Adam Feinstein | 13 Mar 15:18 2014

Fwd: One-day online autism conference with Anna Kennedy on March 17, 2014






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We are delighted to announce that the latest in our series of monthly one-day online autism conferences is with Anna Kennedy.  Join us next Monday (March 17, 2014) to put your questions directly online to Anna, who is a leading British autism campaigner, lobbyist, author and mother of two children on the spectrum.

Register right now in the Awares Conference Centre (www.awares.org/conferences)

Teesside University Honorary Graduate Anna Kennedy OBE is the mother of two boys, Patrick and Angelo, who are both affected by autism. In 1999, having been turned away by no fewer than 26 special needs schools when searching for appropriate educational facilities for her sons, she decided to take matters into her own hands and remortgaged her home to transform a derelict council building in Middlesex, West London into Hillingdon Manor School. The school, which is now a centre of excellence for children and young adults with autism, has earned considerable recognition for its outstanding work and early in its life caught the imagination of Esther Rantzen who is now Hillingdon Manor's patron. In 2008, Anna co-authored her best-selling biography 'Not Stupid' which poignantly portrayed her struggle to find appropriate provision for her boys - a story which will be familiar to many parents who feel they could not get what they felt their children needed from the local education authority. Anna's story appeared as an hour long BBC 'pick of the day' Video Diary documentary and her story has been featured in numerous magazines and newspapers, including the Times Educational Supplement, The Times, The Observer, The Guardian, The Daily Mirror and The Daily Mail. Anna is regularly invited to speak at conferences on the subject of autism and has also taken part in many high profile TV talk shows, debates and news programmes. Recently, Anna met with the Department of Health to share results of their charities survey on autism diagnosis. Anna will share these results and feedback at her presentation in April at the University. In 2008, she merged her school with Hillcrest Autism Services to gain access to greater resources to continue her work. Anna went on to win 'Woman of the Year' in 2009, an award run in conjunction with The Observer newspaper and during the same year was also the recipient of the coveted Institute of Directors (IOD) Chairman's special award for outstanding contribution to the community. Samantha Cameron named her the Daily Mail's most Inspirational Woman of the Year 2010 and most recently Tesco Mum of the Year 2013. In November 2013, Anna, who is from Middlesbrough, received an Honorary Doctor in Professional Achievement from the University.

For further details about this and all other Awares online conferences - hosted by Autism Cymru, Wales's pioneering national charity for autism and run by myself, Adam Feinstein - please contact me at:  adam <at> autismcymru.org

Best wishes,

Adam Feinstein



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Ed Arranga | 23 Feb 06:23 2014

AutismOne 2014 Conference



February 22, 2014

AutismOne 2014 Conference
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Wednesday, May 21 – Sunday, May 25
InterContinental Chicago O’Hare
The largest and most comprehensive healing autism conference

We are delighted to present over 100 of the world’s leading doctors, researchers, scientists, educators, and parent advocates to help you become your child’s most effective healer and informative advocate.  

From leading treatments to tried and true therapies the 12th annual AutismOne Conference brings the answers you need to immediately start helping your child.

Topics covered include biomedical treatments, special diets, education therapies, gut issues, behaviors, advocacy, adolescence & adulthood, legal issues, IEPs, schools, wandering, testing, nutrition, prenatal care, and more!

Some of the highlights include:
• 6 tracks of world-class education • 5 days filled with life-changing information
• Full-day cooking workshops • Full-day hyperbaric oxygen workshop
• Special roundtable talks • New full-day advocacy workshop
• Special events every night • Special keynotes to be announced*

For more information please visit www.autismone.org or email info <at> autismone.org. We’ll see you in May!



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walkman975 | 13 Feb 16:48 2014
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Blake made the cover of Transitions by Autism Notebook



Blake made the cover of Transitions by Autism Notebook. And inside I wrote an article on Micro-Enterprise for adults with autism. All photos of Blake are by Hunter Herskowitz. Hope you enjoy the article. It's important that we really put a lot of time and attention to the issue of employment and purposeful living for our adult (or soon to be adult) loved ones on the spectrum. It's not an easy transition!!
 
 
Enjoy
 
Valerie Herskowitz


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Adam Feinstein | 30 Jan 17:01 2014

Fwd: Free online autism conference with Professor Ann Le Couteur, February 5 and 19, 2014




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Welcome to the third of a series of free online seminars from the Autism Research Policy Practice Hub (Autism RPP Hub) http://www.autismrpphub.org/

The presenter in this third free event is Professor Ann Le Couteur. Ann Le Couteur is the Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Newcastle University and an Honorary Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist for Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Trust where she leads the North East Regional Complex Neurodevelopmental Disorders Service. Her clinical and research work has focused on understanding the aetiology, assessment, diagnosis, management and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other complex mental health disorders (such as Early Onset Bipolar Disorder) in children, young people, adults and their families/carers.

Ann LeCouteur will be online at www.awares.org/conferences on February 5 and 19, 2014.

The Autism RPP Hub is an open-access site that champions the use of research in policy and practice in the UK and beyond. It is sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council and the Welsh Government .We are running this seminar in collaboration with the AWARES Conference Centre.

You will also find a copy of the keynote paper on the Autism RPP Hub site as a 'Resource' at   http://www.autismrpphub.org/article-resource-categories/diagnostic-interview-tools-awares-online-conferences.

Additionally, any abstracts/open access papers associated with the keynote paper will also be a 'Resource' on the Autism RPP Hub.  Following on from the AWARES conference you can participate in a Discussion about each Diagnostic Interview Tool on the Autism RPP Hub athttp://www.autismrpphub.org/groups





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Valerie herskowitz | 30 Jan 10:53 2014
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Chocolate for Autism

> Please help us support Blake as well as autism charities this Valentines Day. Also help is to grow our
micro-enterprise so that we can provide other individuals with autism opportunities for employment and
personal growth. January 31st is the last day to get 20% off by using code: Early20
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> Thanks so much!!
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walkman975 | 10 Jan 16:28 2014
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Adult crisis




Here is a more direct link to the TV segment that featured Blake and discussed the adult autism issue:


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Adam Feinstein | 9 Jan 12:31 2014

Fwd: Free conference: Dr Judith Gould is online to answer your autism questions today and tomorrow [1 Attachment]

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Dr Judith Gould - colleague of Dr Lorna Wing - is online today and tomorrow (January 9 and 10) to answer all your autism-related questions.

This is a free event. Please register right now at www.awares.org/conferences

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walkman975 | 9 Jan 02:38 2014
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Video: Crisis regarding lack of services for adults with autism



Here is the video of my son, Blake, on Channel 5 Palm Beach this evening. Enjoy it and please share. It's not just about Blake. It's a story about the lack of services for adults with autism
http://www.wptv.com/generic/news/latest-news-videos

Click on the second video titled: Warning of Crisis for Adults with Autism. There is a little picture there of Blake wearing a chef's hat :)
 
Thanks for watching. We must call attention to the lack of adult services!!!
 
Valerie Herskowitz


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Adam Feinstein | 30 Dec 14:22 2013

Fwd: Free online autism conference with Dr Judith Gould, January 9 and 10, 2014




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On behalf of Professor Sue Leekam (Cardiff University)

In October, we held the first of three free online seminars from the Autism Research Policy Practice Hub (Autism RPP Hub) with Professor David Skuse. This was on the "Developmental, Dimensional and Diagnostic Interview - 3di". The Autism RPP Hub is an open access site that champions the use of research in policy and practice in the UK and beyond. It is sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council and the Welsh Government.

The second seminar, with Dr Judith Gould (Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders - DISCO), is scheduled for January 9 and 10, 2014. The event will take place via the AWARES Conference Centre http://www.awares.org/conferences/.

Who is the online seminar for? The online seminar is open access and for everybody. It is not specifically linked to the DISCO training course and is not just for those who have been training to use the DISCO. But it does open an opportunity to share your experiences of using the DISCO and to raise a question with Judith Dr Gould.

What will happen? There is an introduction paper about the DISCO) to start off the seminar. Judith Gould, will come online to give answers (in writing), to your questions on January 9 and 10. You can drop in by checking online to go to the AWARES conference site from home or your office at any time during the two days that each speaker is online and you can post a question or read the answers to other questions. Additionally, the conference site will be open for posting up questions in advance of January 9,so if you have anything that you want to ask, please do so. The speaker will open up opportunities for further discussion areas for you to follow up with colleagues after the seminar.

A copy of the keynote paper is also available via the Autism RPP Hub site as a 'Resource' .This will be able to be accessed by following the link http://www.autismrpphub.org/articles-resources/r/diagnostic-interview-tools-disco-encyclopaedia . Additionally, any abstracts/open access papers associated with the keynote paper will also be a 'Resource' on the Autism RPP.

You can still follow up the themes that came from the David Skuse seminar "Developmental, Dimensional and Diagnostic Interview - 3di" by following the link http://www.autismrpphub.org/groups/practice/688/discussion-topics-arising-online-autism-conference-professor-david-skuse .


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Dave | 4 Dec 07:28 2013

Watching Tiny Acorns Become Mighty Oaks: Disability Rights News Service Celebrates 14 Years



Watching Tiny Acorns Become Mighty Oaks: Disability Rights News Service Celebrates 14 Years
http://www.inclusiondaily.com/news/2013/12/birthday.htm

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singer | 29 Nov 13:44 2013

Thankful (and free Special Needs Parent Handbook)



We've just gone through a horrific one-year battle with the Tenafly, NJ school district and are very grateful for all of the support we received from friends, family members and professionals who helped and gave us the strength to fight back.

You can read all about it here and for Thanksgiving we have made my book available for free for Kindle - The Special Needs Parent Handbook - Special Edition -  through Saturday 11/29 (with the free Kindle app you can read it on a computer, iPhone, iPad etc.).

As a result of our experiences, and with the huge network of people on Facebook, we are connecting advocates and attorneys with parents that need help through our new Special Defenders program.

Please help expand our network by liking our Facebook page which has gone from 200 to over 6000 followers in the past few months.  Our fight is inspiring many other people to stand up to the bullies in their school districts on behalf of their children (not every school district is like ours but many are). 

Happy Thanksgiving.

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