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.
What approaches are effective in improving social skills among teens on the autism spectrum?
The author of this post is Jess, who can be found at Diary of a Mom. There 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.
This post is by Samantha Barley, Marietta College
Advocate: to speak or to write in favor of. For eleven Alpha Xi Delta Sisters, the word advocate is something they held dear to their hearts when visiting Capitol Hill.
Are you interested in establishing an Autism Speaks U chapter or spicing up an existing one? Download the NEW Autism Speaks U Chapter Guidebook for tips and resources to start and maintain a collegiate chapter!
Researcher thanks Autism Speaks Autism Tissue Program and its donors for enabling her study of brain inflammation, cell damage and antioxidants.
Guest post by Jill James, PhD, director of the Autism Metabolic Genomics Laboratory, at Arkansas Children’s Hospital Research Institute.
To help get everyone excited about back-to-school time we launched a back to school photo contest.
Last week users submitted pictures of their child/children getting ready to go back to school. Buying school supplies, packing their backpack, getting on the bus, walking into class, or something else school related.
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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