autism spectrum disorder http://wmuk.org en Could Art Help Us Understand Autism? http://wmuk.org/post/could-art-help-us-understand-autism <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last year, Western Michigan University art students took a class that examined art made by kids with autism to better understand how they communicate.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Now the Autism &amp; Visual Art Project has blossomed to a global program that includes workshop materials for educators, </span><a href="http://wmich.edu/art/news/archive/2013-14/all-for-one.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">an exhibit</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and even a documentary film.</span></p><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 23:45:13 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 15609 at http://wmuk.org Could Art Help Us Understand Autism? WestSouthwest: A proposed farm for adults with autism http://wmuk.org/post/westsouthwest-proposed-farm-adults-autism <p></p><p>Cindy Semark&nbsp;says there aren't many options for adults, like her son, who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Gordon Evans 7762 at http://wmuk.org WestSouthwest: A proposed farm for adults with autism Proposed farm for adults with autism in Kalamazoo takes step forward http://wmuk.org/post/proposed-farm-adults-autism-kalamazoo-takes-step-forward <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The founders of <a href="http://aacornfarm.org/farm/">Aacorn Farm</a> hope to raise $3-million to give adults with autism the option to live and work on a farm.</p><p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 11:15:32 +0000 Gordon Evans 6900 at http://wmuk.org Proposed farm for adults with autism in Kalamazoo takes step forward Report calls for better screening, establishing best practices for treating autism http://wmuk.org/post/report-calls-better-screening-establishing-best-practices-treating-autism <p></p><p>A new report recommends creating a state Autism Council made up of professionals, parents and others. The<a href="http://www.michigan.gov/autism/0,4848,7-294-63679---,00.html"> Michigan Autism Spectrum Disorders State Plan</a> also recommends broad access to comprehensive diagnosis to allow for early screening and establishing best practices for educators and service providers. Mary Connors of Kalamazoo is one of the committee members who helped create the report.</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 11:18:50 +0000 Gordon Evans 3441 at http://wmuk.org Report calls for better screening, establishing best practices for treating autism