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Financial Burdens Weigh Heavy on Families with Autistic Children


I have a deep love and passion for working with children & adolescents with Autism. Over the last 11 years, I have spent countless hours dedicating myself to several children and their families. After working in a variety of settings, I noticed a common trend between conventional therapeutic modalities that I found problematic. Most programs for children with autism only focused on the child with the diagnosis, ignoring an essential dynamic of the child’s life: their family.

Check out Polly Tommey's Autism Awareness Campaign 2010 on Facebook and follow Polly on Twitter

From Polly: The 'Hello Boys' billboards go up on Monday (actually they are digital, so I imagine a button is just pushed) The 'Boys' are Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg. Since The News of The World released the image it has already become 'of interest' to the press. We are firmly sticking to Monday as the launch day and I am on GMTV that morning and LK Today. As far as our 3 Boys go, they have all had letters explaining the campaign and what we are expecting from them. People are sending to what they would have to do to win our autism vote.

The Candy Store new programming discontinued on Autism One Radio

New programming of The Candy Store on Autism One Radio was discontinued earlier in the month of March.

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Reality Check: CDC Scientist Admits ...

Over 100 people gathered outside the CDC in Atlanta demanding transparency when it comes to vaccines.

U.S. Senator Tom Harkin: Hearing on ...

On August 5, 2009 Senator Tom Harkin Democrat, Iowa held a hearing on Autism Research, Treatments and Interventions with the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education.

The following statements from Senator Harking help summarize the hearing.


Sound Effects with Dorinne Davis: Discussing How Sound Affects the Person with Autism: Parent Interview from IN

Ms. Davis interviews a parent from Indiana who had organized a diagnostic evaluation testing outreach in the Evansville, IN area. From a parent's perspective, information is shared about how an outreach can be organized and what can be expected for change for the autistic client. The results are the same as long as the test battery determines the need for the therapy(ies).

Sound Effects with Dorinne Davis; Discussing How Sound Affects the Person with Autism: Auditory Processing part 3

Auditory Processing Part 3: The Davis Model of Sound Intervention follows a tree analogy, called The Tree of Sound Enhancement Therapy. Auditory Processing skills fit into the Lower Leaves and Branches of the Tree model. Today's show will discuss the 4 auditory skill levels established by Dr. Norman Erber.