Friday, July 13, 2012

Autism Light #211 is is a content rich website resource created to help the autism community in Idaho, though some of the news and practical information can relate also to those outside Idaho. is an Autism Light because of how their resources are helping change lives of those with autism in Idaho as loved ones discover local resources available to help them.

The website was created and maintained by an unidentified family in Treasure Valley, Idaho who have a 9 year old son with Autism. The creators of the website say this about their passion for developing this autism resource:
We feel very grateful for how much progress our son has made and we wanted to do something to give back to the Autism community. It is possible with the right intervention and with well trained and professional therapist working with your child that you can improve a child’s prognosis enormously. We hope that by creating this web site that it helps those families trying to find the right services and therapist for their loved one (Source).
Mission: In addition, lists this as their mission:
Our hope in creating this website is to help families find the resources they need to help their loved ones suffering with autism. Everyone deserves the opportunity to know about the latest, best treatment and services that are available to them. 
Structure of Website: 
  • Contacts for services and Local News is organized into four geographical regions in Idaho.
    • Treasure Valley
    • Magic Valley
    • Eastern Idaho
    • Panhandle
  • Additional resources are categorized into subject areas.
    • Dietary Foods and Grocery
    • Treatment Centers
    • Educational Materials
    • Publications
    • Support Groups
    • Activies
    • Definitions
    • Doctors
    • Medicaid/Katie Beckett Program

Special Needs Training: is affiliated with Special Needs Training. Their website is at According to their website, "Special Needs Training provides professionally accredited online educational program. This web-based program is specifically designed for professionals, direct service providers, teachers, and families."

The autism community in Idaho has a treasure in To check out all the information on their website go to

Autism Light honors diverse heroes to the world of autism.

1 comment:

  1. In celebration of World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, Autism Speaks will again seek to turn the world blue. Our third annual Light It Up Blue initiative is fully underway with over 350 buildings already committed to turning blue.
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