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    "Father to Father" Autism Event - Early September - CT State Capitol





    We are in the planning stages of gathering fathers with children on the spectrum to take part in an open discussion with other fathers who understand the challenges. Share information: ideas for therapies, coping mechanisms, medical benefits, education, trust fund accounts, applying for guardianship/conservatorship and much more...

    If you are interested contact either:
    Jackie Staddon
    jstaddon@spedct.org
    Goviana Morales
    goviana@yahoo.com
    Denise Drummond
    denise.drummond@cga.ct.gov
    SpEDConnecticut, Inc.

    Autism Spectrum Support / Educational Group for Parents. Provides a place for parents of children on the autism spectrum or other related disorders, of any age, to come together for support and to share information.

    CEO
    To inform and engage all policy makers about constituent needs for the African American, Asian American, Pacific Islanders, and Latino and Puerto Rican populations in Connecticut. We are a nonpartisan agency with a data driven, crosscultural ap- proach to policy innovation. We work to eliminate disparities by creating opportunities, building connections and promoting change.


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    APRIL IS AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH
    RADIO Interviews with AUTISM SPEAKS!
    In Honor of AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH,
    AUTISM SPEAKS’ Peter Morton
    Shares with Your Listeners
    The Importance of Awareness of Autism
    And Reveals How They Can Help “Light It Up Blue”
    And Shed a Light on the Disorder Affecting 70 Million People Worldwide


    What and Who: Seven years ago, Autism Speaks started Light It Up Blue, a global campaign on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2016, the United Nations’ Sanctioned "World Autism Awareness Day" on which thousands of buildings around the world will turn their lights blue in honor of the 70 million people affected by autism. In 2015, more than 18,600 landmarks, businesses, places of worship, and homes went blue to shine a light on autism. This year, the “Light It Up Blue” initiative will include buildings and landmarks like the Empire State Building, One World Trade Center, La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, and Buri Khalifa (the tallest building in Dubai), and many more. “World Autism Awareness Day” kicks-off Autism Awareness Month in April when White Castle, Dollar General, Applebee’s, and GameStop will join Autism Speaks as partners to raise funds and awareness for autism which affects one in 68 children in the United States.

    On March 24th, company representatives will kick-off their April autism awareness campaigns by sharing different ways your listeners can support Autism Speaks. White Castle Vice-President Jamie Richardson, Dollar General Director Denine Torr, Applebee’s Vice-President Kurt Pahlitzsch, and GameStop Vice-President Matt Hodges will be available to speak alongside Autism Speaks Vice-President of Corporate Development Peter Morton about their quest to raise awareness of autism throughout April and about their own personal connections to autism.

    About Autism Speaks
    Autism Speaks is the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. It is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Autism Speaks was founded in February, 2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism. Since its inception, Autism Speaks has committed more than $570 million to its mission, the majority in science and medical research. On the global front, Autism Speaks has established partnerships in more than 70 countries on five continents to foster international research, services, and awareness. To learn much more about Autism Speaks, please visit AutismSpeaks.org


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    Autism Works: Why More Big Companies are Hiring Those on the Autism Spectrum
    October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month


    THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS (September 30, 2015) – It’s a growing employment trend that has made recent headlines: big name companies are announcing new initiatives to hire autistic employees. The development is cause for cautious optimism, said Paul Louden, autism awareness advocate and host of the Theories of Mind radio program. “As we reflect on the current state of employment for those with autism and other conditions during National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we’re starting to see a change in the workplace that is encouraging.”

    This past April, Microsoft announced a pilot program aimed at bringing on board autistic individuals to fill fulltime positions at its headquarters in Redmond, Washington. German software heavyweight SAP and British telecommunications corporation Vodafone already have similar programs in place. “These are real hiring efforts, not acts of charity,” said Louden. “Companies are investing a great deal of time and money to recruit and train autistic workers because it makes business sense. The very skills that are innate to their disability make them a valuable asset.”

    Louden, who was diagnosed with autism as a young adult, said that logical and analytical skills, acute powers of observation and a dedication to seeing a project through to the finish are just some of the reasons those with higher functioning autism are able to fit into white collar roles for which they might never have been considered until recently. These employment advances are happening as specialized training programs help to shine a spotlight on the assets that autistic individuals bring to the workplace. Texas-based nonPareil, which opened a campus in Houston this year, and Aspiritech, based in Illinois, are two organizations that train young adults for work in software-related fields.

    It’s not only the high-tech industry that is finding ways to utilize the skills of autistic employees. “It’s a misconception that all people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have an interest in technology,” said Louden. He said Walgreens has created a facility especially for training its growing number of autistic employees and mortgage giant Freddie Mac has its own internship and hiring program geared to those with autism.

    The current evolution in employer perspective comes at a pivotal time, as the U.S. experiences an unprecedented jump in the number of children diagnosed with the condition. It’s estimated that over the next decade, more than 500,000 young adults with autism will turn 18. Once they reach adulthood, Louden said many services and resources are no longer available to them. The ability to live as independently as possible and to take part in meaningful work becomes crucial.

    “These kids can achieve, just with a different set of abilities than their neurotypical peers,” said Louden. “My hope is that companies in Houston and across the nation will grab onto this employment trend and reap the benefits of hiring outside of the box by giving someone with autism a chance.”

    To find out more about the mental health challenges in the news today and how differences shape our lives, visit www.theoriesofmindradio.com and listen to Theories of Mind Tuesdays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Business Newsmakers Radio 1110 KTEK-AM, a Wall Street Journal Radio Network, Bloomberg Radio Station in Houston.


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    Author uplifts the spirit of children with autism and cancer with playful high fashion shoe characters


    Houston-based, Ph.D. educated, working professional Charoletta Anderson stepped outside the box, set her imagination free and came up with an innovative children’s book series filled with colorful characters that teach children how to be savvy, sassy and street smart.

    The two newest books in her exquisitely illustrated Mizz Goodie 2 Shoez series are dedicated to helping children with autism and cancer .





    Ms. Goodie 2 Shoes loves fashion and shoes and creates a fun new way to teach children values, hope, courage, and the importance of honor and self-esteem.





    Each book contains vignettes designed to share an enlivened tale of the many types of people we meet and the events that happen to us in real life – good and bad.





    As in real life, in shoe world, accidents do happen! People do get sick and have special needs.





    The unique, bold and colorful characters demonstrate a wide range of emotion and conversation and the story narrative is engaging and educational.





    Mizz Goodie 2 Shoez in Shoe-Autism
    Mizz Goodie 2 Shoez in Cancer

    Charoletta Anderson Illustrated by Leslie Pinto List $19.99 Soft Cover over 23 Pages
    Available wherever books are sold online.

    http://www.amazon.com/MIZZ-GOODIE-SHOEZ-IN-SHOE-AUTISM/dp/1457982609

    About the Author




    Charoletta Victoria Anderson received her Ph.D. in Religion from the Esoteric Interfaith Theological Seminary in 2011, an associate of arts degree in business from Abilene Christian University and is now pursuing a marketing degree at Texas Southern University. She is the CEO of South Houston Medical & Rehabilitation and performs as a Contemporary Gospel Singer.

    She lives in Houston, Texas.


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    STELLA & DOT VIP TRUNK SHOW TO BENEFIT THE HOLLYROD FOUNDATION


    HOLLYROD FOUNDATION
    ENCINO, CA - APRIL 17: Sherri Saum and Holly Robinson Peete attends the Stella & Dot Trunk Show To Benefit The HollyRod Foundation on April 17, 2014 in Encino, California. (Photo by Rochelle Brodin/Getty Images for Stella & Dot)



    HOLLYROD FOUNDATION
    ENCINO, CA - APRIL 17: Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete attend the the Stella & Dot Trunk Show To Benefit The HollyRod Foundation on April 17, 2014 in Encino, California. (Photo by Rochelle Brodin/Getty Images for Stella & Dot)



    HOLLYROD FOUNDATION
    ENCINO, CA - APRIL 17: Holly Robinson Peete, Lisa Rinna and Cookie Johnson attend the Stella & Dot Trunk Show To Benefit The HollyRod Foundation on April 17, 2014 in Encino, California. (Photo by Rochelle Brodin/Getty Images for Stella & Dot)

    HOLLYROD FOUNDATION
    ENCINO, CA - APRIL 17: Nicole Ari Parker, Kristen Bellamy, Vanessa Spencer and Lita Richardson attend the Stella & Dot Trunk Show To Benefit the HollyRod Foundation on April 17, 2014 in Encino, California. (Photo by Rochelle Brodin/Getty Images for Stella & Dot)






    WHO: Actress Holly Robinson Peete, co-founder of The HollyRod Foundation and Jessica Herrin, Stella & Dot Founder & CEO were joined by Lisa Rinna (“Days Of Our Lives”), Shanola Hampton (Shameless), Sherri Saum (“The Fosters”), Charlotte Ross (“Days Of Our Lives”), Cookie Johnson, Kristen Bellamy (House of Frankenstein), Kym Whitley (“The Cleveland Show”), Lita Richardson (Producer), Nicole Ari Parker (Revolution), Tai Babilonia (Olympic Skater), Tisha Campbell Martin (My Wife and Kids) and more.

    WHAT: Holly Robinson-Peete & Jessica Herrin hosted a Stella & Dot VIP Trunk Show on Thursday evening to support The HollyRod Foundation. Guests shopped the Stella & Dot Autism Awareness Collection as well as the spring & summer collections. In honor of Autism Awareness Month, all net proceeds from sales of the Autism Awareness Collection, that includes a tote, pouf, pouch trio and bracelet, benefitted the HollyRod Foundation, a foundation dedicated to providing compassionate care to those living with autism and Parkinson’s disease.

    WHERE: The residence of Holly Robinson-Peete

    WHEN: Thursday, April 17th from 5:00 – 8:00pm

    About Stella & Dot:
    Stella & Dot is a boutique-style jewelry and accessories company reinventing the home-based business opportunity for the modern woman through its social shopping business platform. Stella & Dot offers its on-trend, celebrity-coveted product line exclusively through a growing network of trained independent consultants (Stylists) across North America, the United Kingdom, Germany and France. They earn sales commissions by selling at private in-home trunk shows and online with a best-in-class e-commerce site and social media tie-ins. For more information, visit www.stelladot.com.

    About the HollyRod Foundation:
    Inspired by a father and a son, HollyRod Foundation was formed in 1997 by actress, Holly Robinson Peete and her husband former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete. The HollyRod Foundation is dedicated to providing compassionate care to those living with autism and Parkinson’s disease. Efforts of the HollyRod Foundation are providing a better quality of life for individuals and their families.


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AUTISM
   

  1. African-American Affairs Commission...
    To improve and promote the economic development, education, health and political well-being of the African-American community in the State of Connecticut.

  2. African Americans and Autism...
    African Americans and Autism page will share information and resources as it relates specifically to autism and people of color.

  3. African American Autism Awareness...
    There is a dire need for Autism Awareness and treatment in the African American and minority communities. The Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta and others report black children have significantly higher rates of mild mental retardation than white children do and socioeconomic factors cannot explain the differences.

    Autistic Artist Stephen Wiltshire


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    Question. Discuss. Learn. Autism information about autism characteristics and teaching in autism classrooms. Autismchatboard.com offers a chat room, podcasts and disscusion.

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    Dr. Fuentes does your homework to improve your knowledge on autism -- by compiling information from the best doctors, professors, medical researchers, scientists, up-to-date theories, and a brief synopsis on her son in one book. She has written autism to help parents, schools, other professionals, and her family to understand the true meaning to this life-long subject.

  11. Facing Autism in New Brunswick ...
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