If you have not heard yet, the Center for Disease Control has released a study that states 1 in every 88 children may be diagnosed with Autism. King 5 News reported (from the Associated Press) on their news cast and published it on their website – CDC: Screening, better diagnosis cited for autism rise. The study can be found at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and is titled – New Data on Autism Spectrum Disorders. Because of this new study, the Marysville Parenting Examiner would like to devote some articles that focus on Autism and how it affects families and even provide insight and advice to those new parents who maybe looking for ways to help their child if it is discovered that there is a diagnosis of autism.
This is your chance to become part of a community effort to bring about a much-needed awareness on a subject that is becoming part of our society and culture. From parents to pediatricians, and educational practitioner’s what are the challenges that one faces, how to overcome those challenges, and what can we as a community come together to implement changes and advocate for those who are autistic as well as supporting parents and teachers in our communities.
Here are some ideas the Marysville Parenting Examiner would like to provide to the community of readers (even if you are not part of the Marysville Community):
- Interviews with a panel of pediatricians as to some practical suggestions for parents who have a child that is recently diagnosed with autism
- Teachers and daycare providers who work with autistic children
- Parents that have one parent as a stay at home parent, or parents who work that have a child that is diagnosed as autism and how the family dynamics work.
- Advocacy and support groups in the Marysville area that work with parents and families with autistic children (if there are any)
- If there are no advocacy and support groups in the Marysville community, then what do we need to do to implement such an advocacy and support group for children and family.
In addition to these interviews, forthcoming articles will address the issue of Autism, with helps and suggestions from articles published specifically for parents and families that have autistic children.
If you know of someone that would not mind being interviewed, or are a health care provider and would like to participate in a panel interview with other health care providers, then please contact the Marysville Parenting Examiner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the subject line, please put “Autism” and then provide the name, best way to contact you (either email or phone). If you are a member of a health care group and would like to participate in a panel interview then place in the subject line “Autism: Panel Interview” and the best time to reach you.
The Marysville Parenting Examiner will be reaching out within the next couple of weeks to set up interviews and provide articles focusing on bringing about an awareness of Autism in our community, and how we can help support those families that need our support, advocate for services, and discover what services are available for those families with autistic children.