Eden Autism to Open Schalks Crossing Day Center for Aging Adults

Per their press release: Press Release Plainsboro, NJ — Thanks to improved healthcare and a greater understanding of their needs, individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities are living longer. However, with just 2 percent of autism research focused on seniorhood, many families are left facing an uncertain future as their loved one ages. In…

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Curriculum in IDD Healthcare- General Information

Dr. Craig Escudé, MD, FAAFP, President, HRS, Inc. Check out this new Curriculum in IDD Healthcare which was designed, created and is delivered by a physician, for physicians. The 6 modules cover the important topics to provide physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants with pertinent, practical information that can be put to use IMMEDIATELY in their practices…

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Office of Autism Research Coordination: July Meetings Announcement

The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) is pleased to announce the IACC Workshop: Addressing the Housing Needs of People on the Autism Spectrum on July 23, 2019 and the IACC Full Committee Meeting on July 24, 2019. Both events will be open to the public, will include time for public comments, and will be accessible by live webcast and…

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IACC Housing Working Group Planning Call

“The IACC is convening a working group to address the housing needs of people on the autism spectrum. The working group will be holding a planning call on Thursday, June 20th from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. ET, which will be open to the public for listening. They will also host a workshop on July 23, 2019.” Title…

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Toxic parenting myths make life harder for people with autism. That must change.

“A 2012 survey from Kennedy Krieger Institute at Johns Hopkins University of nearly 78,000 parents, 913 of whom had an autistic child, showed the divorce rate was no higher than among the general population. “ In fact, parent stress is tied more to parent outlook vs severity or type of disability. That 80% number was…

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Ciclovia Returns June 1st!

Join members of the community in participating in Ciclovia:   New Brunswick Ciclovia closes more than 3 miles of streets to city traffic so residents can walk, push baby strollers, skate, run, bike, use wheelchairs and walkers, rollerblade, dance, and utilize the roadways in countless creative and active ways.   See more here

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Autism and Genetics Conference at Columbia

Autism, Genetics and Identity This half-day conference is free and open to researchers, scholars, and interested members of the Columbia University community, local colleges and universities, journalists, and the general public. See flyer below! Columbia CEER June 2019 CONFERENCE Autism Genetics and Identity Flyer

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Media Covers Eagleton Poll showing that 80% of People in New Jersey know somebody with Autism

“The American Psychiatric Association has already included sensory issues – as part of the criteria for diagnosing Autism, yet the public still perceives Autism as a behavioral problem or mental illness more than they do a disorder of the nervous system.  said Elizabeth Torres, associate professor of Psychology and director of the New Jersey Autism Center of…

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