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The Importance of a Father’s Early Engagement with Children

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New research underscores the importance of the early involvement of dads in the mental health of moms. Check it out:

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National Autism Center – National Standards Project

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The May Institute’s National Autism Center recently released Phase 2 of their National Standards Project which addresses evidence-based practice for ASD based on research from 2007-2012. Get the free summary, findings and full report here: http://www.nationalautismcenter.org/resources/

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NLACRC Self-Advocacy Group Meetings

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The NLACRC Self-Advocacy Group is a social support group that is run by and for adults with intellectual disabilities. The group meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month.  This week is a picnic.  The cost is $4.00.  Payment due by 6/15.

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ACTer of the Month – Julie!

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Julie works tirelessly day in and day out to ensure that everything goes smoothly for all of us!  In her spare time, Julie enjoys camping, working out, and spending time with her two cute nieces.

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Birth Complications and Autism

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The first scientific review of research on birth-related risk factors for autism has identified conditions that may contribute to the neurobiological disorder.  Sixty different birth-related conditions were explored; the following thirteen conditions and complications were identified as having the strongest association with increased risk of autism: abnormal birth presentations (e.g., breech), umbilical-cord complications, fetal distress,

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Defeat Autism Now Fall Conference

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Asia Pacific Autism Conference (APAC)

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The Early Start Denver Model – Intervention for Toddlers with Autism

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Randomized, Controlled Trial of an intervention for Toddlers With Autism: The Early Start Denver Model  (Dawson, G., Rogers, S., Munson, J., Smith, M., Winter, J., Greenson, J., Donaldson, A. and Varlet, J., 2010) In 1987, O. Ivar Lovaas studied the efficacy of an early behavioral intervention and demonstrated that early behavioral intervention could result in

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