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Mom Urges Use of Blue Halloween Buckets to Raise Autism Awareness

October 24, 2019 | CBS News

Halloween should be fun. For children with autism, particularly nonverbal autism, it can be frustrating and nearly impossible. One mom’s efforts to introduce a blue bucket to signify a child has autism is catching on. Learn more about how you can incorporate the blue bucket into your Halloween plans.

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Planning a Birthday Party for a Child With Autism

October 11, 2019 | The Mighty

A birthday party or any event that is out of the ordinary for an autistic child needs to be thoroughly planned for optimal success.  Here are some great tips to help with, instead of worry about, your next fun event.

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

October 1, 2019 | The Mighty

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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Autism Act Clears Senate

September 23, 2019 | Disability Scoop

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.

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