, in 1994.