Welcome to Autism America

This site was developed specifically for parents of children who are autistic. We, as parents who live with autism, experience many things over the years. We wish we had had a "blueprint" to follow along the way, so as parents, sisters, brothers, grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and those on down the line who are living with autism 24/7/365 can tell you, we know you need help - “honest 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

Our goal is to encourage healthy lifestyles, promote independence and inclusion, and expand personal growth to improve the quality of life for all individuals impacted by autism.

We empower parents by providing them with access to autism related resources and relevant information from credible sources that have a practical use, from people who understand autism related challenges in more than just an academic context. We believe that every person affected by autism has the right to have access to quality resources and a “blueprint” of guidance needed to develop and build life skills in order to achieve an abundance of independence.

Advocacy and Independence

• Education and Information regarding Autism, its symptom(s), and treatments.
• Unique lessons learned advice to help you respond appropriately to a specific or exclusive situation.
• Advocacy to support you with learned procedures that ensure your insurance claims get covered and paid
• Volunteer help or professional information regarding the person with Autism.
• Products we’ve used that help mitigate and better manage the numerous symptoms of the disorder.

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

Our Experience with Magnetics

Our grandson Aaron was diagnosed severely autistic at 2 years old and was non-verbal. In 2008, I was introduced to Nikken. I had listened to many testimonies about Nikken and Autism, so we bought the Kenko Naturest Mattress Topper and a Nikken Kenko Dream Comforter with magnetic technology for him. Immediately we noticed that Aaron did not flop and thrash around in the bed like he used to.

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Our Experience with Essential Oils

Autism therapies are expensive; we searched for practical solutions to use on a daily basis and without a big time commitment or ongoing expensive obligations.

With Aaron, we wanted to avoid prescription medications and use all natural methods where possible.

He needed help falling asleep and staying asleep. Essential Oils provided that help.

We found that Essential Oils modified his behavior and enhanced sensory therapy strategies.

Essential Oils also reduced his anxiety and improved his focus and concentration.

Read more about Essential Oils. Find out if they will work for you.

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

  • A new study found that infants at high risk for autism were less attuned to differences in speech patterns than low-risk infants. The findings suggest that interventions to improve language skills should begin during infancy for those at high risk for autism.
  • Targeting a key gene before birth could someday help lead to a treatment for Down syndrome by reversing abnormal embryonic brain development and improving cognitive function after birth, according to a new study.
  • A new study shows that infants who are later diagnosed with autism react adequately when others initiate joint attention, but seldom actively seek to establish such episodes themselves. This finding provides support for the view that children with autism have reduced social motivation already as infants.

Autism News From Medical News Today

  • 'You don’t seem autistic' is something that I hear a lot. My name is Jonathan Rowland, and this is my experience of living with autism.
  • Doctors can diagnose three different levels of autism, which vary in their severity. Getting the correct diagnosis can help ensure that a person receives the right treatment and support. Learn more here.
  • The GAPS diet aims to ‘cure’ psychological conditions such as autism and dyslexia by changing a person’s diet. We look at the evidence, uses, and controversies around this dietary intervention.