Autism America

We developed this site 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.

- Parents of Aaron, our autistic son, providing a community of support for parents.

 

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.

Service Dogs

Autism Service Dog Friend

Service Dogs are trained to work for a variety of special disabilities and provide physical assistance or control for some autism behaviors.

The Human-animal interaction alleviates stress in children, reduces disruptive characteristics and abnormal behaviors. 

Service Dogs are an essential part of managing extreme cases of Autism. 

Read more: Service Dogs

Therapy Dogs

Autism Therapy Dogs

Therapy dogs can assist autistic children by making them feel socially and emotionally secure.

We are now personally working with Angel and Benji, Havanese breed dogs, to reduce the severity or totally circumvent the onset of a meltdown.

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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.

Read more: Early Intervention

Autism Management

Autism Management

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

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Facebook Feed

Here is a quick overview of articles on our Facebook page. Click the 'f' top right in each tile to see the whole article, or visit our Facebook page.

Autism News

Autism News -- ScienceDaily
  • Research sheds light on how proteins linked to Alzheimer's disease influence neuronal growth
    New research has shed light in the complex interplay between cell proteins, and how they impact on neurons in neurodevelopmental disorders and Alzheimer's disease.
  • Metabolism of autism reveals developmental origins
    Researchers have shed new light on the changes in metabolism that occur between birth and the presentation of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) later in childhood. The researchers discovered that a small number of biochemical pathways are responsible for the majority of these changes, which could help inform new early detection and prevention strategies for autism.
  • Study shows heightened sensitivity to PTSD in autism
    A new study shows that a mild stress is enough to trigger post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in mouse models of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Researchers demonstrated that the two disorders share a reciprocal relationship, identifying a predisposition to PTSD in ASD, and discovering that core autism traits are worsened when traumatic memories are formed.

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We are grateful to Kendall McCabe and others for organizing a GoFundMe page as a part of their project on autism awareness for their AP Language and Composition class. If you can, please donate here ... https://gofund.me/ef9b4332 

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For everyone who has been keeping up with our journey on Autism America, Angel’s Among Us, here’s a more detailed update on all the puppies and their future plans!!!

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Much to our surprise, Angel and Benji made more puppies than known to be possible for the size of Angel. All puppies were born on June 20th, healthy and all puppies survived the birth. 

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We are now personally working with Angel and Benji, Havanese, to train them as Therapy Dogs to see if they can reduce the severity or totally circumvent the onset of a meltdown. 

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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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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. We found that essential oils modified his behavior and enhanced sensory therapy strategies.

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Sponsors

As a family that is personally touched by Autism, Draut and Sons sponsors and supports this website.

Draut and Sons is a Demolition, Grading and Hauling contractor serving metro Atlanta and surrounding areas in Georgia.

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