The Autism Society Of AmericaREVIEWS | Nirasha Jaganath | April 29, 2009 at 10:39 am
This is the 3rd feature on Autism in my April is Autism Awareness Month. The 1st was AMC and Autism, and the 2nd one explored Autism games from Children Succeed. Here is my 3rd dose about the Autism Society of America. The ASA is just one of several organizations dedicated to people dealing with Autism.
Here are just a few noteworthy points I found during my chat to Carin Yavorcik, Media Specialist at ASA:
- Walgreens and Microsoft both won ASA Awards. Walgreens through their supportive employment of Autistic people, while Microsoft for paying for testing for Autism for their employees.
- A link to the AMC sensory friendly films is www.autism-society.org/sensoryfilms
- Pump It Up: www.pumpitupparty.com have sensory nights to be sensitive to the Autistic needs.
- There are wallet cards that people can purchase to hand out to others to explain about Autism, especially if there is an episode where onlookers stare or are unsympathetic. They can be purchased https://secure2.convio.net/asa/site/Ecommerce?store_id=2001&JServSessionIdr009=wbrzrhjoq3.app23a
- If you need special services like dentists etc that are aware how to deal with Autistic people the database resource is www.autismsource.org
ASA, the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. We do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy. For more information, visit www.autism-society.org.