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Even in Death in TULSA

by Sarah Lauffenburger
September 9th, 2016

 As you know, Even in Death is an Award-Winning animated short made by Invisible Layers Productions, what you DIDN’T KNOW, is that Even in Death […]

Even in Death in TULSA

A Red Carpet Premiere for Award-Winning Filmmakers

by Melinda Lauffenburger
August 9th, 2016

Even in Death held its Red Carpet Premiere at the stunning OCCC Visual and Performing Arts Center on June 24. Nearly 250 guests enjoyed the […]

A Red Carpet Premiere for Award-Winning Filmmakers

Swanky Art Show Is a HUGE Success

by Melinda Lauffenburger
August 9th, 2016

AutismOklahoma featured the 5th annual Big Swanky Art Show at Rainbow Fleet in the Paseo.  The art show is an annual event with 12 artists […]

Swanky Art Show Is a HUGE Success

Invisible Layers Featured on “Is This A Great State or What?”

by Melinda Lauffenburger
August 9th, 2016

Invisible Layers is wrapping up production of Even in Death in anticipation of the first showing at deadCENTER and their special Red Carpet Premiere at […]

Invisible Layers Featured on “Is This A Great State or What?”

Even in Death WINS Best Oklahoma Short Film at deadCENTER 2016

by Melinda Lauffenburger
August 9th, 2016

Invisible Layers production of the animated film Even in Death was an Official 2016 deadCENTER Film Festival selection. At its first screening that weekend deadCENTER […]

Even in Death WINS Best Oklahoma Short Film at deadCENTER 2016

David Blose, A Computer Technician For Sure

by Melinda Lauffenburger
August 9th, 2016

Oklahoman reporter, Lucille Sherman, spent extensive time with the autism community to deliver an amazing article about young adults with autism who want to have […]

David Blose, A Computer Technician For Sure

Even in Death Featured in MetroFamily Magazine

by Melinda Lauffenburger
May 9th, 2016

Follow this link to check out MetroFamily’s article about Even in Death. http://www.okcspecialneedsguide.com/okcspecialneedsguide/2016/?pm=2&u1=friend&pg=10#pg10 Or read it as a pdf Even in Death MetroFamily May 2016

Even in Death Featured in MetroFamily Magazine

Arnall Family Foundation Donates $250,000 to AutismOklahoma

by Melinda Lauffenburger
May 9th, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY (May 9, 2016) — AutismOklahoma received one of its largest donations to date this past weekend at its 7th Annual PieceWalk; the Arnall […]

Arnall Family Foundation Donates $250,000 to AutismOklahoma

Even In Death Is Selected For deadCENTER Film Festival

by Melinda Lauffenburger
May 4th, 2016

Even in Death, the animated short, developed by 15 individuals with autism and their professional mentors, is going to be featured in the 16th annual DeadCENTER film festival! The festival will be in Oklahoma City on June 8-12! Even in Death will be screening on June 11th at 11:15 and on June 12th at 1:00.






Even In Death Is Selected For deadCENTER Film Festival

Counting Down to the 2016 PieceWalk

by Melinda Lauffenburger
May 4th, 2016

The 7th Annual PieceWalk & 5K, Saturday, May 7 at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, gives families who are impacted by Autism the chance to be around others who are on the same journey, and for Burke’s daughter Ashlyn, the chance to feel at home.






Counting Down to the 2016 PieceWalk

Animation Camp Featured by NewsOK

by Melinda Lauffenburger
July 27th, 2015

Film camp showcases the talents of autistic young adults in Oklahoma A camp hosted by Autism Oklahoma is helping young artists learn how to create […]

Animation Camp Featured by NewsOK

Melinda Lauffenburger Featured In “Of Character” Article

by Melinda Lauffenburger
July 27th, 2015

OF CHARACTER – MAKING A POSITIVE OUT OF A NEGATIVE by Heather Warlick Featuring Melinda Lauffenburger, founder and Executive Director of AutismOklahoma THIS ARTICLE WAS […]

Melinda Lauffenburger Featured In  “Of Character” Article

The Big Swanky Art Show Returns to Rainbow Fleet on August 7th

by Melinda Lauffenburger
July 23rd, 2015

The Big Swanky Art Show returns to Rainbow Fleet, 3024 Paseo, as part of the First Friday Gallery Walk on Friday, August 7th.   The Big Swanky Art Show […]

The Big Swanky Art Show Returns to Rainbow Fleet on August 7th

AO Receives A M-AAA Grant for Artistic Innovation

by Melinda Lauffenburger
July 23rd, 2015

AutismOklahoma announces that it is among a select group of regional artists and presenters to receive a Mid-America Arts Alliance Artistic Innovations grant (M-AAA).  This […]

AO Receives A M-AAA Grant for Artistic Innovation

Artists With Autism Are Featured At The Edmond Fine Arts Institute

by Melinda Lauffenburger
July 23rd, 2015

The artwork of teens and young adults with autism is being featured at the Edmond Fine Arts Institute, 27 E Edwards St, in Edmond during […]

Artists With Autism Are Featured At The Edmond Fine Arts Institute

“Positive Think Differently” Brings Community Partners

by Melinda Lauffenburger
November 20th, 2014

My family has “lived with autism” for the past 22 years.  Over the years, my husband and I have become skilled experts at asking people […]

“Positive Think Differently” Brings Community Partners

Edmond Santa Fe Selects AO for DWDW

by Melinda Lauffenburger
November 19th, 2014

On Thursday, October 9th, 2014, the Student Council (STUCO) of Edmond Santa Fe High School made a very important announcement .  They asked the school […]

Edmond Santa Fe Selects AO for DWDW

LifeChurch.tv Partners with AutismOklahoma.org

by Melinda Lauffenburger
November 18th, 2014

Most people know that LifeChurch.tv is the largest church in Oklahoma and has played an important role in serving Oklahomans.  After the May 2013 tornados, […]

LifeChurch.tv Partners with AutismOklahoma.org

A New Home for AutismOklahoma

by Melinda Lauffenburger
November 17th, 2014

A few years ago, a parent approached us seeking programs for her adult son with autism.  She had travelled across the United States to observe […]

A New Home for AutismOklahoma

Discovery of 100-Plus Genes Tied to Autism May Improve Treatments

by Chris Tyler
November 1st, 2014

More than 100 genes have been identified that appear linked to autism spectrum disorders, two new studies report.






Discovery of 100-Plus Genes Tied to Autism May Improve Treatments

Kickingbird Cinema to show sensory sensitive film

by Chris Tyler
October 30th, 2014

“Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, Very Bad Day” is showing at the movie theater at this time and Tate said a private showing will be offered for the families with autistic or disabled children Saturday morning.






Kickingbird Cinema to show sensory sensitive film

“Think Differently” Show Going Up At Leadership Square

by Chris Tyler
October 4th, 2014

The exhibit includes originals and canvas prints of collaborative works by young artists from the autism community and “Faces of Autism”, black and white portraits of children, teens and adults with autism who attend AutismOklahoma.org support groups.






“Think Differently” Show Going Up At Leadership Square

Faces of Autism Coming to Leadership Square

by Melinda Lauffenburger
September 8th, 2014

AutismOklahoma will be presenting an educational display in the Bank Of America art gallery in Leadership Square for the month of October. A prominent feature […]

Faces of Autism Coming to Leadership Square

Invisible Layers featured in Outlook Magazine

by Kent Anderson
September 4th, 2014

Invisible Layers was featured on the cover of the September 2014 issue of Outlook Magazine; you can read the article on their website too. Written by […]

Invisible Layers featured in Outlook Magazine

Major Medicaid Breakthrough Announced For Autism

by Chris Tyler
July 10th, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC (July 8, 2014) — In a major victory for Medicaid coverage of autism, a federal agency has directed the states to cover medically […]

Major Medicaid Breakthrough Announced For Autism

CDC Reports New Autism Prevalence as 1:68

by Melinda Lauffenburger
March 27th, 2014

The CDC reports new prevalence for autism as 1 in 68.






CDC Reports New Autism Prevalence as 1:68

Find a parent support group near you!

by jacob cossey
July 25th, 2013

As the kids get ready for school, parents can check out a parent support group. All groups will begin meeting in September.






Find a parent support group near you!

Parent Support Groups Offer More Than Just Support For Parents

by adminuser
January 8th, 2013

Parent support groups are a great way to find other families who want more opportunities for their children. You can make a big difference.






Parent Support Groups Offer More Than Just Support For Parents