Saturday, February 28, 2009

Autism Readings, Resources from Around the Web

I found these articles, resources and related items of interest for families of kids with autism spectrum disorders. I have found the web application Twitter to be a useful way to share interesting items online (at a higher frequency rate than I recently have been able to post articles on this blog). Below are links to the items, which you can also find at Below is a sampling from the past two weeks:

  1. Autism Society of America: copy of E-mail newsletter
  2. Autism Society of America: national conference, St. Charles, Ill., July 22-25
  3. President Obama includes funding for autism in his FY 2010 budget proposal, via Autism Speaks - read more here
  4. Alabama Autism Task Force report, recommendations here.
  5. Agenda for Flutie Foundation for Autism conference April 7 in Norwood, Mass., read here.
  6. Easter Seals campaign: Urge Congress to support families living with autism today: read here.
  7. New from Newsweek: Autism: How Childhood Vaccines Became Villains
  8. Toronto Jewish community holds disability awareness and inclusion events.
  9. U.S. National Institute of Mental Health say stimulus spending to be guided by this strategic plan: read here.
  10. Autism Speaks calls for $200 million for National Institutes of Health autism funding from U.S. stimulus package
  11. RT @UKAF: The London Guardian recently featured the UK Autism Foundation.
  12. Nevada considers autism insurance bill, news item via
  13. Latest edition of Positively Autism newsletter with ABA-related articles.
  14. New Hampshire Walk for Autism has set up website for event Oct. 4, 2009
  15. From, college programs for autistic students
  16. Wrightslaw newsletter on special ed funding in federal stimulus package
  17. Autism insurance coverage advocates in Kansas continue to press case in state legislature
  18. Autism programs take a hit, Boston Globe article on special ed budgets
  19. Mass. events calendar for families with special needs kids
  20. A journey of love and discovery as sibling of an autistic sister, from Portland Oregonian newspaper