According to the Autism Society, "1 percent of the population of children in the U.S. ages 3-17 have an autism spectrum disorder." Its estimated prevalence is 1 in 110 births, and it is the fastest growing developmental disability.
April is National Autism Awareness Month. If you have or know a child with autism, please utilize our resources. If you know of any other resources, please let us know.
Missing Milestones: When you're concerned it could be autism
Sibling Savvy: What about the siblings of kids who have special needs?
Less-stress travel: How to take along your child with special needs
To see the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's coverage of autism, click here
To submit your autism-related story or press release, click here
Do you believe the MMR vaccine causes autism?
Find other parents who have children with autism
Who is a great, local pediatrician for children with autism?
What are the best schools for children with autism in Milwaukee and the surrounding area?
To submit your autism-related event, click here
UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation Grants Available for Medical Grants
The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child’s health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or only partially covered, by their commercial health insurance plans.
Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 to help pay for medical services and equipment such as physical, occupational and speech therapy, counseling services, surgeries, prescriptions, wheelchairs, orthotics, eyeglasses and hearing aids.
Click here for more information about this.
PBS Autism Now
Wisconsin Autism Directory of Resources
Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc.
Wisconsin Early Autism Project
The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Autism Research Institute
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Mayo Clinic