Day: September 10, 2017

Wane.com: Fourth annual 'Autism Acceptance Walk' at the Allen County Fairgrounds

Wane.com: Fourth annual 'Autism Acceptance Walk' at the Allen County Fairgrounds

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)- The Autism Society of Indiana (ASI) hosted their fourth annual ‘Autism Acceptance Walk’ at the Allen County Fairgrounds Sunday, Sept. 10. The event ran from noon to 4 p.m. to bring local families together for fun, family-friendly activities to raise awareness about autism.

The walk was

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Autismsupportnetwork.com: The Problem with Sheldon Cooper and the “Cute Autism”

Autismsupportnetwork.com: The Problem with Sheldon Cooper and the “Cute Autism”

Lydia Netzer

Sheldon Cooper doesn’t have autism, or that’s what The Big Bang Theory writers have always claimed. Speaking on behalf of the show, Mayim Bialik (who plays Sheldon’s girlfriend) told Neil deGrasse Tyson that the show’s writers refuse to pathologize their characters, because everyone should be loved and accepted

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Video:Lookyus- Adel’s 101 Donations! A fundraiser for Lions Foundation Dog Guides! Details below in description:

Video:Lookyus- Adel’s 101 Donations! A fundraiser for Lions Foundation Dog Guides! Details below in description:

Tommy’s friends near and far are all invited to join Tommy on September 24, 2017, in person or online as a virtual team member, to support the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides!
Please join Tommy’s team
“Adel’s 101 Donations”
and walk with them!
Our goal:
101 walkers on Tommy and Adel Des Brisay’s team!
or
101 Donations in total for the team!
or
$101 in donations raised by each walker on the team!
or
101 smiles and 101 kind gestures 🙂
Sign up to walk with Tommy Des Brisay here, or donate if you wish:
https://www.walkfordogguides.com/locations/walker.cfm?ID=5303&EventID=1209

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Imagine…..If Tommy’s team had 101 team members, and each one raised $101, that would total $10,201!!!! Wheeeee!!!

Thank you to Laura Burns, the first person to join our team “Adel’s 101 donations”! Now it’s a growing team!!! [?]

Many thanks to Michele Simpson and all the other volunteer organizers for making Tommy and Adel the Honorary Walkers on September 24!

Here is a message from Tommy:
“This Tommy! Adel is my shining gleaming black Labrador Retriever Autism Assistance Dog Guide, but she’s really a dalmatian covered in soot, hiding from Cruella Devil! Adel is my very best friend, and she keeps me safe and I would like other people with autism to have a dog like Adel. I would also like other people to have a wonderful dog like Adel to help them with vision, hearing, epilepsy, diabetes, and wheelchairs! If you would like to walk with me and Adel on September 24, 2017, join my team called Adel’s 101 Donations!!!! Together we can try to raise 101 Donations for the Lions Foundation! You will be helping me to help others have dogs like Adel! Thanks! Whee! PS. Watch out for Cruella!!!”

Cruella might just make an appearance! (Note: if it’s your fondest wish to play the role of Cruella, we have a very convincing costume ready and waiting and are taking auditions!! )

All walkers on Tommy and Adel’s team are invited to wear black (to hide covered in soot) or white t-shirts with Dalmatian spots…if you are very very brave!!!!

In May 2017, Tommy raised $1,025 for the Dog Guides. Thank you so much to all the family and friends who donated in May! We hope we can raise even more at this walk on September 24, 2017 for this amazing and worthy cause, by having friends of Tommy join his team and walk with him, either in person or online!

For more information about Tommy’s autism assistance dog guides, visit Tommy’s website www.autismmeansfriendship.com and look under about Tommy!

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Thehindubusinessline.com: Folic acid may cut autism risk from pesticides: study

Thehindubusinessline.com: Folic acid may cut autism risk from pesticides: study

Intake below the median and exposure to pesticides enhances risk

Los Angeles, September 10:  

Mothers who take recommended amounts of folic acid around the time of conception may reduce their child’s risk of pesticide-related autism, a study suggests.

Researchers at University of California, found that children whose mothers took

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Sltrib.com: 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' is a dramatic season opener for Pioneer …

Sltrib.com: 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' is a dramatic season opener for Pioneer …

 “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”

Pioneer Theatre Company presents a regional premiere of a stage adaptation by Simon Stephens based on the novel by Mark Haddon.

When • Sept. 15-30; 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday matinees.

Where • Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre, 300 S. 1400

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Poughkeepsiejournal.com: Recognize the hard work of direct support professionals

Poughkeepsiejournal.com: Recognize the hard work of direct support professionals

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Direct Support Professionals rally for increase in wages at Camp Venture in Stony Point. John Meore/The Journal News

Patrick Paul(Photo: Courtesy photo)

Sept. 10-16 is Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) Week, and Anderson Center for Autism joins agencies nationwide to honor the work of these extraordinary human beings.

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Chroniclelive.co.uk: Take a tour of new North Shields care village that helps people with autism or learning difficulties

Chroniclelive.co.uk: Take a tour of new North Shields care village that helps people with autism or learning difficulties

A new care village has opened in North Shields to help people with autism or learning difficulties live independently.

Siena Court, on Waterville Road, has everything from apartments and respite rooms to a library, cinema suite, gym, games room, an IT suite, sensory room and an arts and craft area.

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Breakingisraelnews.com: Israel's Medical Cannabis Mission Part of Call for “Tikkun Olam” – “Repairing the World”

Breakingisraelnews.com: Israel's Medical Cannabis Mission Part of Call for “Tikkun Olam” – “Repairing the World”

“And Hashem said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation: seed-bearing plants, fruit trees of every kind on earth that bear fruit with the seed in it.” And it was so.” Genesis 1:11 (The Israel Bible™)

Israel is one of the world’s leading countries in medical marijuana research. (Kobi Gideon /

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