Saint Joseph College – Autism Summer Institute Registration is Open

Saint Joseph College in West Hartford, CT will be holding its Autism Spectrum Disorders Summer Institute from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm on August 9 -12. The fee for this multi-day seminar is only $150.00 and individuals who attend the entire conference are eligible to earn 3 CEUs. This four-day program is designed to provide parents, educators and professionals with an introduction to autism spectrum disorders and education/intervention strategies. It will help caregivers and teachers understand the educational needs of {Read More}

Spots Still Open for Idaho’s Panhandle Autism Society 2010 Camp

The Panhandle Autism Society will be hosting a summer camp for teens on the autism spectrum from August 2 – 26, 2010. The camp website states that there are still five spots left for this camp so if you have a teen in the Coeur d’Alene area on the autism spectrum that wants to get some great social skills development training, Camp Connect Teens may be the ideal camp. The camp will run from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm on {Read More}

Summer Autism Conference in San Diego

Jay Nolan Community Services (JNCS) is one of three organizations collaborating with the University of San Diego to sponsor its fifth annual Summer Autism Conference. This international training event focuses on non-traditional and state-of-the-art viewpoints on living with autism that have both challenged the conventional wisdom about the disorder, and inspired a rethinking of autism – from infancy to adulthood. The three-day conference at USD’s Autism Institute will run June 28-30, 2010, and is co-sponsored as well by the San {Read More}

Nashville to Launch New High School Program for Autistic Teens

Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) will open a new program this fall to provide intensive academic and behavioral services for students in grades nine through 12 who have emotional disturbance, serious behavior issues or developmental disabilities. Metro voted at its April 13 board meeting to engage Spectrum Center Schools and Programs to establish Spectrum Academy to provide technology-based academic instruction, social and life skills counseling, and behavioral support services for students with disabilities who are referred by MNPS. Spectrum Academy {Read More}

Scott Center for Autism – Free Parent Workshop

The Scott Center for Autism, part of the Florida Institute of Technology’s College of Psychology and Liberal Arts, will be hosting a free parent workshop on June 23 at 6:00 pm. This month’s workshop will cover current research at the Scott Center including: “Computer Instruction as a Supplementary Tool in Intensive Behavioral Intervention Programs” – Genevieve Coxon “An Evaluation of Measurement Procedures Employed by Specialists” – Ashley Lugo “Teaching a Child Diagnosed with Autism Syndrome Disorder to Play Multiple Songs {Read More}

Common Threads Autism School Opening Soon in WI

Common Threads will soon be opening an autism school at its McFarland, Wisconsin location. Currently Common Threads is a nonprofit organization that provides center-based therapies for children on the autism spectrum. Staff at Common Threads include a bevy of therapists (including art, music, and dance), psychologists, special education instructors and community-based instructors. However the center is expanding and soon it will be a full-time school. Common Threads hosted an informational session for parents on June 13, if you are in {Read More}