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Your child is your world. When you were pregnant, your only concern was having a healthy, happy baby. When your child was born, nothing could describe the feeling you experienced. Utter, pure, joy. Perhaps not only a few years later, you felt guilty, but knew something wasn't right; you began to wonder if your child was "normal."
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".
- 1 in 68 births results in ASD (autism spectrum disorder)
- 3.5 million Americans live with an autism spectrum disorder
- The cost of caring for an autistic person over his or her lifetime is $2.3 million, or approximately $60,000 per person per year
- You can help parents pay for tuition by redirecting your taxes - meaning $0 cost to you - read on!
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.
According to Autism Speaks, the cost of caring for an autistic person over his or her lifetime is $2.3 million. Per year, that is approximately $60,000. Families shoulder much of that burden...
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.