Monday, September 3, 2012

who decides what's NORMAL?

'Not Ordinary Redefining My Autism Life' = NORMAL is our new series about living on the Autism Spectrum.  Share your perspectives, advice, questions, comments on Not Ordinary.

Also, get a copy of 

Asperger Syndrome in the Family: Redefining Normal



AutismCares is a consortium of leading autism organizations who have come together to support individuals with autism and their families during natural disasters and other catastrophic life events.   

AutismCares understands that families living with autism often need additional and specialized support in recovering from critical life-challenging events. Leading autism organizations, along with committed individuals in the community have come together to support families in their time of need. 

  • AutismCares is funded by the contributions of the its Partners and other individual donations.
  • 100% of donations from member organizations are distributed to the families in need
Program Oversight:
AutismCares Partners:   
  • Set program goals and objectives
  • Makes final selection of families to receive awards
  • Help recruit new member organizations
  • Assist in promoting AutismCares within the autism community and throughout their respective organizations
  • Be available to speak with the press as required
Q: How do I apply for an AutismCares Support Award? 
A: Each family must complete an online application. We understand that you may not have your own computer; however, computers are available for use at all public libraries. If you absolutely cannot access a computer, please call 1-888-288-4762 and the Autism Response Team (ART) Coordinator will help you complete the online application.

Q: What information does AutismCares require from my family?   
 A: If you are chosen to receive an AutismCares award, additional information may be required based on the nature of the request. All information is considered confidential and will be treated as such by AutismCares and its Partners.

Q: I have questions about my application; who can I speak with?
A: Contact AutismCares via Serena Selkin, Autism Speaks Family Services Grants Manager at (917) 475-5059 or e-mail

For  a list of Sponsors, Application specifics and further details, refer to:


"All Children can Learn." - Students with Aspergers

Welcome Back to School!
"All Children can Learn."
Let's start the school year by understanding our Students  who are learning while on the Autism Spectrum, specifically, those with Aspergers Syndrome.

This is an excerpt from 'Autism Learning Felt'.

Many parents with children that have Asperger’s know that there are going to be problems that arise having their children in a mainstream school. But are those problems a product of the child or of the system? Schooling so often these days is like a cookie cutter factory. Those that fall above or below the norm just have to fit in.
This is a reason that many parents choose to homeschool. They can teach their child in the way their child learns best. With a guided curriculum toward a auditory, visual or kinesthetic education, the parent’s approach to teaching becomes more efficient for the child to learn.

  Read the complete article at Educating Children with Asperger’s Disorder