Every year, autism organizations around the world celebrate the day with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events. Join WPTV and a panel of Autism experts to discuss the topic. Post your questions below.
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Here are a few more Autism Speaks links Autism Speaks Family Services: www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/ Autism Speaks Tool Kits: www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/tool-kits Advocacy:
WPTVHere are some links to valuable resources related to autism.
by WPTV4/2/2015 10:31:30 PM
Does your station employ anyone on the spectrum and if not, would they?
by Martin W4/2/2015 10:27:15 PM
Can you post the websites and/or phone numbers to your agencies in this chat?
by Cindy4/2/2015 10:27:10 PM
I have a 3 year old great niece who has not been diagnosed with autism. Her parents have their own problems and don't want to deal with it. Is there anything other family members do to help? Is it neglect or abuse if they don't get her help?
by Eva Waylett4/2/2015 10:27:05 PM
FAU's Center for Autism and Related Disabilities: 888-632-6395
Autism SpeaksWelcome to the home page of the Autism Speaks website. Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization.
by WPTV4/2/2015 10:25:06 PM
Thank you for answering my question.
by Dale4/2/2015 10:18:30 PM
My grandson has Asperger's syndrome. He receives occupational, speech and socialization therapy and is doing well. He is 8 years old and lives in St. Louis. There seem to be a lot of public resources there. Are there programs for families here in Florida that are subsidized?
by Dale4/2/2015 10:16:38 PM
I have a 26 year old son that has so many signs of autism, He has gone to theapists since the age of 10, No one has provided a concreete diagnosis.
by Karen S4/2/2015 10:12:25 PM
Is there help for a 20 year old boy with autism for a single parent with no money?
by Sue Delapena4/2/2015 10:06:16 PM
Your tv banner mentions Asperger Syndrome, but the new DSM-5 has eliminated this diagnosis, as well as PDD-NOS. I think you should update the very important information you are sending out to your viewers.
by Jennifer S.4/2/2015 9:58:50 PM
What is the Autism rate in other countries like Britian, France or Germany?
by Steve4/2/2015 9:54:26 PM
My granddaughter, age 22, has aspergers and type 1 diabetes. We lived in Tennessee where she was covered by medicaid but we seem to be having difficulty with coverage in Florida. Also, employment has been challenging as retain is too stressful.
by Janis4/2/2015 9:53:35 PM
Are there support groups available for those who are in a marriage with someone on the spectrum?
by email@example.com/2/2015 9:50:15 PM
I am wondering if there is anyone who can come out and diagnose a child.. My grandson has not been diagnosed but is definitely autistic.. Need diagnosis to receive aide. I believe. He will not get in the car..
by Grandma Webb4/2/2015 9:48:10 PM
Did you know that Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) which is one of the most helpful therapies of ASD is only covered by insurance companies if the child diagnosed before the age of 8. If the child was diagnosed after 8 insurance will not pay for ABA. Is there a reason for this? Child over 8 years old can receive the coverage as long as they were diagnozed before 8, so two 9 year olds with the same diagnosis are treated differently. Can something can be done about this?
by Parent4/2/2015 9:48:06 PM
I have an adult son on the spectrum- high functioning What sources are there to help him I have been his only caregiver. It's always about young children- they will grow up ! I could use some guidance and I am worried about when I am no longer able to help him with his many issues
by Judith4/2/2015 9:41:51 PM
If autism is cured how will this affect people on the spectrum will it make a difference of the lives of adults that are autistic
by Malcom Harris-Gowdie4/2/2015 9:40:38 PM
What type of support groups are out there for parents and siblings? And, any advice on how to break the news to family, friends and siblings of those diagnosed? Thanks for your help!
by firstname.lastname@example.org/2/2015 9:38:00 PM
Question: What are future employment possibilities for the huge number of autistic children?
by Don Hart4/2/2015 9:34:30 PM
Can a child truly be diagnosed with autism before he is one year old?
by Diane Belleisle4/2/2015 9:33:03 PM
Why are you calling today Autism Awareness Day, instead of Autism Acceptance Day? Thank you.