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US Autism & Asperger Association (USAAA) March 30 , 2007

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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
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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

Edmonton Sun.com
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.

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'Children with autism need friends, too!'
Saipan Tribune
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.

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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.


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In This Issue :
SPECIAL EDITION
APRIL IS NATIONAL AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

USAAA WEEKLYNEWS EMAIL NEWSLETTER SURVEY
CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE SURVEY

Watching videos can help children with autism learn social skills

9 costly mistakes to avoid in planning for your special needs child
FREE Consumer Education Guide

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

USAAA conference registration online

USAAA News Around the World
Senators call for autism strategy

'Children with autism need friends, too!'

Ulster youth face 'postcode lottery' for autism services


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