Autism Safety Project

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Autism Speaks has a new safety resource which focuses on safety issues at home and in the community and provides information for first responders and a list of safety resources. It includes tips on fire and burn safety and how to prevent victimization. Dealing with money, using mobile phones, and safety tips for public restrooms

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Frequently Asked Questions About the DSM 5

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There will be some potentially major changes to the ASD criteria in the DSM-5 – the manual psychologists use to diagnose autism. These changes would impact who receives a diagnosis of an ASD and could affect services. Check out the link below to read about the specific changes being discussed and how you can weigh

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Dental Appointment Tool Kit

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This tool kit can be downloaded by families for free and given to dental professionals who work with their children with ASDs.  Please follow the link below to download this kit. http://www.autismspeaks.org/science/resources-programs/autism-treatment-network/tools-you-can-use/dental

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TACA: Los Angeles and Orange County Family Nights

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Pump It Up Family Night April 25, 2012 – 6:00 P.M. Huntington Beach, California http://www.tacanow.org/events/

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ACT at the Hacienda Oaks Estate’s Spring Farm Festival

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We had a wonderful time at the Spring Farm Festival benefiting the non-profit organization Hacienda Oaks Estates! This is our booth before the event began, more pictures of the event to come!

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ACT at the Walk Now for Autism Speaks 2012

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ACT attended the Walk Now for Autism Speaks 2012 event at the Rose Bowl. There was a huge turnout and a lot of money was raised for Autism Speaks! Pictured: Julie Knutson, Office Manager, Dr. Pashalides, Dr. Anderson, and Dr. Barbi.

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Effects of Paternal Age Seen in Girls with Autism

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Girls with older fathers are 6 times as likely as those with younger fathers to be the only children with autism in their families, a new study in the journal Autism reports. This effect was seen for boys and girls but was stronger for girls. The results support the hypothesis that non-inherited mutations that accumulate

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Sleep Strategies for Children with Autism

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Autism Speaks has a new, free tool kit: Sleep Strategies for Children with Autism: A Parent’s Guide. It provides parents with strategies for improving sleep in children affected by autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Download it by clicking on the link below! http://www.autismspeaks.org/science/resources-programs/autism-treatment-network/tools-you-can-use/sleep-tool-kit

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10th Annual Los Angeles Walk Now for Autism Speaks

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10th Annual Los Angeles Walk Now for Autism Speaks http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org

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Diego’s Story

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An article about our friend Edlyn Pena, a professor at CLU, and her son Diego. It’s a very good article, please take a second to read it.  http://www.callutheran.edu/news/news_detail.php?story_id=8273

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