June 26, 2012
After her son Maven placed second in the Little Miss & Mr. Mississippi Pageant, proud mom Dina was asked to say a few words. Here is what she said:
Hi, I just want to share something with all of you about Maven that you are unaware of. First and foremost I want to give thanks to God because without Him, this moment wouldn't be possible. Secondly, thank you to our sponsors. Maven was born with bilateral clubbed feet and distal arthrogryposis of both of his thumbs. At 18 months old he stopped talking and regressed into autism. He is now 4 years old and his feet are perfect, his thumbs are great and we have made tremendous headway with his autism, yet he is still unable to speak.
So this win isn't just for Maven and it isn't just for me. This win is for every child with autism who feels inferior. It’s for every mother and father who have a child with autism and feel hopeless. Thank you.
“Everybody clapped and one by one people started standing up,” Dina told us. “It was EVERYTHING I could do not to cry. It was an incredible moment.”
April 10, 2013
The Autism Society, the nation’s largest and oldest grassroots autism organization, has chosen Pittsburgh as the host city of its 44th annual conference on autism spectrum disorders.
April 5, 2013
Individuals with autism can attend the Autism Society National Conference and Exposition (in Pittsburgh) for FREE this year! Learn more: www.autism-society.org/conference.
April 3, 2013
Monarch Teaching Technologies, the makers of VizZle®, web-based educational software for visual learners with autism, will give one-year of free VizZle to every new (or renewing) Champion Member during April.
April 2, 2013
Read the Autism Society’s digital magazine about autism spectrum disorders!
April 2, 2013
Today, throughout the world, individuals will come together highlighting the needs and dreams of people living with autism.