Update on ABLE

So now I find out that no sooner had I written a post on the Achieving a Better Life Experience bill, or ABLE (see my post entitled Saving Money), it turns out that the House will be voting on it next month. This according to Representative Cathy McMorris, who has a son with Downs Syndrome in the article entitled “Vote Planned on Tax-Free Disability Savings Accounts (again by at Disability Scoop). Go Cathy!

Sincerely-

 

Autism Librarian

Saving money

I’ll admit, I’ve been getting e-mails asking me to contact my senators and representatives about a¬† piece of legislation entitled¬†Achieving a Better Life Experience, or ABLE, Act and I have to admit, I’ve done it only because I’ve been asked by various national autism organization.

As soon as I read this article over as Disability Scoop entitled “Clock Ticking on Plan for Disability Savings AccountsBy and now that I’ve been through a workshops on special needs trusts, I have to say I’m all in. It turns out it’s about creating savings accounts for your loved one that won’t count against their benefits. So go tell Congress to pass this legislation!

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Autism Librarian

Child whisperer in dentistry

As soon as I saw this article, I thought okay, here is another step that my son will soon have to take, just like many children with autism. Now while, he needs braces and this is just about taking a child with autism to the dentist, the journey is still the same.

The article is entitled “Increasingly, Dentists Tailoring Care for Kids with Special Needs” by By

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Autism Librarian

Autism Daily Newscast

I’m finding the Autism Daily Newscast weekly newsletter to be amazing. In fact, on the cover of their latest issue it says at the bottom, written by people on the spectrum for people on the spectrum. I think that really says it all.

I would also say that they encourage submissions and since my son has written a couple of articles for Speedway Digest (sort of), I thought we might see what we could do here.

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Autism Librarian

A personal note

Tonight I don’t have an article, just an observation. The last few days I’ve been doing things that are focused on my son’s future. Today I did things that are focused on my future. Making a dentist appointment and getting a flu shot. Tomorrow I’m going to update my life insurance. The last couple of days I’ve been thinking about how I need to be there for his future. I need to be here for as long as I can. It’s what’s best for my son, his siblings and me.

Sincerely-

 

Autism Librarian

100, maybe more

Now I’ve talked before about the issue of scientist looking for a cure to autism and how for some within the autism community, that’s not what they necessarily want. Well, when I read this article I thought, it’s going to take a while anyway you look at it. According to some researchers, there are probably a 100 or more genes that make up what we know as autism.

The article is entitled “Researchers Say Autism May be Linked to More than 100 Genes” by Jennifer Chait over at Inhabitots.I know for my kids, a 100 pieces is about their limit when it comes to puzzle. I can only imagine the limit for scientist when it comes to genes.

Sincerely-

 

Autism Librarian