#Presidential Candidates Let’s Talk #Autism Plan

WHY HAVE A PLAN IN THE FIRST PLACE? As a country, we need to address this important health issue affecting 1 in 68 every US Children (1.) A more recent parent survey shows the number even higher at 1 in 45 (2.) Candidates need to know this should be a front-of-mind issue affecting many families living with autism. They also need to know we need help.

#Autism is now 1 in 45 – will anyone listen?

By Lisa Ackerman In December 2013 the University of Minnesota published a study regarding the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) population in Minneapolis. The results documented the  ASD overall rate: 1 in 48.  Another major finding from the Somali population showed autism rates are 1 in 32 (1.) In a new report released today two startling findings (2)... Continue Reading →

A Change for #Autism?

By Lisa Ackerman On September 15 2015, Dr. Thomas Insel announced he will step down as a director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NMIH) and Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) (1.) This change is effective November 1, 2015. On this blog we have written about the IACC and their efforts since inception back... Continue Reading →

Missing Bernie

By Lisa Ackerman There are many days I miss Dr. Bernard Rimland. This week is no exception. He is a true pioneer for families living with autism. If you are not familiar with dear Bernie, please read his tribute (1.)  He was a great man. In my office is a treasure sent to me from... Continue Reading →

Why not cure #autism?

By Lisa Ackerman An article was published recently titled Why Aren’t We trying To Cure Autism? (1.) This article spoke to me. Why is an autism cure such a taboo? We want a cure for everything for those who want a cure, right? I would love to talk about curing autism. The reality for many... Continue Reading →

Danger Can Come with a Change of Seasons – 2015

By Lisa Ackerman We shared this article in June 2014. Each summer we need to share this information again. The reason why:  in less than 10 days 8 children with autism ages 5-26 have wandered from a safe environment and died. Please read and share. You never know the life you may save. ============================== Original article For... Continue Reading →

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