Who’s Ready for BBQ?

Memorial Day is coming up and your child is invited to a cookout with lots of food; however, if he/she has certain dietary restrictions, this may be a source of stress and anxiety. If your child has special dietary needs, what do you do?

How to Educate Important People in your Neighborhood

If you are a parent or family member of a loved one with autism or other developmental disabilities, you may be especially concerned with his/her safety in times of emergencies.

Safety Tips to Avoid Victimization of a Crime

Did you know that people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities tend to be more likely to be victims of crime?

Achievements of Women with Autism Spectrum Disorders

March is also National Women’s History Month. Each year, a special Presidential Proclamation honors the achievements of American women, and I wanted to honor the incredible achievements of a few women who have autism or another developmental disability.

Preparedness for Individuals Who Tend to Wander or Flee

When winter comes, people often try to prepare themselves for the cold weather, snow, and any potential emergencies that can go along with bad weather.

New Year’s Resolution – Let’s Do Something About Bullying

New Year’s Resolutions. What good are they unless you take action and actually do something about them? One of the hottest topics in the news this last year has been bullying.

Introducing New Co-Director Amy Goodman

Hello my name is Amy Goodman and I joined the Autism NOW team last month as the new Co-Director. I live in Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia, and I am on the Autism Spectrum. I was relieved to finally have a diagnosis and name for some issues I was having. With that diagnosis, I was finally able to put my life in perspective and focus on who I am.

Behind the Scenes at the First Regional Summit

Thank you to all of the speakers, volunteers, and attendees that made the Autism Now Center’s first regional summit a success!

National Advisory Committee Update

On March 16, 2011, Autism NOW chaired the first meeting of the National Advisory Committee.

Autism, Awareness and Acceptance

Autism Awareness Month is a time for learning about autism and introducing others to new concepts and ideas.