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Addressing Autism Requires a Proactive, Conscious Tact

4/3/16 -

By Lisa Ackerman “A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.” -Mahatma Ghandi Autism is a devastating neurological and biological disorder that typically presents in children between the ages of 18 months to five years of age. It currently affects 1 in every 68 children (up from an estimated 1 in […]

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The New Autism Prevalence Rate is Not a Cause for Celebration

3/31/16 -

By Lisa Ackerman On March 31, 2016 the CDC issued their new official rate of autism per their latest survey (1.) The rate is 1 in 68 US children has a diagnosis of autism. For this first time in over a decade the rate compared to their 2010 survey results is flat. It is important […]

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National TACA Autism Conference Offers Hope and Help to Families Affected by Autism

8/10/15 -

Recovery from autism is possible! This TACA conference will bring together leading experts in medical, education, legal and support services that are focused on helping children improve greatly and even recover from their symptoms.

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Why Would a Government Panel Question Universal Autism Screening? UPDATE

8/10/15 -

Editors Note: this blog originally posted in August 2015. There are new updates to this story below. When a serious developmental disability increases from 1 in every 10,000 US children in 1970 to 1 in 68 in 2015, how should the government respond (1)? One would think perhaps scale up screenings? Increase support? Look into […]

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The Annual Cost of Autism Continues to Soar

7/12/15 -

By Lisa Ackerman (Original post in May 2012 with updates in July 2015) In May 2012, new figures were released to highlight a huge increase in the annual autism costs. Autism costs had soared to $137 billion a year (1). This represented a three-fold increase within the last decade. Fast forward 3 years and those […]

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