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Question: My son has a diagnosis of Level 1 autism from Utah - I have heard that he must be retested by a certified autism center in Michigan to receive coverage for things like ABA therapy. Can you tell me if this is true, is there any way around this (I hate putting...read more
Question: My son is 4.5 years old and nonverbal. We have purchased an iPad mini for him but his "team" is having trouble getting on the same page regarding what to use. The SLP suggested to do CORE32 words on laminated paper. The county AAC "expert" says a GoTalk 32...read more
Question: My 19-year-old severely autistic son no longer sleeps at night. He stays awake at night and is very agitated. He does not sleep during the day either, so it is not as if he is mixing up his days and nights. He simply does not sleep at all. Any ideas on what...read more
Question: Do you have any resources for residential programs that specialize in Autism? Answer provided by a collaborative effort from Autism Alliance of Michigan staff. Finding the right residential option for a loved one with autism can be extremely challenging....read more
Question: My son finally was able to be diagnosed by the School's education team that oversees his IEP as ASD. He is in 5th grade and 11 years old. Since he was 2 years old he has been to countless doctors and had plenty of evaluations that never would place him in a...read more