Autism

Overview

Autism

What Is Autism? Autism is a general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. Autism can be associated with intellectual disability, difficulties in motor coordination and attention and physical health issues such as sleep and stomach troubles.

What does it mean to have a diagnosis of Autism? Each individual with Autism is unique. Many of those with autism have exceptional abilities in visual skills, music and academic skills. About 40% have average to above average intellectual abilities. Others with autism have significant disability and are unable to live independently. About 25% of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ADS) are nonverbal but can learn to communicate using other means. For some, this means the development and delivery of more effective treatments that can address significant challenges in communication and physical health. For others, it means increasing acceptance, respect and support.


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Autism
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Early Childhood Direction Center
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  • 2Jun

    Au-Some Aquarium

    Community Event  |  Developmental Disability,Autism  |  Niagara

    Friday, June 2, 2017, 6–8 pm

    Special evenings dedicated to providing a safe, supportive and sensory friendly environment where families with autism and other special healthcare needs can meet, learn and have fun together. Families will enjoy a touch tank, a sea lion show, art activities, gluten-free snacks and information provided by community resource specialists.

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  • 5Jun

    Parent Group for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Support Group  |  Autism  |  Niagara

    Monday, June 5, 2017, 6:30–8 pm

    PURPOSE: Provide a welcoming environment for parents and other caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorders to meet, share experiences, ask questions and receive support.

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  • 6Jun

    Spectrum Theatre Program

    Community Event  |  Autism  |  Niagara

    Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 5–7 pm

    Group acting exercises that build social skills.  Individual excercises that develop confidence and problem solving sills.  a free, open final performance showcasing students' work.

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  • 8Jun

    Spectrum Theatre Program

    Community Event  |  Autism  |  Niagara

    Thursday, June 8, 2017, 5–7 pm

    Group acting exercises that build social skills.  Individual excercises that develop confidence and problem solving sills.  a free, open final performance showcasing students' work.

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  • 8Jun

    Group for Parents of Teenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Support Group  |  Autism  |  Erie

    Thursday, June 8, 2017, 6–7:30 pm

    PURPOSE: Provide a welcoming environment for parents and other caregivers of teenagers with autism spectrum disorders to meet, share experiences, ask questions and receive support. All are welcome to attend but group is geared towards parents of teenagers who may be transitioning to higher education, employment and/or independent living.

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  • 9Jun

    Au-Some Evenings at Explore & More Children's Museum

    Community Event  |  Developmental Disability,Autism  |  Erie

    Friday, June 9, 2017, 5:30–8 pm

    Through generous community support, these special evenings on the second Friday of each month give children with Autism Spectrum Disorders an opportunity to play and learn together in an understanding and supportive environment free of charge.

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  • 13Jun

    Spectrum Theatre Program

    Community Event  |  Autism  |  Niagara

    Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 5–7 pm

    Group acting exercises that build social skills.  Individual excercises that develop confidence and problem solving sills.  a free, open final performance showcasing students' work.

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  • 14Jun

    Parent Group for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Support Group  |  Autism  |  Erie

    Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 6:30–8:30 pm

    PURPOSE: Provide a welcoming environment for parents and other caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorders to meet, share experiences, ask questions and receive support.

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  • 15Jun

    Spectrum Theatre Program

    Community Event  |  Autism  |  Niagara

    Thursday, June 15, 2017, 5–7 pm

    Group acting exercises that build social skills.  Individual excercises that develop confidence and problem solving sills.  a free, open final performance showcasing students' work.

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  • 20Jun

    Spectrum Theatre Program

    Community Event  |  Autism  |  Niagara

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 5–7 pm

    Group acting exercises that build social skills.  Individual excercises that develop confidence and problem solving sills.  a free, open final performance showcasing students' work.

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