Autism & Special Needs Resources in the Lowcountry

Date: October 14, 2015

Today’s post is written by Sarah Fitzellen, my best friend of over 30 years. When I moved to the Lowcountry in 2010, Sarah had just had her second son, and my second Godson. Through the years of being in different cities, we traveled back and forth, made numerous phone calls, and checked on the invention View More

Autism: At the Intersection of Education and Healthcare

Date: September 2, 2015
Source: Nashville Medical News

Educational Services of America looks to early intervention to address the nation’s fastest-growing developmental disorder – autism. According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 68 children falls somewhere on the autism spectrum. The fastest-growing developmental disorder in the United States, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is almost five times more View More

Ava’s Law Impact: Victory for Children with Autism

Date: April 21, 2015
Source: WSAV-TV

POOLER, GA –Georgia will soon become the 41st state to mandate insurance for children with Autism. 38 states have Autism Insurance laws. Six states including Georgia have passed Autism bills. Ohio is thinking about it, and five states have no plan to pass any autism bill. Georgia’s bill is named for Ava Bullard of Lyons. WATCH View More

Early Autism Project Opens First Georgia Clinic in Pooler

Date: March 25, 2015
Source: Early Autism Project News Release

POOLER, Ga., March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Early Autism Project (EAP), Inc., today announced it is accepting clients for its new clinic at 130 Canal Street, Building 400, Suite 404. EAP offers the highest quality of intensive, research-based behavioral treatment for children and young adults between the ages of 20 months and 21 years with autism View More

Autism Treatment Remains Out of Reach for Many Families

Date: March 10, 2015
Source: The Moultrie Observer

Identifying autism as the cause of her 2-year-old daughter’s troubling silence was the simple part for Anna Bullard. Finding a service provider and the money to pay for treatment proved difficult. The Bullards are on the health plan for state workers and teachers, which didn’t include coverage for autism treatment until this year. With help View More

Chatham County Living Magazine: Ava’s Law and Early Autism Project

Date: February 10, 2015
Source: Chatham County Living Magazine

This mother leads the fight to get the help her daughter so desperately needed which has become a platform for all of Georgia’s children who are handed the blow of an Autism diagnosis. We didn’t raise our children around a table of political debate. Family meals were filled with simple stories about life in the south View More

Early Autism Project featured in People Magazine: How Helping a Son with Autism Transformed One Woman’s Life

Date: February 6, 2015
Source: People Magazine

When Susan Butler found out her son, Collin Butler, was diagnosed with autism, she was heartbroken. The news no parent wants to hear set her on a path to help Collin, as well as other kids like him, achieve what seemed impossible. Susan brought Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), an effective way to treat young people View More

Autism Program’s Inspiration Now a Master of Foreign Languages

Date: December 27, 2014
Source: The Sumter Item

As Collin Butler walked across the stage at the University of South Carolina’s December graduation, he carried with him the hopes of thousands of parents who dream their children with autism can follow in his footsteps. Collin didn’t feel that weight on his shoulders. He just walked across the stage like all of the other View More

EAP’s Anna Bullard Honored by Autism Speaks

Date: November 17, 2014
Source: Autism Speaks News Release

NASHVILLE, TN — Autism Speaks announced its 2014 advocacy awards at the 9th annual Autism Law Summit held here, presenting the Speak Out Award to Anna Bullard and her daughter Ava from Georgia. The awards are presented at the annual conference to honor those individuals and groups whose advocacy on behalf of people with autism View More

The Early Autism Project: An Interview with Ann Eldridge

Date: August 19, 2014
Source: Low Country Autism Consortium

The Early Autism Project (EAP), a sponsor for our 2014 Lowcountry Autism Forum, has branches in South Carolina and Georgia, with a local Charleston clinic too. The organization offers behavioral treatment and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for individuals with autism aged 20 months – 21 years. This week, LAC talked to Ann Eldridge, EAP’s View More

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