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Autism Speak Reacts to Supreme Court Decision

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Read Autism Speaks’ response to the Supreme Court’s recent decision regarding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act:

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ACTer of the Month – Sarah!

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Congratulations to Sarah Pashalides, Psy.D., BCBA-D, our ACTer of the Month for June! Dr. Pashalides is fantastic with children and families and brings skill, professionalism, and enthusiasm to everything she does.  When she’s not working, Dr. Pashalides enjoys reading and spending time with friends and family.

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Brain Activity in High Risk Infants

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Research was recently published that suggests that the early brain activity of high risk infants (those with a sibling with autism) is different from the brain activity of low risk infants. The brain activity of high risk infants appeared d…elayed early in development but “caught up” to typical patterns by 24 months. This was true

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Association for Behavior Analysis International 2012 Conference

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ACT was at the ABAI conference in Seattle this past weekend. Themes included using technology to advance interventions for autism (e.g., ipad, itouch, and Wii), considering the effectiveness of interventions in real world settings as oppose to pure efficacy in laboratory settings, moving toward RCTs (randomized controlled trials) and group research designs, and evaluating parent

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Association of Behavior Analysts International 2012

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The 2012 ABAI conference will be held in Seattle, Washington.  Please visit www.abainternational.org for more information!

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ACTer of the Month – Richelle!

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Congratulations to our May ACTer of the Month, Richelle Bart, M.S., BCBA. Richelle is skilled, thorough, and a pleasure to work with! Great work!  I her spare time, Richelle spends time with her family and her two beautiful children.

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International Meeting for Autism Research 2012

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The Annual IMFAR will be held in Toronto, Canada this year!  Please visit www.autism-insar.org for more information.

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Tool Kit to Deal with Bullying

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A tool kit for bullying for parents of kids with special needs – http://specialneeds.thebullyproject.com/toolkit

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VCAS Reach for the Stars Event

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ACT recently attended and sponsored The Ventura County Autism Society’s  Reach for the Stars Event!  We had a blast!

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TACA: Los Angeles and Orange County Family Nights

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DRAMAUTISM May 6, 2012 – 3:00 P.M. Los Angeles, California http://www.tacanow.org/events/

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