Autism Speaks invites you to attend our first National Conference for Families and Professionals, August 3 and 4 in Columbus, Ohio. Registrations closes Friday, July 20, 2012.
April 2, 2012 was World Autism Awareness Day and the entire month of April, Autism Awareness Month. To draw attention to the increasing number of lives affected by autism around the world, Autism Speaks’ Autism Treatment Network ushered in the month with unique and moving displays of support and a variety of promotional activities.
ATN centers across the US and Canada enlisted the participation of their facilities, staff, families, local landmarks, public relations and media personnel, and even political leaders in a celebration of autism awareness.
Many teens with ASD have difficulty with sleep, which can affect their daytime functioning, as well as that of their families.
Many children experience a great deal of anxiety when visiting the dental practitioner’s office, especially those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Feelings of anxiety may be caused by a number of factors including a fear of the unknown, difficulties communicating one’s feelings, and reactions to sensory sensitivities. When children are unable to effectively communicate their feelings of anxiety, they may show uncooperative behavior.
Friday, August 3 – Saturday, August 4, 2012
The Hilton Columbus at Easton
Posted by Clara Lajonchere, PhD, vice president of clinical programs, Autism Speaks