Welcome to Autism America

This site was developed specifically for parents of children who are autistic. We as parents who are living with autism have experienced many things over the years, and we wish we had a "blueprint" to follow along the way. As parents who are living autism can tell you, we know you need help, genuine help. We can provide you answers from credible sources, that have a practical use, from people who understand autism related challenges in more than just an academic context.

What We Offer

  • Education and Information regarding Autism, it's symptoms, and it's treatments.
  • Counseling to help you figure out what to do in a specific or unique situation.
  • Advocacy to help you get paid by the insurance companies.
  • Volunteer help or professional assistance regarding the person with Autism.
  • Products we have used that help mitigate or better manage the symptoms of the disorder.

Here we share information and news that we consider important to our fellow parents.

Welcome to our new web site

We have updated our website to better serve our audience and to enable us to more readily post important news. 

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Service
Dogs

Autism Service Dog Friend

Dogs can play a crucial role in increasing the Quality of Life with Autism.

Insurance
Mandates

Autism Insurance Mandates

Getting services for your loved one can be challenging depending on what you know about coverage you are supposed to have based on your state.

Early
Intervention

We know that early diagnosis is invaluable, and early intervention is very effective. The earlier a child receives treatment and parents receive training the easier it is on everyone, especially the child.

Autism
Management

Autism Management

Useful and practical products parents and families can use to help manage Life with Autism .

Autism News -- ScienceDaily

  • As the embryonic brain develops, a complex cascade of cellular events occur, starting with progenitors -- the originating cells that generate neurons and spur proper cortex development. If this cascade malfunctions then the brain can develop abnormally. New research has shown how the deletion of the protein APC in progenitor leads to massive disruption of brain development and the Wnt protein pathway, which previously was linked to genes associated with autism.
  • When a pregnant woman gets a bad case of the flu, her immune system may react in a way that affects her baby’s developing brain, which could lead to behavioral disorders like autism in the child or schizophrenia in the young adult. The link is well established in humans, which is one reason it’s standard practice to get a flu shot during pregnancy. But until now, the majority of studies testing the underlying causes have been done with rodents, including two that were released just last week.  
  • By reprogramming skin cells into nerve cells, researchers are creating cell models of the human brain. The researchers describe how cells from patients with the severe developmental disease lissencephaly differ from healthy cells. The method can provide vital new knowledge on difficult-to-study congenital diseases.

Autism News From Medical News Today