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TEDx Event Features Young Adult with Aspergers

June 25, 2013

Daniel Wendler recently gave a presentation at a TEDx Event entitled "My Life with Asperger's."

Daniel in his presentation shares his journey focusing on how he went from a shy kid who was an outcast growing up to a confident young adult who now does social skills coaching to help others.

You can watch the entirety of Daniel's presentation below. To learn more on his work you can find him on his website at www.improveyoursocialskills.com.

 

Researchers Launch Study with Oxytocin Nasal Spray

A large clinical trial will test the safety and effectiveness of oxytocin nasal spray to improve sociability and communication in children and teens with autism. The federally funded clinical trial follows the promising results of a pilot study funded by Autism Speaks.

Autism Speaks Awards Over $1 Million in Family Services Community Grants in U.S., Canada

53 Community Organizations Across 2 Countries Benefit

Autism Speaks announced the award of over $1 million in grants to directly support the innovative work of autism service providers.

January 24, 2012

NEW YORK, NY (January 24, 2012) – Autism Speaks, the world's largest autism advocacy organization, today announced the award of over $1 million in grants to directly support the innovative work of autism service providers in dozens of communities across the United States and Canada. The awards raise the total amount of Family Services Community Grants awarded by Autism Speaks to $2.9 million in the United States and over $1 million in Canada.

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“A treatment method or an educational method that will work for one child may not work for another child. The one common denominator for all of the young children is that early intervention does work, and it seems to improve the prognosis."
-Temple Grandin