Saturday, June 30, 2018

The Autism Society of Nebraska Offers Individual Enrichment Grants

The Autism Society of Nebraska provides individual enrichment grants in the amount of $100 to Nebraska residents who have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. Grants may be used to help pay for therapies, equipment, items, lessons or activities that enrich the life of a person with autism. Recipients must be a member of the Nebraska affiliate of the Autism Society of America.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Resources for Military Families That Are Impacted By Autism

Photo of soldiers saluting.
May is Military Appreciation Month.

Military families that are affected by autism face some unique challenges. In celebration of Military Appreciation Month, Autism Assistance Resources and Information (AARI) is sharing some resources that are especially designed for military families that are coping with autism.

Lists of Resources for Military Families Affected by Autism

These Web pages contain links to resources for military families that are affected by autism.

Autism Speaks


Resources for Military Families That Are Impacted by Autism and Other Disabilities

This Web page contains links to a variety of resources for military families that are impacted by autism and other disabilities, including toolkits, videos and the Department of Defense Plan My Move tool.

Department of Defense Education Authority (DODEA) Special Education Publications for Military Families 

Communicating Effectively: Building A Strong Relationship

ATMF Grant (ACT Today! for Military Families Grant)

Photo of a military man hugging his wife and holding his son's hand.

ACT (Autism Care and Treatment) Today! for Military Families offers grants of up to $5,000 to active military families that are impacted by autism. There is no income limit for the grants, however, applications from families with an income below $100,000 are reviewed first. Grants could be used to fund effective treatments, assessments and necessary life supports. 

Monday, May 28, 2018

Resources for Teaching Kids with Autism About Memorial Day

Teaching kids about the history and meaning of Memorial Day and why we celebrate it is important. The following resources could help parents and educators make helping children with autism learn about Memorial Day in a fun, informative and engaging way.

This cartoon video about Memorial Day is filled with facts and detail and would appeal to both children and adults who have autism.

This engaging shorter video is fast-paced, engaging and has a documentary feel.

Books are great tools for teaching kids with autism. These books are steeped in facts and have a strong visual element that people with autism, as well as other visual learners, will find appealing.

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These Web sites describe fun activities you could do to help children with autism learn about Memorial Day: