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February 2015   

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In This Issue
Support ARI with a Puzzle Piece Campaign
50th Anniversary Edition of "Infantile Autism" released
Register for free Webinars: Visit the Online Learning Hub
New Website Resource for Job Seekers with ASD and Employers
Content Collaboration with Cleveland Clinic
Photo Contest Returns
Watch Free Webinar Recordings
Join Our Mailing List
April's Autism Awareness Month is Coming Up: Be Ready! Raise Awareness & Support Research That Makes a Difference - Order Your Free Kit Now

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Launch your Puzzle Piece campaign today to promote autism awareness in your community & support ARI.  

 

It's so easy: we send you a free kit with everything you need - you simply pass it around the office, take it to local stores, or sell pieces at meetings and events.   

Learn more

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last-minute Valentine's Day gift?
Support the campaign with a direct donation on the ARI web site. Great way to honor a special loved one - designate your donation to the Puzzle Piece Campaign to help us reach our goal! DONATE NOW 
Receive a Certificate of Participation after attending a free online webinar
You can receive a free Certificate of Attendance for select webinars. After the webinar, you simply click a link in your webinar confirmation email and complete a short, online knowledge-verification quiz. A printable certificate will be available immediately upon passing the test.

 
Tune in February 11, 2015

Register and tune in for this webinar with Pamela Lein, Ph.D.

50th Anniversary Updated Edition of Bernard Rimland's Infantile Autism
 
With updates from some of the best-known names in the autism field, Bernard Rimland's seminal work on autism theory is now available for a new generation of readers in this anniversary edition of Infantile Autism: The Syndrome and Its Implications for a Neural Theory of Development.

'Dr. Rimland is to be commended for presenting the first evidence that autism was a biological condition. When his book was published, he was a lone visionary.'
- from the foreword by Temple Grandin, Ph.D.

Bonus: ARI will be giving away one copy of this new book every month to an enews subscriber.  January's winner is: Jeanne Kacprowicz! 

Flipboard Fans: Keep up with ARI on Your Personalized Page
Flipboard is an app that aggregates news, social media, feeds, and other content and presents it in a personalized magazine-like format. It is available for iPad, iPhone, Android, and Kindle Fire.

You can visit flipboard.com for more information on the features and functionality of the Flipboard app.     

Keep up with the latest research
A cornerstone of our mission at ARI is to stay abreast of the latest scientific research. Keep up-to-date with these two publications: 

Autism Research Review International
The latest findings are gleaned from a computer search of the 25,000 scientific and medical articles published every week. A one-year subscription is $20 (US funds; $24 outside the US). Each issue is sent via first class mail.
Clinical Research in ASD
In collaboration with the
Schafer Autism Report, the Autism Research Institute publishes a free quarterly e-newsletter titled "Clinical Research in Autism." It provides online links to up-to-date clinical research related to patient care, and is for pediatricians, nurses and obstetricians.
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Dear ARI Subscriber,  

With 2015 well under way we are pleased to announce the release of Autism.Jobs, an exciting new online employment resource center for adult persons with autism, parents and caregivers, job coaches and employers. The new site offers practical information that helps candidates become "job ready" and provides employers guidance for creating autism-friendly workplaces. This database is a searchable collection of employment resources. It includes links to articles, videos, books, and more. Guides highlight key steps in the employment process. We hope you find this database helpful in matching job seekers and employers in ways that reward both.

We are also continuing our online webinar series with talks booked through June 2015 and planning underway for the second half of the year. Registration is free through the ARI Online Education Hub and certificates of participation are provided upon successful completion of a brief knowledge quiz. Learn more

 

As we announced last month, a 50th anniversary edition of Dr. Bernard Rimland's classic book titled, Infantile Autism, is now available through Amazon.com. In addition to the original text, numerous autism experts provided updates on many of the topics raised by Dr. Rimland in his book.  Readers will experience a glimpse of Dr. Rimland's style of logic as well as his subtle humor.  

 

Autism Awareness Month is right around the corner - if you'd like to  help ARI's ongoing work on research that makes a difference, consider joining our Puzzle Piece Campaign. We'll send you everything you need to launch a grassroots effort.
Order your free kit
 

 

Steve Edelson, Ph.D.
Director, Autism Research Institute 

  

ARI is Pleased to Announce a New Online Resource, Autism Jobs, The Autism Employment Resource Center

 

For Job Seekers, Families and Caregivers, Job Coaches and Employers 

 

Discover the advantages of hiring individuals with autism. Access practical information that helps candidates become "job ready" and helps employers create autism-friendly workplaces. This database is a searchable collection of autism employment resources with a wealth of practical advice. It includes links to a variety of resources including articles, videos, books and more. Guides highlight key steps in the employment process.  We hope you'll find this database helpful in matching job seekers and employers in ways that reward both. Learn more and visit Autism Jobs 


 

View the Autism Spectrum Disorders: Research and Medical Treatment Implications webcast series. Learn how behavioral improvement can be achieved when underlying comorbid medical and neurological issues associated with autism spectrum disorders are addressed.     

 

Many individuals with autism experience chronic physical discomfort, yet lack the ability to describe their medical problems - particularly in clinical settings. Clinicians who have the ability to identify symptoms and communicate with patients on the autism spectrum can dramatically improve patient care. Participate in the webcast series today!    

 


These activities have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Coming Soon: 2015 Autism Research Institute 'Story in a Snapshot' Photo Share 

 

In 2013, we held a photo contest, and the response was overwhelming. Since then, we've continued to receive lovely photographs from families around the world. This month we hope you'll share your favorite photo of your loved one on the spectrum. When you do, we'll enter you in our drawing to win prizes in weekly drawings. Like us on Facebook, find us on Google+, or follow us on Twitter or Flipboard for more information and links to come. 

 

Seven lucky participants will win: A copy of Jon Pangborn's book, Nutritional Supplement Use for Autistic Spectrum Disorder, and a copy of Helen Landalf & artist Mark Rimland's book, The Secret Night World of Cats signed by Mark.

Bonus Prize Drawing March 31st (a $100 value): Win a $100 Amazon.com Gift Card


Professional photos may be shared - be sure to contact the photographer or store where the photos were taken ahead of time for a release if copyrights apply.

Stay connected with ARI through social media for entry information and updates:

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Valentine's Day is just around the corner - Need Non-Food Ideas for School Gift Exchanges?

Valentine's Day doesn't have to be a
battle. Here's a list of non-food gift ideas for Valentine exchanges. 

These valentines are simple and inexpensive to make and are just as sweet as candy without the extra sugar or worry about allergies. 

Follow ARI on Pinterest for ideas and info on all things autism.    
Did You Know ARI Records and Uploads Webinars?  Watch and Share These Informative Talks by Top Experts 

We are grateful to our friends at the Johnson Center for Child Health & Development for working in partnership to offer presentations throughout the year. Upcoming webinars, Past Webinars


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Healthy Pregnancy Preconception thru Post Natal Strategies
Dana Laake, RDH, MS, LDN

Facilitating Community Think Tanks for Teams on the Autism Spectrum
Valerie Paradiz, PhD, & Chloe Rothschild

Strategies for Increasing Language and Communication*
Regan Roth Fitzgerald, MEd, BCBA
Selecting Supplements - Know the Source
V Kobliner, MS, RD
Gastrointestinal Issues and Autism Spectrum Disorders: Serotonin as a Potential Brain-Gut Link 
Kara Margolis, MD

Technology Updates: Gadgets for ASD  
Traci Sutton, MS, CCC-SLP


* Presented in partnership with The Johnson Center for Child Health and Development
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