Friday, June 22, 2007

Author to Appear on NPR

Ralph Savarese, author of REASONABLE PEOPLE: A MEMOIR OF AUTISM & ADOPTION, will be interviewed on the nationally-syndicated National Public Radio program, "The Diane Rehm Show", on Monday, June 25th to talk about his autistic son and the new book. He will be on from 11am - 12pm in the Washington DC area, although the show airs in hundreds of markets around the country. Please use this link to find a local station in your area that airs the show and the time it will air:

Saturday, June 16, 2007

The Help Group

This California Based organization has a nice collection of practical articles on ASDs and Asperger's on their web site here. Topics include - how to talk to your pediatrician, improving behavior, medications. They are brief, and may be worth sharing with family members who might be having difficulty understanding what ASDs are.

Autism Research Bills Pass NJ Assembly

From the AP wire in the NJ Courier-Post:
"Amid concern about New Jersey having America's highest autism rate, state senators Thursday pushed forward proposals to promote autism research.
The Assembly-approved bills would establish a statewide autism registry and provide more money for research and treatment. The bills are among several autism-related proposals that can now be considered by the full Senate."

Here is information on the registry bill.
This bill also seems to be moving along.
Information on other bills related to autism pending in the State Legislature is here.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Blog Carnival

The Special Education Law blog is hosting a blog carnival on June 18, 2007. Guidelines for submission are here. This is a great way to discover other blogs.