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Walk Through the IEP

Back by popular request, The Autism Society of Santa Barbara will be offering its parent education series, "A Walk Through the IEP" this spring!   The first session will be held on Thursday, March 13th, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at First United Methodist Church on the corner of Garden and Anapamu Streets in Santa Barbara. The cost is [...]

By | March 6th, 2014|

April is Autism Awareness Month

From the Autism Society of America: " Today is world autism day.  Today, throughout the world, individuals will come together highlighting the needs and dreams of people living with autism.  Today, all of us at the Autism Society honor and respect each individual living with autism for who they are.  We celebrate and honor parents, [...]

By | April 3rd, 2013|

National Autism Society : Position on New DSM-5 Approved by APA Saturday, December 1, 2012

Autism Society Responds to Approved DSM-5 Autism Definition December 3, 2012 By Autism Society The American Psychiatric Association (APA) on Saturday approved a fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), signing off on a sweeping change to the definition of autism spectrum disorder. The DSM-5 effectively eliminates autistic disorder, Asperger’s disorder, childhood [...]

By | December 7th, 2012|

CDC Announces New Prevalence of Autism Numbers 1 in 88

New numbers were release today by the CDC regarding the prevalence of autism based on 2008 data. The new numbers are 1 in 88.         http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss6103a1.htm?s_cid=ss6103a1_w The increasing rate of autism incidence should serve as an urgent call to action to address one of the most critical issues facing individuals with autism [...]

By | April 3rd, 2012|