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Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder is crucial for law enforcement to ensure the safety and respect of individuals with ASD. This article offers key insights and practical tips for officers to effectively interact and assist those on the spectrum, highlighting the importance of communication, awareness of safety risks, and supportive approaches during interventions.
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An Autism diagnosis is the first step to accessing therapy services, but why? This article answers that question and offers guidance for getting started.
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Navigating an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis can be overwhelming, but understanding the levels of ASD is key to finding the right support.
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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy is an evidence-based therapy option that has been scientifically shown to help children on the Autism Spectrum reach developmental milestones and catch up to their peers in key areas like communication, social skills, and fine and gross motor skills. When a child receives 
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We recently had the privilege of attending the Iowa State University People to People Career Fair, where we met some great young people exploring career opportunities in behavioral health. This post will answer some of the most common questions we received, explore the field of 
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We’re breaking down some of the common myths and misconceptions about Autism. MYTH: Autism is a mental illness.FACT: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder developed in a child’s brain before they are born. MYTH: Everyone with Autism is the same.FACT: Autism is a 
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All funds raised through Steps for Autism stay in Minnesota to make a positive local impact within the autism community. Steps for Autism’s resource fair is the primary reason many participants come to this annual event. Individuals, families, businesses, and community groups are encouraged to 
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This year’s conference will feature keynote speakers Devon Price, Dr. Paula Kluth, and Lydia Dawley, as well as breakout sessions tailored for all audiences including autistics, family members, educators, and professionals. Visit the AuSM Shop, gather information from key autism exhibitors, and spend your conference days networking and learning 
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Join Fi & Friends for their 2nd annual Autism Resource Fair. A safe and inclusive space designed to connect autistic individuals, families, and educators with community resources and support. About Fi & Friends Fi & Friends is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit located headquartered in Des 
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“Elopement” is a clinical term used to describe when a child wanders off, runs away, or gets lost. It is a common behavioral challenge for children with ASD. For many families with children on the Spectrum, elopement is a major safety concern. The most common 
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