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Federal Funding Initiatives For Autism
Enacted in 2006 and reauthorized in 2011, the Combating Autism Act has been the primary vehicle for federal funding for autism research, services, training and monitoring. Reauthorization legislation, called Autism CARES, is now moving through Congress. As a result of the law, over $1.7 billion in federal funding dedicated for autism has been provided to the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Human Resources and Services Administration. An additional $122 million was appropriated in 2009 and 2010 through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Autism and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors.
About 1 in 68 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with autism, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in a report from 2014. This represents a 30% increase from the 1 in 88 reports of children reported to have autism in 2012. White children are more likely than Black or Hispanic children to receive an autism diagnosis. And Black children and girls are more likely to have intellectual disability along with their autism. The most notable shift is the growing proportion of those who have average or above-average intelligence, rising from 30 percent in 2002 to nearly 50 percent in 2010.
Monday evening, the 50th episode of The GreenHouse FX Radio Show, we will increase our knowledge of autism... Supporting those who are deal with this diagnoses everyday... Celebrating their struggles and triumphs. There has been an increase in early diagnosis, this is a reflection of successful public awareness efforts... this Monday, join us to continue those efforts.
On Monday 3/30/2015, 6:30-7pm, we are going to discuss "What is Autism""and a very special Event, to raise Awareness as well as funds. "Freestyle for Autism." My special guest Anthony Ramos from ,Lucky 7 promotions ,will be live on air ,to talk about this great event. TDial in with any questions, comments, shout outs, @(646)478-5651....... Let's get this party started.
Sara Gershfeld is a blog contributor for the Huffington Post, and the author of this wee's blog entitled “April in Autism, is Awareness Enough?”
Sara works as Behavior Analysis & Performance Improvement Consultant and is also the founder of Love My Provider.
LoveMyProvider emerged in 2011 with a mission to help passionate parents find meaningful providers for their special needs child. They aimed to channel their energy into highlighting innovative organizations that are changing the way children receive services for the better.
Sara has also served as a Board Member for the Association for Science in Autism Treatment as well as an Adjunct Professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
Join in our conversatin as we discuss awareness, appropriate services and what more is needed for the autism community.
Join us in celebration for 2015 National Autism Awareness Month! National Autism Awareness Month represents an excellent opportunity to promote autism awareness, autism acceptance and to draw attention to the tens of thousands facing an autism diagnosis each year.
Join MSKEEPITMOVING along with special guests living with or caring and loving someone who is Beautifully Autistic on The Keep It Moving Blog Talk Radio Show at 8pm. Hear their journeys as they fight to put the puzzle pieces back together.
Our guest Julie Diep : I am the founder and Executive Director of OC Autism. Our mission is "to ensure the highest standard of care in our community." We believe in empowering parents and professions with the necessary tools to succeed.
I have a Masters in Speech-Language Pathology from Loma Linda University (LLU) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from National University (NU). I hold a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), a Credential in Clinical or Rehabilitative Services and a California State license. I have over 17 years of experience in the field as a Bilingual Vietnamese SLP and a currently a BCBA Candidate. I am the owner of New Hope Therapy Center in Orange County, specializing in ASD, Medical Speech Pathology (serving adults and children) and Special Education Rights (working as an expert witness and IEE assessor).
Although April 2nd is World Autism Awareness day and April is Autism Acceptance month, every day of the year promotes acceptance when you work at Autism Empowerment.
Today's show features Karen & John Krejcha, Autism Empowerment founders talking about their recent Easter Egg Hunt for Acceptance of All Abilities (over 1000 egg hunters turned out), the launch of a special new program called Autism Serves and all the great events that Autism Empowerment will be participating in throughout the month of April 2013.
The four foundational pillars of Autism Empowerment are Accept, Enrich, Inspire and Empower. Autism Empowerment makes life better for those within the Autism & Asperger communities locally, regionally and worldwide.
As April comes to a close and we end Autism Acceptance month for 2014, how as individuals, family members and community members do we continue to facilitate positive change beyond Autism Awareness?
What steps should we take to promote a meaningful call to action for Acceptance both within the Autism and Asperger community and our world at large?
How can we tame some of the infighting among organizations and individuals within the autism community and work together toward a common goal of providing meaningful services, support and resources to help youth and adults on the autism spectrum and their families?
We welcome you to join Autism Empowerment Radio as Autism Empowerment co-founders Karen and John Krejcha share about the activities that Autism Empowerment has been involved with in April and how those activities are sparking meaningful change locally and throughout the nation.
You will learn about our Autism Serves Volunteerism program.
You will learn about Ambassadors for Acceptance of All Abilities.
You will be called to positive action. We all have gifts to give. We all have positive ways we can serve in changing the world for the better and in the process, improving our own life trajectory as well.
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The first World Autism Awareness Day was in 1989. In 2007, the UN voted to approve World Autism Awareness day officially being designated as April 2nd annually and it has been so since 2008.
Over the years, World Autism Awareness Day has taken on many forms. The message conveyed to the community is often as varied as the autism spectrum itself. Sometimes it is a message of Acceptance, Respect and Empowerment. Sometimes it is a message of Epidemic, Fear and Negativity.
In 2011, Paula Durbin Westby, an Autistic Disability Rights Activist tired of hearing negative messages began promoting an Autism Acceptance Day and Month. Pro-neurodiversity, pro-supports and services, against "cures," AAD was started to counter April "awareness" stunts that demean autistics. Many organizations followed suit.
Today, April 2nd, 2014, Karen Krejcha with Autism Empowerment Radio talks about World Autism Acceptance. What does it mean? What is the difference between Awareness and Acceptance? How can each of us make realistic positive strides to be Ambassadors for Acceptance of All Abilities within our community?
What organizations are promoting Acceptance? How can you plug into meaningful, enriching resources and programs that empower and improve your lives?
Ever wonder what is it like for youth and adults living with autism during Autism Awareness / Acceptance month? We'll talk about this as well as how we think the latest CDC statistics of 1 in 68 are going to impact this month's messages.
Autism Empowerment believes in promoting Acceptance, Enrichment, Inspiration and Empowerment within the Autism and Asperger community and worldwide.
This year, a total of 238 teams (15 women’s), as many as 150 officials and lots of broadcasters showed up to support Autism Awareness Weekend in college basketball. Throughout the weekend, coaches, officials and broadcasters raised autism awareness by donning the blue Autism Speaks puzzle piece pin during college basketball games. In all, more than 3,000 coaches, staff, administrators, and officials were wearing pins and spreading the word.
Spearheaded by NCAA basketball coaches Pat Skerry and Tom Herrion, the program provides coaches, their teams, schools and fans with opportunities to raise awareness, fundraise and advocate for the needs of people affected by autism.
Pat Skerry has completely revitalized the Towson men's basketball program and brought the Tigers back into the national spotlight. Skerry, who took over a program that had endured 15 straight losing seasons, wasted little time in righting the ship.
Skerry, a 21-year coaching veteran, has succeeded in changing the culture of the Towson men's basketball program. During his first semester as head coach, his players posted the highest GPA for a Towson men's basketball team in over a decade.
A native of Medford, Mass., Skerry played collegiately at Tufts from 1989-92 where he was a two-time team captain and garnered All-New England honors. As a point guard, he recorded a school-record 650 assists during his career - a mark that still ranks as the 17th best in NCAA Division III history. His 198 assists in 1990-91 is a Tufts single-season record. He also is fifth on the school's career steals list with 95.
Pat and his wife, Kristen, have two sons, Ryan and Owen.
Special Guest Sean Williams who this past spring produced and ran the The Great Race for Autism Awareness at the Three Fires Council in St. Charles, IL. Sean is also founder of a Special Needs Venturing Crew which has emphasis on Social Skills This will be an amazing half an hour.
Soar Radio will be broadcasting live at The John Walker Soccer Complex at Texas Tech University for The Burhart Walk for Autism Awareness.