Thursday, April 3, 2014

Big MAKS FREE Family Swim

MAKS FREE Family Swim
Saturday May 3rd, 2014
Bountiful Recreation Center
550 N. 200 W. - Bountiful, UT
Pizza & Swimming  from 7:15-9:15 pm
Please RSVP by Wednesday April 30th
to Laura Anderson
Sponsored by the
 Davis Master Chorale 

UVU Autism Conference

Autism Conference 2014

To Register click here

Balloon Launch and Living Planet Aquarium

Autism Awareness

Light it up Blue - April 2, 2014

How do you "light it up blue" for autism awareness?

Carly's Café - Experience Autism Through Carly's Eyes

Autism Speaks Ad Council PSA -- "Maybe" Eye Contact in English

Autism-Friendly Travel now on Royal Caribbean Cruises

World Autism Awareness Day Message from The International Space Station

Friday, December 13, 2013

Autism Waiver Update December 2013

Again our son continues to benefit from ABA therapy provided by the Utah Autism Waiver Program. He has meet his goals and is moving onto new ones to help with his life skills and development. We see marked improvements in him and it gives me hope for his future. As a parent I am really enjoying the much needed help in providing the one on one therapy for my son. As well as the much needed breaks provided by respite care.
One of our other sons would benefit greatly from ABA therapy, but such services aren't available at this time with our insurance. Sure, we could have him sign up for private ABA therapy, but that isn't doable with our budget, or with most families budgets. Challenging doesn't begin to describe what a special needs child or parent face every day. I only wish there were more programs like this for older children and adults with autism. I see and hear about new programs, services, advocacy, awareness, and understanding for autism often. So, I'm not giving up hope and will move forward with a willingness to work to help those with autism and special needs.

Susan Boyle - Asperger's Diagnosis

Singer Susan Boyle, a well know star from "Britan's Got Talent" shed light on her recent diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome. Another example of a great mind, ability, and not letting a diagnosis stop you from achieving your goals.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Spectrum Academy - Utah County Campus

Spectrum Academy, a school know for its ability to teach students on the spectrum effectively, is opening a new campus for the 2014-2015 school year in Orem, UT. For more information that will continue to be updated, go to Spectrum's website.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

A Common Diagnosis by Social Work Degree Guide

A Common Diagnosis? Autism Prevalence Compared
Image compliments of Social Work Degree Guide

Autism Wavier Update September 2013

I apologies for the sparse posts as of late. Hopefully, as my health continues to improve I will be able to post some more in the future. For now I will say my son is doing great with ABA therapy. We are noticing improvement in speech, social skills, and fewer refusals. It is a big relief for me, the parent, to have the added help in addressing challenges. It is such a relief to have help and breaks almost every day. I hope others are seeing the same results.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Special Challenges

This is very well done. It touches on the many side of having a child with special needs. I love that the parents are willing to serve and love their child unconditionally. Even better when a neighbor, friend, or teacher is willing to educate themselves and learn about that individual, and then serve the whole family.


Special Challenges from McKay School of Education on Vimeo.