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Georgia Aquarium Becomes First Aquarium Designated as a Certified Autism Center

Parents with children on the autism spectrum often find choosing vacation locales and attractions to visit a challenge due to sensory needs, dietary restrictions and safety concerns. Georgia Aquarium is the latest destination – and the first aquarium – to…

Children's Museum of Houston Designated a Certified Autism Center

​Parents with children on the autism spectrum or individuals with sensory sensitivities often find choosing destinations and attractions to visit a challenge - The Children’s Museum of Houston is working to ensure this is not the case when guests visit…

Vision Films Presents the Feel-Good, Award-Winning Film That Celebrates Differences: 'Randy's Canvas'

Vision Films and Sugar Baby Entertainment are proud to present Randy’s Canvas, the new, uplifting fictional feature film about a young man with autism who discovers love for the first time in a confusing world. Through his incredible art, Randy…

Colebrookdale Railroad Becomes Certified Autism Center

​Colebrookdale Railroad has completed the process of becoming a Certified Autism Center, which is a designation that demonstrates the organization’s commitment to ensuring guests and families with children who have autism and sensory disorders have the best possible experience. Stretching…

Bouncetown Becomes Certified Autism Center

Bouncetown has completed the process of becoming a Certified Autism Center, which is a designation that demonstrates the organization’s commitment to ensuring guests and families with children who have autism have the best possible experience. This is the first organization…

Dolphin Discovery Earns Certified Autism Center Designation

Dolphin Discovery is the latest attraction to become a Certified Autism Center (CAC) to help ensure guests and families with children who have autism have the best possible experience. Parents with children on the autism spectrum often find vacationing to…

​Pixel Academy Becomes First Certified Autism Center in New York

Pixel Academy is the most recent organization to become a Certified Autism Center (CAC), a designation awarded by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). The Pixel Academy, located in Brooklyn and Manhattan, implemented a training and…

Third Annual Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation Leader in Adult Autism Award Will Be Presented to 'Disability Emissary' Neal Katz at Autism Society of America National Conference July 10-12

The third annual Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation Leader in Adult Autism Award will be presented to 24-year-old "disability emissary" Neal Katz during a Keynote Luncheon at the Autism Society of America's 50th Annual National Conference to be held this year…

Space Center Houston Now a Certified Autism Center

Space Center Houston is the first space center in the world to become a Certified Autism Center (CAC). The designation, given by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), is awarded to organizations who have completed a…

Skills Living Breakthrough Web-Based Tool Now Available for Youth and Young Adults With Autism

Skills Living Breakthrough Web-Based Tool Now Available for Youth and Young Adults With Autism

​According to an October 2016 report by the panel on Youth with Autism from the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO), a half a million youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder will enter adulthood over the next decade. The study also…

Childstones App Receives Praise From Center for Disease Control for Tracking Childhood Development

Childstones App Receives Praise From Center for Disease Control for Tracking Childhood Development

Childstones, a new child development tracking app, has received praise from the Center for Disease Control for its innovation and ability to track, record, and preserve important child development milestones. The CDC has an Act Early Initiative that is focused on…

Florida Sheriff's Office to Undergo Autism Training & Certification

The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) will be conducting autism training for deputy sheriffs and first responders for the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office in St. Augustine, FL beginning January 2018. Over 400 St. Johns County…

New Study Examines Relationship Between Emotion Regulation and Brain Connectivity in ASD

New Study Examines Relationship Between Emotion Regulation and Brain Connectivity in ASD

Emotional control varies among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and researchers using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) for whole brain analysis identified relationships between emotional lability and neuronal activity in two brain regions. They report their findings in the…

New Study from KKI Shows Feasibility of Acupuncture in Young Children with ASD

New Study from KKI Shows Feasibility of Acupuncture in Young Children with ASD

A pilot feasibility study to determine if young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their parents would tolerate and adhere to an office- and home-based acupuncture/acupressure intervention showed completion of all 16 biweekly sessions and measurements of their effects…

Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers Delivers Autism Service Dog to Child in Group Lake, Illinois

Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers Delivers Autism Service Dog to Child in  Group Lake, Illinois

April 16 is a life-changing day for 6-year old Jason of Group Lake, Illinois, as Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers delivers his Autism Service Dog “Sage.”   Based in Madison, Virginia, Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers has a mission to provide…

Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers Delivers Autism Service Dog to Child in Coventry CT

Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers Delivers Autism Service Dog to Child in Coventry CT

​​​​Today is a life-changing day for 6-year old Ruth of Coventry, Connecticut, as Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers delivers her Autism Service Dog “Loki.”   Based in Madison, Virginia, Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers has a mission to provide specially-bred and…

Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers Delivers "Amigo" to Child in Ocean Springs, MS

Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers Delivers "Amigo" to Child in Ocean Springs, MS

March 12 will always be remembered as a life-changing day for 7-year old Luke of Ocean Springs, MS, when “Amigo” is delivered by Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers delivers.   Based in Madison, Virginia, Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers has a…

Are Mind-Body Therapies Effective in Autism?

Are Mind-Body Therapies Effective in Autism?

Researchers have shown that mindfulness therapy had significant positive effects on depression, anxiety, and rumination in adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and Nei Yang Gong therapy had a significant positive effect on self-control in children with ASD. These findings…

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