Monthly Archives: July 2009

Toy store wins national award

The Autism News | English Play and Learn marks 25 years with national recognition By Joel Wiebe | myKawartha It had been a long time since Gord Nicholl had entered a toy store, but when he did so 25 years ago, it changed his life. “I thought: this seems like fun,” he says.

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The family that bikes together stays together

The Autism News | English By Ben Terris | For Newton resident Michael McKay, 47, biking is more than just a way to stay in shape. It’s been a way to see 327 of the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts with his son Ian, 13, who is autistic. It’s been a way to raise $40,000 for cancer care and research.

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Nacogdoches firefighters receive training on dealing with special needs calls

The Autism News | English By CHRISTY WOOTEN | The Daily Sentinel Christy Wooten/The Daily Sentinel Johnson, from left, Madison Young and Oscar Sifuentes explore a fire engine Wednesday morning in front of The Helping House, a school for autistic and developmentally delayed children.

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New National Professional Competencies for Teachers of Autism

First-ever standards for schools to help meet the needs of students with ASD By: Robin Gurley for ASA The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and the Autism Society announced the publication of professional competencies for teaching students with autism spectrum disorders at the Autism Society’s 40th National Conference on Autism Spectrum Disorders in St. Charles, […]

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Nature-Nurture Gene Link Sheds New Light On Autism

From ScienceDaily, Neuroscientists at MIT’s Picower Institute for Learning and Memory found that a previously unsuspected set of genes links nature and nurture during a crucial period of brain development. The results, reported in the July 8 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), could lead to treatments for autism and […]

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