A resident of Tonawanda, New York, successfully convinced the town to install two signs alerting drivers that an autistic child lives in the area. Louis Blazer said that he and one other family were pushing to get the sign installed because they both have highly autistic children. He said he wanted to protect his son before it was too late.
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Caring for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the United States is becoming pricier. Alarming numbers have been calculated in a new study published online in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, conducted by Paul Leigh and Juan Du, health economists at the University of California, Davis.
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Dubbed LOLA, which stands for “Laugh Out Loud Aide,” a new app aims to remind children on the autism spectrum to complete certain tasks that they may forget about, which could be due to a sensory overload that they experience.
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Narine Vardanyan and Marine Yengoyan recall their month with Shema Kolainu. They express gratitude in learning new methods, recognizing the impact this Applied Behavior Analysis training will have upon their return to The International Child Development Center.
The Shema Kolainu family is saddened to hear the news about Brandon Darbeau, 20, going missing and encourage all of our Brooklyn neighbors to share his photo and to be on the lookout for him.