6 Apr · Lauren Till · No Comments

Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month and the Autism Society of Alabama has plenty of opportunities for you to get involved, including a Walk for Autism near you! If you are in Alabama and have questions or concerns about autism, call 2-1-1 and ask for Help Me Grow. Help Me Grow passionately supports early identification of developmental or behavioral concerns, so that a …


8 Apr · Lauren Till · No Comments

April is… Autism Awareness Month

Autism Society of Alabama The Autism Society of Alabama is coordinating walks this month to raise funds and support Autism Awareness Month. Visit to see information for walks this month. Furthermore, there is an Alabama Interagency Autism Coordinating Council meeting in Montgomery on April 13, a Glenwood Lecture featuring Brenda Smith-Myles in Birmingham on …


20 Jan · Lauren Till · No Comments

Considering Autism Interventions

Anna McConnell, Dept. of Mental Health State Autism Coordinator, brings us some of the current resources available regarding different autism intervention and treatment strategies. For more posts about autism (many by Anna) just follow our new Autism label on the blog! – Developmental screenings are crucial for identifying delays in children, leading to earlier intervention. The …


28 Apr · Lauren Till · No Comments

10 Things to Know about the New Autism Data

Photo Credit You might remember from the beginning of the month that April is Autism Awareness Month and there is new data from the CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network which shows that the estimated number of children identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) continues to rise. The following are based on information …


1 Apr · Lauren Till · No Comments

Autism Awareness

The Alabama Interagency Autism Coordinating Council (AIACC), led by the Alabama Department of Mental Health, was created to meet the urgent and substantial need to develop and implement a statewide system of care for individuals with autism and their families. Join the AIACC in recognizing that April 2 is World Autism Day, and April is …


24 Jun · Lauren Till · No Comments

Autism News

We’ve gathered some autism spectrum disorder news and opportunities to learn more: – This story comes from Thrive by Five in Washington: A breakthrough in autism research holds both the potential for earlier diagnosis of the disorder (a core component of Help Me Grow) and a better understanding of the important role social interactions play …


30 Jan · Lauren Till · No Comments

Congratulations, Alabama Act Early Ambassador!

Congratulations to Anna McConnell, State Autism Coordinator and new Alabama Act Early Ambassador! Anna is with the Alabama Department of Mental Health and serves as a leader on the Help Me Grow Alabama state team. We are very proud of Anna and excited about the Learn the Signs, Act Early materials and information that she will gain. …


Help Me Grow Alabama

Help Me Grow Alabama is an affiliate of the Help Me Grow National Network and a program of the Alabama Partnership for Children.


Help Me Grow Alabama is funded by the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education through the Preschool Development Grant and the Alabama Department of Human Resources.


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