Autism Resources

New Studies Uncover Possible Early Detection of Autism

Two recent findings may help identify autism in the first few months of life - and assist in reducing its prevalence. A local autism expert weighs in.

Easter Seals Story: Connecting and Communicating with My Son

Danielle C. Dallo of Southfield felt lost and alone in her efforts to connect with her son, Daniel, who has autism. But with help from Easter Seals Michigan, she and Daniel have made huge strides.

Making Southeast Michigan Attractions More Autism Friendly

How can we make everyday places and people more hospitable? The Autism Alliance of Michigan is teaming with The Henry Ford - and, it hopes, others - to help make this happen for kids.

Chickens and Autism: How 'Goldie' Helps a Michigan Teen

With the help of a feathered friend, Alair Bergman of Ortonville, Mich. has overcome autism symptoms, written a book and plans for a bright future.

Easter Seals Story: Getting Help for Asperger's Syndrome

Was it ADD? Anxiety? The Kozak family didn't know what was plaguing their daughter Abby. But with the help of Easter Seals Michigan, they found out and got the treatment and services they needed.

Is There a Link Between Autism and Moms, Dads Delaying Parenthood?

First-time parents are older than ever, a study says, and special needs rates have risen in kids. What's the correlation - and what effect do aging dads have on their offspring?

2013 Monster Calendar by Royal Oak Teen Benefits Autism

Oakland County high school grad Dylan Yates creates a wall calendar full of fun graphics to help out the Judson Center and other southeast Michigan causes.

Michigan Autism Insurance Reform for Kids

The state finally passed a law in 2012 requiring insurance companies to cover treatment. As it takes effect Oct. 15, how will the medical community handle the influx of new patients?

Helping Children Diagnosed with Autism

Henry Ford center gives parents and kids hope.

Michigan House Passes Autism Insurance Reform Bills

The bills, which Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to sign into law, will make autism treatments more affordable for many Michigan families.

Kids Autism Diagnosis Faces Changes, Raises Questions

Proposed changes to its definition could leave many high-functioning autistic children behind. How might this affect southeast Michigan families?

Temple Grandin's Top Tips

Her story of overcoming an autism diagnosis has inspired parents. Read her advice for giving kids with autism an edge.
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