Trump Signs Autism CARES Act to Expand Support for the Autistic
The U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Autism CARES Act of 2019, which will provide support to people on the spectrum across their lifespan.The Autism CARES Act (H.R. 1058) is a reauthorization of an earlier bill that provided support for autistic people, the Combating Autism Act of 2006. The original bill, which uses outdated language and thinking to imply autism is something to be “cured,” was set to expire at the end of September and many families would have been cut off from the support they received through the legislation.
When Marisabel Figueroa’s daughter Kaitlyn De Jesus was 3-years-old, she was diagnosed with.
“The neurologist who saw Kaitlyn said she was going to be non-verbal for all of her life,” Figueroa told. "I refused to accept that."
De Jesus, 13, would go on to speak with visual prompts, but she never managed more than two words — until Saturday.
“I’m still crying about it,” the single mom from Mulberry, Florida, revealed.
The scene unfolded on their neighbor Don Weaver’s driveway. Since 2007, Weaver has decorated his front lawn with a musical Christmas display that boasts more than 200,000 twinkling lights.
New airline program helps children with autism
Delta offers these programs at its Atlanta and Minneapolis hubs; Alaska, American and JetBlue have similar programs around the country .
De Jesus visits the attraction every day and stays for several hours.
“Our usual routine is to go after 6 when it gets dark,” Figueroa, who works as a manager at McDonalds, explained. “Mr. Weaver puts down a special chair just for Kaitlyn and she sits there dancing and tapping her feet.”
But last week, the eighth grader was able to verbalize her joy.
“She got up from the chair and started singing,” Figueroa gushed. Then out “out of the blue” De Jesus began making observations, which is something she had never done before.
“She said, ‘Mom! Look at the blue lights. Look at the snowmen.,” Figueroa told TODAY Parents. “I started crying. I couldn’t believe it."
Mom’s Facebook Post Goes Viral, Encourages Children With Autism To Use Blue Trick-Or-Treat Buckets On Halloween
Omairis Taylor’s Facebook post has already been shared over 124,000 times since Sunday. The mom in Hawaii says her three-year-old son is non-verbal, making Halloween difficult sometimes as homeowners wait for children to say “trick-or-treat” before handing out their candy.To clear up any miscommunication and allow her son to enjoy Halloween too, the family has a blue bucket for him to collect treats in – signifying the color of autism awareness.“This year we will be trying the BLUE BUCKET to signify he has autism.
Weaver and other neighbors who were watching on couldn’t believe it either.
“It was the first time she ever talked,” Weaver marveled to TODAY Parents.
"This woman came over to me and goes, I've never heard Kaitlyn speak," Figueroa said. "I was like, ‘Well, I’m her mom and I’ve never heard her.’
Figueroa describes De Jesus as happy but “a bit isolated and and quiet.”
“At Mr. Weaver’s house she comes to life. She’s like this whole new entity,” Figueroa said. “If only Christmas could be around all year.”
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Samuel The Bihan, Henri Leconte, Francis Perrin, their fight against autism"My daughter is autistic, I was not able to talk about it, to testify to my personal life because I find that I am rather lucky in my career". It is with these few words and a lot of emotion that Samuel Le Bihan
evoked for the first time the disease that suffers his daughterFrance Télévisions host Eglantine Éméyé also wanted to publicize her fight against autism. And for good reason, she is the hard fight parents of autistic children . He also drew a novel, entitled A happiness that I do not wish anyone (Ed Flammarion). But he is far from alone in this case.
the mother of a boy autistic and polyhandicapéThe 44-year-old woman did not hesitate to make an appeal to Emmanuel Macron. "The president will make a gesture to bring the Corsican prisoners closer to their families, but who will make a gesture to bring the sick or the disabled closer to their families?" Crossing the whole of France twice a month to see my little Samy is not easier! a specialized center more than 800km from his mother
, "she says. Same thing for Francis Perrin. His son Louis, 16, was diagnosed"severe autistic" at the age of 3 years
. He had to deal with the violence of doctors. "Twelve years ago, at the Necker Hospital, a big father of autism told me right in the eyes, in the presence of Gersende [his wife, ed], while Louis, 3 years, revolved around his office, banging his head: '', remembered the comedian with Télé Star . No question of taking into account this terrible remark. © Bestimage Francis Perrin and his wife fight for the well-being of Louis. They also published Louis, step by step (Ed JC Lattès), which traces humiliations inflicted by medical
and the decade of misdiagnosis. Work that has been adapted to television in the TV movie Almost like the others. The couple especially want to highlight a new approach to treating autism , the Applied Behavior Analysis, which saved Louis. So the teenager recently joined the White Eagle Dance Academy, an international dance company, in Bordeaux, as reported by TV Mag . This new approach is emulating. Henri Leconte can only boast.Former tennis player
is Jules' father-in-law. "Being the father-in-law of an autistic child,I live with him since he was very young ...", he confided to in 2015. And to reveal: "He left very far away, this kid.Lucky, we had at Roland Garros, who explained to us that there were methods that worked elsewhere So we went to the United States and then to a center in Villeneuve d'Ascq, in the North ". Progress is quickly felt. " Jules, who did not say a word, spoke three years later In France, we were told: 'mourn your child.You realize that today, Jules is 13, he is 1.84 m, still needs help, but he goes to a normal school He has his friends, his joys, his troubles, his life Autism is not an incurable disease ", proclaims who is very involved with associations for autistic children.
One of the world's best holiday markets is in a cave .
Held every year from mid-November through December, the Christmas Market Municipal Cave (“Kerstmarkt Gemeentegrot” in Dutch) in Valkenburg aan de Geul, Netherlands, is striking for its unique location, as well as the quality of its decor. The largest underground holiday market in all of Europe, it is also the oldest and most frequently visited. How to Travel With Holiday Gifts Holiday shoppers in Valkenburg head underground into a series of passages and caves, one of which holds the Christmas Market Municipal Cave. Here you’ll find rich decor and hundreds of Christmas lights surrounding the many stalls where you can buy gifts.