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Illinois woman will pay restitution in autism fraud case : Stltoday

  An Illinois woman has agreed to pay restitution after being accused of a scam in which she allegedly promised to provide specially trained companion animals for children with autism. Attorney General Lisa Madigan says Lea Kaydus had collected more than $5,000 through her organization, Animals for Autism. Kaydus lives…

Sensory Friendly Films at AMC Theatres

Sensory Friendly Films at AMC Theatres – In Partnership with the Autism Society. Upcoming Sensory Friendly Screenings August 11 – Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days September 22 – Finding Nemo October 12 – Frankenweenie November 10 – Wreck-It Ralph December 8 – Rise of the Guardians All shows…

Overdiagnosing autism—Allen Frances – NYPOST.com

Perhaps a third of the huge jump in rates can be explained by three factors: the much-increased public and provider awareness of autism, the much-reduced stigma associated with it and the fact that the definition of autism has been loosened to include milder cases. via Overdiagnosing autism—Allen Frances – NYPOST.com….

When it’s not Autism, but everyone tries to convince you it is.

With the release of some of the proposed changes to the DSM V regarding the autism Spectrum disorders, I have read a lot on the reaction from the special needs community. I am one of the few who is less concerned over the proposed changes to the definition due to…

Proposed DSM V changes and your disability claim

There is a lot of uproar in the special need/disability community on the upcoming changes in the DSM V (replacing the DSM IV), specifically with the Autism Spectrum disorders. The DSM V proposes removing both the PDD-NOS and Aspergers diagnosis and wraps everything up into one Autism disorder. Many believe…