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Autism Glass Project

The Autism Glass Project seeks to provide a more immediate supplement to therapy by providing a mobile at-home therapeutic learning system, codesigned by children and families with autism, that can integrate seamlessly into their daily lives outside of the clinical setting.

Interested in participating?

We’re looking to recruit children who: ü are between the ages of 6-12 years old, ü have a clinical diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, ü and receive ABA therapy at least twice per week. Sounds like your child? Here are the next steps…

1. Let your agency know that you are interested in participating.
2. Visit autismglass.stanford.edu to sign up.
3. Complete the Autism Glass screening and eligibility questionnaire at autismglassrecruitment.stanford.edu.
4. Have questions? Email the Autism Glass team at autismglass.stanford.edu or call them at 650-497-9214!

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CRESCENT HEALTH CLINIC, FREE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

Crescent Clinic Nonprofit offers FREE healthcare
COUNSELING SERVICES
WED & THURS – EVENING
FRI & SAT – DAYTIME Appointments ONLY.
Disability related counseling available Thursday evenings and Friday.
Parent group therapy will start on Thursday evenings in January. Appt or more info at 714-399-4572 or SharonMFTintern@gmail.com

SESSIONS ARE PROVIDED BY MFT INTERNS.

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The UC Irvine Family Lab Research Study

The UC Irvine Family Lab is conducting a research study examining participation in adaptive sports teams (designed for children with special needs) and child well-being outcomes in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Families are eligible to participate in this study if:

 Your child has been clinically diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder

 Your child is between the ages of 8 and 11 years old

 Your child is currently enrolled in an organized sports team (i.e., soccer, softball, basketball, football, hockey, etc.) that is adaptive (specially designed for children with special needs)

 The child must NOT be currently enrolled in any martial arts classes

Participation in the study involves:

1) Parent completion of an online questionnaire (~1 hour)

2) Two visits to UC Irvine for diagnostic and social & cognitive assessments of child (~1.5 hours each, separated by ~13 weeks)

3) Continued participation in organized sports team between the two UCI visits

Families will be compensated up to $50 for their participation in the questionnaires and visits to the university

To receive more information, please submit your contact information to our secure online interest form (scan QR code or visit link) and a member of our research team will call you with more information:

Phone: (949) 824-7441

Email: families@uci.edu

For questions, please contact the Lead Researcher:

Janice Phung, M.A. (jnphung@uci.edu); Faculty Sponsor:

Wendy Goldberg, Ph.D.

UCI IRB Approved: 11-24-2015 | APP # 9023 | HS# 2015-2312 1 of 1

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Santiago Canyon College Classes for Spring 2017

You can enroll for 2 courses geared to accommodate adults with intellectual, developmental and/or learning disabilities. Introduction to Keyboarding and Basic Windows 10 and Leadership Basics Part 1.  Registration begins 11/28/2016 for the Spring 2017 classes beginning January 9 - June 30, 2017.  

Surfers Healing

Surfers Healing is the original surf camp for children with autism, and we've been serving the community since 1996. Yet what we offer isn't a 'cure', or even 'traditional' therapy. It's a completely different sensation and environment for our participants. We give individuals a chance to encounter the waves, to challenge themselves, to try something new. And since 1 in every 68 US children has an ASD (CDC report, March 2014), our work is more vital than ever.

Our biggest challenge? Getting kids to come out of the water! Once they ride with us, they don't want to stop. Attending our camps positively impacts children with autism; the experience helps instill confidence and calm. Yet over the years we've seen that Surfers Healing also has a profound impact on parents. Autism parents are always hearing about what their children cannot do. But at a Surfers Healing camp, it's all about what their kids can do.

We're based in Southern California, but we offer camps across the country, as well as in Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Our camps provide an relaxed, accepting, and welcoming environment – the perfect space in which to risk and grow.

For further information, see www.surfershealing.org 

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