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Asian Family Workshop
Topic: Transition to school and beyond. FREE Workshop held in Mandarin and English, other language interpreters available with advanced request. Saturday, February 4, from 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. at the Chinese Christian Church, 225N. 10th St. Philadelphia, PA 19107. Childcare provided and Act 48 available. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) is now accepting applications for the 2017 Autism Campus Inclusion (ACI) Leadership Academy. The ACI summer leadership training prepares autistic students to engage in disability advocacy on their college campuses. Accepted applicants will travel to Washington, DC and participate in advocacy training. To apply, submit a completed application by Sunday, February 19, to Reid Caplan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAN Initial Pop-Up Bowling Event
This event, held on Saturday, February 18, will be sensory friendly, with a break room to use when needed. Not crazy about bowling? They will have board games and other fun activities to engage in. Food and drink will be included.They will also have giveaways and a raffle. Meet at Thunderbird Lanes, 3075 Holme Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19136 from 3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. Tickets: $5 for kids 12 & under, $7 for Adults
Welcome to ASCEND Group
Thank you to our wonderful speakers, all the attendees and our ASCEND Board who made our conference a huge success! If you missed our conference or would like a recap, below are the links to the slides provided by the speakers.
ASCEND will be forming an Adults with Asperger's/Autism Support Group!
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In ASCEND's December enewsletter we mentioned the Tony Award-winning National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will run from February 28 through March 5, 2017 at the The Kimmel Center. Now One Book, One Philadelphia at the Free Library will center around this book as well.From the site: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/onebook/Celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2017, One Book, One Philadelphia is a signature event of the Free Library of Philadelphia that promotes literacy, library usage, and citywide conversation by encouraging the entire greater Philadelphia area to come together through reading and discussing a single book. From January 25 to March 23, nearly 100 events and programs will center around The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon, the 2017 One Book, One Philadelphia featured selection.
Computer uses facial cues to spot if people have autism
An algorithm that analyzes facial expressions and head movements could help doctors diagnose autism-like conditions and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
From: Newscientist.com by Matthew Reynolds
There is no simple test for autism or ADHD, but clinicians usually observe someone's behaviour as part of the assessment. "These are frequently co-occurring conditions and the visual behaviours that come with them are similar," says Michel Valstar at the University of Nottingham, UK.
Stress linked to gastrointestinal issues in children with autism.
Study finds increased reaction to stress may cause gastrointestinal issues in children with autism.
From: http://www.upi.com by Amy Wallace
COLUMBIA, Mo., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Researchers pinpoint the increased reaction to stress as the possible cause of the high prevalence of gastrointestinal issues in children with autism.