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The Autism Blogcast – AS3D Grant and Work of Hans Asperger

News Flash: The June edition of The Autism Blogcast, featuring autism experts Raphael Bernier, PhD and James Mancini, MS, CCC-SLP. In an effort to keep you up to date on the latest news in research and community happenings, we welcome two of our favorite providers best known as Jim and Raphe, the autism news guys.

In this month’s Blogcast, our news guys discuss the AS3D grant, and the work of Hans Asperger.

Ben’s Fund Now Offering Grants for Young Adults With Autism!

We hear it too often- what happens when our kids become adults?

Who will make sure their needs are met? How will families navigate this transition?  Where will funding come from?  Where do we go from here?

Recognizing the growing need for resources, support and direction for families with young adults on the autism spectrum, John and Traci Schneider have yet again paved the way to provide a glimmer of hope for families navigating this transition into adulthood.

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Autism Research Series: Discovery to Solutions

As part of the research discovery series, Autism Speaks is presenting Discovery to Solutions, which involves a panel of scientists moderated by Autism Speaks’ Dr. Dean Hartley, Senior Director, Genomic Discovery, and Translational Sciences. Panel members include our own Dr. Mendy Minjarez and Dr. Raphael Bernier.

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Autism 205: Inclusion: What’s Working and What’s Next? – A Panel Discussion

People with social, intellectual and behavioral differences are making positive changes in their own lives and in the lives of others. From education to policy to employment, the future is brighter because those with autism and other abilities are speaking out, stepping up and changing the way our society operates.  Read full post »

CDC Prevalence Estimates for Autism Rise to 1 in 59

Today the latest report from the CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network was released. The ADDM is a surveillance network focused on following the prevalence of ASD. With the establishment of this network, we’ve been able to actually look at the prevalence rate of autism by estimating the rate from 8-year old children in 11 states across the U.S using the same approach each year. What is important about this approach is that prior to the establishment of this network, we were comparing prevalence estimates using different methodologies. We were essentially comparing apples to oranges, which made it difficult to draw conclusions about the rate of autism. With this network we’re able to compare apples to apples.

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