2017 RUDERMAN INCLUSION SUMMIT
NLMFF is a proud co-promoter for the Ruderman Inclusion Summit scheduled for November 19 & 20, 2017 at the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, Boston. The two-day Summit will bring together 1,000 people from a variety of sectors including tech, policy, human services, fashion, education, social justice, business, housing, advocacy and more to network and share best practices. The goal is to inspire, motivate, and arm attendees with the know how to keep up the work of advancing full inclusion of people with disabilities in every aspect of life. For more details and to register online, please visit the Ruderman Inclusion Summit website.
TRANSCEND RESEARCH GROUP SEEKS STUDY PARTICIPANTS
The TRANSCEND Research Group at Mass General Hospital is recruiting participants with typical development and autism spectrum disorders for their study comparing typical development to the development and sensory processing in children with autism spectrum disorders (children ages 6-17). Compensation is $20-$50/hr plus parking and travel expenses. Weekend and evening slots are available. Children will receive a toy with each visit and a picture of their brain. Because there is an MRI component of the study, the official cutoff is a non-verbal IQ of 70 or higher. Those interested in participating should contact TRANSCEND at (617) 966-9766 or email@example.com.
DENTAL CARE FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISM
NLMFF grantee, Dr. David Tesini, a dentist in Sudbury, MA, recently released a new DVD of his D-termined program that teaches dental professionals how to familiarize an individual with autism with a dental visit. His work is mentioned in a recent New York Times article: For Children with Autism, Opening the Door to Dental Care
CONVERSATIONS ON AUTISM AND SIGN LANGUAGE
In December 2014, the NLM Family Foundation provided support for a conference presented at Stony Brook University titled, "Conversations on Autism and Sign Language: Unlocking the Emergence of Social Communication." Please click on the link below to view a summary of the discussions which took place at the 2014 conference.
"Conversations on Autism and Sign Language: Unlocking the Emergence of Social Communication"
In December 2015, the NLM Family Foundation, in collaboration with the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, provided support for
the second annual Consortium on Autism and Sign Language (CASL), held in Cambridge, MA. This two-day symposium brought together nationally known researchers in two areas: sign language linguistics and the study of social communication among individuals with autism spectrum disorders.
Please click on the link below to view a summary of the discussions which took place at the 2015 conference.
"Consortium on Autism and Sign Language: Developing Tools for an Emerging Discipline"
THE ARC TANK COMPETITION: CHANGING LIVES THROUGH INNOVATION
NLMFF is pleased to co-sponsor the Arc Tank competition designed to elicit creative and ‘game changing’ ideas from people to better the lives of those with disabilities. The competition will take place on November 15, 2017 at the John F. Kennedy Library (Boston, MA). The Northeast Arc in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation is awarding up to $200,000 to one or multiple innovative ideas through the Changing Lives Fund established to help create positive disruption to services and service delivery to people with disabilities. More information can be found on the Arc Tank website.
JOY OF GOLF: FREE, ACCESSIBLE GOLF CLINICS FOR ADULTS WITH AUTISM
"Golf for All" invites people with autism ages 35+ to participate in a series of free, accessible golf clinics held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Leo J. Martin Golf Course in Weston, MA (US). To participate, golfers should email a completed registration form ASAP to Golf for All. No previous golf experience is necessary.
HARNESSING TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF PEOPLE WITH AUTISM
In July 2014, the NLM Family Foundation and The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University (Waltham, MA) co-sponsored a special one-day workshop,“Harnessing Technology to Improve the Lives of People with Autism” at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the potential of adaptive technology to open up for persons with autism new avenues for acquiring knowledge, improving social communication, and achieving a greater degree of independence and control over their lives.
Please click on the link below to view a summary of the presentations and discussions which took place at the workshop.
Harnessing Technology to Improve the Lives of People with Autism
AGING WELL WITH AUTISM (55 and OLDER)
In July 2013, the NLM Family Foundation and The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University (Waltham, MA) co-sponsored a special one-day workshop, “Aging Well with Autism (55 and Older),” at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss several unique challenges faced by the growing population of individuals with autism after age 55. Topics discussed included access to medical and health care services as well as senior life planning initiatives for older adults with autism and their families. Please click on the link below to view a summary of the presentations and discussions which took place at the workshop.
Aging Well with Autism (55 and Older)