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December 9, 2014

Welcome to US Autism & Asperger Association WeeklyNews, an e-mail newsletter that addresses a range of topics on autism, Asperger Syndrome, PDD, and other related disorders.

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Family Life With Autism
Challenges Families Face Everyday - Video from Moscow

US Autism & Asperger Association Advisory Board Member Stephen M. Shore, EdD presented in Russia this month.

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stephen Shore"One day I had a stack of astronomy books on my desk. I was busy taking notes and copying diagrams and a teacher told me I never learned how to do math. However I have learned just enough math to teach statistics at the university level.
-- Stephen M. Shore, EdD

The video was presented in Moscow, Russian Federation on December 5, 2014, bilingual in English and Russian. The presentation discusses supporting families of children with autism and promoting successful employment of people on the autism spectrum.

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"This presentation begins with developing greater understanding of the challenges families face when they have a child with autism. The second part of the talk focuses on determining and than using the strengths of a person with autism for finding fulfilling and productive employment. We need to consider the abilities of individuals with autism by emphasizing what that person CAN do". View the 48:40 minute video.

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School Says Transportation Will be Provided - But Only One Way

by Wrightslaw

special education imageMy 5 year-old son with autism attends a school sponsored pre-school. He requires special transportation. The school principal has agreed to one-way transportation only.

Since your child needs and the school has agreed to provide transportation from his home to school at the beginning of the school day, the school needs to provide transportation from school to home at the end of the school day. FULL ARTICLE

Under the IDEA and implementing regulations, "related services" include speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, rehabilitation counseling, and transportation.

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Vision Therapy for Autism, ADHD, SPD and Learning Disabilities - Free Webinar

Free Webinar by Epidemic Answers

vision therapy eyeDid you know that vision problems are a CAUSE of many autism symptoms, such as stimming and sideways glancing that vision therapy can correct? Vision is NOT the same as eyesight; it is how the brain processes incoming stimulus through the eyes.

Please join Epidemic Answers in their interview with Dr. Lynn Hellerstein in a free webinar on Thursday, December 18th, 2014 at 1:00pm Eastern. Click here to register for the Free Webinar. Dr. Lynn F. Hellerstein has been a pioneer in vision therapy for more than 30 years. She presented at the US Autism & Asperger Association 2012 World Conference in Denver, CO.

"Visual problems affect cognitive, speech-language, social-emotional and perpetual development." Dr. Randy Schulman, MS, OD, FCOVD

Click here to register for the Free Webinar


12 Household Toxins You Should Banish From Your Home

(Reprinted from the USAAA WeeklyNews June 3, 2014 edition)

By Leah Zerbe

Healthy home alert! To save money, protect your health, and help the environment, give these toxic tenants an eviction notice.

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Corn, soy, and canola are common crops that have been genetically engineered to withstand heavy dousings of Roundup (or other glyphosate-containing chemicals), and foods containing these ingredients tend to contain higher levels of Roundup than other crops do. To avoid genetically engineered (GE) foods and Roundup in your food, buy organic.

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