Recipient Spotlight: Anthony

Anthony is a kind, caring teenager who is challenged by autism and stuttering. Fortunately, he discovered FACETime Summer Camp at the Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center. This special summer speech camp is designed for older children and younger teens who stutter. Camp provides a sa
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Autism and Speech Devices: Helping Kids Advance Skills As They Mature

We think this article from Autism Speaks about autism and speech generating devices is so valuable, we thought we’d share it with you. —— A parent asks, “Our son is 6 years old, minimally verbal and on the spectrum. We’ve seen him make progress with a speech-generati
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Make Halloween a Better Experience

By its very nature, Halloween is scary. Everything from the decorations, horror films, costumes, and the inflated cost of candy. However, perhaps the scariest part of Halloween is trying to understand it through the eyes of our kids with autism. So how do we make this spooky night les
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Keeping Children With Autism Safe

Summer months often mean an increase in injuries for all children but the rate of injury for children with autism is higher. Learn more from our friends at the Cleveland Clinic about how to keep children with autism safe. CLEVELAND – According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (
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Could I Be The Luckiest Girl In The World? An Autism Story.

The first Monday in August has been a huge day for our family for the past 12 years. It is the day of our annual golf outing fundraiser. It started because our son received early intervention and was starting out in a regular education classroom. At first the goal of the outing was si
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Learning About Speech-Language Pathology and Autism

This Autism Speaks article explains how speech-language pathologists can assist children with autism. What is a speech-language pathologist? Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) have masters or doctoral training in speech-language pathology. They’ve completed a clinical fellowship and
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Assistive Technology for Kids With Autism

We fund speech generating devices for children and young adults who are nonverbal or who have limited communication.  For many, access to a speech device opens up a world of opportunity and empowerment. Learn more about one mother’s journey to empower her son with speech through
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Pets Can Help Autistic Children Learn to Share and Comfort Others

Neuroscience journalist Maia Szalavitz explores the connection between pets and an autistic’s child’s ability to bond. As demonstrated in a French study of 40 children with autism and their families, whether and when a family acquires a pet can affect a child’s abili
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Cavaliers Expand Accessibility For Fans With Sensory Issues

It’s NBA Playoff Season (Go Cavs!) and whether you prefer to catch the game from your couch or are fortunate enough to have tickets to a game, several arenas have recognized that watching a pro game can be sensory overload for some fans. In fact, the Cleveland Cavaliers were the
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When Everything…Even Getting In Trouble…Is AMAZING!

From my UNscientific research*, about 10% of parents have been told that their child will not be able to do something. Maybe they were told their child can’t play a particular sport due to a past injury, or that their child cannot participate in an academic completion due to a learnin
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