We've narrowed down our list of favorite blogs to our top selections. The following list of blogs are written by people who either have autism or other exceptionalities share their personal journeys, or parents share their stories of navigating the daily ups and downs of being a parent of an autistic or exceptional child. We hope you'll find them as inspirational, informative, and entertaining as we do!
Is your child getting bullied? As a parent of a child with special needs, you're most likely not a stranger to bullying. We know bullying exists, but do we fully understand it's scale?
The deadline to file your taxes is RIGHT around the corner, and if you haven't filed yet, you still have time to help keep these students in school, at ZERO cost to you. It's really easy. You can control where your taxes go. Instead of paying your taxes, you can simply redirect them to go to an organization that creates scholarships for our students, called a Student Tuition Organization (STO.) Many parents can't afford tuition to keep some students in our schools. You really can help make a difference.
Your child has autism or some form of ASD. He or she currently attends a public school where he or she gets the attention of a teacher and possibly an instructional aide. Or your child is attending a private school where you feel everyone is supportive, but something is still "off".
Did you know Student Tuition Organizations (STO's) of Arizona can help fund your student's tuition if they are eligible? This infographic showcases interesting stats around STO's, how they work, and who is eligible.
Did you know the Empowerment Scholarship Accounts of Arizona can help fund your student's tuition if they are eligible? This infographic showcases interesting stats around the ESA (Empowerment Scholarship Accounts), how they work, and who is eligible.
It’s been proven that boys are 4.5 times more likely to have autism. But new research shows that the gender gap in people with autism may not be as wide as we previously thought. A study shows that autism may not be as easily detected in females than it is in males.
You may already know that a child with special needs is more likely to get bullied. In fact, children with physical, developmental, intellectual, emotional, and sensory disabilities—are at an increased risk of being bullied. Those with disabilities were two to three times more likely to be bullied than their nondisabled peers.
As a parent of a child with autism or other exceptionalities, you’re probably asking yourself: what happens after high school graduation? Before we get into that, did you know... There are 50,000 individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that turn 18 each year in the United States. Because there are still a lot of questions left unanswered about the causes of the condition, research has been primarily focused on the earlier years of children’s development versus adulthood. However, a recent study tracked young adults with autism over their first six years after high school. Here’s what the results found for youth with ASD...
If you’re a parent of a student with autism or other exceptionalities, you may be familiar with the term ESA (Education Savings Account.) This is government-authorized savings account which essentially works as a debit card which parents can use to pay for their student’s education. A portion of Arizona taxpayer dollars are allocated to ESA’s, helping parents of students with disabilities cover services approved by the state government, including private school tuition, fees and more.