What I Learned Fighting My Insurance Company

… or Keys to Successfully Acquiring Speech Therapy Services through a Managed Care Organization. The Orange Effect Foundation receives applications from families who seek assistance because their insurance does not cover speech therapy. This article lays out specific steps to challeng
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Spreading the Orange Effect: An Interview With Pam Kozelka

Pam Kozelka, Executive Director and Founder of the Orange Effect Foundation, discusses the work of the foundation and plans for the annual golf fundraiser held this past August. Listen to her interview with WEOL AM930 and learn more about those we assist and how we empower speech thro
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4 Incredible Reasons Why Your Non-Verbal Child Needs Speech Therapy

Why would a nonverbal person need speech therapy? After all, they can’t talk. Why would they need help with their speech? This is a common misconception that even professional caseworkers have. Yet, with the augmentative and alternative communication available in the field, you are do
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Resources For Improving Lives for Autistic Children and Their Families

The Centers for Disease Control estimates that nearly 1 in 45 U.S. children has some form of autism. Services and support for these children and their families can have a very positive impact for both. Here is a list of where you may be able to find assistance. 1. www.autismspeaks.org
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How Technology Can Help Children Find Their Voice and Share It

The Orange Effect Foundation—created by Content Marketing Institute co-founders Joe Pulizzi and Pam Kozelka—supports children and young adults with speech disorders. While many people are familiar with speech therapy and education, assistive technologies play a big role in helping chi
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Discussing Your Child’s Autism With a New Teacher

Parents of children with Autism face special challenges as Autism comes in many forms and no two cases are alike. Many children who have high-functioning Autism are able to attend regular schools, but often times a new school year means that parents need to explain their child’s
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Raising Funds for Those Who Cannot (OEF Golf for Autism Raises Over $30,000)

It’s hard to believe, but this year was our 11th year holding the Orange Effect Foundation Golf for Autism.  This year was our biggest ever, with over 160 golfers participating, and major support from our premier sponsor Petco, and our gold sponsors GIE Media and Aon (as well as a num
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Raising An Autistic Son: Four Things I’d Change

My son is a successful sophomore in high school and I wouldn’t change a single thing about him now. He was diagnosed with Autism at age 2 and received countless hours of speech and occupational therapy to get where we are today. Often as he goes through life’s milestones, I reflect ba
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Life: An Unpredictable Journey

The following is a guest post from 15-year-old Joshua Pulizzi. Joshua is the son of co-founders Pam and Joe, and the inspiration behind the Orange Effect Foundation. At age two, Joshua was diagnosed with Autism. For a high school writing assignment, Joshua wrote a self-comparison to t
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