President Trump Signs Autism CARES Act to Expand Support for Autistic Individuals

President Trump Signs Autism CARES Act to Expand Support for Autistic Individuals

President Trump Signs Autism CARES Act to Expand Support for Autistic Individuals 599 295 Dave Zambotti

October 1, 2019

The Autism CARES (Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education, and Support) Act was signed into law on Monday by President Donald Trump. Setting the stage for research into the disorder, it provides $1.8 billion in funding for Autism programs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health and Health Resources and Services Administration.

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Getting Respite Care When You Need It

November 11, 2019 | Blanca Garcia, M.A.

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.

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How to Prepare a Child with Autism for a New Sister or Brother

October 28, 2019 | April MacPherson, MA, BCBA

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.

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Challenges with Children with ASD Who Are Growing Up Bilingual

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.

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