Kerry is Autism Speaks' Social Marketing Coordinator and the founder of KFM Making a Difference in the Community. He is also a motivational speaker, a mentor and consultant for children and young adults with autism, as well as a fundraiser for affordable housing for individuals with special needs.
(August 28, 2014) - Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute is working on bringing facial recognition to Google Glass. Researchers are working on creating an app for the wearable electronic device that allows users to identify a person(s)’s level of emotion. It also estimates gender and age.
(August 28, 2014) - A teen’s wish became a reality. Sean Anderson is an 18-year-old from Tooele, Utah who has muscular dystrophy and autism. He can’t speak much and he requires a ventilator and oxygen to breathe.
Sean has always wanted to feel the sensation of flying but that was never a possibilty due to all the equipment he needs around at all times. But recently AirMed and the Make-a-Wish Foundation partnered to give Sean a ride in a helicopter.
(August 25, 2014) - Aaron Seldomridge is a 21-year-old with autism whose parents are focused on integrating him into his local community as much as possible.
During Aaron's first trip to his local Starbucks in March, his mom asked barista Anisa Dujnic if they had a picture menu he might use to order. On his next visit, Anisa came over with one and walked him through the ordering process using the pictures. From there, a unique bond was formed.
(August 25, 2014) - National Public Radio recently featured a seminar in Culver City, Calif., which brought police officers together with individuals with autism. The goal of the seminar was to better educate individuals with autism about how to interact safely with police and vice versa.
The federal Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) invites the public to a workshop titled “Under-recognized Co-occurring Conditions in Autism Spectrum Disorder” on Sept. 23, 9 am to 5 pm ET. The meeting, which will be webcast, will take place at the National Institutes of Health, John Edward Porter Neuroscience Research Center, in Bethesda, Maryland.
Adults with autism report starkly higher rates of sexual victimization than do other adults, and the risk appears to rise with lack of sexual knowledge, according to a new report.