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Treatment Study: Improving Dental Care and Oral Health in Children with ASD

Participation involves:
-4 study visits over 6 months, including 3 dental office visits and 1 visit to UCI
-completion of questionnaires
-some families will also participate in a 10-week intervention at UCI

Families will receive an electric toothbrush and a 6-month supply of tooth brushing materials. Families may receive up to $500 compensation for study participation.

Contact Jackie at (949) 267-0428 or moffittj@uci.edu

Fish for Life!: For Special Needs Children

Fish for Life is a non profit organization headquartered in Southern California with a charter to enhance the lives of special needs individuals by inviting selected groups to enjoy a complimentary half day fishing trip on the sea. This program is designed to provide love and inspiration to a multitude of special needs people while teaching fishing skills and ministering to the value of life. Kids are grouped into teams and assigned a “Fishing Team Leader” who is an experienced and loving fisherman and will be responsible for his or her every need throughout the trip … but most of all will help them catch fish! 

The Fish for Life home port is at the Dana Wharf in Dana Point and we charter the 95ft vessel “Dana Pride.” Fish for Life chapters can be anywhere there is fishing! If you are interested in starting a chapter in your area, contact us to learn how to get it started!  

Special needs children and volunteers are welcome.

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Ride Free with Your Student I.D.: Santiago Canyon College

Please see the flyer detailing the Ride for FREE with Your Student ID program.  Students must be enrolled at Santiago Canyon College Continuing Education and be attending a minimum of 12 hours per week to qualify.

7 Steps to Take A Stand Against Bullying from Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks is committed to providing resources and tools to help take a stand against bullying, so that no child or adult on the spectrum experiences the terrible feeling of being bullied at school, at work or out in the community.

In 2012, Autism Speaks partnered with the National Center for Learning DisabilitiesAbility Path and the PACER Center's National Bullying Prevention Center to create a movement toward a bully free world through our BULLY Project. Together with our partners, we released a Special Needs Anti-Bullying Toolkit full of resources and information specifically tailored to parents, educators, and students dealing with bullying and children with special needs.

Based on this Toolkit, we have put together seven steps that you can take to help take a stand against bullying. The Special Needs Anti-Bullying Toolkit contains a number of additional tips and resources to accomplish each of these steps. The links are included with each step.

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Horseback Riding: Guided Animal Intervention Therapy

Seneca Orange County offers a therapeutic horseback riding program for children ages 4-21 with behavioral and emotional goals. The program is in Anaheim Hills, open Tuesday-Saturday.

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