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4/14/2017

When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth

A short film about autism, robots and dinosaurs

The story is about C.J., an 8-year-old boy with autism who lives in an imaginary world of dinosaurs. He spends every lunch and recess alone because he has no friends and so plays with dinosaur games or puzzles. With the aid of a 2-foot tall robot named KIWI, his life is going to change.

 
 

4/11/2017

Tuesdays with Liz: Timotheus Gordon Surveys People of Color with Autism

In this week's edition of Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All , Liz interviewed Timotheus Gordon, who is a LEND fellow in Illinois. We talked about the development of an online study that he develop about people with Autism and also are people of color.

 
 

4/7/2017

Pittsburgh LEND and ATN Collaboration

Dr. Paradiz is the director of a consultancy that provides technical assistance, training and strategic development to organizations and institutions that support individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other disabilities. Dr. Paradiz is the founder of the ASPIE School for middle and high school students with autism. She met with the Pittsburgh LEND leadership, Family and Self-Advocate Trainees. Dr. Paradiz also gave a community presentation about her involvement in research for individuals with ASD co-sponsored by the Merck Family Advisory Committee and the Pittsburgh LEND. She provided a unique perspective about how families play a vital role in research in autism and examples of evidence-based and multidisciplinary approaches to supporting and treating autism.

 
 
Autistic advocate and AUCD staffer Sara Luterman got to spend some time with Abby Cadabby and Julia, too. #SeeAmazing

4/6/2017

Sesame Street Came to Capitol Hill

Sesame Street came to Capitol Hill April 4, along with researchers armed with data showing that a popular new website is making great strides to increase the knowledge and acceptance of children with autism.

 
 
 

Upcoming Events

Pathways to Employment for Transition Aged Youth and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Thursday, May 18, 2017
1:00 p.m.
Location: Webinar

One of the most difficult times for youth and young adults with ASD is the transition from school to adulthood. In fact, young adults with ASD typically experience low rates of employment, independent living, and connection to community. This session will review the research regarding employment outcomes for youth with ASD as well as review 3 important pathways to employment. These pathways are internships, supported employment and customized employment. Additionally, the presenters will provide specific examples regarding the supports youth and adults with ASD used to acquire and maintain employment in community-based integrated environments.

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Past Events

#Jobs4ALL Twitter Chat: Autism in Academia

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Twitter Chat

Featuring Timotheus Gordon, Jr., Research Assistant at University of Illinois at Chicago

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Resources

  • UW LEND Builds Capacity of Primary Care Providers who Manage Children with ASDs

    The University of Washington LEND plays a critical role in supporting regional primary health providers who care for children with ASDs and their families. On October 10, 2015, the UW LEND collaborated with the Washington Department of Health Title V Medical Home Parent Partnership (MHPP) and the Washington Autism Alliance and Advocacy (WAAA) to offer a CME (7.75 hours) conference for primary care providers titled, �Caring for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in your Practice: Practical Strategies�. Achieving geographic reach across the state, 120 participants from all 39 counties filled Seattle Children�s Hospital Wright Auditorium for a day of exceptional, evidence-based learning.

 
 

ITAC

The Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (ITAC) provides technical assistance to LENDs and DBPs to better train professionals to utilize valid and reliable screening tools to diagnose or rule out and provide evidence-based interventions for children with ASD and other developmental disabilities. The ITAC website contains news, resources, and information tailored for LENDs and DPBs as well as the medical and public health communities and families of children with ASD/DD. ITAC and its projects were designed in collaboration with federal staff, program directors, and families of children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities.

www.aucd.org/itac.