Thursday, May 4, 2017

This week in USAAA WeeklyNews

- Portland teenager denied national trip because he has autism
- Living In a World with Autism When You Don't Know You Have It
- Q. I dread going to IEP meetings. What should I do?
- Supporting Optimal Gut Function Through Soil Based Organisms
- The USAAA 12th Annual World Conference - Register Now
- USAAA Bookstore - 32 books featured

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Portland teenager denied national trip because he has autism

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - A north Portland teenager and his family are sharing their story, after they say he competed for a national trip and won - only to be told he can't actually go simply because he's autistic. Niko Boskovic is a high school sophomore who is smart, funny and passionate about things like chemistry and world politics. But he won't tell you that with his words; he communicates his opinions and interests one character at a time through a letter board.

"I have very little patience with people who dismiss me because of my disability," said Niko. "Someday I want to study science and hopefully times will change and this type of nonsense will stop.”

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Living In a World with Autism When You Don’t Know You Have It

blog By Eryn Segal

I was sixteen years old when I found out I had Autism. Now I am seventeen and I live a life that I am still trying to understand. It's true, it's difficult. I didn'’t know what it was. Why didn't the doctors diagnose me earlier if my mom knew? Why did my parents not tell me before?

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Eryn Segal is a high school junior, almost senior, with a different brain. She was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome a year ago. She is very interested in football and the Miami Dolphins.

"I sometimes forget that if I am in a room full of strangers, whether they are my own age or not, they don't know my stories. They don't know where I come from. They don't know me. I am a new face to everyone around me, and only I carry the weight of what I know about me, and my autism, on my back."

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Q. I dread going to IEP meetings. What should I do?


I get a knot in my stomach for days ahead of time. When I provide information and observations about my child at IEP meetings, the team ignores them. How can I be a better advocate for my child and not be basket case before these meetings?

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Supporting Optimal Gut Function Through Soil Based Organisms - from Lori's Desk

from Lori's Desk at New Beginnings Nutritionals

Have you heard of Soil Based Organism (SBO) Probiotics? Emerging research continually confirms the importance of supporting gut health. However, we have seen time and time again (even personally) how persistent gut dysbiosis can often elude even the most potent of treatment options. And then SBO's entered the scene.

Additional links on CoreBiotic™ and more from New Beginnings Nutritionals.

Bacillus coagulans significantly improved abdominal pain and bloating in patients with IBS.

Bacillus coagulans MTCC 5856 supplementation in the management of diarrhea predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome: a double blind randomized placebo controlled pilot clinical study.

Effect of Supplementation of Probiotic Bacillus Coagulans Unique IS-2 Onhypercholesterolemia Subjects: A Clinical Study

The US Autism & Asperger Association 12th Annual World Conference & Expo is presented in part by The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc., New Beginnings Nutritionals, Vivint Gives Back, & Autism Hope Alliance


Register Now for the USAAA 12th Annual World Conference & Expo in Portland, Oregon, August 25-27, 2017







USAAA Bookstore - 32 books featured

The US Autism & Asperger Association online bookstore is a collection of books from individuals who have presented at USAAA conferences as well as a few other recommended books and DVD's/CDs by our advisory board.

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to US Autism & Asperger Association whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. When you are on Amazon Smile, all your purchases benefit US Autism & Asperger Association. Make sure you designate us as your charitable organization.
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Interventions and Therapies

"Our goal should be to help persons with autism understand and use their strengths to work around any presenting challenges so they, just like everyone else, has an equal chance at living a fulfilling and productive life".
- Stephen M. Shore, EdD (USAAA Advisory Board Member)

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Sign Up for the E-Newsletter

US Autism & Asperger Association WeeklyNews is an email newsletter that addresses a range of topics on Autism Spectrum Disorders including Asperger Syndrome and related disorders. The e-newsletter is complimentary. After you sign up, be sure to visit the Newsletter Archive that started in 2005.
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Newsletter Archive

In this section, you will find the USAAA WeeklyNews e-mail newsletter archive. Over ten years of information is available.
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