Serotonin’s Link to Autism

Serotonin’s Link to Autism

Autism’s roots are highly researched and tie-in closely to genetics and environmental factors. With years of autism research a network of revelations begins, such as the complex relationship between autism and depression. Serotonin, the chemical in our brains...
Illinois Medicaid and ABA Therapy

Illinois Medicaid and ABA Therapy

Illinois Medicaid Coverage for ABA Therapy Medicaid has historically not covered ABA therapy in Illinois. As of May 2022, Medicaid will cover ABA therapy in our state. However, as this is new legislation, many ABA providers, including The Place for Children with...
Asperger’s and the Autism Spectrum

Asperger’s and the Autism Spectrum

The autism spectrum is a diverse set of related neurodevelopmental disorders whose definition has only evolved over time and through decades of research. For many years, Asperger’s syndrome was a part of that spectrum. With the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and...
Learning to Code for Children with Autism

Learning to Code for Children with Autism

One of the beauties of education is its continued evolution. What we teach our child must adapt to the skills required to become an independent member of society. A new focus on computer science skills and coding has taken the center stage for many children in...
Autism and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Autism and the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 has impacted every facet of our lives and it’s clear the effects are here to stay. What does this mean for the world of autism, and the future of autism research, services, and support? In this post, we look at the coronavirus pandemic’s implications for the...