It seems like a simple question, doesn’t it? How many children are there with autism?  It’s usually the second question I get, right after “Why so many?” Today the CDC released its newest projections.  1:68 children who are 8 years... Continue Reading

School is back in session for most of our kids. It is easy for us to view that as their “work day” and therefore fall into the habit of viewing home time as being a break from work. With that... Continue Reading

If you access services at The Homestead through Medicaid, or through the Autism Support Program or use a combination of private insurance and Medicaid, you will want to make sure you received an enrollment packet from Iowa Medicaid and register... Continue Reading

If you or someone you care about accesses services using Medicaid, you should be following the changes in Iowa’s Medicaid system.  These changes represent some of the most significant changes in the disability system in the past 40 years. Iowa... Continue Reading

“But I tried ABA.” Occasionally we meet someone who shares they tried ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) but it “didn’t work” with their child. It’s an interesting remark and a bit like saying “I tried gravity but it really wasn’t my thing.”... Continue Reading

Today’s news is filled with a story that points to autism’s development in the womb. It gives us reason to believe the fundamental source of autism can be tracked back before vaccinations, before birth. There is evidence found in prenatal... Continue Reading