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Teen with Asperger’s Syndrome Creates Own Website for Everyone on the Autistic Spectrum

(PRWEB) November 1, 2004

Gareth Nelson who is 17 and has Asperger’s Syndrome had the notion to generate a website for anyone who considers themselves as component of the autistic spectrum. He says “The notion is to be inclusive, get to know other folks who are the very same, go over issues, and have exciting, I want to consist of everybody, these with autism, aspergers, Fragile X, PDD-NOS, ADD, ADHD, hyperlexia and dyspraxia”.

The autistic spectrum is a continuum that encompasses a variety of circumstances, and socialization can be a difficult area for several. Autism is known by a “triad of impairments” involving social skills, communication and behaviour. An on the web meeting location can be invaluable as a way to meet other folks with related tips.

Spectrum Haven will have areas for severe discussion, but importantly, emphasis is place on fun, friendship, and enjoyment. There is also a chat space especially these on the autistic spectrum, and one particular for kids below 13.

Gareth says “Becoming inclusive with age groups is essential also, when I was younger there was nowhere to meet other individuals like myself, I wanted to modify that”. The name was inspired by the feeling that a website must be a protected and comfortable place to express feelings and tips. Parents are also invited to join and share their views or suggestions.

The internet site is http://www.spectrumhaven.com any individual with an interest in any of the situations is totally free to join.

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Declaration From the Autism Community That They Sre a Minority Group

(PRWEB) November 18, 2004

A statement has officially been released from members of the autism neighborhood that could mean a huge difference to their futures.

If successful, and the United nations declare that the autism neighborhood is a minority group, it could aid to end discrimination for these who have this neurological difference.

The statement reads therefore-

This is a declaration from the worldwide autism community that from right here on we wish to be recognised as a minority group.

We make this declaration to assert our existence, to be in a position to have a “voice” on autism, rather than only that of specialists and professionals in the field, to show how discrimination impacts our lives, and that we want to direct a alter from this variety of bias against our organic variations, and the poor treatment that can ensue thereof.

We recognise the autism neighborhood as those diagnosed with any condition on the autism spectrum, which includes autism, low-functioning and high-functioning, those with asperger’s syndrome, fragile x, hyperlexia and PDD-NOS. We are aware that there are some people who have not yet recieved diagnosis, yet still recognise themselves as on the autism spectrum, and have the identical elelments on the diagnostic criteria.

We recognise ourselves as a minority group based on the following elements-

Folks in the autism community have their personal way of using language and communication that is distinct from the general population, is typically misunderstood and can lead to a bias against us.

Autism spectrum circumstances are scientifically confirmed to be largely genetic and heritable. Numerous of these on the autism spectrum who have kids bear young children who are also on the spectrum, this demands to be recognised to stay away from the frequency of criticism of autistic parents and discrimination that is suffered as to misunderstanding of the diverse needs, and communication amongst household members on the spectrum.

Men and women on the autism spectrum have a distinctive social network, this is mostly employing communication with text on the internet. It is an invaluable community for several of us. There ought to be enhanced availability and recognition for this autism community on-line so that isolated members of the autism community can join and participate.

People on the autism spectrum have our personal cultural variations, unique habits, such as stimming and diverse perspectives than the norm. We feel it is important that this is recognised as these “traits” are the issues that some children and adults are forced to stop by some harsh and intensive therapies. We need to have the appropriate to be ourselves, without the pressure to conform and adjust our cultural differences.

We experience discrimination in various types, usually simply because of our diverse use of language and communication, habitual differences such as stimming, and lack of acknowledgemnt that autistic parents could have autistic kids, and differences in the children are not due to poor parenting, but the innate differneces of our minority group.

The members of the autism community are facing an imminent threat of achievable remedy, in what ever style that may transpire, pre natal testing for autism that could imply a kind of eugenics, and total prevention from genetic counselling just before conception. We have grave issues of the possibilty of getting forced to accept a remedy, of parents getting forced to cure kids, and of there becoming fantastic stress put on parents on the spectrum to have genetic tests, or pre natal screening. In the same sense that this would be completely unacceptable to cure someones skin colour, we really feel that our variations want to be respected and our minority group to be protected.

A specific case of how being afforded protection would help members of the community is the present therapy meted out to autistic children at the Judge Rotenberg Center in Boston in the USA. The young children can be provided electric shock “therapy”, this is from a contraption that can be worn for several years. This inhumane treatment is sickening to members of our neighborhood, this is just a single such example of several.

We mean for this statement to commence a process of official recognition by the United Nations that we are certainly a minority group, and worthy of protection from discrimination, inhumane remedy, and that our variations are valid in their personal proper and not anything that needs to be cured.

Written by Amy Nelson 16th November 2004

e-mail amy@aspiesforfreedom.com

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Country Radio Station Airing Live Talk Show that Makes a Difference for Thousands of People with Disabilities

BUFFALO, NY (PRWEB) January 11, 2005

“Disability News and Views,” the nation’s only live radio speak show that focuses on disabilities, is for the initial time bringing timely and crucial data to the basic public, experts, parents and households of the disabled as well as to those with disabilities themselves.

Broadcast on Sundays from five-six PM on WXRL Radio 1300AM, the show offers data to listeners affected by disabilities on a broad variety of subjects that includes legal issues, diagnoses, the search for causes of disabilities, specific education and the whole gamut of treatment options, ranging from the conventional to alternative therapies along with inspirational and motivational guests who usually have a disability.

The show’s host and developer is Monica Moshenko, the mother of 24 year old twins and 11 year old son with a higher functioning type of autism, Aspergers Syndrome. She is also the President of Power Advocates, an agency developed to train and help parents of youngsters with special wants via the particular education method.

For five years, Moshenko has worked with households in Western New York, helping them navigate the several bureaucratic hurdles that exist in order for their young children to acquire access to the most successful and most appropriate therapy and education programs offered.

“Numerous parents of children with disabilities are unaware of their rights beneath federal and state laws,” Moshenko mentioned. “Although parents struggle with a myriad of challenges, medically, financially and emotionally, they can’t successfully advocate for their children’s disabilities when they do not know their rights.”

“My son Alex was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome when he was six,” mentioned Moshenko. “Due to the fact of the early and intensive therapies Alex received in college and at home, such as speech and occupational therapy and social skills coaching, my son has been in regular class given that very first grade and was on the Merit Roll for Sixth Grade at Clarence Middle School. Alex is extremely significantly a standard ll-year-old boy who likes YuGiOh and WWE but also very gifted in poetry, insightful, caring and sensitive.”

Over 55 million men and women in our country have a disability that, is a single in five folks. Most do not know that 80% of men and women with disabilities obtain them and are not born with disability. Sadly, folks with disabilities are the biggest unrepresented minority in our country nowadays, specifically in the media. I wanted to educate and bring far more understanding about disabilities, as the far more we comprehend about each other, the much better folks we turn into. I met with several nearby radio stations and decided to host the show on WXRL Radio, a Nation radio station that is extremely family oriented.”

Although Moshenko brokers the time to host the show, she has found organizations who think in her mission across the country and help help the charges of the radio show.

At present, the radio show is getting sponsored by Future Horizons of Arlington, Texas, leader in autism education Laureate Understanding of Winooski, Vermont, tends to make of study-based language software program ABC Therapeutics, from NY that provides occupational therapy services and assessments like sensory integration therapy for children and Accelerations Educational Application from South Carolina featuring software program that is specifically successful for folks with autism and other learning disabilities.

National and local companies and agencies that give services and merchandise for people with disabilities, households and experts are encouraged to sponsor DisAbility News &amp Views Radio Show by calling Monica at 716-522-9185 or e mail monica@disabilitynewsradio.com

Future topics include dyslexia, bipolar disorder, non-verbal studying issues, sexuality, unique education law, mental retardation, mental well being, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, ADHD, Autism, ADA, Civil Rights, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, sensory integration and considerably more. Beside being entertaining with opening and closing music Moshenko picks out each week, she also shares important news items with listeners and guests educate and inspire all.

Moshenko’s 11-year old son, Alex, hosted a special show for Children ONLY and interviewed Diane Bubel of The Bubel Aiken Foundation (by singing sensation Clay Aiken) December 26th. It has been one particular of the most listened to shows on the web site. Alex has a all-natural talent and it shows. He has been on Television shows and radio prior to and plans to be an actor one day. Two of his preferred actors are Jim Carrey and Will Smith.

While Disability News and Views can be heard reside all through New York, northern Pennsylvania and southern Ontario, Canada each Sunday, the greatest advantage is possessing the taped radio shows on the site. Listeners have sent emails from England, Japan, Australia, Canada and the U.S. about the advantages, need and importance of the radio show with Monica Moshenko. “I am genuinely encouraged to know that my guests and subjects discussed on the radio show, are generating a difference in people’s lives. That was my hope and plan all along! It keeps me focused on what needs to get done, particularly when instances are challenging!”

Moshenko wants the radio show to be syndicated across the nation so that listeners can contact in each and every Sunday and interact with guests and topics. You can access all previous shows on the web at http://www.disabilitynewsradio.com

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Los Angeles Area Families And Professionals To Learn About Latest Advances In Autism Spectrum Disorders From International Leader

(PRWEB) March 21, 2005

As discussion continues with regards to the increased prevalence of autism, Dr. Steve Gutstein, will come to the Los Angeles area for a extensive two-day workshop delving into the most recent study findings and remedy advances. An internationally recognized author and innovator in the field of autism spectrum disorders, Gutstein’s discussion will concentrate on the Connection Improvement Interviention™ (RDI™) methodology Gutstein created.

The workshop, scheduled for April 30th by way of Could 1st, is intended for family members, pros, researchers and educators who work with individuals on the autism spectrum. The workshop will include the following:


How modifying communication style can significantly adjust the way a person on the autism spectrum relates to other individuals

The value of guiding and pacing, creating an encounter-sharing communication environment and capturing episodic memories

What motivates men and women on the autistic spectrum to develop relationships.

By way of RDI, a parent-primarily based clinical treatment program, Gutstein has worked to translate study findings into a systematic clinical plan to address the core issues faced by all people on the autism spectrum. In addition to helping parents motivate youngsters on the spectrum, RDI provides parents the tools to efficiently teach the abilities essential to manage environments that are dynamic and changing.

Even so, RDI is not a static plan. It continuously evolves to hold pace with elevated scientific understanding of autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and Pervasive Improvement Disorder.

“Through RDI, we primarily are assisting loved ones and pros open a door that enables individuals on the autism spectrum to create friendships, empathy and the love of sharing their world with other people,” said Gutstein. “What makes this strategy distinct is that we concentrate on fostering loving relationships to boost high quality of life, rather than on behavior modification aimed at teaching children on the autism spectrum to carry out scripted behaviors.”

The prevalence of autism and related issues has sharply risen in recent years, with some education and health-related pros describing the rise as an epidemic. Most notably, a 1999 report by the California Department of Developmental Solutions discovered a 273 % improve in autism circumstances amongst 1987 and 1998. Some, which includes Gutstein, think the rise is at least partly due to a loosening of the criteria employed to diagnose autism as well as misclassification of autistic kids as mentally retarded in the past.

“We know far more about kids and adults on the autism spectrum than ever before, which is helping us accurately diagnose it early,” said Gutstein. “This is a optimistic step households and for society, simply because early intervention is vital in improving long-term top quality of life.”

The two-day workshop runs from eight:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on April 30 and May 1, 2005. It will take spot at Pasadena Youngster Development Center, 620 N. Lake Ave. in Pasadena. The expense is $ 250 for early bird registration prior to March 19, $ 275 after March 19 and $ 300 right after April 16. On-line registration is accessible at http://www.RDIconnect.com or by calling (713) 838-1362.

About Connections Center

Established in 1995, the Connections Center for Household and Individual Development, based in Houston, is a multi-disciplinary program to create innovative evaluation and intervention applications for people with connection problems. Led by Dr. Steve Gutstein and Dr. Rachelle K. Sheely, the Connections Center employees provides a full range of evaluation and therapy solutions, including RDI. They supply education and training to families and specialists worldwide. Far more information is obtainable at http://www.rdiconnect.com.

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International Leader In Autism Spectrum Disorders To Discuss Latest Advances With Portland Area Families And Professionals

(PRWEB) March 21, 2005

As discussion continues regarding the increased prevalence of autism, Dr. Steve Gutstein, will come to Portland for a comprehensive two-day workshop delving into the most current research findings and remedy advances. An internationally recognized author and innovator in the field of autism spectrum disorders, Gutstein’s discussion will concentrate on the Partnership Development Intervention™ (RDI™) methodology Gutstein created.

The workshop, scheduled for Could 6th and 7th, is intended for loved ones members, experts, researchers and educators who operate with men and women on the autism spectrum. The workshop will consist of the following:


How modifying communication style can dramatically modify the way a person on the autism spectrum relates to other people

The value of guiding and pacing, producing an experience-sharing communication environment and capturing episodic memories

The motivations for folks on the autistic spectrum to create relationships.

Through RDI, a parent-based clinical therapy program, Gutstein has worked to translate research findings into a systematic clinical system to address the core difficulties faced by all individuals on the autism spectrum. In addition to helping parents motivate children on the spectrum, RDI provides parents the tools to successfully teach the expertise needed to manage environments that are dynamic and altering.

Even so, RDI is not a static program. It continually evolves to preserve pace with improved scientific understanding of autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and Pervasive Development Disorder.

“Through RDI, we essentially are assisting loved ones and experts open a door that enables men and women on the autism spectrum to develop friendships, empathy and the really like of sharing their globe with other individuals,” said Gutstein. “What tends to make this approach diverse is that we concentrate on fostering loving relationships to improve good quality of life, rather than on behavior modification aimed at teaching kids on the autism spectrum to execute scripted behaviors.”

The prevalence of autism and linked problems has sharply risen in current years, with some education and healthcare professionals describing the rise as an epidemic. Most notably, a 1999 report by the California Department of Developmental Services identified a 273 % improve in autism situations amongst 1987 and 1998. Some, such as Gutstein, think the rise is at least partly due to a loosening of the criteria used to diagnose autism as nicely as misclassification of autistic young children as mentally retarded in the past.

“We know a lot more about young children and adults on the autism spectrum than ever prior to, which is helping us accurately diagnose it early,” mentioned Gutstein. “This is a positive step households and for society, because early intervention is critical in enhancing extended-term quality of life.”

The two-day workshop runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on May possibly six and 7, 2005. It will take location at Shilo Inn, 11707 NE Airport Way in Portland. The cost is $ 250 for early bird registration prior to March 25, $ 275 soon after March 19 and $ 300 right after April 22. On the internet registration is accessible at http://www.RDIconnect.com or by calling (713) 838-1362.

About Connections Center

Established in 1995, the Connections Center for Loved ones and Individual Improvement, primarily based in Houston, is a multi-disciplinary program to develop innovative evaluation and intervention programs for men and women with partnership issues. Led by Drs. Steve Gutstein and Rachelle K. Sheely, the Connections Center employees provides a full range of evaluation and therapy solutions, which includes RDI. They give education and instruction to households and pros worldwide. More details is available at http://www.rdiconnect.com.

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Body Ecology Inc. Announces Free Educational Seminar Aimed at Preventing and Reversing Autism

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April two, 2005

Founded by Donna Gates, a nutritional consultant, author and lecturer, the Physique Ecology Diet™ is a planet-renowned method of healing that establishes and nourishes the growth of beneficial microorganisms in the digestive tract. Undertaking so has shown to be aid reverse autism and related problems such as ADHD. The seminar, which consists of food sampling of scrumptious standard foods, is getting held at the Holiday Inn Express at 2183 No. Decatur Road in Decatur, GA. Reservations are advisable but not essential. Get in touch with (404) 423-3438 for a lot more information and directions.

Donna Gates, author of “The Physique Ecology Diet program,” developed the diet plan after years of research to uncover a cure for her candida-associated wellness troubles and to support other folks overcome candida-associated imbalances, immune disorders, and viral diseases. Recently, she has verified the strong rewards of this diet for autism and related disorders. “One factor has turn into increasingly clear:” says Ms. Gates, “autism is not the congenital condition that it was as soon as assumed to be. It is preventable, and even reversible if we comprehend the several causes of the “systemic failure” that brings it about.”

In the previous five years, physicians have regularly found that the main contributors to Autism Spectrum Issues (ASDs) are a combination of conditions such as severe intestinal dysbiosis, systemic fungal and viral infections, mineral deficiencies, abnormal serotonin levels and an abundance of toxic components including pesticides, hormones, chemical compounds, mercury (from vaccines) and other heavy metals, all of which are addressed in the Body Ecology Diet™. The Diet plan is a full system of overall health and healing that incorporates many different healing concepts, including ancient Chinese medicine, macrobiotics, all-natural hygiene, and raw and fermented foods.

Standard fermented foods have a specific focus on The Diet and are crucial in correcting the digestive troubles linked with autism.

Autism spectrum issues (ASDs) are a group of developmental disabilities which includes autistic disorder, pervasive developmental disorder – not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS, such as atypical autism), and Asperger disorder. Kids with ASDs exhibit developmental disabilities and have unusual techniques of understanding, paying attention, or reacting to various sensations, normally possessing issues with social and communication expertise. Autism begins for the duration of childhood and normally lasts throughout a person’s life. In 2005, The Center for Illness Control announced that autism is the fastest expanding severe developmental disability in the United States. It is estimated that 1.77 million Americans are affected by autism right now and that this quantity could develop to 5 to 25 million by 2015.

Physique Ecology Inc. is also supplying expanded 1, 2 and three-Day seminars from Saturday, April 30th to Tuesday May possibly 3, 2005 in the downtown Atlanta area on the following subjects.

-Cooking the Physique-Ecology Way: A 1-day hands-on cooking class getting held at Viking Culinary Arts Center in Buckhead, 1745 Peachtree Road, Saturday, April 30, 2005. Price for this system is $ 125 and reservations can be produced by calling (404) 423-3438.

-One-Day Body Ecology Diet™ Instruction: Learn the Seven Principles and Foods of the Physique Ecology Diet™ and how it can avoid and reverse Autism. The plan is being held at 103 West, at 103 West Paces Ferry Road, NW, Sunday, May 1, 2005. Expense for this plan is $ 179 and reservations can be produced by calling (404) 423-3438.

-Certified Body Ecologist Training and Intensives: In-depth education and education for these who are interested in becoming Certified as a Body Ecologist. The plan is being held at 103 West, at 103 West Paces Ferry Road, NW, Sunday, Might 1st- Tuesday, May possibly 3rd, 2005. Expense for this plan is $ 1495 or $ 1895 and reservations can be made by calling (404) 423-3438.

Physique Ecology Inc

Body Ecology Inc is an education and well being consulting organization based in Atlanta, GA supplying seminars, certification and consulting services founded on the Body Ecology Diet™. For more information contact Physique Ecology at (404) 378-3939, or e-mail: healthful@bodyecologydiet.com. More comprehensive details about the Body Ecology Applications can be identified on our site at http://www.bodyecologydiet.com.

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Families Need to Plan Ahead-Special Needs Planner Offers Advice

(PRWEB) April 7, 2005

A pioneer in the field of unique-wants preparing, Bart Stevens, founder of Bart Stevens Specific Needs Organizing, LLC is presenting at a quantity of national conventions this year. Mr. Stevens will speak at:


The National Down Syndrome Society National Conference, Chicago, IL, July six-9, 2005

The Autism Society of America National Conference, Nashville, TN, July 12-15, 2005

Stevens is one particular of a handful of specialists able to address the complex troubles and components linked with building a safe program for the unique needs individual. He gives guidance to families who have a loved a single with a developmental disability such as, Autism, Down syndrome and Cerebral Palsy. He directs families by means of the lifestyle, legal, government rewards and economic requirements troubles essential to safe their child’s future care, supervision and quality of life.

Stevens’ vast experience aids him give households with the highest level of specialization when preparing for a loved one’s existing and future demands. He lectures extensively all through the country to parent and expert groups. In addition, Stevens is a highly sought following consultant to financial advisors, attorneys, and government agency personnel.

His book, The ABC’s of Unique Demands Organizing Produced Effortless, supplies parents a assortment of easy methods to consider in the planning approach. These measures include writing a Letter of Intent, the creation of a Unique Demands Trust and an evaluation of government advantages. The book also includes outstanding special needs resources for families. It asks difficult questions about guardianship, end of life troubles and a lot far more.

Ken and Jenny Hicks of Gilbert, Arizona, whose son has Asperger’s syndrome, have this to say about the guidance and knowledge they received from Bart Stevens. “Our tips to anyone who has a loved one particular with particular wants is to speak to Bart Stevens immediately so he can educate you on how cash, care, and guardianship have an effect on the entire household, not just the individual with special wants. It is imperative that you have someone with the understanding and experience to outline the possibilities of issues that can go wrong if particular troubles are not addressed effectively.”

The plans you make now can provide peace of thoughts for you and your household. Most importantly, it will assure care, supervision, security and quality of life for your loved one particular with specific needs.”

About Bart Stevens Particular Requirements Organizing, LLC.

Bart Stevens Particular Needs Organizing, LLC is based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Our goal is to educate and supply future preparing choices, goods, and solutions for families, friends, organizations, and experts who have, or know, a person with a developmental disability.

Bart Stevens (ChLAP, AZCLDP), has been supplying estate arranging solutions since 1972. He founded Bart Stevens Particular Demands Organizing in 1993 exclusively to educate, give details, and assist households in organizing for the future care of their loved 1 with a disability. He is 1 of the 1st to earn the professional designation of Chartered Lifetime Help Planner (ChLAP) from the National Institute on Life Preparing for Persons with Disabilities.

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Autism To Be In Spotlight In Twin Cities As International Leader In Autism Spectrum Disorders Plan Talk With Families And Professionals

(PRWEB) April 7, 2005

As discussion continues with regards to the elevated prevalence of autism, Dr. Steve Gutstein, will come to the Twin Cities for a extensive two-day workshop delving into the most recent research findings and remedy advances. An internationally recognized author and innovator in the field of autism spectrum disorders, Gutstein’s discussion will concentrate on the Partnership Development Intervention™ (RDI™) methodology Gutstein created.

The workshop, scheduled for June 4th and 5th, is intended for family members, specialists, researchers and educators who perform with men and women on the autism spectrum. The workshop will consist of the following:


How modifying communication style can substantially adjust the way a particular person on the autism spectrum relates to others

The value of guiding and pacing, generating an knowledge-sharing communication atmosphere and capturing episodic memories and

What motivates individuals on the autistic spectrum to develop relationships.

Through RDI, a parent-primarily based clinical remedy plan, Gutstein has worked to translate study findings into a systematic clinical plan to address the core issues faced by all folks on the autism spectrum. In addition to helping parents motivate youngsters on the spectrum, RDI supplies parents the tools to successfully teach the expertise necessary to handle environments that are dynamic and changing.

Nonetheless, RDI is not a static system. It constantly evolves to keep pace with improved scientific understanding of autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and Pervasive Improvement Disorder. “Through RDI, we basically are assisting loved ones and professionals open a door that enables individuals on the autism spectrum to develop friendships, empathy and the love of sharing their planet with others,” said Gutstein. “What makes this approach different is that we focus on fostering loving relationships to improve good quality of life, rather than on behavior modification aimed at teaching children on the autism spectrum to perform scripted behaviors.”

The prevalence of autism and associated problems has sharply risen in current years, with some education and healthcare experts describing the rise as an epidemic. Most notably, a 1999 report by the California Department of Developmental Services discovered a 273 % enhance in autism cases between 1987 and 1998.

Some, such as Gutstein, believe the rise is at least partly due to a loosening of the criteria utilized to diagnose autism as well as misclassification of autistic young children as mentally retarded in the past. “We know far more about kids and adults on the autism spectrum than ever before, which is helping us accurately diagnose it early,” mentioned Gutstein. “This is a optimistic step families and for society, due to the fact early intervention is vital in enhancing extended-term high quality of life.”

The 2-day workshop runs from 9:00 a.m. to four:00 p.m. on June 4 and June five, 2005. It will take location at Hopkins Eisenhower Neighborhood Center, 1001 Highway 7 in Hopkins. The expense is $ 225 for early bird registration, $ 250 right after May six and $ 275 after May 21. Online registration is offered at http://www.RDIconnect.com or by calling (713) 838-1362.

About Connections Center

Established in 1995, the Connections Center for Family members and Personal Development, based in Houston, is a multi-disciplinary plan to create innovative evaluation and intervention programs for individuals with connection disorders. Led by Drs. Steve Gutstein and Rachelle K. Sheely, the Connections Center staff gives a complete range of evaluation and remedy solutions, such as RDI. They give education and coaching to households and professionals worldwide. More information is accessible at http://www.rdiconnect.com.

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Autism and Asperger’s Audio CD Spreads Awareness & Hope

Royal Oak, MI (PRWEB) April 18, 2005

Getting that April is “Autism Awareness” month, and with 1 in 166 kids now becoming diagnosed with Autism or it’s close relative, Asperger Syndrome, MindscapeProductions.com are donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of their audio CD about Autism and Asperger Syndrome to different Autism organizations to assist raise awareness, acceptance and understanding about the conditions.

The CD, entitled “Living In The Spectrum: Autism &amp Asperger’s” is filled with beneficial nuggets of insight from researchers, parents and people who have Autism or Asperger’s. It features captivating music, poetry and intriguing interviews.

“Living In The Spectrum” is an best primer for parents, relatives, college districts, teachers, employers, medical doctors or anybody wanting to learn about Autism and Asperger’s. The 55-minute CD delivers a captivating introduction to the topic matter. Co-producer, Lecia Macryn states, “What tends to make this presentation distinctive is that it not only educates people about Autism and Asperger’s and presents the information, but also puts a good perspective on it. It provides hope, encouragement and highlights the gifts those in the autism spectrum bring us. Plus, simply because it’s an audio CD, individuals who don’t have a lot time on their hands can listen to it even though driving, on the treadmill or working on their personal computer.”

Liane Holliday Willey, Ed.D., Senior Editor of “Autism Spectrum Quarterly” magazine (http://www.ASQuarterly.com) calls it, “An inspired masterpiece. A finer multi-media production exploring and explaining Autism and Asperger Syndrome is, to my information, basically not offered. This is one strong production.”

The Audio CD, “Living In The Spectrum – Autism &amp Asperger’s”, ISBN# 0976576007 is offered for $ 16.95 on the internet at http://www.MindscapeProductions.com or on http://www.Amazon.com

During April, which is “Autism Awareness” month, a portion of the proceeds from the CD will benefit various Autism organizations.

For much more information or to request a press/media review copy, contact Lecia Macryn at Mindscape Productions: (248) 288-2242.

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Music Therapist and Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter Releases New CD to Help Children Build Social Skills

Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) May 5, 2005

Award-winning singer-songwriter Cathy Bollinger recently released her seventh CD comprised of 14 original songs written specially for young children who find social interactions confusing or intimidating.

Bollinger, who has a master’s degree in creative arts therapy from Drexel University College of Medicine, has been operating with youngsters for a lot more than 20 years. Making use of descriptive, social story-like phrases to talk about concrete scenarios, Bollinger’s wrote all 14 songs on the CD, My Turn Your Turn, with the hope of helping kids develop social capabilities. These songs touch on empathy, asking for aid, handling anger, and other every day interactions.

Bollinger engages in songwriting workshops and music therapy as nicely as performing. There are seven young children, ages 9 to 13, who execute on My Turn Your Turn, including fourth-grader Josh Tucker, who was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, a type of autism, at age 3 1/2. Like a lot of forms of autism, Asperger’s manifests itself in many approaches, which includes difficulty showing emotions and interacting with other individuals.

Several of the song subjects had been suggested by Bill and Elly Tucker, Josh’s parents, and the OASIS Network, an on the internet help group for parents of young children on the Autism spectrum. Bollinger also credits fellow artist Jeff Weisman and father of a youngster with autism for My Turn Your Turn. It was Weisman who initially got her pondering about writing songs for youngsters with social challenges after she worked with him on the music for his Ultimate Learning for Children CDrom.

“Most people never ever speak about the skills of youngsters with mental and physical challenges,” says Bollinger, who believes that as lengthy as people function with each other, no matter what their skills, they can constantly find out from each other.

Bollinger has been commissioned to create and sing for a assortment of projects: like songs and sounds to help Chinese students learn English songs supporting children studying to write and songs emphasizing sounds and words utilized especially in speech therapy.

Cathy Bollinger lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with her husband and their 3 youngsters, ages 7, 11 and 17. My Turn Your Turn CD retails for $ 15.98 and is at the moment available on-line at http://www.rivannamusic.com. ten% of all sales in 2005 will be donated to the OASIS Network. Bollinger is seeking other distribution channels such as on-line retailers, educational centers, music shops and other industrial outlets.

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