We are excited to announce a wonderful, FREE opportunity for our families. Dr. Harari and Dr. Peterson of Comprehensive Psychological Services have offered to speak with our families on July 29th at 5:30 p.m. They will talk about Autism, services that are available to families, and will also discuss managing behaviors. They are here to be a support, so I am sure that they will be happy to answer any questions you may have. This event is open to everyone, but we especially would love to see our past and present camp families there. We will meet at Willow Ridge Church (the home of Camp T.A.L.K.) 104 Sycamore Tree Rd. Lexington, S.C.
Please help us spread the word. If you plan to attend this event, please let us know by responding to this e-mail so that we can have a general head count. It is our hope that this will be a great evening of not only information, but of sharing with one another. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan on joining us.
Hope to see you there!
This longitudinal research project is a collaboration between USC and the MIND Institute at the University of California at Davis to examine language development in males with fragile X syndrome and males with autism during adolescence and young adulthood.
Contact USCDevLab@gmail.com or 803-777-5676.
The South Carolina LEND Program is currently recruiting families to participate in Year 3 of its Family Mentorship Project (FMP). We have recently completed Year 2 of this leadership program, and must say, for the last two years we have had a dynamic group of long-term trainees from the disciplines of social work, physical therapy, psychology, developmental and behavioral pediatrics, occupational therapy, nursing, speech-language pathology, and public health. These trainees are engaged in a year-long study that provide them with the skills needed to assess and treat autism spectrum disorders and other neurodevelopmental and related disorders. The FMP is a very important component of their clinical experience during the year.
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Great News everyone! We have succeeded in getting a theatre to participate in the showing of the United States of Autism in Greenville. In order to ensure this showing, we need 70 people to commit to attending this showing. Please click on the link provided and reserve you seat today!
The United States of Autism
Presented by The LUCAS Network, SC Autism Society and Project Hope Foundation
Tuesday, July 30 7:00pm - 8:55pm
In Greenville, SC at Camelot theater - Greenville $11.00 General
In order to ensure this showing we need 70 people to commit to attending.
FUN WITH CHARLIE THE ROBOT!
USC SC Autonomous Robots & Research Lab together with the USC Speech and Hearing Center and The USC School of Medicine are looking for CHILDREN WITH AUTISM to participate in a research study.
We are looking for children:
Participation in this study is FREE of charge!
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For more information, please call: 803-237-7598
Hello, my name is Julie Kellett, and I am a student working towards completion of my doctoral dissertation as part of my training in the Clinical-Community Psychology Program at the University of South Carolina. I am nearing the end of data collection (next month) for this project and would love to hear from you TODAY so your experiences can be included!
This study is a collaborative effort among faculty at the University of South Carolina Department of Psychology, Columbia, SC. We are interested in learning about the early development of infants who may be at risk for developmental delays, as well as those who are typically developing.
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MUSC, USC, and GHS are pleased to announce a new research project. This study will examine biomarkers (genes) in blood and the success of two medications, risperidone and aripiprazole, for treatment of irritability in autism spectrum disorders.
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The Neurodevelopment Disabilities Research Project at USC has a newly funded study examining how language abilities impact the success of adolescents with autism after entering into adulthood. We are currently recruiting boys with autism who are aged 14-22 years old for the study. Please click here for our brochure.
If you or someone you know may be interested in participating in this exciting research, please contact us by phone at (803) 777-5676, or email me at email@example.com. You can also find more information on our website: http://www.uscdevlab.com.
Thank you for supporting autism research!
Jessica Klusek, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
My name is Danielle Feerst. Phone number (843) 437-6910. I'm a rising sophomore at Tufts University studying Engineering Psychology and Child Development. I live in Mount Pleasant and I'm an Ashley Hall graduate.
I am developing an iOS app for increasing eye contact and presentation skills in higher functioning individuals with ASD --the product iPresentWell is in its very beginning stages. Please contact me if you think you or your family member with an Autism Disorder could benefit from this application. We would love to meet with you, share the idea and receive your feedback. Then we would keep in touch with you and your family until the application is successfully on iTunes so that you all could get a discounted price on its first version!!!
Problem Solved: Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders have difficulty making one-on-one eye contact, socializing and engaging, and presenting their ideas fluently. This hinders professional success, school success, and relationship development.
Other apps for speech-making and presentation focus only on one aspect like improving language or reading skills. This app targets all aspects of delivering a speech, but focuses mainly on improving eye contact skills. Also, other applications for individuals with Autism Disorders are targeted for the use or supervision of caretakers.
With this app, users with higher functioning Autism Disorders will overcome anxiety of eye contact while presenting a speech, virtually, with real images of peoples' eyes. So the user's practice of a presentation assists them directly in a real world situation. The application could also incorporate a running dialogue with open-ended questions that the user would have to answer. Then, his or her responses could be rated and critiqued.
This application is user-friendly and targeted for higher functioning individuals who recognize their social anxiety and want to improve on their own.
The application monitors eye contact while the user practices delivering a speech out loud. The user can synch his or her recorded videos (visual and audio) onto his or her iPod, iTunes, or social networking accounts for later practice or peer-to-peer feedback.
The user must download text to read out load and choose to turn on the camera on the device for video recording and feedback. If the user makes eye contact, then the eye tracking software will keep track of missed attempts throughout the speech when the user should have made eye contact with the top of the screen. If the user makes a mistake while practicing the speech, the Speech-to-text software will detect the mistake and record sections of the speech for the user to retry or practice again on the home screen.
My website is http://www.autismsees.com/.
Thanks so much