Category Archives: Public Policy

Do ESY Programs Give Autistic Students Equal Chances At Success?

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These federally mandated programs are called Extended School Year (ESY) Programs. The systems are designed to advance progression of a student’s IEP goals.






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Minnesota Mom Fights to Expand Federal Funds

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Idil Abdull has been diligently working to broaden health care resources not only for herself, but for other low income families in Michigan. Her persistent efforts have caused major changes in legislation that provide autism therapy assistance to families in the state.






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Concerns Arise as Children with Autism Grow Into Adults

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Due to the fact that these diagnoses have grown so much over the past several years, a majority of them are still children. However, as time passes and these children age, they reach the brink of adulthood. This brings on a whole host of new challenges, both within the self and the world at large.






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Police Force Undergoes Autism Sensitivity Training

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Police forces from Pittsburgh,PA are now required to undergo training learning how to identify and correspond to a person diagnosed with autism. This was implemented to avoid confusion and misinterpretation by the police force.






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Brooklyn Ink Interviews ICare4Autism Founder on Safety and Security

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The Brooklyn Ink interviews ICare4Autism Founder Dr. Joshua Weinstein about improving school safety and security for children with autism.






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Israel and New Jersey Autism rates soar






There is an alarming sharp increase in Autism in children around the world. But, recent surveys in both in Israel and New Jersey show some of sharpest increases yet. The Social Affairs Ministry’s survey of social services for 2011 shows a 5x increase in incidence of the Autism in Israel over the last 8 years. The number […]

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$50m goes to Special Needs Education in Australia






Australian politician, Anna Bligh has announced that $50 million of funding will go to new initiatives for education for special needs students across the state of Queensland. This announcement comes after reports that funding for services for children with autism in Australia was so dire that families were forced to leave the country. Ms Bligh […]

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Clinched by Lynch: Autism Insurance Reform











Governor John Lynch is on the forefront of the autism battle by making sure the residents of New Hampshire are getting essential treatment for their special needs child. Governor Lynch signed a bill that will take affect on January 1st, 2011- the bill will ensure that…






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Senate May Stop Disability Council Nominee with Autism






Controversy ensued after President Obama nominated Ari Ne’eman, the 22-year-old founder of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) who also has Asperger’s Syndrome, to serve a position in the Disability Council. As a result, the Senate has placed a hold on his nomination. If elected, Ne’eman, will make history as the first person with autism to serve on […]

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Vaccine ALERT: Sue Pharmaceutical Companies for Causing Autism











As more legal issues arise, steps taken to approve suing pharmaceutical companies may take place quickly. With the overwhelming amount of claims waiting to sue and hold pharmaceutical companies responsible for being a cause of autism. Women may finally be able to assume power over the pharmaceutical industry.






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