Encountering autism: Police Training DVD

Article by Michael A. Fuoco / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On a daily basis, police officers responding to calls for service face myriad questions in sizing up the people they encounter: Are they armed? Injured? Combative? Inebriated? Suicidal? On drugs? Physically ill? Mentally ill? A fugitive? A threat to themselves or others? Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen…

Hudson Valley Emergency Department Launch new Autism Friendly Service

Article sourced from News Medical HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley’s Broadway Campus Emergency Department is launching a dynamic new program to provide an “autism-friendly” experience for patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). With autism affecting 1 in 88 children, according to Autism Speaks®, the commitment to addressing the specialized needs of Emergency Department patients with…

Interior Design for Autism eBooks

Article by Levent Ozler, for www.dexigner.com The American Society of Interior Designers and Wiley Publishing have released a series of three “design shorts” explaining the ways in which the design of interior spaces can improve the experiences of autistic individuals. Over the past decade, a growing body of research has emerged indicating specific design strategies can…

A (European) World Of Happy Faces

The Orange Foundation Shoppers are invited to take part in the happy faces event at Orange shops throughout several European countries by taking a “selfie” at an Orange shop on a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 or Samsung Galaxy Gear watch, then customising the photo and posting it on the happy faces websitewww.aworldofhappyfaces.com. Once the target…

Surf dog spends New Year’s Eve helping Wounded Warriors, special needs kids

Article by Marie Coronel, 10news.com SAN DIEGO – A surfing dog named Ricochet spent the last day of the year in the water with Wounded Warriors and special needs children. Ricochet may act like a typical golden retriever. But what dog do you know helps with surf lessons? Gina Gill, 9, was diagnosed with autism. Her…

Can fictional characters be Autistic?

Original Source: The Telegraph Author: Kimberly Gillan; Approving editor: Rory Kinsella Sherlock Holmes’s attention to detail, focus and lack of understanding of social cues could make him one of the most famous fictional characters with autism, according to a leading UK autism organisation. The National Autistic Society (NAS) also said Saga Noren on The Bridge, as well as…