The bridge between suicide and life (Available with subtitles en Español)

The bridge between suicide and life (Available with subtitles en Español)

‘“For many years Sergeant Kevin Briggs had a dark, unusual, at times strangely rewarding job: He patrolled the southern end of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, a popular site for suicide attempts. In a sobering, deeply personal talk Briggs shares stories from those he’s spoken — and listened — to standing on the edge of life. He gives a powerful piece of advice to those with loved ones who might be contemplating suicide.”

Glendale Unified’s pilot program for students with autism gets high marks

Glendale Unified’s pilot program for students with autism gets high marks

“A pilot program launched a year ago to better motivate and engage autistic students who attend Glendale schools is meeting with success, teachers and administrators involved with the initiative told the school board this week… During the just-completed school year, five teachers were each trained to use one evidence-based practice under a California initiative called CAPTAIN (California Autism Professional Training and Information Network). The training was offered through the state Department of Education.”

Boosting Social Skills in Autistic Kids with Drama

Boosting Social Skills in Autistic Kids with Drama

“A set of subtle and complicated social skills is embedded into the entire school experience, from the lunchroom to the classroom. While most children naturally learn how to take turns talking with their friends and stay on topic during classroom discussions, these skills do not come easily to kids on the autism spectrum. Social and communication deficits are one of the hallmarks of this condition.”

Federal Panel Seeks Input on Autism – Deadline is July 29, 2016!

Federal Panel Seeks Input on Autism – Deadline is July 29, 2016!

“In a notice published this month in the Federal Register, the IACC said it’s looking for comments from people with autism, family members, service providers, advocates and other interested parties as it gears up for its 2016 update. Comments should be related to the seven key topics that the panel traditionally addresses — screening and