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Get Your PECS Level 1 Training this November

Are you ready to make a change in someone’s life? Can you imagine your learner making real progress with communication? Don’t miss this opportunity to attend the PECS Level 1 Training in Seattle, Washington. This workshop offers 1.3 ASHA CEUs or 13.0 BACB CEUs at no additional cost. All participants will leave with practical knowledge […]

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Exploring What Would a City Designed for People with Autism Look Like

Typical urban environments add to sensory overload, have limited mass transit accessible to those with neurological disabilities, provide few affordable housing units, offer very little employment opportunity, and typically have few green spaces. In essence, these are not spaces for those with Autism to thrive. That is why Elizabeth Florence Decker, MLA, a Master’s of […]

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Higher Perceptual Capacity Both a Strength and a Challenge

There is growing awareness that sensory experiences are different in autism. However, different doesn’t mean worse. Many recent reports show people with autism doing better than those without the condition on visual and auditory tasks. For example, compared with typical people, those with autism spot more continuity errors in videos and are much more likely […]

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Strategic Planning Facilitation and Consultation Recap 2016

Oregon’s Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorder held significant strategic planning meetings during Fall and Winter of 2016 in order to gain insight from stakeholders and identify an effective strategic plan that best presents OCASD’s mission and values. The strategic planning meetings, which were held across the state and had a regional focus, were initiated in […]

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