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Ten Important Things We’ve Learned About Autism

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Autism Speaks posted a new article listing the top 10 things we’ve learned since last Autism Awareness Month: http://www.autismspeaks.org/science/science-news/ten-important-things-we-know-about-autism-today-–-we-didn’t-know-year-ago

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Perks for Parents Winner!

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Courtney C. was ACT’s most recent Perks for Parents winner! We hope you enjoy your perk, Courtney! Thank you for all your hard work and dedication. Stay tuned – a new Perks for Parents winner will be announced in April!

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Challenging Behaviors Toolkit

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Autism Speaks has published a toolkit for dealing with challenging behaviors.  The toolkit is available for download here: http://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/tool-kits/challenging-behaviors-tool-kit

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The Prevalence of Autism

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A new government survey may indicate that the current 1 in 88 statistic underestimates the number of  school aged children with autism.  Read about it here: http://www.autismspeaks.org/science/science-news/national-survey-pegs-autism-prevalence-1-50-school-age-children

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Toolkit for Asperger’s Syndrome and High Functioning Autism

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Here is a toolkit from Autism Speaks about AS and HFA.  The toolkit includes explanations of the two diagnoses, ideas for school and information about transitioning into adulthood.  Here is the toolkit: http://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/tool-kits/asperger-syndrome-and-high-functioning-autism-tool-kit

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ESDM In Top 10 Medical Breakthroughs

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The Early Start Denver Model was ranked fifth in the top 10 medical breakthroughs of 2012 in Time Magazine.  Read about it here: http://healthland.time.com/2012/12/04/top-10-health-lists/slide/hope-for-reversing-autism/#ixzz2E8P2qTfA

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NPR Radio Interview on DSM-5

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NPR interviews leading experts in Autism regarding the upcoming changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Listen to the interview here: http://www.kqed.org/a/forum/R201212040900

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ACT Welcomes Chris!

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We are pleased to announce a new member of our ACT team, Chris M.! Chris is earning his Masters degree in Social Work at USC and holds a Bachelors degree from CLU. Chris has experience working with B-Mod Fitness and the EduCare Foundation. He was recently married and has a special interest in services for

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ACT Welcomes Katie!

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ACT would like to announce a new addition to our staff, Katie C.! Katie has a Bachelors degree in Psychology with a Child Development minor from CSUN. She has experience working as a Behavior Interventionist and is CPR certified. Katie is an NCAA Division 1 soccer player and coaches soccer camp. Welcome Katie!

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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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