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July 2012

Today’s “Got Questions?” answer comes from Raymond Palmer, Ph.D., associate professor of family and community medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio. Dr.

In this episode I feature Rapper 50 Cent's autism comments he made via his twitter and what it means now for our community. We have a huge community of potential advocates out there who can make a difference if we remember that there is strength in numbers. In this video I discuss this as well in more detail. 

 

What is Squag?
[skwag] A curated social space for kids 8+ on the autism spectrum to build ideas about themselves.

The Mirror:
The mirror is the anchor of the child's Squagpad™. It is an opportunity for them to self-reflect and create original thoughts about themselves. It is a private, live webcam where they can literally see themselves, and even capture their own image to post in their scrapbook.

Today’s “Got Questions” answer comes from Andy Shih, Ph.D., Autism Speaks vice president for scientific affairs.

How helpful are smartphone apps for children or adults with autism?

On Thursday July 5th, Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Geri Dawson, Ph.D, was joined by guest hosts psychologist Sally Rogers, Ph.D., and behavior analyst Laurie Vismara, Ph.D., both of the MIND Institute, at the University of California-Davis, for our monthly "The Doctors Are In" webchat. Here's the full transcript.