Tagged Aspergers

Temple Grandin Speaking On Mark Zuckerberg

The world-renowned autism expert Temple Grandin sits down with George Stroumboulopoulos and discusses her life with autism. As well Grandin talks about the latest biopic about her life, and discusses her thoughts on Facebook Creator Mark Zuckerberg and his link to ASD’s.

The A-Word, Part 24: Gaining Attention

As Jack Riley’s language skills expand, so do his social skills. Jessica is teaching Jack Riley how to appropriately gain attention from others. As the skill is new to Jack Riley, Jessica prompts him the entire way using visual, physical, and vocal prompts until he learns how to gain others attention independently.

PLEASE HELP! Arizona To Repeal Autism Insurance Therapy Coverage

Dear Friends, I need your help today with an urgent matter. As you may know, a few years ago, the State of Arizona passed a Bill that approved Insurance coverage for the behavioral treatment of Autism. This bill was one of the first passed and it has already changed the lives of numerous families and children. Today, the Arizona House of Reps repealed the Bill. Of course this came as a great shock to our families and we are very concerned that it will also produce a precedent for other States who have or are in the process of passing similar insurance bills.

The A-Word, Diagnosis: Part 1

I’ve been chewing on the word for about 18 hours straight and it still tastes bitter. I’d like to spit it out and grind it into the dirt like a nasty cigarette butt, but it wouldn’t change anything.