What is Autism? What Causes Autism?
Autism is known as a complex developmental disability. Experts believe that Autism presents itself during the first three years of a person's life. The condition is the result of a neurological disorder that has an effect on normal brain function, affecting development of the person's communication and social interaction skills.
People with autism have issues with non-verbal communication, a wide range of social interactions, and activities that include an element of
play and/or banter.
Study looks at worm therapy to treat autism
Family Support Subsidy offered through the Michigan Department of Community Health
FAMILY SUPPORT SUBSIDY PROGRAM
Michigan has a program to help families who care for their children with severe disabilities at home. The Family Support Subsidy Program can pay for special expenses the family has while caring for their child with severe disabilities. This financial support may help prevent or delay placements outside the home. In other cases, the program may provide the funds necessary to allow children to return from placements outside the home.
Supporting families of children with severe disabilities in this way allows families to stay together. It gives them flexibility in purchasing special services and saves money for the tax payer by avoiding or reducing the need for more costly placements outside the home.
The Michigan Legislature passed the Family Support Subsidy Act in 19R3. The Department of Community Health and the CMHSPs administer and implement the act.
CMHSPs can provide additional information on the Family Support Subsidy Program. Questions or requests for applications should be directed to your local CMHSP.
The application is a simple, one-page form that needs to be completed
annually. Please contact Sue Nutini at 482-9400 if you would like an application form.
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AUTISM IN THE NEWS!
Other Web Sites of Interest
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Little Evidence Supports Autism Treatment Options in Adolescents
Here is a link to the Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation (ASDF) - Worth checking out!
A link to a National Institute of Health page dealing with autism.
Giving professionals and parentsthe knowledge and skills to support individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder in reaching their greatest potential