As April draws to a close, some of the heightened attention autism awareness has gained this month may fade. But autism doesn’t take a break when Autism Awareness Month ends.
If you’ve read our posts for the month of April, you know we’ve highlighted families’ stories, tips for improving skills, links to local programs, and some newer research findings.
Now the challenge is to stay connected and keep learning. One great resource is the Autism Alliance of Michigan (AAoM) – a new organization formed in 2010, who has been working with families, treatment providers, educators, and insurers to help with the transition into the private insurance autism benefit, as well as the new Medicaid benefit.
There are new providers and clinics popping up all over the state, and it can be hard to keep track of who provides what and where. AAoM is working hard to compile all the information from different programs, so check in on their site often.
The Association for Science in Autism Treatment also is a wonderful way to get the basics on all the scientific findings regarding autism and autism treatment. They have a free newsletter you can have delivered to your inbox.
As always, the HOPE Center Facebook page will help you stay on top of all the latest happenings here at Beaumont, and we share events from our colleagues and partners in the community. “Like” our page and you’ll stay in the know!
Remember, please help spread autism awareness this month, and throughout the year! The more you know, the more you can help.
—Lori J. Warner, Ph.D., LP, BCBA-D, Director, HOPE Center