Dr. Abowd received the 2017 Autism Achievement Award at the annual Autism Conference & Expo of Georgia. This award also represents recognition of the value of the AAC by the Georgia Autism Community. Thank you!
Autism awareness short video/cartoon. Well done!
Exploration of autistic individuals with various sensory approaches, through interview-videos.
Scientific article ref: Mechanisms of Diminished Attention to Eyes in Autism. Moriuchi JM, Klin A, Jones W. Am J Psychiatry. 2016 Nov 18:appiajp201615091222. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27855484
Parent or Caregiver: participate in an innovative research study called “Educational Experiences of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders” conducted by Christina Simmons under the direction of Dr. Scott Ardoin at the University of Georgia. Study purpose: to identify and describe the reasons parents choose to homeschool children with ASD and explore the educational choices, experiences, concerns, and resources of parents of children with ASD whose children attend tradition school. Goals: to get a greater understanding of the needs within the education system and within parents’ current homeschool programming that may allow educators and professionals to target services more appropriately to students’ needs.
You may participate if you are a parent of a child between 6 and 18 y with a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder (e.g., autism, Asperger’s, etc.) who currently lives at home and attends traditional school (e.g., public school, private school, parochial school, etc.) or is homeschooled. If your child attends traditional school: CLICK HERE TO TAKE A SURVEY, OR If your child is homeschooled: CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY. The survey takes about 15 minutes and you will receive a $5 check for your participation. A paper version is available if preferred. Please contact Christina Simmons, M.A., BCBA; Doctoral Candidate Educational psychology; University of Georgia, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (973) 960-0926 for questions. Thank you. Christina A. Simmons,.
AAC Disclaimer: “The views of the researcher(s) are not necessarily the opinions of the AAC but that of the individual(s) / organization(s). The AAC is communicating this information to you as information. It should not be seen as an endorsement by the AAC.”
Emory Autism Center SPARKing Research
The Emory Autism Center has been selected, among 20 other leading national research institutions, to launch the Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research for Knowledge, or SPARK, a research initiative intended to become the largest autism study ever undertaken in the United States. SPARK will be sponsored by the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative and will collect information and DNA from 50,000 individuals with autism, as well as their families, for genetic analysis. It is hoped that this analysis will increase researchers’ understanding of the causes of autism, as well as work for new supports and treatments. Catherine Rice, director of the Emory Autism Center, will lead the Atlanta division of SPARK.
For more information, including how to participate in SPARK, please visit this link.
AAC Disclaimer: “The views of the researcher(s) are not necessarily the opinions of the AAC but that of the individual(s) / organization(s). The AAC is sending this information to you simply as information. It should not be seen as an endorsement by the AAC.”