July 8, 2016

This week in USAAA WeeklyNews

When Autism Ages Out of the School System

Mistakes People Make - Advocates

Researchers: Medical errors now third leading cause of death in United States

CONFERENCE IN 6 WEEKS - REGISTER NOW for the USAAA 11th Annual World Conference - Doctors and Researchers Discuss the Most Frequently Asked Questions

When Autism Ages Out of the School System

The US Autism & Asperger Association is establishing a new project in the fall of 2016, "The Adult Autism Community Project". The program is a collaboration of USAAA, parents and professionals. More information will be coming in the next few months.

by Pam Raymond

California's day programs for adults with autism are underfunded and overcrowded. But with thousands of young people with developmental delays or disabilities about to reach the age at which they can no longer attend a public school and receive the many services offered there, the problem is soon going to get much, much worse. My daughter's story is just one example of the limited options available for these young adults and the parents who care for them.

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Mistakes People Make - Advocates

by Robert K. Crabtree

The non-lawyer advocate plays an extremely important role in the special education process. A well trained advocate (who is often the parent of a child with special needs herself) can provide invaluable assistance to parents trying to make their way through the complexities of special education law and procedures.

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Researchers: Medical errors now third leading cause of death in United States

Nightmare stories of nurses giving potent drugs meant for one patient to another and surgeons removing the wrong body parts have dominated recent headlines about medical care. Lest you assume those cases are the exceptions, a new study by patient-safety researchers provides some context. Their analysis, published in the BMJ on Tuesday, shows that "medical errors" in hospitals and other health-care facilities are incredibly common and may now be the third-leading cause of death in the United States - claiming 251,000 lives every year, more than respiratory disease, accidents, stroke and Alzheimer's.

Martin Makary, a professor of surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine who led the research....

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Doctors and Researchers Discuss the Most Frequently Asked Questions

Doctors and Researchers will review medical cutting edge interventions and treatments as well as cutting edge research on Saturday, August 20 at the 2016 USAAA 11th Annual World Conference in Louisville, KY, August 18-20, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Louisville.

Featured Panelists:
James B. Adams, PhD
Phillip C. DeMio, MD
Eric C. Epstein, DC
Theodore Henderson, MD, PhD
Valerie Hu, PhD
Harold S. Reitman, MD
William Shaw, PhD
Theoharis Theoharides, MD, PhD
Michael Uszler, MD

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"The CONFERENCE IS OPEN TO ALL: Parents and Families, Caregivers, Adults with ASD, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies, Self-Advocates, and anyone who wants to learn more about Autism, Asperger Syndrome, and related disorders."

REGISTER NOW ! Be sure to join us at the Hyatt Regency Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky for the 11th Annual USAAA 2016 World Conference. Over 800 people attended last year, so be sure to reserve your seat now and SAVE!

Over 30 of the world's most respected researchers, practitioners, and education specialists in the Autism and Asperger communities will share valuable resources for your child, family member, patient, friend, student, or yourself at the USAAA 2016 World Conference and Expo. more information...


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