July 10 2009 Autism Spectrum Disorders Newsletter
Here's the latest article from the Autism Spectrum Disorders site at BellaOnline.com.
Tempur-Pedic Pillows For Autistic Teens
Comparing the therapy and comfort Tempur-Pedic pillows in an autism household and finding the teens on the spectrum really like the pressure relieving material.
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It has been quite hectic here so far this summer with the cancellation of camp and deciding not to send Matthew to ESY due to it being at a high school in an area that is not favorable, plus his aide did not get assigned ESY due to the lateness of filling out forms in early June when deadline was late April.
Matthew turned 13 the end of June. Nicholas turns 15 in March, where does the time go? I am still waiting to hear from LAUSD on the Non Public agency for his compensated time for Speech. I hope to get that started this summer.
Nicholas has been using the computer most of the days so I am behind in writing some reviews and hope to catch up soon and busy reading here and there some books that I have piled up.
I got notified that Regional Center training and development did register me for the Autism Back to School Conference in August in Pasadena, CA. I asked for Saturday the 15th to hear Cathy Pratt on behavior tips plus they have a teen track and good options to pick.
Please do let me know if you are a vendor, presenter or just attending, maybe we can meet up. http://www.autism-conferences.com
Passing on some info I have read lately and new items I learned of:
This is a short film on autism http://www.vimeo.com/5458737
A New DVD - power of words http://www.asperger.net/bookstore_9730.htm
Safe Wrap http://www.yankodesign.com/2009/07/09/safe-wrap/
Ask Michelle Obama to meet with autism families
I donated $10 for the Guide Dogs of the blind - nice fundraiser http://www.firstgiving.com/VisionRunner
Guide to dating for teenagers with aspergers http://www.asperger.net/bookstore_9041.htm
Autism Corps http://www.squidalicious.com/2009/07/autism-corps.html
Autism Cults http://www.blogher.com/identifying-and-avoiding-autism-cults
How churches should handle autism
Sad news this week on autism
Want to participate in the publishing process for Alyson Beytien's new autism parent & professional survival guide? http://tr.im/rKHb
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Bonnie Sayers, Autism Spectrum Disorders Editor
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