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February 2015


Duchess Kate Does PSA for Children’s Mental Health Awareness

Kate discusses the stigma surround mental health and the lack of support services available for children. February 17, 2015 Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, is advocating for children’s mental health awareness in a new public service announcement for U.K. non-profit Place2Be. According to their website, Place2Be is the “leading U.K. provider of school-based mental health support.” In the video above, Kate discusses the stigma

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VIDEO: Autism Speaks, 10 Years of Progress

This year marks 10 years of progress since Autism Speaks first opened its doors in 2005. February 23, 2015 This year marks 10 years of progress since Autism Speaks first opened its doors in 2005. As we move into our 11th year our goal is to significantly enhance autism services in every  community and push to get the groundbreaking ABLE Act , now the law of the

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Autism Speaks Salutes John Boehner for His Work To Pass ABLE Act

Speaker of the House John Boehner says he’s very proud of his association with ABLE (Achieving Better Life Experience) Act February 20, 2015 Speaker of the House John Boehner says he’s very proud of his association with ABLE (Achieving Better Life Experience), a law enacted in December that will allow the creation of tax-advantaged savings accounts for people with disabilities. He told Autism Speaks co-founder

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Model with Down Syndrome Makes History at NY Fashion Week

Jamie Brewer is now much more than a runway model; she is a role model for all persons with disabilities. February 13, 2015 Actress Jamie Brewer is best known for her work on FX’s American Horror Story series but this week she made runway history at New York Fashion Week. Brewer became the first person with Down syndrome to take a turn as a

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Autism and Pica: Study Shows Behavioral Intervention Can Reduce Danger

A review of autism treatment records identifies behavioral strategies that reduce tendency to eat dangerous nonfood items A review of autism treatment records identifies behavioral strategies that reduce tendency to eat dangerous nonfood items February 11, 2015 A new report finds that behavioral therapy can effectively curb pica – the dangerous tendency to eat things that aren’t food. Pica is common among those with

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