Ruttenberg Autism Center
Mary Torres,Administrative Coordinator
1740 Walton Road Suite 100, Blue Bell, PA 19422
Contact: 484- 567-3317 or email@example.com
This provider offers evaluations, assessments and treatment and is committed to helping people with ASD throughout their lifetime via experienced clinicians. Its work is guided by the values and principles of Dr. Bertram A. Ruttenberg, the founder of RAC'S affiliate, The Center for Autism in Philadelphia. RAC considers family involvement and community support to be the core components of each individual's autism treatment.
Anjana Bhat, Associate Professor in Physical Therapy
University of Delaware
540 S College Ave, Newark, DE 19713
firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-523-8680
Dr. Bhat's research goals are the following: 1) to evaluate effects of creative interventions (robotics, rhythm, yoga, dance, and hippotherapy) for infants, children, and adults with autism; and 2) to examine motor, social communication, and cognitive development in individuals with autism. See the research section below for a link to current studies and how to participate in research.
The 'Dr. Ruth of the autism world' wants frank conversations around sex and autism
From the article: "Amy Gravino wants people to understand: Adults with autism-gasp!-have sex. Most resources for people with autism are aimed at children, says the 33-year-old public speaker and consultant from North Jersey. The resource she wants to offer is very much for grown-ups: advice on dating, relationships and sex - all based on her own experience as a woman with autism."
Electric Currents And An 'Emotional Awakening' For One Man With Autism
From the broadcast: "As someone with autism spectrum disorder, John Elder Robison knows what it's like to feel emotionally removed from situations. Robison tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross that throughout his life people have told him, 'There's this emotional language you're missing. There are stories in people's eyes. There are messages.' Robison didn't fully understand what they meant until he received transcranial magnetic stimulation, a noninvasive procedure in which areas of the brain are stimulated with electromagnetic fields to alter its circuitry."
Study: Autism Costs More Than Double As People Age
Disability Scoop, 4/19/16
From the article: "State spending on adults with autism is dramatically higher than for children, according to a new analysis that may offer hints of what's to come as more people on the spectrum grow up."
Autistic Adults Shouldn't Be Children of a Lesser God
Huffington Post, 4/5/16
From the article: "While I am aware that autism is diagnosed in childhood for the majority of autistic individuals (myself included) and many crucial services are necessary in childhood, here's the thing: autistic people are not perpetual children like Peter Pan. For the most part, children become adults."
Technology firms explore benefits of "neurodiversity" hiring
Philadelphia Inquirer, 4/4/16
From the article: "'Give me a broken system, and I see the problem really easily,' says Mark Jessen, a Palo Alto, Calif.- based IT technology consultant for global business - software maker SAP, on a visit last week to the company's North America headquarters in Newtown Square. Jessen is one of 100 people SAP has hired in its Autism at Work program since 2012."
CDC reports no change in autism prevalence
From the article: "One in 68 children has autism, according to the latest government report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While the current report (showing data from 2012) shows no change in prevalence from the 2014 report (showing data from 2010 to 2012), the prevalence continues to remain higher than expected, said Dr. Catherine Rice, director of the Emory Autism Center. And it might be too soon to tell if autism prevalence in the United States is starting to stabilize."
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