The U.S. Senate just unanimously passed the Autism CARES Act of 2019! The legislation now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law. The bill authorizes more than $1.8 billion in funding that will help children and adults on the autism spectrum and their families.
Help is available for parents who take care of kids with autism. The service is called “respite care” and it provides caregivers with time to deal with personal or family needs, study or work. In some cases, respite care providers can help teach skills to kids. Getting respite services is easy.
It’s hard to know how a child with autism will react to a new sister or brother. There could be immense joy or serious stress, or a reaction somewhere in between. Preparing the child for a new sibling starts with recognizing what his or her challenges are, so you can plan to address them head on.
October 14, 2019 | Maria Sanchez, MA, BCBA and Crystal Herrera, MA
A child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) growing up in a bilingual home faces challenges. There are opportunities, too, but culture, care coordination and access to resources can be difficult, especially if the primary caregiver doesn’t speak English well.