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A cooperative effort of the Johnson Center administrative staff, this webinar will teach attendees the language of insurance and give them the tools they need to cut through the fine print of understanding their insurance coverage. We will discuss the different types of insurance available on the market, common terminology used by insurance carriers and care providers, how to read a sample bill and Explanation of Benefits, and provide a step-by-step guide to calling your insurance company to determine your coverage. Attendees will learn the language to use and questions to ask their insurance company, care providers, and human resource departments. We will also discuss your coverage rights and the process for appealing a denied claim.  REGISTER

Over the years government health-related agencies and non-profit organizations have focused much of their support on discovering the "autism gene" or set of genes. In a recent unexpected finding published in Nature Medicine, the "largest-ever autism genome study" revealed that siblings, who are both on the autism spectrum, have different autism-linked genes.

Wednesday, March 25th: Optimistic Parenting: Hope and Help for Individuals with Challenging Behavior

Challenging behaviors continue to top the list of concerns for families and teachers of persons with ASD. This talk will cover new insights into these obstacles and how families and others can overcome them and effectively help persons with even the most severe behavioral challenges. The presenter will describe how advances in positive psychology can help caregivers be more effective in their efforts to help those with ASD and how to help themselves lead happier and less stressful lives.


Big Apple Circus premieres its EMBRACING AUTISM show to welcome children and families touched by autism.

For tickets, locations and show time, please click here.

For those of you are are using Helminth Therapy, it would be extremely helpful to the researchers if you would complete the anonymous survey, whether you have had a good or bad experience.  As per the instructions on the survey, please print the survey, complete it with no personal data and mail it with no return address to the address provided.  The survey should take less than 30 minutes.

To access and learn more about the survey, please click here.


On September 10, 2014, the Simons Foundation is sponsoring a free webinar with Ami Klin Ph.D., director of the Marcus Autism Center, on the "Challenges and Solutions for the Early Diagnosis of Autism."  Dr. Klin will address issues relating to early diagnosis, including the latest research.

For more information, please click here.

The Autism360 website will be undergoing scheduled maintenance on Wednesday, January 29th at 1 PM. We expect to be back by Thursday, January 30th at 12 PM.

We appreciate your patience. If you have any questions, please email us at

Using data contained the Autism360, Dr. Sidney Baker, founder of Autism360, revealed previously-unknown gender differences in immune and central nervous system and gastrointestinal functional disturbances. Together with published observations of male/female differences in inflammation, oxidative stress, and detoxication, these findings open doors to research focusing on gender physiology as clues to etiologic factors in autism.

It’s Now Easier to Record Treatments on Autism360!

We’ve improved our Treatments page in order to make it easier for parents to enter and manage your children’s treatments on Autism360.  The new Treatment page displays a summary of all your children’s treatments, including any dosage details and comments you’ve inputted.  It also shows your ratings in easy-to-understand up and down arrows.

We kept many of the helpful features, such as the ability to search treatments by name or category.  In addition, treatment details remain optional as they are for your own records.

So…log in now and experience our new and improved Treatments page!  And while you are there, enter a treatment or 2 to see how fast and easy it is to record and update your children’s treatments and responses.

Findings vary among studies, but it is generally agreed that people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families experience more sleep problems than most, with estimates of significant sleep disturbance reported in 40-80% of the population. Insufficient sleep can lead to chronic sleep deprivation for both the person with autism and their caregivers, increasing stress and decreasing daily function.