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Sesame Street, a world famous children’s television programme, recently introduced its first autistic character, 4-year-old Julia.1 The decades-old programme, in a 10 min video, has shown its young target audience some characteristics and behaviours of an autistic child, demonstrated how to be receptive towards someone with autism, and how to make her feel comfortable and accepted. This video was applauded globally for its sensitive and accurate depiction of a child with autism.
The Autism Research Centre, in Rawalpindi, was established by two mothers of children with autism spectrum disorder who, unable to find any resources in Pakistan to assist and treat their children, set up this venture to extend autism-focused facilities and support to other families having children with autism spectrum disorder.5 Other non-governmental organisations have been created in the large cities of Pakistan, with services aimed at rehabilitation and inclusion of children and adults with autism spectrum disorder in society, such as the Ma-Ayesha Memorial Centre, PEGHAM, and the RAMAQ Centre for Autism. An online conversation was set up in 2003 to build a supportive community of parents, researchers, and educators, and to facilitate discussions, through the free online portal of the Pakistan Autism Meetup group.
Since this is the beginning of the month, I’ve compiled recent (within 30 days) search results I found for Autism Adult Services at my Autism Blog.
I hope you’ll take a look and see if they could be helpful to those on the Spectrum.
Autism Work is just one of the search results I found, but certainly important if you want to live as independently as possible.
AlienBeing.org is a resource for highly functioning adults having Autism Spectrum Disorders such as Asperger’s or High Functioning Autism. The objective is to help adults to live as independently as possible, to be able to work and to fit within the social world.
’I not only wanted it for my son but for the other families in the school because we know how hard it is.This fundraising event answers the call of families who need help.’
– Mike Maron, founder of DOORS Golf Challenge
Sleep is a major issue for many adults and children who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This article discusses why this is so, and results of current studies on the issue. Tuck Sleep Foundation is a non-profit organization that focuses on sleep and sleep-related issues.
Our Mission is to inspire independence and expand the foundation on which young adults with Asperger’s, ADHD and other Learning Differences can build happy and productive lives.
CIP is one of the most comprehensive programs in the world for assisting young adults with learning differences to succeed in college, employment, and independent living.
The Lovaas Institute is now an in-network provider of ABA services through several private insurance funders, with more to come! Contact us at info to find out more about the availability of insurance-based funding in your region and/or through your insurance carrier.
Autism can be both a very difficult and very expensive condition with which to live. Fortunately, there are many organizations that understand the financial hurdles involved in getting the most out of life when living with autism spectrum disorders.
While the following listings are neither endorsed nor validated by the Sarah Dooley Center, they are generally recognized as some of the top educational grants available for those living with autism. They are presented for your edification and convenience.
Boston University is doing a research study to develop a new program to increase siblings’ involvement in future planning for their brother/sister with autism spectrum disorder. We are looking for siblings, service providers, and adults with autism for this study. If you participate, you will either participate in a focus group or a one‐on‐one interview. You will be asked to share your ideas about whether families (i.e., adults with autism and siblings) would be interested in participating in a program about future planning, what should be included in this program, and the best format in which to implement the program.
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The AuSM Counseling and Consulting Services team works in partnership with you to develop a plan based on your needs. For many, working with mental heath service providers is a new experience; we want you to feel comfortable and knowledgeable as we undertake this journey together, striving for positive, individual-focused goals.
AuSM therapists have more than 80 years of combined experience serving individuals with autism. They strive to help individuals with autism understand their diagnosis and address both the challenges and gifts that it can bring. Our depth of experience and dedicated support allows you to be confident that we will meet you wherever you are and start from there – no judgments, no preconceptions. From young children to adults, those on every part of the spectrum can grow at their own pace in a safe, compassionate environment, while pursuing their personal goals.
AuSM’s Counseling and Consulting Services team is available to consult with therapists, group home staff, community organizations, employers, day training and habilitation groups, and other professionals who work with individuals with autism to help with general training or to offer strategies related to a specific issue or topic.