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Which Congressman Is Blocking Bill That Would Protect Kids with Autism? by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Mon 10 Dec 2012 7:06pm ABC News and a few other sources have had stories recently on the Seclusion and Restraint bill that is currently in the U.S. Congress. One can gather a great deal from the title of the ABC News story: Which Congressman Is Blocking Bill That Would Protect Kids with Autism? The story starts out: Legislation aimed at protecting children ... Read on »
Assistive Technology, Universal Design for Learning, Visual Representation Systems… What? by Chris Whalen Doctor of Philosophy Posted Thu 09 Apr 2009 7:16pm 1 Comment Effective and efficient programming for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is something you hear over and over again, especially if you are completing your graduate courses, a parent worrying about what is happening in your child’s classroom, a clinician diagnosing a child with ASD, or if you are a therapist designing a treatment plan ... Read on »
iPhone can help autistic students communicate by Cheryl Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 1:16pm Thought I'd share this gem of news! By Greg Toppo USA TODAY Leslie Clark and her husband have been trying to communicate with their autistic 7-year-old son, JW, for years, but until last month, the closest they got was rudimentary sign language. He's "a little bit of a mini-genius," Clark says, but like many autistic children, JW doe ... Read on »
“Touch” the lives of autistic students by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 22 Apr 2010 8:00am Pepsi has an interesting promotion ongoing. They have taken the money they would have spent on commercials during the Superbowl, and instead they are spending it on charity. They determine the charities by votes. One idea that stands out is: The idea is to use the money from Pepsi (should they win) to p ... Read on »
Why insist you're not autistic? by Danielle Tate Posted Sun 14 Feb 2010 6:49pm "Asperger's is a gift; autism is a burden." "Aspies are smarter." "I'm different, not disabled." "Asperger's makes me good at...." "Aspies are nicer because we don't manipulate people." "It's kind of like autism, but I'm high-functioning." "I don't need a cure because I don't have a disability." "It's not a disorder." "Asp ... Read on »
2009 Assistive Technology Pre-Conference by Real IN Moms .. Patient Expert Posted Sun 26 Apr 2009 12:28am 2009 Assistive Technology Pre-Conference Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) hosted by INDATA   Thursday, August 6, 2009   Who Should Attend:                      Students, Parents, Teachers, SLP’s, Rehabilitation            Professionals and anyone interested in AAC   What:                                        ... Read on »
Mayer-Johnson to Offer $10,000 Donation Match for Autism Awareness Month by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Sun 01 Apr 2012 12:00am Mayer-Johnson to Offer $10,000 Donation Match for Autism Awareness Month DONATE HERE Boston, MA – The National Autism Association (NAA) announced today the launch of a $10,000 match donation program supported by Mayer-Johnson, the maker of products to support participation, communication and learning for students with auti ... Read on »
Frau Koma’s Second Coming: Mass Murder, Autism and the Cult of Weaponized Genetics by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Tue 01 Jan 2013 12:00am Part 1,  Demon Seed And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.  ~Revelations, 20:14-15 By Adriana Gamondes In September, 2011, Manitoba judge Robert Heinrichs ruled that a sixteen year old accused of ... Read on »
The Journal of Autism and Develo ... by Nestor L. Doctor of Philosophy Posted Thu 12 Nov 2009 10:52am The Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders recently published a study examining the effectiveness of a Portable Digital Assistant (PDA) as an aid device for adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. I was surprised to read that only a couple of studies have been conducted examining the potential utility of PDAs in autism. The portabili ... Read on »
Autism and Aversives - Autism Parents' Hard Choices by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 11:23pm If your autistic child engages in self injurious, self mutilating, or life threatening behavior would you try to prevent such dangerous behavior or allow it to continue? If you chose to eliminate the behavior how would you do it? if the choice is between drugging your child or using a behavior modification program employing a 2 second "bee ... Read on »