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So much is happening in the world of autism—from news reports, to new scientific developments and information on the latest research studies—that sometimes it’s hard to keep up. The Autism Consortium eNewsletter will keep you informed and up-to-date on important news, events and studies.

July 15, 2014
Outdoor Recreation: Opportunities for Personal Growth and Skill Building

By Adam Combs, Co/Founder and Co/Director of Waypoint Adventure
 

Recreation is broadly defined as “something people do to relax or have fun”.  Everyone needs opportunities for recreation, especially in the summer.

Let me tell you a story about a young man named David.

Two years ago, David was on a group hike with Waypoint Adventure.... Read More

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July 15, 2014
Back-to-School Tips for You and Your Child

By Kelly Hurley, Autism Resource Specialist, UMass Medical Center


The end of summer often brings mixed emotions for many parents and children who turn their thoughts from the less-structured days of summer to planning for back to school.  Although you might welcome the return to a more routine schedule, the thought of making snacks and... Read More

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June 3, 2014
A Father’s Role in Autism

by Jeremy Young
 

I am the father of four beautiful children, all of whom have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Our oldest boys are ages six and five, and the twins are two. Our oldest is going into second grade in the Fall and our second son is entering kindergarten.  They are in near full inclusion classes. Our twins... Read More

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June 3, 2014
Keeping Your Child Safe

by Bernadette Murphy Bentley, MPA
 

It’s nearly summer—typically a time of carefree days filled with relaxation and fun for kids and parents. When you are raising a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), however, there is no vacation from the many additional challenges you face to keep your child out of harm's way.

We’ve all heard... Read More

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June 3, 2014
The Autism Program at Boston Medical Center

Boston Medical Center (BMC), the largest safety net health care facility in New England, serves all patients regardless of ability to pay. BMC’s mission is to provide Exceptional Care without Exception to patients from some of Greater Boston’s poorest neighborhoods. Two-thirds of more than 200,000 patients have incomes at or below 200% of... Read More

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May 7, 2014
Innovative Autism Program at Tufts Medical Center

Founded in December 2012 at Tufts Medical Center with the support of a private philanthropist, the Autism Behavioral Consultation (ABC) Program is an interdisciplinary collaboration between Floating Hospital’s Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics and the Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. The ABC Program serves youth... Read More

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