Thursday, July 7, 2011

AUTISM News You Can Use!


'AUTISM News You Can Use'

What's new in the news on Autism? 

Here are a few as relates to our NOW 6 year old son on the Autism Spectrum (Aspergers, Semantic Pragmactic Language Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder).

Also, we included a few highlights that address Intellectual Disabilities, as well as, Disabilities in general.
Share your news, too!

Log-in to any of the AUCD/LEND/University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and numerous Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities federal, national, state and local sites for more information.

Autism Case Training: A Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Curriculum

The "Autism Case Training: A Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Curriculum" is designed to educate future healthcare providers on fundamental components of identifying, diagnosing, and managing autism spectrum disorders through real life scenarios.

AAIDD: Online Continuing Education Courses for Professionals who have a Developmental Disability

The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) is pleased to announce the launch of continuing education courses and training opportunities for developmental disability professionals through its new Online Learning website. The website is launched in partnership with Essential Learning, a leading provider of e-learning services in human services. The AAIDD Online Learning website offers access to more than 300 courses developed by content experts and accredited by leading organizations in behavioral health and human services.

 Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorder Learning Module Available (ITAC)

The National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) recently posted a new on-line module on the early identification of ASD. The module comes with videos (including home movies of babies who later develop ASD), case studies and other resources. It iis available online at (ITAC)

Autism Distance Education Parent Training (ADEPT): Module Available on-line in English and Spanish

The Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at the UC Davis MIND Institute announces the availability of the Autism Distance Education Parent Training (ADEPT) Program's web-based module on Strategies for Teaching Functional Skills. This is the first in a series of on-line training modules for parents of children with autism and other disabilities.

 Autism VOTES - Call to Action by many Autism entities: Contact Your Congressional Leaders about CARA (Autism Speaks) -

Combating Autism Reauthorization Act of 2011 (S-1094/HR-2005)
The Combating Autism Reauthorization Act (CARA) of 2011 would reauthorize the landmark Combating Autism Act of 2006, securing the federal response to the national and public health emergency posed by autism spectrum disorders.

Legislation to Reauthorize the Combating Autism Act of 2006 Introduced in the House and Senate

Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Mike Enzi (R-WY) unveiled legislation on May 26th to reauthorize the Combating Autism Act of 2006. Later that day, Reps. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Mike Doyle (D-PA) introduced a companion bill in the House. This legislation ensures that the critical programs established under the original law continue for an additional three years, including CDC surveillance programs, HRSA interdisciplinary training programs, and research at NIH. These programs are set to expire in September of this year without any Congressional action. Senators Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Scott Brown (R-MA) are original cosponsors of this legislation. (ITAC)

'Pump It Up' Accommodates Children with Autism

The nation's largest indoor inflatable playground, Pump It Up recently started making accommodations for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. More than 150 Pump It Up playgrounds across the country are giving children with autism sensory jump time. It's an opportunity for them to be in a safe environment while having a lot of fun.

The Most (And Least) Receptive Places For People With Intellectual Disabilities

Those living with an intellectual disability are likely to be treated differently depending on which part of the world they live in. Of all the regions, the highest number of people who said their community is receptive came from Europe, with 80 percent of people responding positively. (huffingtonpost)

Young Professionals with Disabilities Host First Event
A group of young professionals with disabilities host first meeting to encourage peer networking, volunteerism and career guidance among those with disabilities.

National Center on AIM - AIM Connector  e-newsletter  shares:
The AIM Center and the PACER Center are delighted to share with you two new publications for families explaining AIM and how they may benefit students with disabilities. 

The mission of PACER Center is to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families, based on the concept of parents helping parents. (YouTube Channel)

Let's keep sharing news interests for Autism Spectrum.

Awareness ,Research,  Acceptance, and Support is evident and growing.

References & Resources

'Enjoying The Hi-5s of Autism -  A Family Experience'

'EnjoyHi5Autism' (audio posts)

AUTISM - ERIC  ERIC Custom Search(Thesaurus Descriptors:Autism or Thesaurus Descriptors:"Pervasive developmental disorders" or Thesaurus Descriptors:"Asperger Syndrome"): showing top 50 results

Many of these Disability organizations have informative Facebook, Twitter and  YouTube Channels!
the 67 UCEDDs,
Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIC)
Autism Society of America (ASA)

The 34th Conference of the Association on Higher Education And Disability
July 11-16, 2011


Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials in Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities
What's New
Next Meeting: during AHEAD Conference 2011
July 11–12, 2011 Full Commission Meeting and Public Hearing, Seattle, Wash.

The Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) of the  AIM Consortium was a fifteen state collaborative led by CAST (Center for Applied Special Technology)...


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'EnjoyHi5Autism' appreciates all of the Researchers, Research Institutions, Foundations, AUCDs, LENDs, IDDRC, ITAC, the 67 UCEDDs, HRSA, CDD, ADD, NACDD, NASDDS, NLCDD, DDCs, iTAAC, CDC, Autism Speaks, Autism Society of America, the nation-wide Parent Training & Information Centers (PTIC), the many Centers for Disability and Development, the many Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities facilities, the Federal Government, and the numerous dedicated organizations that are dedicating funds, knowledge, man-power and multi-resources in an effort to understand, explain, and support individuals on the Autism Spectrum.

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