Social Thinking San Diego Conference with Michelle Garcia Winner

New 2013 California autism conference added: Conference Name: Social Thinking San Diego Conference Conference Dates: February 28 – March 1, 2013 Conference Location: TBA Conference Speaker: Michelle Garcia Winner Conference Topic: This conference is designed for professionals and parents working with students who are experiencing social communication and related emotional, behavioral and academic challenges (high-functioning autism, social communication disorder, Asperger’s, ADHD… or no diagnosis). Contact Phone: (408) 557-8595 xt. 309 Contact Email: glewis@socialthinking.com Website: http://www.socialthinking.com/conferences/workshops/san-diego-feb-confernce

Vote: Miss Montana, an Individual with Autism, for Miss America Finals

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As a freelance writer I receive dozens of news releases on dozens of topics daily. When I opened this one message I first though “What does the Miss America contest have to do with anything I write about?” Then I read further and discovered that this was the perfect release for me. Miss Montana Alexis Wineman is an individual with autism and only the third person in the history of the Miss America competition that has a disability (using the {Read More}

Children with Autism Visit ER More for Psychiatric Reasons

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A new study out of Kennedy Krieger reveals that children with autism that are nine times more likely to visit the emergency department for psychiatric reasons than their typical peers. Excerpt: In the first study to compare mental health-related emergency department (ED) visits between children with and without autism spectrum disorders (ASD), researchers found that ED visits are nine times more likely to be for psychiatric reasons if a child has an ASD diagnosis. Published in the journal Pediatric Emergency {Read More}

Social Thinking Kansas City Conference with Michelle Garcia Winner

New 2013 autism conference added: Conference Name: Social Thinking Kansas City Conference Conference Dates: April 18 – 19, 2013 Conference Location: Ritz Charles – Kansas 9000 West 137th St, Overland Park KS Conference Speaker: Michelle Garcia Winner Conference Topic: These workshops are geared toward professionals (educators, counselors, social workers, psychologists, OTs, SLPs, etc.) and parents who are new to Social Thinking and are looking to develop strategies for school-age students and adults who have social and communication difficulties, including but {Read More}