Programs for Adults with Autism

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As the number of individuals with autism entering adulthood increases, innovative programs for adults with autism have become increasingly important. Advancing Futures for Adults with Autism (AFAA) has recently selected the winners of AFAA Applauds, a national initiative recognizing high-quality support programs for adults living with autism. Check out the 6 recognized programs here: http://www.autismspeaks.org/about-us/press-releases/six-organizations-us-recognized-innovative-high-quality-autism-programs

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Top 10 Autism Research Advancements of 2012

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If you haven’t checked them out already, take a look at Autism Speaks Top 10 Autism Research Advancements of 2012! http://www.autismspeaks.org/science/science-news/top-ten-autism-research-advances-2012

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Optimal Outcome for Autism

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Research this month in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry investigated the controversial topic of recovery in autism by comparing “optimal outcome” individuals to those with high functioning autism and typical development. The optimal outcome group did not differ significantly from the typical development group on the study’s main measures. Importantly, the optimal outcome

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Medication Decision Toolkit

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Deciding whether you should use medication to help treat your child’s behavioral challenges can be a daunting task.  This tool kit from Autism Speaks can help you to make the best decision for you and your child.  Here is the link: http://www.autismspeaks.org/science/resources-programs/autism-treatment-network/tools-you-can-use/medication-guide

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Hacienda Oaks Community Garden

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Our friends at Hacienda Oaks Estates, a local non-profit benefitting people with autism, are working to build a community garden! Please join them on February 3rd, 10th, or 24th at 10:00 a.m. in Moorpark. Be sure to RSVP. Plan to get dirty and have some fun! We’ll see you there!

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Aut2Run Event!

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The Autism Society of Ventura County is hosting their 1st Annual charity race “Aut2Run!” The race will take place at CSU Channel Islands on Saturday, April 6, 2013. ACT United will be creating a team and raising funds for this event, and ACT will be sponsoring the event and hosting a booth. Friday is the

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