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Family play therapy teaches families to help children with autism develop gross and fine motor skills, as well as social interaction skills. Your donation can help.

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“My Autism and Me” Gives an Intimate Look“My Autism and Me” Gives an Intimate Look

In this BBC feature, Rosie, Tony, Ben and Lenny give an intimate and accessible peek into the minds of children with Autism. These kids' self-awareness is truly inspiring.

Why Aren’t Autism Treatments Covered by Insurance?Why Aren’t Autism Treatments Covered by Insurance?

Treatments for autism can be very effective, but they can also be very expensive. So why is it that a lot of insurance companies won't cover specific treatments? Lisa Ackerman of Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) gets this question a lot, and her answer might surprise you. It turns out, most autism treatments can be covered by insurance, depending on how the insurance bills are coded.

James Durbin Talks About Experience On American IdolJames Durbin Talks About Experience On American Idol

James Durbin finished in fourth place on season 10 of the hit reality show American Idol. In the video below, he talks about his experience on the show, and his life with Asperger's and Tourette's.

Jason’s Basketball Dream Comes TrueJason’s Basketball Dream Comes True

As the manager for his high school basketball team, Jason McElwain, a 17-year-old autistic teen from upstate New York, usually showed his enthusiasm for the sport from the sidelines. But all of that changed after one groundbreaking game.

Music TherapyMusic Therapy

Music therapy is the use of music to facilitate non-musical goals − and it can be incredibly beneficial to people with autism.


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