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Low Functioning Autism – Symptoms, Signs, Treatments, and More

Low Functioning Autism - Symptoms, Signs, Treatments, and More

What is Low Functioning Autism? Low functioning autism refers to children and adults with autism who show the most severe symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder and are diagnosed as having Level 3 ASD. They are usually unable to live independently and require support from a guardian throughout their lives. We’ve included information to help you

What is the Autism CARES Act 2019 that Trump Signed?

2019 trump autism act

What is the Autism CARES Act? On September 30, 2019 Trump signed into law the Autism CARES Act that secures funding for autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education, and Support. The bill is actually an extension of an existing law that originated in 2006 that has now been extended for another 5 years ensuring that all

Top 10 Tips for Using AngelSense This Summer

  Changes or lack of routine during the summer months set the stage for triggers to elopement. Family visiting, vacations and outings to crowded places make summertime nerve-racking for a lot of parents. With AngelSense, you can enjoy your favorite summertime activities without the stress. You and your child deserve summer freedom! Here are 10

Elopement & Summertime – Let’s let the secret out and save a life

Elopement & Summertime - Let's let the secret out and save a life

This post is brought to you by Sarah, an Autism Mom and an AngelSense Customer Support Expert. It is amazing to me how parents of autistic children are not warned about the dangers of summer vacation and increased risk of elopement. Ohhhh, Elopement, how foreign that word once was to me. My son was diagnosed

How A Child with Autism Can Qualify For Disability Benefits

This guest post is brought to you by Deanna Power, the Director of Outreach at Disability Benefits Help, an independent organization dedicated to helping people of all ages get the Social Security disability benefits they need. Deanna specializes in helping applicants determine if they’re medically eligible for disability via the SSA’s criteria. If your child

How to Build a Routine to Wear AngelSense Daily

How to Build a Routine to Wear AngelSense Daily

Guest Post by Kim, Isaak’s mom Taking the time to establish a routine of wearing the AngelSense device is so worth it! My son is very “reward” motivated. He is seventeen years old but we still utilize stickers and reward charts, and this was very beneficial when we started using AngelSense. Because my son is

Autism Awareness & Acceptance Month 2021

Autism Acceptance Month 2021

Every April we celebrate Autism Awareness Month, with World Autism Awareness Day sanctioned by the UN to be on April 2 every year. This year in particular there is a push to change the name to Autism Acceptance Month. The new name and designation of April to officially be recognized have been submitted to the

Wisconsin Families: Get Funding for AngelSense GPS

Wisconsin Families: Get Funding for AngelSense GPS

One of the keys to navigating the daunting task of securing services for your special needs child is finding out what funding sources are available. If you can do this, then your mission is a success, if not, then you have a lot of work to do. The good news is that we have gathered

Our Biggest Life-Saving Moments of 2018

A post by AngelSense, a GPS & voice monitoring solution designed for children with special needs.Learn more about how AngelSense’s GPS tracking solution can help improve your child’s safety and well-being. As the year draws to a close, we are grateful to reflect on the past 12 months and consider how many families and communities

Special Needs Parenting: The Pros and Cons of Homeschooling a Child with Disabilities

Guest Post by Jackie Nunes Jackie Nunes is a blogger at WonderMoms.org. She is a former pediatric nurse and now a full-time homeschool educator. She and her husband have three children. Their middle child suffered a traumatic brain injury when she was 4. Now 11 years old, she is hearing impaired and uses a wheelchair. Jackie and two other

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