By creating a future plan, parents can effectively organize their thoughts about what their son or daughter wants and what they would like for their child’s future; work with legal, financial, and other experts to provide for their child’s needs; and describe the plan to others who need to know.
Researchers say in a new study, that individuals with autism or ASD will be more likely to speak if there is a pet in the house.
A new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers has found that 57% of these younger siblings who later develop the condition already showed symptoms at age 18 months.
Accessing Home and Community-Based Services: A Guide for Self Advocates is a tool designed to help people with disabilities, families, and friends find and use resources that are available.
This article from a March 2010 issue of Exceptional Parent discusses topics that parents may want to consider as children with I/DD approach the age of 18.
This article from a July 2012 issue of Exceptional Parent provides a list of program that the federal government offers to individuals with disabilities and their families.
Article: UC Davis MIND Institute: Atypical development in the siblings of children with autism is detectable at 12 months
This article discusses the results of a 2014 study which found that close to half of the younger siblings of children with ASD develop in an atypical fashion.
Ryan Judd presents a social story that can be used to teach individuals with autism social skills such as active listening and respecting personal space.
Guide: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center: Taking the Work Out of Blood Work: Helping Your Child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder – A Parent’s Guide
This is a resource for physicians and parents of children with autism to better prepare for blood draws and other routine medical procedures.
Guide: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center: No-Tech and Low-Tech AAC for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
This guide offers a brief overview of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).