Thursday, April 16, 2009
Are You Aware? XIV
Looking for an organization where you can find all sorts of viewpoints about autism and autism awareness? Find yourself in need of service, support, and advice about local autism issues? Want to connect with families dealing with autism? A good place to check out is the Autism Society of America. In the local chapters here, you have the gambit of attitudes, theories, and methods under one roof, so you can get a really good idea of the spectrum of not just ASD, but of how families feel about ASD, cope with ASD, and form communities for their loved ones with ASD. There are even a few folks with ASD who participate, with a whole spectrum of views of their own lives and experiences. You'll get the gambit from "pure acceptance" to "curebie" here, just be aware this is a very catch-all organization. Your local chapter may be not as cosmopolitan in nature.