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Broken Routines, Crowded Gatherings, Funny Smells: How to Help Autistic Kids Over the Holidays

Broken Routines, Crowded Gatherings, Funny Smells: How to Help Autistic Kids Over the Holidays 1022 692 Dave Zambotti

This time of the year can be very challenging for autistic children. Holidays can be unsettling. Trying to understand how autistic kids experience holidays and being flexible with our expectations can make holidays joyous times for everyone.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2019/12/16/broken-routines-crowded-gatherings-funny-smells-how-help-autistic-kids-over-holidays

Updated Autism Guidelines Stress Earliest Screenings Possible

Updated Autism Guidelines Stress Earliest Screenings Possible 599 399 Dave Zambotti

The American Academy of Pediatrics issued its first new autism treatment guidelines in 12 years aimed at helping doctors identify at-risk children and getting them the care they need as early as possible.

https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2019-12-16/updated-autism-guidelines-stress-earliest-screenings-possible

The Health Care System Isn’t Ready to Replace Aging Caregivers

The Health Care System Isn’t Ready to Replace Aging Caregivers 599 399 Dave Zambotti

What’s going to happen to developmentally disabled adults who grew up at home after caregiver parents age and are no longer able to take care of them?

https://www.politico.com/news/2019/11/13/health-care-aging-caregivers-070722

Students With Autism Get Virtual Reality Lessons in How to Interact With Police

Students With Autism Get Virtual Reality Lessons in How to Interact With Police 600 400 Dave Zambotti

One company is changing how autistic children interact with police by placing students in a virtual interaction with an officer.

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2019/10/23/students-with-autism-get-virtual-reality-lessons.html

How Listening to Autistic Adults Helped Me Understand and Support My Son

How Listening to Autistic Adults Helped Me Understand and Support My Son 599 399 Dave Zambotti

Listening to the insights of autistic adults can inform parents and help them raise their autistic children.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2019/10/16/how-listening-autistic-adults-helped-me-understand-support-my-son

California Enacts Telehealth Payment Parity, Boosts Asynchronous Care

California Enacts Telehealth Payment Parity, Boosts Asynchronous Care 690 425 Dave Zambotti

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law telehealth bill AB 744, which mandates that payers reimburse healthcare providers for telehealth services as they cover in-person services. California becomes one of roughly a dozen states to require payment parity.

https://mhealthintelligence.com/news/california-enacts-telehealth-payment-parity-boosts-asynchronous-care

Mom Urges Use of Blue Halloween Buckets to Raise Autism Awareness

Mom Urges Use of Blue Halloween Buckets to Raise Autism Awareness 599 399 Dave Zambotti

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.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/mom-urges-blue-halloween-buckets-to-raise-autism-awareness/

Planning a Birthday Party for a Child With Autism

Planning a Birthday Party for a Child With Autism 599 399 Dave Zambotti

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.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/planning-birthday-party-child-autism-215248490.html

Autism Insurance Coverage Now Required In All 50 States

Autism Insurance Coverage Now Required In All 50 States 599 375 Dave Zambotti

All fifty states have taken action to require meaningful coverage for the treatment of autism in state-regulated health plans.

https://www.disabilityscoop.com/2019/10/01/autism-insurance-coverage-now-required-50-states/27223

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

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.

https://themighty.com/2019/10/congress-passes-autism-cares-act