APRIL IS NATIONAL AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH
Send us your feedback. How are we doing? What topics are your favorites, or which topics don't you read in the newsletter? Tell us what you think.
USAAA WEEKLYNEWS EMAIL NEWSLETTER SURVEY
CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE SURVEY
As a subscriber of the USAAA WeeklyNews email newsletter, we would like to ask you a few questions to learn more about the type of information you would like to receive each week. The USAAA WeeklyNews addresses a range of topics on Autism and Asperger's Syndrome. We feature articles on current research, highlight professionals and their studies, cover political and educational news, and publish information on medical and behavioral interventions. We also feature information about our sponsors and exhibitors which includes updated information on their products and services.
Please take a few minutes to complete the form so we may continue to improve and enhance the needs of our subscribers. Thank you.
CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE SURVEY
Watching videos can help children with autism learn social skills
Bloomington, IN-- Two new studies at Indiana University demonstrate that videos depicting exemplary behaviors can be effective in helping children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders develop social skills and daily living skills. Click here to read entire story.
9 costly mistakes to avoid in planning for your special needs child
FREE Consumer Education Guide
By Diedre Dennis Wachbrit, Attorney at Law Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Specialist Certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization.
Diedre Dennis Wachbrit is one of the nation’s leading estate planning attorneys. A graduate of Stanford Law School where she was Chair of the Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance, she is also a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of University of California, Irvine magna cum laude where graduated first in her class of over 800 students. Diedre has been Certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law. Click here (PDF) to read the 9 costly mistakes to avoid in planning for your special needs child.
Click here to learn more about receiving your FREE Consumer Education Guide: Parents' Guide to Protecting Great Kids that includes:
* 11 Heartbreaking Mistakes That Tear Families Apart and Cause Children to Suffer
* 7 Surprising Truths Savvy Parents Know About Wills & Trusts
* 13 Problems That Could Cost Your Family a Fortune -- And Their Solutions
* Living Trusts: Simple Tools That Really Help Your Kids
* 9 Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Planning for a Special Needs Child
* 4 Steps to Choosing Your Child's Guardian -- and Finding Yourself!
* 9 Dangers of Owning Property in Joint Tenancy
* How to Choose a Qualified Lawyer
* 12 Tough Questions to Ask a Lawyer Before You Write a Check
* 5 Good and Bad Answers That Should Influence Your Decision When Hiring a Lawyer
Nick News Explores the Private Worlds of Autism
Nick News with Linda Ellerbee PRIVATE WORLDS: KIDS AND AUTISM Airs Sunday, April 22 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on Nickelodeon
NEW YORK, March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, an estimated one in 150 kids is diagnosed with autism. Imagine being disconnected from the world around you; not being able to make sense of some things you see, hear, smell and touch; needing something and not being able to express yourself. The award winning Nick News with Linda Ellerbee takes a look at the lives of kids struggling with different levels of autism in Private Worlds: Kids and Autism premiering Sunday, April 22 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on Nickelodeon. Click here to read entire story.
|Private Worlds: Kids and Autism begins with the story of Andrew, a severely autistic fifth grader. It's difficult to understand what life is like for Andrew because he can't communicate his feelings.
The special also introduces viewers to Bond, a 15 year-old with Asperger's Syndrome...
USAAA 2007 conference registration online
US Autism & Asperger Association, Inc. (USAAA) kicks off its annual International Autism and Asperger Conference in Denver, Colorado, August 8-11, 2007. Thirty-two of the world’s most renowned leading autism experts will present new interventions and new research in both education and medicine. The conference is co-hosted by Autism Society of Boulder County (ASBC) and will be held at the Hyatt Regency Tech Center. The conference is presented in part by International Hyperbarics Association.
Click here for more conference information. To register, click here. For conference partial scholarship information, click here.
Senators call for autism strategy
OTTAWA — A Senate committee says Canada should develop a national plan to deal with autism, including the creation of a research network to coordinate investigations of the troubling condition.
Click here for entire story.
'Children with autism need friends, too!'
By Marconi Calindas, Reporter
For parent Marissa Guerrero, the first ever proclamation signing declaring April as Autism Month in the CNMI is an achievement and a significant victory for parents of children with autism. Soon after the proclamation signing yesterday by Gov. Benigno R. Fitial and Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Villagomez, Guerrero couldn't help being emotional, saying it took over 20 years for the local government to finally make this happen.
Click here for entire story.
Ulster youth face 'postcode lottery' for autism services
Belfast Telegraph, Ireland
A new report today claimed there is a "postcode lottery" in services to Ulster children and young people with autism. The report, commissioned by the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People, claimed that some children have had to wait as long as three years for a diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism. Click here for entire story.