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“Putting It All Together” for Your Child with Autism: Amy Hess, ATN site coordinator at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and Lisa Goring, Autism Speaks vice president of Family Services, discuss key points for successfully orchestrating family-centered care and coordinating care across providers. Hess and Goring both have children on the autism spectrum.

 

From the Autism Speaks National Family Conference in Columbus, Ohio, Daniel Coury, MD, discusses three ways that families can better manage challenging behaviors of their child with autism. Dr.

Alessio Fasano, MD, professor of pediatrics, medicine and physiology and director of the Mucosal Biology Research Center and the Center for Celiac Research at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, discusses the three most exciting breakthroughs in gastrointestinal issues in autism at the Autism Speaks National Conference for Families and Professionals in Columbus, Ohio. Dr.

 

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. Keep in mind, these updates aren’t limited to Autism Speaks — we will be featuring news from across the community.

On Sunday, July 29th over 200 island residents met at the newly restored Nantucket Dreamland Theater to kick-off the August 18 Walk Now for Autism Speaks, Nantucket.  Considered one of the oldest movie theaters in America, The Dreamland began its life as a Quaker Meeting House, was once a straw hat factory, part of a hotel, and finally, after being floated by barge to its present location in 1906, it became Nantucket’s first vaudeville house.