App On iPod Touch Helps Autistic Adults Work More Efficiently
With difficulties related to behavior, communication, cognition, and sensory processing, people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have a hard time not only finding a job, but keeping the job as well...
Camp Independence brought 125 Special Needs Citizens from across the Gulf Coast to enjoy a fun day at Gulf Islands Waterpark
On July 5, 2012, our annual Camp Independence brought 125 Special Needs Citizens from across the Gulf Coast to enjoy a fun day at Gulf Islands Waterpark. Through the efforts of Project Independence and the generosity of Gulf Islands Waterpark in Gulfport, Ms., this free camp offers an opportunity for families and caregivers to network with others while the person with Special Needs feels included. Thanks to all staff, volunteers and participants for helping us break our record attendance of 362 people!
Last Updated (Saturday, 14 July 2012 12:01)
Autism Speaks Endorses Lousiana Bill Raising Age Cap to 21 on Autism Insurance Benefits
New Bill Would Also Eliminate Cap on Lifetime Benefit
NEW YORK, NY (March 8, 2012) – Autism Speaks, the world’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, today endorsed HB.771, which would amend Louisiana’s 2008 autism insurance reform law by raising the age cap to 21 and eliminating the $144,000 cap on lifetime benefits. Families paying thousands of dollars a year in insurance premiums would be able to continue coverage for the screening, diagnosis, testing and treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) for individuals aged 16 through 20 if the legislation is enacted
Project Independence's mission is to enhance the lives of individuals affected with Autism and related disorders in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast while encouraging independence.