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Sometimes, a dog walks into your life and everything changes. That was the case for Jonny Hickey, a young boy with autism who struggled with social interactions and situations. Click to hear about their incredible friendship.
The Noah's Ark Exhibit at the Skirball Cultural Center in L.A. is an exciting, educational, and interactive model that allows kids to work with each other to create an amazing adventure. Click to hear more!
Autism is one of the fastest-growing learning and developmental disabilities in the United States: a child is diagnosed every 20 minutes. Families and children are growing more and more desperate for support and resources as the disability does not currently have any early detection methods or a cure."
Autism costs Americans close to $40 billion per year — a figure that underscores the extreme need for further funding, research, and support for families dealing with autism."
We must be conscious of the language we use to describe the emotions surrounding an autism diagnosis. Yes, it might be frightening; but children with autism aren't a loss at all. They're distinctive human beings that should be nurtured and appreciated.