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Archived | Autism Speaks: New Camp Scholarship Program | Circa January 29, 2010

Jennifer at Autism Speaks contactus@autismspeaks.org via sm1.kintera.com  Jan 29, 2010, 10:31 AM to Genevieve e-Speaks || January 29, 2010 Sign Up for Our New Community Connections E-mail First Responders are those public safety officials, like police officers and firefighters, who respond to emergency situations. This month’s Community Connections focuses on what you can do to be prepared to work with first responders […]

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Opinion: Bill would foster understanding between police and those with autism | with Note From Eve

“As a person with autism, I know firsthand the need to address these situations — I’ve lived them.” In our ongoing efforts to help people with autism navigate an ever-changing world, we have often focused our attention on the everyday tasks — such as education and employment opportunities. But if we are to continue to […]

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Crisis Intervention Training | It’s Already Working Here In Fresno, California

Friday night, I was asked by Christina A. Valdez-Roup to share a few words at NAMI Fresno‘s annual Gala recognizing Fresno’s CIT (Crisis Intervention Training) program. One in four is challenged with a mental illness, and one in 17 is challenged with a severe mental illness.  I am that one. Hi, I’m Eve Reiland.  In 2010, I triggered […]

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Spokane Valley acquires weighted blankets to help first responders calm people with autism | The Spokesman-Review

With claims that they help with sleep, anxiety and stress, Spokane first responders are using those calming effects to help people who have autism or are in crisis. Source: Spokane Valley acquires weighted blankets to help first responders calm people with autism | The Spokesman-Review

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Google Alert – autism | Circa September 8, 2016

September 8, 2016 | Google Alert – autism NEWS Is Your New App Autism-Friendly? Probably NotForbesComputers, smart phones, and related technologies are actively improving the lives of people with autismspectrum disorders (ASD).Flag as irrelevant Dylan’s Run Funds Important Autism Outreach ProgramsWDJTDylan’s Run is Sunday, September 11, along Milwaukee’s lakefront. The 16th annual event is the largest fundraiser for the Autism Society […]

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Disability Capitol Action Day 2015: Chatted with Assemblyman Patterson about Behavioral Training for Officers

Participated in Disability Capitol Action Day (DCAD) in Sacramento, California on May 20, 2015. This year was the celebration of the 25th year of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the West Lawn was busy with advocacy, booths, and networking. This day also provides opportunity to talk to legislators (or their representatives) about important issues and bills […]