Many parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are concerned about their child wandering away from safe supervision. Some parents who are worried about wandering choose to have their child wear an electronic tracking device (ETD) that may help them to find their child if he or she wanders away. Researchers at Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York are conducting a new study to learn more about how using an ETD affects children with ASDs who wander and their families.
Socials for Adults with Autism & Their Caregivers
Call 211 for Help
This 24 hour free assistance provides information about services such as assistance with Medi-Cal, food stamps, physical and mental health services and more. It helps connect caregivers to services. It is available in most states nationwide.
Be Prepared! Helpful Disaster Safety Tips for Pet Owners
Many areas are subject to one or more forms of natural disasters. Depending on geographical location, these may include hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, wildfires, blizzards or floods. Most disasters offer limited time to prepare. That is why it is best to plan ahead of time, not only for you and your family, but for your pets as well. Go here to see the guide.
Special Needs Judo
Senshi Judo has just launched it's Special Needs Judo program! Open to all children (ages 5+) and adults with physical and mental disabilities, Senshi Judo offers 4 training sessions a week! Participants will learn modified self-defense in a small and safe learning environment, perfect for children who need one-on-one attention.
Call or email us today to start your free trial! Parents and siblings are welcome to participate in class to help alleviate first-time stress for beginner students.
Rights in Adult Residential Facilities
This publication is intended to teach you about your rights while living in an Adult Residential Facility, which is regulated by California Community Care Licensing. According to California regulations, an Adult Residential Facility – commonly known as a Board-and-Care – is defined as any facility of any capacity that provides 24-hour-a-day nonmedical care and supervision to the following:
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Vaccine Myths Debunked
U.S. public health officials and physicians have been combating misconceptions about vaccine safety for over twenty years. They’ve had mixed success. Despite the fact that numerous studies have found no evidence to support the notion that vaccines cause autism and other chronic illnesses, a growing number of parents are refusing to vaccinate their children.
Researchers now link falling immunization rates to recent resurgences of vaccine-preventable diseases. In 2010, California saw 9,120 cases of whooping cough, more than any year since the whooping cough vaccine was introduced in the 1940s. Ten infants too young to be vaccinated died of whooping cough during the outbreak. The CDC warns that events like these will become more frequent and harder to control if vaccination rates continue to fall.
Learn more about vaccines here