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April 2015

April 2015

APRIL 2015 ISSUE Annual Autism Awareness Issue * Autism: A New Theory * Birthdays & Kids with Autism * Early Sibling Support Groups * Genetic Testing for ASDs Our Annual Autism Issue is full of advice and inspiration for those caring for family members on the autism spectrum. The articles within address a wide range


Transitioning From Active Duty To Civilian Employment

BY JENNIFER WOODWORTH Beginning with the job search, explore options that relate to your military experience and strengths but also your interests and positive personality traits. Retiring or discharging from active duty can be stressful, and joining the civilian workforce can be intimidating. According to the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense report 2012, there


Through the Looking Glass

BY RICK RADER, MD “There comes a time in a man’s life when to get where he has to go – if there are no doors or windows he walks through a wall.” – Bernard Malamud Some things sometimes get the limelight that others deserve. Take the device that enables efficient movement of an object across



EP’s Annual Diet & Nutrition Issue * The Center on Nutrition and Disability * Improving Your Child’s Nutrition: Working with the School * Good Nutrition Starts at Home * ABLE Act Passes ON OUR COVER: For people with disabilities and their families, proper diet and nutrition is essential for living a healthy lifestyle. Our annual Diet

Special Olympics Narrows Health Gap Faced by People with Intellectual Disabilities

Thousands in nine countries received free health care through Healthy Communities initiative. Global campaign to expand to 100 Healthy Communities by 2025 announced. Washington, D.C. – 19 November 2014 – Special Olympics released data today outlining the results of its successful two-year old Healthy Communities initiative and announced that it will expand the program from



Dr. Kristin Compton has been named “2014 Manager of the Year” by TNCO (Tennessee Community Organizations – East Tennessee) for her work, advocacy, teaching and commitment to the oral healthcare needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Award was accepted on behalf of Dr. Compton by Kyle Hauth, Executive Director of the Orange Grove


Umbrella Beach

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