Autism: In the news

Ava's Law under consideration in GeorgiaToday’s news includes an article detailing an attempt to insure autism treatment in Georgia. The most important point? That early intervention can make a difference in the lives of those with autism. In fact, it may be the best chance for improvement. 

 

Another aspect? That passionate fighters for causes are usually those directly affected. With autism now diagnosed in 1 in 88 children, the number of families, schools, and social settings directly affected is also rapidly expanding.

 

Note: Credit for the photo goes to Jaime Lee.

More inspiration from the National Autism Conference

IMG_4552-300x300 As a mother of children with autism she jumped into advocacy. Her passion? Helping families obtain a diagnosis in 1-30 days, versus the usual average of 15 months. A quick diagnosis is critical, since it increases the chance for early intervention, a key component of treatment. 

 

Hundreds of families have been helped through the Autism Center of Pittsburgh and AutismLink.com. The 1-800 number people call? It goes directly to Kris’ cell phone. Must be one reason she laughs when she points out that her “part time” job is actually 24/7. 

Follow the 123apps4Me team on Twitter

Twitter iconTwitter: 123TweetMe in 140 characters, or less. Can drive you #crazy!

 

 

 

 

 

Kathy Murphy Twitter Profile- 4/21/12Kathy Murphy is @123itzMe – Kathy tweets on SLP’s, BCBA’s, collaboration (Her hot button issue), early intervention, best practice, ASHA, autism, and special needs. Whew! How does she ever fit it into 140 characters, or less?

 

Summer Conway Twitter Profile- 4/21/12Summer Conway is @123hugMe – Summer tweets on teacher hints, classroom ideas, pre-school classrooms, early intervention, autism, special ed, special needs, tips for parents and more. The “more” has been known to include Happy Hour tweets.

 

Dan Murphy/123apps4Me Team Twitter profile- 4/21/12The 123apps4Me team is @123apps4Me – These tweets concentrate on the start-up aspects to the website and the apps. The ups and downs that anyone ever connected with a new venture has gone through.