FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is autism?
A: Autism, part of a group of disorders known as autism spectrum disorders (ASD), is a complex neurobiological disorder. The disorder is characterized by varying degrees of impairment in communication skills and social abilities, and also by repetitive behaviors. Symptoms range from mild to severe.
Where can I go to learn more about autism?
A: To learn more about autism, how to get involved and more, we recommend you visit Autism Speaks.
What if I am struggling with a specific autism-related issue?
A: Check out the Autism Speaks tool kits for specific autism related issues, like transition, diagnosis, dental, blood draws, emergency response and more.
Where can I go to meet other people whose lives are affected by autism?
A: Autism Speaks hosts Walk Now for Autism Speaks events throughout the country, which are a great way to meet other people whose lives are affected by autism.
Where can I go to learn more about autism service dogs?
A: Visit Autism Service Dogs of America to learn more about autism service dogs. They can be of great help to those facing anxiety or social issues.
Where can I go to learn more about service dogs for other disabilities?
A: To learn more about service dogs, visit Service Dog Central. Service dogs can be used for rescue, blind, elderly, seizures and more.
Where can I learn more about adopting an animal?
A: Visit PetFinder to learn more about adopting an animal. There are thousands of animals in need of homes and you’d be doing a great service by adopting one.
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – Gandhi
Where can I go to see Monica in person?
A: We list all of Monica Holloway’s upcoming events and appearances on our Events Page.
How can I support literacy in my community?
A: To learn more and to support literacy in your community, visit the National Center for Family Literacy.