Day: March 10, 2018

Wrexham.com: Wrexham opticians supports people living with autism

Wrexham.com: Wrexham opticians supports people living with autism

Published: Saturday, Mar 10th, 2018

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Staff at Specsavers Wrexham have completed a course, developed with The National Autistic Society, to support customers with autism.

The initiative, which is being rolled out across Specsavers stores nationwide, aims to build the team’s knowledge about the lifelong developmental disability, while helping

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Ajc.com: NEW: Airport employee with autism ID'd as body found in Yellow River

Ajc.com: NEW: Airport employee with autism ID'd as body found in Yellow River

A Forest Park woman with autism who was reported missing last month was identified as the body recently found in the Yellow River in Newton County.

RELATED: Family launches search for missing 23-year-old with autism

Newton County Coroner Tommy Davis confirmed that Shanequa Quanee Sullivan, 23, was found by a

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Thecannabist.co: PHOTOS: Texas father who treated autistic daughter with marijuana will maintain guardianship

Thecannabist.co: PHOTOS: Texas father who treated autistic daughter with marijuana will maintain guardianship

Published: Mar 9, 2018, 12:01 pm • Updated: Mar 9, 2018, 12:04 pm

The Zartler family of Richardson, Texas, decided last year they had a shot at being the “poster children” who could persuade state lawmakers to legalize medical marijuana for autism patients.

Their advocacy

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Video:Autism Research Institute- Conversation Skills for Teens with ASD – UCLA PEERS

Video:Autism Research Institute- Conversation Skills for Teens with ASD – UCLA PEERS

Free certificates of participation are available upon successful completion of a brief knowledge quiz online at: https://www.classmarker.com/online-test/start/?quiz=cgj5a9e240a9e1f7

Aarti Nair, Ph.D. of the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior for this talk on evidence-based strategies aimed at supporting emerging conversation skills in teens diagnosed with ASD.

About PEERS
The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS(r)) was originally developed at UCLA by Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson, Founder and Director of the UCLA PEERS(r) Clinic, and Dr. Fred Frankel in 2005 and has expanded to locations across the United States and the world. PEERS(r) is a manualized, social skills training intervention for youth with social challenges. It has a strong evidence-base for use with adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorder, but is also appropriate for preschoolers, adolescents, and young adults with ADHD, anxiety, depression, and other socioemotional problems.

This webinar is made possible in part by a generous grant from Local 25, Boston Teamsters.

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