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CSB Funds Teen Mental Health Projects

The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) has awarded eight mini-grants for youth-led projects that aim to reduce the stigma associated with mental health issues among teens. All projects will be implemented by September 30, 2017. Funding for the CSB’s mini-grant program for youth-led projects is provided as part of a regional suicide prevention grant […]

Fairfax County CSB Now offers same day mental health/substance abuse services for area youth

The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) is now offering same day, in-person screening for mental health/and or substance use concerns to youth. The official launch date is February 1, 2017. Individuals of any age seeking help for a mental health and/or substance use concern, may walk in, without appointment, to the CSB’s Merrifield Center […]

With no options for their adult son with autism, this couple builds a community

“For the growing number of individuals like Jon with significant special needs who are quickly aging out of the school system, the need for support and learning does not just end when they hit a magic birthday. Caudy and Heighten looked at communities around the country that support adults with special needs such as Bittersweet […]

#spotlightwednesday On Being Autistic and Successful: a Profile on Jonathan Andrews

Jonathan Andrews, a UK based award-winning campaigner, who also happens to be autistic “… was once advised to hide his autism from prospective employers. Instead, he is making his name by doing just the opposite.”

Great Advice on Resources for ASD Children

Please check out this awesome discussion of resources available to caregivers of ASD children who are very interested in numbers and/or letters. The response is written by psychologist Terry Katz, who works in the department of developmental pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Letter to my parents—a Beautiful Letter by Kerry Magro

Here is a remarkable post by Autism Speaks staffer Kerry Magro, a motivational speaker and best-selling author who’s on the autism spectrum. In this post, Kerry addresses a letter to her parents: “Because if you fight for me right now and never give up, not only will I be that speaker, but I’ll have the opportunity to write an Amazon […]

Valuable lessons taught by a nonverbal little girl

“But living with a nonverbal brother with complex needs taught her something that changed her entire class of children without her saying a word: it doesn’t need words to help people. I still worry. But I know that in all she lives with she is somehow managing to turn ashes to beauty. And I could […]

Focus on Community Initiatives: Together We Bake

Together We Bake’s mission is to provide a comprehensive workforce training and personal development program to help women gain self-confidence, transferable workforce skills, and invaluable hands-on experience which will allow them to find sustainable employment and move toward self-sufficiency.

Santa’s special gift to children with autism

A UK Christmas tradition, visiting “Santa’s Grotto” ( a popular version of the US Mall Santa), was recently made more accessible to children with autism. This news clip sheds light on one mother’s success with developing and popularizing an autism-friendly Santa Grotto:

Opinion: Standard tests Can underestimate nonverbal children with autism

“Nonverbal doesn’t mean incapable. A pilot study of children with autism who have low or no verbal skills suggests that the right intelligence tests can reveal their hidden potential.”

Study highlights need to assist children with autism during transition to adulthood

“The challenges of living independently, gaining employment, attaining postsecondary education and building social relationships are greater for adolescents and young adults with autism,” said Nancy Cheak-Zamora, assistant professor of health sciences in the MU School of Health Professions. “It is vital that professionals are prepared to assist with the transition, and that they have insight […]

A Target store offers ‘quiet hours’ for its autistic customers

“What does autism feel like? “It feels awful,” says Lori Sealy, who suffers from the disorder and writes about it. “Sight, sound, smell, taste and touch (the five senses that all of the experiences of life must pass through) can be absolutely harrowing and horrifying to a person with autism. Everything that enters the (Autism […]

Whose Line Is It Really?: How Improv Benefits Children With Autism

“Over the course of the seven-week class, Magin is gathering feedback on how children, like Shaw, interpret these things, the modes of communication that are not words. “Children with autism just are not able to read those cues as well,” Magin says. For children with autism, those cues can be like a foreign language. “And […]

Getting Students With Autism Through High School, To College And Beyond

“A key underlying philosophy of the program is that education — the classroom — provides the most effective treatment for autism. The program, run jointly by the city’s Department of Education and NYU Nest Support Project, places students with autism who are capable of doing grade-level work in classrooms with their non-disabled peers.” For the […]

Airline provides travel visual guides to assist children and individuals with autism or cognitive disabilities

Check out the useful guides developed by Aer Lingus airline! They partnered with the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support to assist individuals with autism to better understand the process of travel including navigating the airport, boarding, in-flight and arrival. Access these guides here:

#FeelGood Story, Dec 2016 edition: Texas Woman Misses Flight to Help Man with Autism Through AirPort

“A Texas woman is being celebrated online after posting about a recent encounter with an autistic man while flying through Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.” Read the full story below:

#ResearchMonday Role of Vitamin D in Children with ASD (study published November 21, 2016)

A study recently published in PubMed.Gov (the US National Library of Medicine, managed by the National Institutes of Health) discusses the outcomes of clinical trials where Vitamin D as an oral supplement provided to trial participants appeared to lead to positive outcomes after 4 months of Vitamin administration. While such studies are to be carefully […]

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