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Autism and the Somali Community

By: Sirad Shirdon

Note: This was an article I wrote for a Somali news site in 2010. The issue of Autism is perhaps more pertinent than ever now, so I thought it would be useful to post here. 832 more words

Somali Diaspora

Avon Pond to host 2nd Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot

Members of the Avon Pond invite you to start your Thanksgiving Day in a fun and charitable way, as the local Shore based organization is set to host its Avon Pond Turkey Trot on Nov. 354 more words


How To Dance in Ohio on HBO Spotlights Young Adults with Autism

“We like to socialize, but we don’t know how.”

That poignant remark, heard during the opening moments of producer/director Alexandra Shiva’s new film, How To Dance in Ohio… 756 more words


Field Study: Developmental Disorders

Last Wednesday, I went on a field study with my Developmental Disorders class! We went to the Experimentarium which is an interactive science and technology museum. 237 more words


The Revolving Door

A couple of weeks ago in one of my psychology classes we were discussing children with disabilities. Primarily cognitive that would require an IEP as opposed to physical. 1,368 more words

Social Issues

Researchers Zero in on the Best Way to Diagnose Autism

Autism is a complex developmental disorder, and diagnosing it properly usually involves a combination of different tests. In the latest issue of JAMA, scientists provide the most up-to-date assessment yet of which tests work best for detecting genetic mutations associated with certain kinds of autism. 582 more words

Van Riemsdyk visits Jersey Shore with Stanley Cup

BRICK – On Thursday morning, Stanley Cup champion and Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk returned to the rink where his dreams of NHL grandeur were first conceived, to celebrate with his first hockey family… 1,314 more words