Last Saturday, San Andreas Regional Center hosted the first Summer Festival of the year and it was incredible, even though the day was “super duper hot”, as expressed by our coordinator Guillermo.
As described by SARC, this is “a family day full of fun and games to welcome the summer while coming together as a Special Needs Community.” During the festival, there was all source of games, entertainment, prizes and much more. If you missed this day, don’t worry, there will be two more Summer Festivals on Saturday, July 15th – Harvey West Park, 300 Evergreen Street, Santa Cruz and Saturday, July 22nd – Rotary Play Garden, 438 Coleman Ave., San Jose. Both events will be from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. So don’t forget to come and join us and stop by our booth (Tucci Learning Solutions, Inc.) to say hello.
Thank you guys for helping out – Guillermo Reyes (and family) & Daniel Juarez, Coordinators from our Monterey Region.
By: Office of Public Affairs | Apr 28, 2015 9:00 AM
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 68 children in the U.S. has autism spectrum disorder, a developmental disability affecting social and communication skills. Utah ranks higher than the national average, with one in 54 kids having ASD.
Julia Connelly, Ph.D., a psychologist and the clinical director at University of Utah Health Care’s Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic, explains the common symptoms of ASD:
- Difficulty in social situations
- Preoccupation with certain topics or subjects
- Sensory sensitivities, such as noise, light, clothing or food
- Communication difficulties, such as problems developing speech or understanding social language, difficulties with eye contact or use of gestures
“While it’s important for kids to get 60 minutes of daily exercise, some team sports are challenging for those who have autism,” says Connelly. Here are five of the best sports for kids with autism to try:
By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D
Founding Editor, bSci21.org
Michael Sobbell, founding president of Autism on the Seas, built a company that organizes cruises for families whose members have been diagnosed with autism or other developmental disabilities. The ship’s staff includes Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapists and special education teachers.
The Shelton Herald noted that the cruises are suitable for families whose members’ behavior “prohibit them from flying on airplanes or going out to eat at restaurants.” The company provides 35 annual cruises to…