School Community Toolkit from Autism Speaks

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Take a look at the free School Community Tool Kit from Autism Speaks. It was designed to help educate regular education teachers and school staff about how to best teach and support students with autism. Autism Speaks also has a Back to School Tips page on their website. http://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/tool-kits/school-community-tool-kit

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Developmental Delays Often Undiagnosed in HIspanic Children

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A recent study published in the journal Autism found that developmental delays, including autism, are often undiagnosed in Hispanic children. This research underscores the need for public health awareness initiatives for this population.  Here is the article: http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/6903

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Autism and Immune Disorders

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Here is the opinion article published in the NY Times about the link between autism and immune disorders. This connection is being investigated by researchers associated with Autism Speaks and the MIND Institute, as well as others.  Here is the link: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/26/opinion/sunday/immune-disorders-and-autism.html?_r=2&src=recg&

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Hacienda Oaks 5K Trail Run

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Our friends at Hacienda Oaks Estates are having a 5K Trail Run and 1 mile Family Fun Run on SEPTEMBER 23, 2012. The purpose of the race is to raise awareness of healthy lifestyles, childhood obesity and the growth and rise of autism. The proceeds will benefit Hacienda Oaks Estates, a non-profit organization seeking to

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Recommended Toys for Children with Autism

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Toys R US has a newly updated guide that lists toys for children with special needs that help target specific skills. Check it out! http://www.toysrus.com/shop/index.jsp?categoryId=3261680

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