On Behalf Of SPAN Parent Advocacy Network: Community of Care Consortium Meeting July 31st, 2019

from SPAN Parent Advocacy Network: Community of Care Consortium Meeting Join us for a discussion on the Maternal-Child Health Block grant 5-year assessment on the needs of women, mothers, infants, children, children with special healthcare needs, and adolescents     For more information contact: abajomo@spanadvocacy.org   Date: July 31st, 2019 Time: 10am – 1pm Location: Department of Children…

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15th Annual Pediatric Symposium – Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Register for the 15th Annual Pediatric Symposium on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Eagle Oaks Country Club Speakers include: Dr. Jill Harris of Children’s Specialized Hospital and NJACE Dr. Margaret Fisher of Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center More details here: 15th Annual Pediatric Symposium September 18, 2019 FINAL FLYER

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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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