Bullying Prevention Conference at NAU in Arizona

Dr. James Garbarino, author of See Jane Hit and Lost Boys, will be speaking at a Bullying Prevention Conference at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. The conference is hosted by NAU’s Martin-Springer Institute and will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2010 on the campus of Northern Arizona University. Registration for this one-day conference is only $30 and includes a continental breakfast, a full lunch, all conference materials, and a professional development certificate for six clock hours. To register for {Read More}

U.S. Autism & Asperger Association Conference – October 2010

The U.S. Autism & Asperger Association’s (USAAA) 2010 annual conference will be held in St. Louis, Missouri from October 1-3. The theme for this year’s conference is “Autism Education and Treatment: A Road to Wellness” and will feature some of the world’s leading autism experts. The keynote address at the USAAA 5th Annual World Conference will feature four of these experts: Dr. Temple Grandin, Dr. Martha Herbert, Dr. Stephen Shore, and Areva D. Martin, Esq. This year USAAA is doing {Read More}

Help Group Offers Innovative Summer Day Camps for Children With Autism


The Help Group is pleased to announce its Camp Discovery and Kids Like Me summer day camps, which provide a fun and exciting recreational camp experience for children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities. Designed to encourage social and emotional growth, our camps are led by highly trained and professional staff who ensure campers will learn, make friends and have a great time!

Autism and Genes in the LA Times


I came across an article about the genetic aspect of autism in one of my environmental news feeds and thought that it may be of interest to some of you. Please note that I am not saying that autism is only caused by a genetic issue or that I am taking any position on the topic of autism and genes but I do find it interesting and I’m sure I’m not alone.

Model Me Going Places Autism App for iPad


If you’re a techno geek like I am and have an iPad, I’d like to recommend the Model Me Going Places free autism app from Model Me Kids. The application provides photographs of children engaged in common activities in public along with a quick text description of each page. These are basically pre-made social stories that you can pull up instantly on your iPad. The free autism app for iPad includes stories for going to get a haircut, a trip {Read More}

Registration Open for Fall 2010 DAN! Conference

If you are planning to attend the Fall 2010 Defeat Autism Now! (DAN!) Conference, then now is the time to registration. Registration has opened and the early bird rates are valid through September 19, 2010. The Fall 2010 DAN! Conference is one of the most popular autism conferences in the country. The DAN! program is part of the Autism Research Institute (ARI) and is known for a comprehensive and individualized biomedical approach to autism treatment and therapy. The Fall 2010 {Read More}