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New website gives hope to parents of special needs children.

(PRWEB) Might 25, 2001

Jan Bedell has worked in the Neurodevelopmental field for more than

8 years and is the owner of Little Giant Actions. Her firm

assists parents with tactics to aid their youngsters who endure

with understanding difficulties. With the new internet site at http://www.LittleGiantSteps.net,

she can now attain out to all parents of particular demands with her

message of hope.

The particular neurodevelopment tactics treat the root

trigger alternatively of just supplying coping and compensating abilities. Jan

has a Youngster Development and Home Economics Education Degree

from Texas Tech University as effectively as Kindergarten Endorsement

and Specific Education Certification. In addition to her 20 years

teaching knowledge in public, private and home school she has

broad expertise centered about her kid with mental

disabilities.

When substantial improvement was observed in her personal

daughter through the Neurodevelopmental strategy, Jan felt known as

to assist other parents uncover assist for their young children. Jan’s call is

to comfort these mothers who mourn more than the struggles their

young children encounter and to proclaim liberty to these captive to

limiting disability labels.

Jan believes that there is hope for every youngster Regardless of whether your youngster has

received a label of Brain Injured, Autistic, Down Syndrome,

PDD, Asperger’s, Cerebral Palsy, William’s Syndrome, ACC,

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Learning Disabled, Dyslexia

ADD, ADHD or any other of the myriad of labels abounding,

there is hope. Most diagnosis’ come with specific lists of what

to anticipate and what the future holds. Do not think them.

What the future holds is not anything that can be

predetermined or preset. what the future holds is based upon

the opportunities that are presented to the individual.

For Further Information Speak to:

Jan Bedell

P.O. Box 800847

Dallas, Texas 75380

Phone: 972.980.7540

Fax: 972-774-9893

E-Mail: information@littlegiantsteps.net










AUTISM AWARENESS CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED IN SRI LANKA

(PRWEB) September 22, 2003

A enormous Autism Awareness Campaign was launched in Colombo, Sri Lanka by parents and carers Ivan and Charika Corea.

According to international professionals, there are 30,000 autistic folks in the island of Sri Lanka, nevertheless there is no data collection so the figure could be significantly greater.

Autism/pervasive developmental disorder refers to a whole group of disorders characterised by delays in the development of a number of standard functions which includes socialisation and communication.

Symptoms of PDD contain severe communication difficulties such as understanding language difficulty to relating to people, objects and events, unusual play with toys and other objects difficulty with changes in routine or familiar surroundings and repetitive physique movements or patterns.

Autism, the specialists suggest, is a brain disorder characterised by impaired social interaction and communication abilities and limited activities and interests is the most characteristic and best studied PDD.

Other sorts of PDD are Asperger’s syndrome, Rett’s Syndrome,childhood disintegrative disorders and other people.

Autism is a neuro- developmental disorder – all of us have neurones in our brains to process thought,they need to have to fire in the right order – in the brains of an autistic youngster or adult they don’t fire at all or they just misfire.

That is why you cannot give an autistic child complex commands.Everything has to be kept well and genuinely easy.

As in other components of the world, such as the United Kingdom, parents, carers and autists are struggling to access public solutions in health, education, specialist speech therapy and respite care in Sri Lanka.

What has occurred in the past is that these young children and adults have either been institutionalised or they have been kept at residence. The issue is understanding.

Parents and carers have no true info, they do not know their rights, there is no real help or assistance with only a single or two schools who cater to kids with unique educational demands.

We commend Chitra Lane College in Colombo who are assisting autistic young children – they have some experience where autism is concerned including access to speech therapy. The Sri Lankan Government requirements to replicate the Chitra Lane College expertise, correct across the island.

Autism is a time bomb waiting to take place in Sri Lanka and the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and his UNF Government have to take action in order to assist and help the Autistic Neighborhood in Sri Lanka.

Autism is on the boost – even in the island of Sri Lanka. If there is a enormous increase in numbers of autistic young children will the the government be ready to cope with such an improve?Would service providers be in a position to offer public services?

Assistance for the Autism Awareness Campaign came from a distinguished Sri Lankan, Niranjan Deva-Aditiya MEP and a member of the very influential European Union Wellness Committee.

The European Union are supporting the Autism Awareness Campaign – 2003 is the European Year for People with Disabilities. Nirj Deva. met with Ivan and Charika Corea in Colombo and pledged his entire hearted assistance.

Autism is a extremely serious educational and well being concern not only in Sri Lanka but also in Europe where there has been a rise in numbers of people with Autism.

Ivan and Charika Corea appraised numerous individuals in Sri Lanka about the crying wants of the Autistic Neighborhood from Ministers of the Sri Lankan Government, parliamentarians of all parties at Kotte, influential businessmen and ladies including the dynamic Managing-Director of Odels – Mrs. Otara Chandiram. The Odel Foundation are backing the Chitra Lane School who enrol autistic kids and young children with specific educational needs. The Chitra Lane College is a single of only a handful of schools who deal with autistic youngsters in the complete of Sri Lanka.

Autism Awareness ribbons have been also presented to Sanath Jayasuriya, Sri Lanka’s major batsman at Lords Cricket Grounds in London. Sanath was informed about the huge Autism Awareness Campaign and he has met with Ivan, Charika and Charin Corea on a number of occasions in London and in Essex.

One of Sri Lanka’s top media personalities, Dr. Vijaya Corea former Director-General of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (now of Peace For All Ministries in Colombo) also supports the Autism Awareness Campaign.

On a current visit to London, Dr. Vijaya Corea learnt about autism and how this condition affects families.

‘We welcome the new Disability Legislation in Sri Lanka and the new Disability Policies launched by the UNF Government. We had been also delighted to hear the wonderful debate in parliament in Kotte carried out by members of parliament of all parties who pledged their support to all individuals with disabilities.

We urge parliamentarians in Kotte to debate the complete problem of Autism and the crying needs of the Autistic Community in Sri Lanka – it is now a really severe overall health and education issue facing the nation,’ stated Ivan Corea in Colombo.

We urge Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to take action over autism in Sri Lanka.

Our recommendations to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the UNF Government:

To set up and fund an AUTISM FOUNDATION in Colombo – which will give aid and help to parents, carers and autists in Sri Lanka undertake study into the causes of autism in Sri Lanka aid with the dissemination of information on Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome in English, Sinhala and Tamil provide advocacy solutions for parents, carers and autists.

To launch a information collection project correct across the island.

To set up an AUTISM COMMITTEE consisting of health, education, social solutions specialists, the voluntary sector/charities/NGOs – joint working and joined up pondering is completely vital for all autistic folks, they can also appear at very good practice and make recommendations.

To introduce hard new legislation in parliament comparable to the Disabilities Discrimination Act in the United Kingdom to safeguard the rights of all autistic individuals in Sri Lanka introduce new employment laws giving access to the planet of function.

Introduce a special examination and a unique qualificiation for autistic individuals who may possibly or may not be entered for GCEs, A levels introduce unique assessments for autistic children who are in mainstream schools.

Open a lot more Specific Schools wherever the require arises.

Encourage inclusion in mainstream schools – both in the Government Sector and in private schools.

Introduce compulsory disability instruction for all college principals and staff.

Introduce disability awareness – like autism to all mainstream college children.

Introduce disability units like a study on autism in all teacher coaching courses including teacher instruction degree courses in universities.

Appoint a Disabilities Minister who will also appear at the needs of autistic children and adults across the Disability Spectrum.

Launch an Autism Awareness Week in Sri Lanka.

We suggest that the Ministers of Wellness and Education visit other countries such as the UK and liaise with Ministers seeking at how these nations provide public services for autistic folks also hunting at very good practice in other nations.

Request funding and knowledge from other nations to support set up the Autism Foundation and Autism Projects in Sri Lanka.

Organise an Autism Conference in 2004 in Colombo aimed at raising awareness via seminars, workshops – for overall health, education and social solutions specialists and the voluntary sector – we are ready to bring a group of experts from the United Kingdom- supplied the Government of Sri Lanka funds their check out.

Launch a recruitment and retention campaign to attract specific educational requirements teachers and specialist speech therapists correct across Sri Lanka.

Encourage new methods of considering where Disabilities and Autism is concerned – education from infant school to univesity is a important area, employment is one more area, we also require a debate on Autism and the Elderly.

We urge the Ministry of Overall health to introduce the CHAT system of early diagnosis for autism – initiated by globe autism specialist Dr. Simon Barry Cohen of Cambridge University.

We urge the Ministry of Education to create educational techniques in mainstream schools for children and young folks with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.

We appeal to the Government of Sri Lanka to give more funding for public services in well being, education, specialist speech therapy and respite care for men and women with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.

We urge the Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe to make a policy statement on Autism and attain out to the Autistic Neighborhood in Sri Lanka.

Now is the time for action on Autism in Sri Lanka.

For news of the Autism Awareness Campaign Sri Lanka please access the internet site:

http://autism_srilanka.tripod.com/autismcampaignsrilanka


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THE PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA AND AUTISM IN SOUTH ASIA

(PRWEB) September 29, 2003

AUTISM AWARENESS CAMPAIGN APPEAL TO THE PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA

Ivan and Charika Corea of the Autism Awareness Campaign have appealed directly to the Prime Minister of India, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee to take action on Autism in the SAARC region. Autism is now a severe education and wellness concern facing South Asia. Enormous increases in numbers in five years time have been predicted by international authorities.

‘India is a crucial player in the area and we would ask Prime Minister Vajpayee to speak up for these who can not speak up for themselves. Autistic individuals in India and appropriate across the SAARC area desperately need to have support and structured support.

To date SAARC Leaders have by no means ever discussed Autism in terms of folks with Disabilities in SAARC. It has in no way figured in any SAARC Wellness or Education Summits and however it is now one particular of the most severe overall health and education issues facing the Indian sub-continent,’ stated Ivan Corea in Colombo.

Autism is on the rise in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives – the countries within the SAARC region.

Ivan and Charika Corea, parents and carers of an autistic youngster launched a enormous Autism Awareness Campaign in Sri Lanka. There are 30,000 autistic individuals in Sri Lanka, according to international professionals there will be a enormous rise in 5 years time – in Sri Lanka and all more than the SAARC area.

Scientists are still divided as to the causes of autism – parents are still asking the question – is ithe MMR, is it genetic, is it triggered by foetal distress at birth. Asian parents require answers to these pressing concerns on Autism.

Help for the Autism Awareness Campaign came from the extremely influential European Union parliamentarian Nirj Deva MEP. Nirj Deva was born in Sri Lanka, he joins a entire host of dignitaries who support the campaign.

Ivan and Charika Corea initiated 2002 as Autism Awareness Year in the United Kingdom. Their campaign is now the largest ever movement for autism in the UK and has the help of the British Prime Minister Tony Blair and parliamentarians of all parties in the Palace of Westminster in London.

Ivan Corea stated,’ We need urgent action by the Heads of State and national governments in the SSARC region to look into the rise in autism and locate frequent methods and methods in tackling the entire issue of autism, joint educational and overall health strategies, the sharing of good practice from SAARC countries.

SAARC provides a platform for the men and women of South Asia to operate together. We are appealing to the Prime Minister of India to raise the complete subject of the Autistic Neighborhood in the SAARC area at a future SAARC Summit.

Fantastic stories have come from India like the story of the autistic teenager Tito who has been an inspiration to others. British television even televised a documentary on his life, the dedication of his mother, his marvellous poetry and writings. There are thousands of Titos in the SAARC region who need urgent aid. There are youngsters with severe communication issues who have no specialist speech therapy.Mothers need respite care due to the fact Autism is a 24 hour job.

Our recommendations:

We appeal to the Prime Minister of India and the Indian Government to take the urgent matter up of AUTISM IN SAARC with the Heads of State in the SAARC region.

We urge SAARC Wellness, Education and Social Services to talk about the matter at their respective Summits . We recommend the setting up of a SAARC Autism Committee comprising of officials from the SAARC countries to discuss approaches forward.

We urge SAARC countries to launch a information collection initiative in their respective nations and offer public services for people with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.

We advocate a widespread technique in relation to the coaching of special educational needs teachers and specialist speech therapists in the SAARC region.

Our appeal to SAARC Leaders – please reach out to the Autistic Community in the SAARC area. Autism is a time bomb waiting to occur. If there is a rise in numbers of men and women with autism in South Asia, are SAARC countries in a position to offer public services for these individuals who have a really distinct disability. Have staff been trained, what about the dissemination of data on Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome in the major languages of the SAARC region.

There are only a handful of organisations in the voluntary sector who are in a position to help the Autistic Neighborhood. National Governments need to provide the help solutions for all individuals with disabilities. We want new methods of pondering exactly where disabilities in the SAARC area is concerned.

We urge action in SAARC on Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.










Children’s Mental Health – Feeding The Next Generation

(PRWEB) October 4, 2003

Analysis continues to point to environmental causes as potential threat aspects in the rise of childhood finding out disorders, including ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Asperger’s and Autism. Nutritional therapist and journalist Martina Watts is hosting a conference to examine the connection among the effects of changing dietary habits and the part of chemical substances on children’s behaviour and studying capacity. Martina is teaming up with conference organisers Pavilion to hold the event in London on Thursday 9 October. Leaving the Ritalin bottle aside and focusing on the most recent analysis, this national conference gives practical options by seasoned clinicians on how to handle, and in some circumstances, prevent such issues inside an integrated, holistic framework.

The conference will address:

ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia and the autistic spectrum. Can nutrition support?

The role of chemical toxins and heavy metals and their influence on children’s behaviour

The gut brain connection. The relevance of gut integrity to mental well being. Clinical knowledge with probiotic and diet plan therapy on young children with studying and behavioural problems

Diet, crime and antisocial behaviour.

The nutritional management of ADHD in general practice

‘Foods as opioids’

Comfort junkies – How to implement healthier consuming habits

Nutritional action plan for autism

Communication expertise – Learning and teaching them to young children.

Speakers consist of: Sally Bunday, Co-founder of the Hyperactive Children’s Assistance Group Dr Alex Richardson, Senior Research Fellow at Mansfield College and the Department of Physiology, University of Oxford Dr Neil Ward, Department of Chemistry, University of Surrey Bernard Gesch, Senior Research Scientist, Laboratory of Physiology, University of Oxford, Director of Natural Justice Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride, Cambridge Nutrition Clinic Oscar Umahro Cadogan, Nutrition Consultant, Lecturer and Chef Dr Brian McDonogh, The Eagle Clinic Eileen Palmer, Psychotherapist, NLP Practitioner Eve Gilmore, Nutrition Practitioner, Naturopath, Homeopath Kate Neil, Nutrition Practitioner, Director of Centre for Nutrition Education.

Martina Watts, Nutritional Therapist says: “Fast-track alterations to our diet regime coupled with a larger environmental load are clearly affecting the well being of our children. This conference seeks to recognize aggravating threat aspects in developmental problems, such as nutritional excesses and deficiencies. Speakers will also examine how each individual’s ability to detoxify dangerous substances can be improved, delivering sensible approaches to support susceptible kids and young adults adapt to an increasingly difficult environment.”

Ends

Notes to Editors

1.The conference requires location 9.30am – four.45pm, Thursday 9 October 2003 ORT Property Conference Centre 126 Albert Street, Camden, London, NW1 7NE

two. Press enquiries to: Sophie Medd, (Marketing and advertising), Pavilion

Tel (direct line &amp answerphone): 01273 623 222 ext 249

Tel (switchboard): 0870 161 3505

E mail: sophiem@pavpub.com

Fax:




THE LABOUR PARTY AND AUTISM IN THE UK

(PRWEB) October six, 2003

Ivan and Charika Corea of the Autism Awareness Campaign UK issued an appeal to the Labour Party’s ‘conviction politicians’ to speak out on behalf of those who cannot speak out for themselves – the 520,000 Autistic Community in the UK. The appeal went out to the Labour Celebration at the 2003 Labour Party Conference held in Bournemouth in October.

‘We need Labour politicians to speak out for parents, carers and autists who require much more public solutions in health, education, specialist speech therapyand respite care,’ mentioned Ivan Corea in Bournemouth.

The Minister for Young children Margaret Hodge speaking at a fringe meeting at the Labour Party Conference stated that it will take 10 years until the National Service Frameworks for Kids is implemented.

‘But what do we do until then, my son is 7 he has no specialist speech therapy does this mean I will have to wait ten years for public solutions – parents, carers and autists discover it unacceptable,’ stated Ivan Corea.

The Coreas urged actual and urgent action. Autism is a time bomb waiting to come about. The UK media appears to focus only on the MMR Controversy. But what about the 520,000 people who desperately need public solutions. Our young children have no specialist speech therapy, no actual classroom assistance in several regions of the UK, no respite care for parents and carers.

‘Public services do want reforming, but autistic youngsters and adults are suffering and struggling without having ANY public solutions,’ mentioned Ivan Corea.

Time and time again parents, carers and autists come up against a wall of indifference, apathy and cost cutting. It is absolutely immoral – autistic youngsters and adults are being denied their basic human proper tp public services – in several locations of the UK, regardless of Prime Minister Tony Blair’s powerful comments on equality of chance and social justice.

Tony Blair, to his credit is the initial British Prime Minister ever to speak about autism. Parents, carers and Autists are urging the Prime Minister to take urgent action and offer the Autistic Community with public services.

The Autism Awareness Campaign UK have named upon the Government with the assistance of the Labour Celebration to -


set up an AUTISM REGISTER in the UK exactly where each Autistic youngster and adult is registered.

Schools need to be the focus for co-ordinating the SERVICE PROVISION for each and every and every autistic youngster in the UK. If there are gaps, nearby councils, local education authorities and NHS Trusts have to be held accountable. At the moment there is confusion as to who gives what for autistic children.

*Schools should organise typical meetings – each term – of health, education, social services, speech therapy services, voluntary sector, parents and carers, so that they could meet collectively to assess and evaluate the progress of each autistic youngster. Joint functioning and joined up pondering is definitely crucial exactly where autistic youngsters are concerned.

*Leisure solutions are practically non-existent for folks with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome in the UK.The Autism Awareness Campaign in the UK have appealed to Margaret Hodge, the Minister for Children to order and urgent assessment of leisure services for folks with disabilities. In some places, parents and carers have had to beg for swimming lessons from their regional pool for autistic kids as a lot of centres do not have any provision for youngsters with SEN.

*The DfES should come up with unique assessments for autistic youngsters who are unable or are not entred for GCSE and A Level examinations. At the moment there are no qualifications for autistic youngsters andadults. The DfES need to also initiate a UK RECORD OF ACHIEVEMENT – for every autistic youngster and adult -informing prospective employers the optimistic abilities bank an autistic individual has – in order for them to access the globe of operate.

*Autistic folks need specific schemes into further education and larger education.

*We need tougher new laws on discrimination and employment – exactly where individuals with disabilities are concerned.

*The Government need to safeguard the rights of autistic individuals exactly where the Anti-Social bill and the Mental Wellness Act is concerned.

These are only a few concerns shared by Ivan and Charika Corea of the Autism Awareness Campaign in the United Kingdom. They have urged Tony Blair, the leader and the Labour Celebration to re-connect with people with Disabilities, including the Autistic Neighborhood.










An Appeal to Chancellor Gordon Brown on Autism in the UK

(PRWEB) October 28, 2003

Ivan and Charika Corea have urged the Chancellor Gordon Brown to reach out and assistance parents, carers and autists in the UK. Councils across the UK are poised for heavy increases in the Council Tax. This will cripple families with autism who are struggling to cope. The Autism Awareness Campaign have named for an autism allowance for parents, carers and autists.

The Autism Awareness Campaign UK issued an appeal to the Labour Party’s ‘conviction politicians’ to speak out on behalf of these who cannot speak out for themselves – the 520,000 Autistic Neighborhood in the UK. The appeal went out to the Labour Party at the 2003 Labour Celebration Conference held in Bournemouth in October.

‘We need to have Labour politicians to speak out for parents, carers and autists who require far more public services in overall health, education, specialist speech therapyand respite care,’ mentioned Ivan Corea in Bournemouth.

The Minister for Children Margaret Hodge speaking at a fringe meeting at the Labour Party Conference stated that it will take 10 years until the National Service Frameworks for Young children is implemented.

‘But what do we do till then, my son is 7 he has no specialist speech therapy does this imply I will have to wait ten years for public solutions – parents, carers and autists find it unacceptable,’ said Ivan Corea.

The Coreas urged genuine and urgent action. Autism is a time bomb waiting to happen. The UK media seems to focus only on the MMR Controversy. But what about the 520,000 folks who desperately need public services. Our youngsters have no specialist speech therapy, no genuine classroom support in several locations of the UK, no respite care for parents and carers.

‘Public services do want reforming, but autistic young children and adults are suffering and struggling without ANY public services,’ said Ivan Corea.

Time and time once again parents, carers and autists come up against a wall of indifference, apathy and expense cutting. It is absolutely immoral – autistic young children and adults are being denied their basic human correct tp public solutions – in numerous regions of the UK, regardless of Prime Minister Tony Blair’s powerful comments on equality of opportunity and social justice.

Tony Blair, to his credit is the first British Prime Minister ever to talk about autism. Parents, carers and Autists are urging the Prime Minister to take urgent action and give the Autistic Neighborhood with public services.

The Autism Awareness Campaign UK have known as upon the Government with the assistance of the Labour Party to –


set up an AUTISM REGISTER in the UK where each Autistic kid and adult is registered.

Schools must be the concentrate for co-ordinating the SERVICE PROVISION for each and every and every autistic child in the UK. If there are gaps, local councils, regional education authorities and NHS Trusts must be held accountable. At the moment there is confusion as to who gives what for autistic kids.

*Schools must organise normal meetings – every single term – of wellness, education, social solutions, speech therapy solutions, voluntary sector, parents and carers, so that they could meet collectively to assess and evaluate the progress of each autistic kid. Joint functioning and joined up considering is totally crucial where autistic young children are concerned.

*Leisure services are virtually non-existent for individuals with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome in the UK.The Autism Awareness Campaign in the UK have appealed to Margaret Hodge, the Minister for Youngsters to order and urgent assessment of leisure solutions for individuals with disabilities. In some areas, parents and carers have had to beg for swimming lessons from their nearby pool for autistic children as several centres do not have any provision for kids with SEN.

*The DfES need to come up with unique assessments for autistic kids who are unable or are not entred for GCSE and A Level examinations. At the moment there are no qualifications for autistic children andadults. The DfES should also initiate a UK RECORD OF ACHIEVEMENT – for every autistic kid and adult -informing possible employers the constructive expertise bank an autistic particular person has – in order for them to access the planet of function.

*Autistic folks want special schemes into additional education and larger education.

*We need to have tougher new laws on discrimination and employment – exactly where men and women with disabilities are concerned.

*The Government need to safeguard the rights of autistic people exactly where the Anti-Social bill and the Mental Wellness Act is concerned.

These are only a couple of concerns shared by Ivan and Charika Corea of the Autism Awareness Campaign in the United Kingdom. They have urged Tony Blair, the leader and the Labour Party to re-connect with individuals with Disabilities, such as the Autistic Neighborhood.










CENTER FOR PRECIOUS MINDS INTRODUCES PROGRAM TO HELP AUTISTIC CHILDREN WITH SOCIAL SKILLS

BOCA RATON, FL (PRWEB) December ten, 2003 -

The Partnership Development Intervention (RDI) Plan is a parent-primarily based clinical treatment for individuals with autism spectrum and other partnership-primarily based disorders. It is the first systematic system developed to aid children born with obstacles stopping them from attaining connection competence.

The RDI™ Program is primarily based upon the model of Encounter Sharing created by Steven Gutstein, Ph.D. Dr. Gutstein studied the signifies by which common kids turn out to be competent in the globe of emotional relationships. His approaches are based upon in depth investigation in common development as nicely as scientific studies of people in the autism spectrum.

Joyce Albu, Plan Director of Autism Services at The Center for Valuable Minds, is completing the extensive certification approach via Dr. Gutstein’s Houston, Texas primarily based, Connections Center. “The RDI plan is created for youngsters within the entire variety of Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Asperger Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) and Non-Verbal Finding out Disability (NVLD). Albu, who is one particular of less than 15 individuals about the country delivering this service, says, “Parents with kids who have social skills deficits and/or partnership-primarily based troubles will find that the RDI program functions very nicely. The preliminary scientific research has proven the achievement of Dr. Gutstein’s model”.

The need to have for the RDI program has Albu traveling across the United States and Canada to assess kids. As soon as the assessment is completed, Albu develops the comprehensive intervention program. “For 16 years I have been functioning with Autistic young children and their households. This plan is a key link to assisting kids with autism overcome the many roadblocks they are faced with on a every day basis. I believe that practically every child who has relationship improvement concerns can be helped,” Albu says.

About The Center for Valuable Minds

The Center for Precious Minds in Boca Raton, FL gives an array of services for kids and their families which includes multidisciplinary evaluations for youngsters struggling in college, Individualized Developmental Pediatric Consultations, Education Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Achievement testing and private therapy.

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Canadian book, Artism, awarded $25,000 in marketing support

Victoria, BC (PRWEB) January 26, 2004

BookSurge Canada, in conjunction with BookSurge LLC, is pleased to award a $ 25-thousand advertising support package to Autism Today™ and its most recent publication, Artism: Art By Those With Autism.

The book is the brainchild of Karen Simmons’ CEO of both CARE (Canadian Autism Resources &amp Events) and Autism Nowadays, the Internet’s ideal on-line source for the most recent resources and details on autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.

Simmons says she’s thrilled to be getting the additional assistance for this book, a labour of enjoy for herself personally and a bonding knowledge for her online communities. “After inviting input from audiences on both the Autism Today http://www.autismtoday.com and the Autism Arts http://www.autismarts.com internet sites, we received a flood of responses from artists with Autism Spectrum Disorders. We have been bowled more than by the quantity and the high quality of submissions,” says Simmons. “This award is confirmation that men and women on the autistic continuum have gorgeous contributions to make to our globe.”

BookSurge is excited to market this book which enables readers to explore the mind’s-eye perspectives of artists with autism from about the planet. Via the artwork collected in Artism, we can see these individuals’ colourful, brilliant, and at times lonely worlds come to life. Nonetheless, this is a lot more than just an artist’s showcase… It is a model designed to shed new light onto the frequently misunderstood world of autism, and to inspire other individuals to share their uncommon experiences and correct gifts with the globe. The talents of Donna Williams, Mark Rimland, Amin Collins, and 41 other inspiring artists are represented within Artism’s covers.

Autism is a biological disorder of the brain that affects 1 in 250 young children about the planet. Three primary places of development are impaired: communication, social improvement, and language use and acquisition.

BookSurge’s $ 25,000 marketing and advertising reward will be officially presented during the Keys to the Treasure Chest conference on autism and Aspergers to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia January 30-31, 2004. This conference attributes planet-renowned speaker Dr. Temple Grandin—seen on 48 Hours, 20/20, Larry King Live and a noted authority on autism—as nicely as Maria Wheeler, a critically acclaimed author on behaviour management methods for people with autism. The book will be brought to the London Book Fair and Book Expo America plus other book shows worldwide.

For more info, please contact:




As Wheelchairs Roll In, Disability Conference Ushers Out Church Exclusion of the Developmentally Disabled

(PRWEB) March 27, 2004

Most of us would by no means envision that there are households who are routinely turned away from places of worship. Even so, households of kids or adults with developmental disabilities and neurological problems such as cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism, Asperger’s syndrome, and mental retardation, or who have had a brain injury or who have a mental wellness disability, generally inform of the painful rejection they have received from the faith neighborhood.

Whilst public schools have learned to accommodate these students, most churches are not prepared to meet their physical, emotional, educational, or spiritual demands. The outcome? Some parents take turns going to church even though 1 stays property with the child, but a lot of become discouraged and will merely stay at property rather than take on but an additional battle.

In response, “Taking JOY to the Planet,” a Disability Conference Helping Churches Help Families, will be held September 24-26, 2004 at Graceview Baptist Church in Tomball, Texas, just northwest of Houston. Its objective is that conference participants will turn out to be aware of the thousands of households who live with disability and will leave equipped with the need, knowledge, and curriculum to begin a disability ministry at their personal location of worship, regardless of denomination.

Graceview became aware of this require in 1994 when a loved ones with a 12-year-old who had several extreme disabilities began going to. When church leaders asked what they could do to help, Denise Briley shared her dream of a class for her son where he would have buddies like himself and not be tucked away in the nursery or the kindergarten class, and she or her husband would not have to leave a worship service when the boy began vocalizing. The “JOY” class was born when Graceview’s pastor, Bryan Donahoo, presented the need to have to the congregation and a tiny army of committed volunteers responded. As far more young children joined her son, the class grew into a loved ones ministry, and Briley eventually became Graceview’s Director of Specific Education, a hardly ever discovered church employees position.

Much more than 60 households who have been touched by disability are now enjoying full participation at Graceview simply because of the JOY (Jesus’ Chance for You) Ministry. Parents could sing in the choir, play instruments, teach Bible classes, and serve as deacons, and siblings may possibly enjoy full participation in children’s and youth activities, all whilst their family members member who has a disability is paired with a volunteer who sees to all of their requirements.

As word has spread, hundreds of churches have contacted Briley for assistance with beginning their personal disability ministries, which she believes ought to be just as frequent as possessing a nursery for infant care. The “Taking JOY to the World” Conference will share Graceview’s knowledge by way of “JOY” household video montages, awareness and acceptance sessions, parent-led panels, a pastor-to-pastor roundtable, a grandparents’ forum, volunteer education, and other seminars. The occasion will contain unique music and worship, as effectively as an exhibition hall showcasing the most current breakthrough products, resources, and services for the disability community. For registration data, please visit http://www.thejoyministry.org, http://www.graceview.org, or contact 281-351-4979 to request a conference brochure.










One Voice for Autism Rally

(PRWEB) April 14, 2004

Unlocking Autism will be displaying the Open Your Eye Project, which consists of a portion of the eight feet high California image boards representing the amount of kids diagnosed to that point in April with Autism. The image boards have been on display all through the nation such as Washington DC. When all boards from all states of the nation stand collectively, they spread the distance of four football fields.

In 2003, according to the most recent figures released by the California Division of Developmental Services (DDS), California seasoned yet another dramatic enhance in the number of new kids professionally diagnosed with the most severe form of autism. In California there are now more than 25,000 young children afflicted with this life extended disability, with 13 new kids on typical being diagnosed everyday. Autism now accounts for seventy percent of new intakes to the Regional Centers . This disability employed to be the third most typical developmental disability but now is becoming the most frequent developmental disability amongst children beneath the age of ten.

The figures reported by DDS DO NOT include men and women with PDD-NOS (Pervasive Developmental Disorder not other wise specified), Aspergers, or other autism spectrum disorders. This leads to the conclusion that the enhance in situations is NOT due to a modify in diagnostic criteria to include a broader range of autism related disabilities.

In the state of California solutions families get by means of the Regional Centers and college districts are under threat due to the fact of the spending budget crises. Threats include cuts to the In-Property Supportive Services (IHSS), Medi-Cal reductions, Purchase of Service Standards which will remove critical solutions, a service provider price freeze and cuts to Particular Education programs that serve young children with autism.

For 2004, the federal government has allocated only $ 54.00 per child to autism research and therapy, a small portion of what ought to be funded. The cost of caring for an individual with autism throughout their lifetime can easily exceed a million dollars.

The trigger of autism has not been officially recognized but theories range from genetic causes to harm caused to the neurological technique for the duration of gestation, birthing difficulties, environmental toxins and vaccine preservatives. Thimerosal, a vaccine preservative, is a neuro-developmental toxin which consists of mercury. There is a substantial physique of study that links thimerosol in vaccinations with autism. According to Valerie Jacobsen, a California State Representative with Unlocking Autism who is one particular of the planners for this years event, “My son was no longer the exact same baby after getting his 3rd round of Vaccinations. I know in my heart what happened to my son and the study I have noticed to date backs up my suspicions. This rally is not about vaccinations, but you cannot speak about Autism without speaking about trigger given that the numbers are rising so drastically”.

Autism is at epidemic proportions. Twenty-five years ago, autism was diagnosed in about 1:ten,000 individuals. In the United States the number of individuals with autism is about 1.five million or 1:166 with the number rapidly increasing. Autism is an epidemic handful of can continue to ignore.

Join our rally on April 17th to bring focus to autism and to assistance families afflicted with this lifelong disability.

April 18th, the California Autism Coalition will hold a common membership meeting. For a lot more data on agenda and location please get in touch with Marcia E. at MarderE@aol.com

April 19th, California Disability Community Action Network will sponsor an occasion addressing the possible budgetary cuts to the DDS technique. For a lot more information, please contact Marty Omoto at martyomoto@rcip.com