July 2012

Family Services Adult Services Office Hours - July

Leslie Long and Dave Kearon will held the Family Services monthly Adult Services Office Hours on July 12! The transcript below covers housing, employment, Medicaid and other questions about adults living with autism!

What’s New in Environmental Research?

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.

Kerry's Korner #20: Respect and 50 Cent

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. 


Mitzvah Corps at Kutz

This post is by Serena Selkin, Grants Manager and Nora Rubovitz, Assistant Director, Family Services Projects.

500 Words About Squag

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.

Weekly Whirl - Summer Playlist

If anyone knows how hectic life can get – WE DO! That’s why we have created the Autism Speaks Weekly Whirl to fill you in on all of the highlights of the week! The last thing we want is for you to be left out of the loop! Please share with friends and family to spread the word about all of the exciting things going on in the autism community.

Autism SmartPhone Apps

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?

'The Doctors Are In' July Transcript

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.