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August 2012

Filmmaking Fun at Summer Camp with MarbleJam Kids

Earlier this month, Serena Selkin, Grants Manager, and Nora Rubovitz, Assistant Director, Family Services Projects, got the chance to visit one of the recipients of the Autism Speaks Baker Summer Camp Scholarship Fund, Joey Travolta Short Film Camp, in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. The camp is operated by MarbleJam Kids, and serves people with autism and related disabilities, ages 10-23.

luck2tuck – hammer down

The author of this post is Jess, who can be found at Diary of a MomThere she writes about life with her husband Luau* and their beautiful daughters – nine and-a-half year-old Katie*, an utterly fabulous typically a-typical ten-year-old, and eight-year-old, Brooke*, a loving, talented, hilarious second grader who has autism.

Act as if what you do makes a difference.  It does.  

~William James

Kerry's Korner Episode #22: Carly Fleischmann Airline Issue

In this episode, I feature Autism Self-Advocate/Celebrity Carly Fleischmann who has been in the news recently for being told on a flight back to her hometown to not use her iPad during takeoff. Carly is nonverbal and relies on her iPad to communicate which has led to a debate amongst the autism community when it comes to accommodations. I discuss this and why accommodations and acceptance are essential in the video here.

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