Monthly Archives: May 2014

News from the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR 2014)

ACT’s Executive Director, Deborah Pugh, went to IMFAR 2014 in Atlanta in May 2014.

She reports that it was packed with presentations and posters and with 1,800 people attending, it was hard to see everything.

Autism Speaks provides a useful overview on their site, with summaries of talks, video interviews and highlights. You can also browse the IMFAR site for talk descriptions. For the first time ever, there was a large focus on the realities of adults with autism. The results were striking as these are large studies. The situation is likely to be very similar to Canada as these results were based on adults who had health insurance and was based on their medical records.

World Autism Awareness Day 2014 – A Terrible Legacy for British Columbia

Usually ACT takes the opportunity in the News Round Up to look at the all the positive events that happened during April Autism Awareness Month. We can’t do that this year. Angie and Robert Robinson died on April 2, 2014, World Autism Awareness Day in Prince Rupert. It was several weeks before their family bravely brought their tragedy to public attention. One of the most terrible aspects of the deaths of Angie and her son Robert Robinson, was that she was looking for help and no one in authority offered her sufficient hope to carry on. There was no residential placement available for 16 year old Robert locally and his mother was exhausted.

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Creating Visuals in Punjabi: Free Workshop Monday, May 5th 2014

 ਆਟਿਸਮ ਵਾਲੇ ਬੱਚਿਆ ਲਈ ਤਸਵੀਰਾ ਬਣਾਉਣਾ ਤੇ ਵਰਤਣਾ ਸਿੱਖੋ

Making Do it Yourself Visuals for Children with Autism

A Free Workshop for Punjabi-Speaking Families

ਇੱਕ ਮੁਫਤ ਵਰਕਸ਼ਾਪ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਬੋਲਦੇ ਪਰਿਵਾਰਾ ਲਈ

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