February 24 2008 Autism Spectrum Disorders Newsletter
I am very pleased to mention that last week a new aide started at school for Matthew. This is a male that applied for the position through LAUSD and has prior autism experience in the private sector. He will be following Matthew to Middle School next year.
I purchased last week and awaiting for the arrival of the Go Talk 9+ communication device. I found it thirty dollars cheaper at this site:
They have used this device at the summer camp the past two summers so Matthew is somewhat familiar with it. We can all start with something new that is more age appropriate than the school provided Cheap Talk Device we had since preschool.
Tomorrow I am attending the CAC meeting where a presentation will be on Jay Nolan Community Services, which is located in Los Angeles County and vendored with the Regional Center System in the state.
"Jay Nolan Community Services, Inc. a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, was established in 1975 by members of the Autism Society of LA. Initially named Programs for the Developmentally Handicapped, Inc., JNCS operated a social and recreational Saturday program, group homes, and day programs."
Many years ago we had an Adaptive Skills Trainer funded through Jay Nolan working with Nicholas. I am looking forward to learning more about their camp and day programs and will share in a future spotlight article on the organization.
The CNN website shows that the Autism episode on Larry King Live will take place this coming WED, Feb 27th at 9 pm. You can also view this as it airs live at 6 pm PST.
Here's the latest article from the Autism Spectrum Disorders site at BellaOnline.com.
Second Annual Autism Information Fair
A free family event that takes place in White Plains, New York.
I recently updated two articles with more data and links to reference:
Autism Related Publications
Oprah, the Media and Celebrities on Autism
I started purchasing some autism awareness items for April and will be writing about those once I have received the orders.
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