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Early Signs of Autism: An ASD Video Glossary

A web-based video glossary to help parents and professionals learn more about the early warning signs of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) was created by Autism Speaks, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness of autism and raising money to fund autism research. This  glossary was developed together with First Signs, the leader in early identification and intervention of children with developmental delays and disorders, and Florida State University.

Learn how to spot early red flags for autism by viewing side-by-side video clips of children with typical behaviors in comparison with children with autism. Enter the ASD Video Glossary

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Pediatric Dentistry for Children with Autism

Little Heroes Pediatric Dentistry caters directly to children with autism. Dr. Azi Ardakani, DDS has had additional training at Bellevue and NYU Hospitals and Lutheran Medical centers to treat the oral and dental needs of special needs patients, and he has trained to manage and understand their behavioral needs.  

LITTLE HEROES assistants have done extra training and utilize behavioral techniques to enrich the experience of special needs patients. The set up of the dental facility helps reduce fear and anxiety and allocates sufficient space and time to get patients accustomed to the dental environment. 

Office location: 26534 Moulton Pkwy, Suite C, Laguna Hills, CA 92653

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PUPA (Parents United for Autism) Spanish Support Services, Training and Education

PUPA (Padres Unidos Por El Autismo) is a group of Hispanic parents who support families with children with special needs.  Parents United for Autism offers families services, information, advice and training.  Mentors are also available.  

Check the website for information on training dates and locations.

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Emergency Kit Checklist

Make sure your emergency kit is stocked with the items on the checklist below. Most of the items are inexpensive and easy to find, and any one of them could save your life. Headed to the store? Download a printable version to take with you. Once you take a look at the basic items, consider what unique needs your family might have, such as supplies for pets, or seniors.

After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own food, water and other supplies to last for at least 72 hours. A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.

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TRIPS: Irvine Transportation for Seniors & Adults with Disabilities

TRIPS provides low-cost, wheelchair accessible transportation to Irvine adult residents with disabilities. Participants must be unable to drive due to a physical or cognitive disability.

Transportation to Senior centers, grocery shopping, social events, medical appointments.  Pre-registration and eligibility required. Call for availability and an application.

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