The Blog

The Autism Rescue Angels blog is a compilation of content from social media posts collected and categorized so our readers can use it as an information resource. Here you will find thoughts we’ve shared, links to informational and educational articles, and tidbits from the trenches. Our goal is simply to share knowledge because sometimes information is more valuable than a fiscal grant could ever be.

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Texas, We Can Do Better For Special Needs

In Texas, there are few residential options for adults with special needs that are high quality and affordable and most are private. The cost of these centers runs $47,000-70,000 per year. If your adult child with special needs goes to a place like this from ages...

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Welcome Our Newest Advisory Board Member

Welcome to our newest Advisory Board member, Leah Bennett. We are honored! Leah Bennett, CFA President, Westwood Trust Ms. Bennett was appointed President of Westwood Trust, Houston in March 2018. Prior to joining Westwood in 2016, Ms. Bennett was Co-Chief Investment...

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5 Reasons Why We Do What We Do

5 Reasons Why We Do What We Do The annual cost of autism therapies and treatments can exceed $40,000 to $80,000 per year. The lifetime cost to support an individual with autism is greater than $3.2 million. The majority of autism treatment options are NOT covered by...

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Why What We’re Doing Matters

Y'all at Autism Rescue Angels we are all about truth and real solutions...and HOPE. (And from the South hence the y'all...) A fellow warrior mom in the trenches just shared a post so raw and truthful and real that we are reposting it here. This. Is. It. This is why...

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Be their voices. Be the change.

Today is the 50th anniversary of the death of Robert Kennedy, and this report has us reflecting on something he said, “Every time we turn our heads the other way when we see the law flouted, when we tolerate what we know to be wrong, we close our eyes and ears to the...

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One in 59.

One in 59. The numbers are staggering. https://safeminds.org/news/u-s-autism-prevalence-rate-soars-to-1-in-59-children/    

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Autism Mom Tribe Support

This is a spot on, really great article. It's perfect to share not just during autism month but for any special needs parent. Whomever the momma is that wrote this article, I would love to invite you into my tribe. I'm blessed with the most amazing, strong, smart...

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Learn. Demand Action.

I wanted to share this article and some key points, I know I say over and over. Autism is defined as a disability people as in disabled. As in not able to lead a typically healthy independent life and for some people it comes with comorbid conditions of complete...

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World Autism Day

So here we are again. World Autism Day. Not sure what that means anymore - when Tyler was diagnosed in 2004 the t-shirt I was given at my first "support walk" said 1 in 150 on the back. What are we going to do when it is 1 in 2? Who will take care of this next...

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Here We Go Autism Awareness Month

As we roll into "autism awareness month" tomorrow, I want to preemptively share a piece I think is well written and that I agree with. I take some comfort that this year "autism month" begins on what also happens to be Easter Sunday. For our family, our faith is what...

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Kevin and Avonte’s Law Has Passed.

Repost from National Autism Association Kevin and Avonte's Law has passed and will help save lives in the autism community and beyond. To all of those through the years who made phone calls, wrote letters, and advocated for police training, wandering prevention...

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Autism Is Medical

Someone sent this link to me and suggested I share. I agree with most of what it has to say... Autism is medical. Tyler was officially given the diagnosis of encephalopathy NOS many years ago by a neurologist, and then eosinophilic esophagitis, and then irritable...

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What Keeps Autism Moms Awake At Night?

I had so many autism moms of younger kids send me this after they saw my post that I took Tyler out for lemonade frozen ice in Fulshear by myself Saturday night. They know Tyler is 225 pounds 5'10" now and even after years of therapy still on the low to moderate end...

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Six Months After Hurricane Harvey

If you replace the words flood victim with autism it's basically the same concept of feeling isolated and alone as you move on with your life.And if you're an autism family who is also a Harvey flood victim well......

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