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Autism Glass Project

National

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!

CRESCENT HEALTH CLINIC, FREE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

Local

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.

Social Participation Research Study

Local, National A research study on 3-year olds with developmental delays by Chana Hiranaka, OTR/L. Parents fill out three surveys either by mail or by phone. After completing the surveys, parents receive a $50 gift card. Parents can be either English or Spanish speaking to participate, and their children must be 3 years old with a developmental delay. The study has IRB approval through Rocky Mountain University. Interested parents can call 818-645-7074 or email socialparticipationstudy@gmail.com

Late Autism Diagnosis for Adults

This article describes the emerging needs to help adults find resources for autism diagnosis.  It cites several resources and references to articles about recent findings on this topic.

Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers

National The Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, Revised with Follow-Up (M-CHAT-R/F; Robins, Fein, & Barton, 2009) is a 2-stage parent-report screening tool to assess risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The M-CHAT-R/F is an autism screening tool designed to identify children 16 to 30 months of age who should receive a more thorough assessment for possible early signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or developmental delay. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that all children receive autism-specific screening at 18 and 24 months of age, in addition to broad developmental screening at 9, 18, and 24 months. The M-CHAT-R/F, one of the AAP recommended tools, can be administered at these well-child visits. If you and your physician agree that further screening is needed, you can request a free developmental assessment through your State Department of Health. We provide the contact information for your state’s local Early Intervention coordinator on your child’s M-CHAT-R/F report. Early Intervention sites offer further evaluations of your child free-of-charge. These developmental assessments often vary from county to county and may involve a physical exam, a cognitive exam, a hearing assessment, and a speech assessment. In addition to these important components of a thorough evaluation, you may also consider genetic testing and/or specialized assessments provided by a medical geneticist, a clinical psychologist, a developmental pediatrician, a pediatric psychiatrist, or a pediatric neurologist.

California Psychcare

Local

California Psychcare is a leading provider of behavioral services for children and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and other developmental disabilities. Utilizing scientifically proven, highly effective Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) procedures, our services are delivered by credentialed behavioral health professionals in homes and schools. California Psychcare has been in operation since 1997 with over 22 offices located in central and southern California. Our comprehensive services include Diagnostic Screening and Assessments by our licensed professionals, Early Intervention Services, Social Skills Training, Adaptive Skills, Behavior Respite Services, Community Integration, and Parent Training. Our services are designed to meet the individual patient’s needs and address socially significant behaviors. Please visit our website www.calpsychcare.com or call 1-888-320-1272.

Behavioral Health Works- Evaluation and Diagnostic Clinic

Local

BHW’s Evaluation and Diagnostic clinic is led by a licensed psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 10 years experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the home and community settings. Our approach views an accurate diagnosis of autism as the first step to effective intervention and treatment.

BBK Psychotherapeutic Services

Local BBK is a community-based private practice that strives to provide excellent psychotherapeutic help to all members of the community. For families with members who have a neurodevelopmental disorder, we consider all family members when establishing a treatment plan because the whole family is impacted.

Tony Attwood’s Website

National

The First 100 Days Kit – Autism Speaks

Local

The Autism Speaks Family Services Department recently announced the launch of the 100 Day Kit Version 2.0 and the Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Tool Kit. The two kits were created specifically for newly diagnosed families to make the best possible use of the 100 days following their child’s diagnosis.