Autism Society of the Emerald Coast

Starfish Project connects families with special needs

Starfish Project connects families with special needs

When parents are handed a diagnosis for their children, it can be a life altering moment. Autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and other diagnoses come with unique and unimaginable challenges. Read the full article in the Feb. 2 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Local programs for autism abound

Local programs for autism abound

In 1908, the Swiss psychiatrist Eugen Bleuler first used the word “Autism,” employing it to describe a set of unusual symptoms in his patients. Thirty-five years later in a 1943 medical paper, Leo Kanner, M.D., described and recorded 11 cases of highly intelligent, socially withdrawn children. In the course of Kanner’s work, Donald Triplett, a […]

Beautiful colors helped focus on autism

Beautiful colors helped focus on autism

Colorful powder filled the air April 5 in Fort Walton Beach as hundreds of runners and walkers participated in the third annual Going the Distance for Autism Color Run. The event supported the Autism Society of the Emerald Coast, a nonprofit that provides support for individuals with autism and their families. According to the Centers […]