Autism in the News
We are excited to share cutting edge research with our community so you can better know what is being done to understand autism and better serve individuals and families.
Understanding the complexity of depression in kids & teens with autism. Ground breaking study on depression in young people with autism and the physical and behavioral issues that often accompany it. Read more
Free Resource: Life Journey through Autism: Navigating the Special Education System
Has your Medicaid insurance been denied for ABA coverage?
If so, attorney Robert H. Farley would like to hear from you. He might be able to help. (630)369-0103 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Spotlight on Community Resources
Part of the mission of TAP is to help spread word to the autism community about the resources and programming that is available in the area.
Larkin's Place at the Y
SUMMER CAMP Guide is out!
Camps fill up early, register now
Stacie@sf-ymca.net or 217.239.2849
CU Special Recreation has many awesome activities. Check it out
Spotlight on Research
Research Participant Opportunities
New Nutrition, Gut Microbiome and Autism Study.
Newly diagnosed 4-7 year old children needed for study relationship between diet, gut microbiome and autism symptoms. Parents will complete questionnaires and food records and will collect samples of their child’s stool 3 time points. A $30 gift certificate ($10 per sample) will be provided for completing the study. Call (217) 333-2685 or e-mail UIUCAutismStudy@gmail.com
Parent/Teacher perspectives of transition to employment for individuals with significant disabilities- University of Illinois
My name is Kimberly Patton and I am a doctoral student in Special Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
We are looking for potential participants who meet the following conditions:
(a) Parents or guardians of a transition-aged youth (i.e. between the ages of 14.5-22) with a significant disability (i.e., intellectual disability, autism, or multiple disabilities) who also participates in the alternate assessment,
(b) Parents or guardians are willing to identify and provide contact information for the special education teacher for their child, AND
(c) The child currently attends school in the state of Illinois.
To begin the survey, click here https://illinoislas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_56Ltk4HYBQ7IlpP
Understanding ASD Among Illinois Children
Help policy makers understand the experiences of Illinois families with a child with an autism spectrum disorder!
Without information about the experiences and needs of families in our state, policy makers cannot allocate resources to address unmet needs. A joint effort by Northern Illinois University, the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Chicago involves a survey for families of children with a child 18 years or younger who was diagnosed with ASD in the state of Illinois. The purpose of this survey is to advance understanding of diagnosis and service experiences in order to meet unmet needs and improve outcomes for Illinois children.
If you are the parent of a child 18 years or younger who was diagnosed with ASD in the state of Illinois and would like to participate in the survey, please use the following link to begin:https://goo.gl/nivKBj
If you would like to complete a paper copy of the survey, or have any questions, please contact Dr. Lucy Bilaver at (815) 753-2436 or email@example.com.
Understanding Mealtimes on the Spectrum
University of Illinois
This study targets parents of elementary and middle school children with autism and has two parts: (1) we record a family meal in the home and (2) we interview one parent and the child with autism. Families receive a $25 after the dinnertime observation and a $50 after the interviews. For more information call Sarah Curtiss at 217-300-5994 or go to the registration website.
National Survey of Parents of Children with Special Needs
Follow this link for an opportunity to participate in a Research Study focused on you as a Parent of a child(ren) with special needs and how you handle your everyday stressors. Note: Each parent can participate individually. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/copingstudy
Fathers of Children with Autism Needed
If you are the father of a child with autism (moderate to severe), ages 5 to 12, and you co-parent this child with a female partner, we need your help for an online survey.
The study concerns the support needs of fathers of children with autism. The world does not know enough about you and your needs for support!