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Autism Friendly Disneyland Tips!

Hello ACU peeps, Well I returned from yet another Disneyland trip relatively unscathed, and even had fun! So here are my autism friendly tips for that big trip to Disneyland: 1. Have your kid with autism wear the sanctioned autism t-shirt (I have Autism, be nice to my mom, or some other form of advertisement)...
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The Stare

As a parent of a child with autism, you become all too aware of “The Stare”. Because many of our kids lack the visual cue that they have a disability (a wheel chair, walker, distinguishable physical characteristic) the looks and stares can feel like a judgement or criticism. The stares tend to come with the...
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Happy Holidays!

The holidays are upon us!  Like it or not!  Here are some tips to make the holidays bright… Pass them on to your families and friends. 1. Help families with shopping. Crowded malls with long lines can be intolerable to children with autism. 2. Help siblings enjoy the season. Siblings of children with autism are...
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New UPC Video: Families Living With Autism

Hey everyone, This video was made through a grant that the Utah Parent Center received. We collaborated with them to write the scripts and come up with the ideas and people. We think it’s awesome…a bit cheesy perhaps, but awesome. It is all dedicated to building your own autism community, don’t wait for someone to...
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The Autism Resource Partnership

New resource for autism peeps…. YAY! The Autism Resource Partnership, a “one stop shop” for parents and professionals, is being created through a $450,000 grant from The Regence Foundation. Spread over three years, it will enable the U. to provide information and training for families and professionals and develop a website with information on evidence-based...
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A Solution for Runners – EmSeeQ

I had the great opportunity to attend a demonstration of such a product with the Layton City Police Department. The product called EmSeeQ, by EmFinders (www.emfinders.com) uses the E 9-1-1 network and advanced cellular technology to rapidly locate your missing loved one and direct first responders with one phone call to the EmFinders call center....
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