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Regression in Autism: What We Know

Posted by National Autism Network , in Autism Awareness, Research and Autism 17 March 2016 · 1,191 views
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Regression in Autism: What We Know New evidence has revealed a “near universal” truth about an aspect of autism that has traditionally been a highly debated topic in the field. We are referring to the presence of regression, or a loss of skills, in autism. There are anecdotal reports from parents about children who seemingly develop typically for the first years of life only to quickly she...


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A Glimpse into Autism Around the World

Posted by National Autism Network , in Autism Awareness 16 February 2016 · 1,353 views

A Glimpse into Autism Around the World Every April 2, from the Great Pyramid of Giza to the tallest building on the planet, the world’s most famous constructs are splashed with a glowing hue of blue in celebration of World Autism Awareness Day through the “Light It Up Blue” campaign. The campaign is designed to raise awareness and acceptance of autism around the globe. Autism is a global disor...


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How My Sibling on the Spectrum Inspired Me to do Something Great

Posted by National Autism Network , in Human Interest, Autism Awareness 11 January 2016 · 1,087 views
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How My Sibling on the Spectrum Inspired Me to do Something Great Siblings share a special bond that is hard to put into words. They grow up learning from and watching out for one another, strengthening this bond over time. The latter is especially true when discussing siblings of individuals who are on the autism spectrum. With any new addition to the family, some children resent the fact that they are going to have to...


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A Timeline of Autism: How'd We Get Here?

Posted by National Autism Network , in Autism Awareness 14 October 2015 · 1,750 views
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A Timeline of Autism: How'd We Get Here? Today, autism spectrum disorders affect 1 in 68 children including 1 in 42 boys and shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, according to the Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation, “more children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes and cancer combined.”1   The recent explosion in autism diagnoses over the last several years has...


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12 Must Read Books for the Autism Parent

Posted by National Autism Network , in For Family Members, Strategies for Parents, Human Interest, Autism Awareness 05 October 2015 · 2,693 views
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12 Must Read Books for the Autism Parent Whether you are a parent to a child on the spectrum, a family member or even a provider working with the community, we have no doubt that you have sought information about the disorder either online or through one of the thousands of books that have been published.  The resources and information available is vast and the sheer number can overwhelming.  To...


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Unique Fundraising Strategies and Tips for Autism Parents

Posted by National Autism Network , in Strategies for Parents, Autism Awareness 21 September 2015 · 1,172 views
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Unique Fundraising Strategies and Tips for Autism Parents Almost on a daily basis, we at National Autism Network come across or are asked to support various fundraising efforts being made by parents with children affected by autism who are struggling to either make ends meet or pay for much needed treatments. Stories of parents quitting their jobs to care for their children, moving to other states with insurance...


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Excellence in Autism: Inspirational Success Stories

Posted by National Autism Network , in Autism Awareness 24 April 2015 · 1,277 views
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Excellence in Autism: Inspirational Success Stories Past articles published by National Autism Network have focused on the great things individuals on the spectrum can accomplish. We have profiled athletes, musicians, artists, and geniuses with special talents and gifts that allowed them to accomplish great feats with many more to come. This article is a profile of those who may not have been born with the...


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Waves of Legislative Change for the Autism Community

Posted by National Autism Network , in Autism Awareness, Legislation and Healthcare 17 April 2015 · 1,421 views
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Waves of Legislative Change for the Autism Community Nothing worth fighting for is ever easy, but it’s hard to keep your spirits high when wave after wave of attack doesn’t seem to even put a chink in your opponent’s armor. That is the likely how many autism advocates have felt throughout the years fighting for autism-related legislation at the state and federal level. Fortunately, those who have spent year...


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20 Simple Things You Can Do to Spread Autism Awareness in April

Posted by National Autism Network , in Autism Awareness 31 March 2015 · 1,505 views
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20 Simple Things You Can Do to Spread Autism Awareness in April As you all know, April is Autism Awareness Month, but that doesn’t mean a thing if our community fails to make an effort to spread awareness.  The goal of autism awareness is to educate individuals as to what it means to be on the spectrum, to open others’ eyes to the lack of supports and services available to the autism community, and to inspire individu...


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The Vaccine Debate: Should the Government Require Vaccinations?

Posted by National Autism Network , in Autism Awareness, Legislation and Healthcare 02 March 2015 · 1,527 views
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The Vaccine Debate: Should the Government Require Vaccinations? Since the initial word of an outbreak in Disneyland spread late last year, there have been 123 confirmed cases of the measles in the state of California alone and the outbreak may not yet be over.1  So far this year, the number tops of 150 individuals infected across 17 states, with most of the individuals contracting the potentially deadly disease being...