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Title: CARD newsletter
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Language: English
Creator: Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine - Jacksonville, University of Florida
Publisher: Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine - Jacksonville, University of Florida
Place of Publication: Jacksonville, Fla.
Publication Date: Summer 2009
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College of Medicine Jacksonville
Department of Pediatrics


Vol. 2, Issue 2
May 2009
Center for Autism and Related Disabilities Jacksonville


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NEWSLETTER


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of dedicated service, her exten
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DCDT is the premier organizat
development and transition for
disabilities.
For more information visit their
http://www.coe.ufl.edu/fldcdt/mai


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*Autism Summer Institute See pg. 3*
May 13 CARD Constituency Board
Meeting
May 17 Project Autism Explore a
Fire Station
June 5 11th Annual Family Cafe
June 15 Break Par for Little Star
Golf Tournament




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Easter Egghunt::

CARD celebrated it's third season
themed event this year with an *
egg hunt, cupcake decorating
contest, and an opportunity to meet
the Easter Bunny herself.
Seasonal themed events are provided
by CARD so that children with autism
and related disabilities have the
opportunity to participate in events
similar to their peers in a patient,
friendly environment.




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Autism-
Asperger's &
Sexuality:
Puberty and
Beyond
By
Jerry and Mary
Newport

A husband and wife
with Asperger's
Syndrome give in-
valuable advice to and for teens and adults
going through this difficult period.

Jerry and Mary Newport possesses a
knack for bringing understanding, warmth,
and humor to any subject. Here, in this in-
valuable book the husband and wife team
bring those abilities to explaining the
world of romance, dating, and sexuality to
people with autism and Asperger's Syn-
drome.


Qualitative Research Methods
in Special Education
By
James Paul, Jeannie Kleinhammer-
Tramill, and Kathleen Fowler.

Purchased by CARD for teachers and col-
lege students interested in collecting
experiential data, this
book documents the
history, theory, and
methodology of
qualitative research
methods. School cul-
ture, patterns of par-
ticipation in school-
related activities, and
the impact of those
activities on a stu-
dent's performance are among the phenom-
ena covered (each with it's own illustrated
example).

This title offers an introduction to eight
qualitative research methods while provid-
ing specific implicational uses in special
education classes including the autistic
classroom.


All Cats Have Asperger
Syndrome
By
Kathy Hoopmann

Taking a playful look at Asperger Syndrome
(AS), while drawing inspiration from the
feline world in a way that will strike a chord
with all those who are familiar with AS; this
title brings to life familiar characteristics
such as sensitive hearing, scampering at the
first sign of being stroked and picky eating
habits. Touching, humorous, and often in-
sightful, Hoopmann evokes the difficulties
and joys of raising a child who is different
and leaves the reader with a sense of the
dignity, individuality and the potential of
people with ASD.
IAn ideal,
gentle intro-
duction to the
world of
ASD.


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Uf'i A PEDIATRIC CENTER


regional Workshop Series


June 12, 2009 9:00 am to 12:00 pm "The
Genetics of Autism, an Update"
Presented by Dr. Charles Williams, geneticist.
Dr. Williams will present an current
overview of the genetic and medical evalua-
tion of Autism Spectrum Disorders.
June 12, 2009 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm "Language
Disorder Vs. Autism: Evaluating Young Chil-
dren with Cllllmnnliiic.ilion Delays"
Presented by Lori Allen, M.S. CCC-SLP
Evaluation of Language Disorders vs. Autism
Spectrum Disorders will be discussed.
June 19, 2009 "Best Practices for Teaching Stu-
dents with Autism in the Self-Contained Class-
room: A Woirkhop for Teachers"


June 26, 2009 "Making Inclusion Work"
Presented by Angela Mann, M.S., Erin Swenson,
and Donna Foster.
This training will focus on planning for inclusion for
students in the self-contained autism classroom as
well as how to best support students who are already
partially or fully included
July 10, 2009 "Teahimni Early to Advanced Language
Skills to Children with Autism"
Presented by Dr. Vincent Carbone, Ed. D, BCBA-D
Dr. Carbone, renowned behavior analyst, will pre-
sent on "Functional Communication" and how it
serves as the foundation that supports the develop-
ment of skills in all areas. Applied Behavior Analy-
sis will be discussed.


Presenters: Christine Dix and Trina July 24"', 2009 "The Pieces of the Employment Puzzle:
Middleton Unlocking Passions Through Transition & Career As-
This workshop will cover topics specifically ,___m "
for the teacher serving students with autism Presented by: Stacie Dojonovic, M.S., Transition
spectrum disorders in the self-contained Specialist and Dr. Kristine Webb, Ph.D., professor
classroom setting. for UNF.
Stacie Dojonovic and Dr. Webb will provide
specific information on a process for conducting
shops a community-based assessment in transition

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with Autism Spectrum Disorders an over-
view of transition, self determination and ad-
vocacy skills, IEP planning, post secondary
options, as well as, helpful job seeking infor-
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Game Day @ the Library
CARD held it's second
Game Day at the Duval
County Main Library. The
event, open to all ages, held
in the Teen Services area of
the Duval Main Library,
provided an opportunity for ..
individuals to spend time with
friends and learn new skills; like
turn taking, following rules,
requesting, loosing graciously.
and giving compliments.

For more information on future
Game Days contact: --
Katrina.Ressa@iax.ufl.edu






Congralulalions Marlena Fuller CARD Sibshops
and Demerius enkins Sibshops are celebrations in which siblings of individu-
Sivand Demeonpfllrius Jenkinson ta ries t g ee support ii
t 11W -11 I.IW..1 c e aals with special needs can come to share
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The 2nd Annual Ride with Me for Autism
cycling event that was recently held at the
Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail was a Ride cWih me i-!Oiiis,
great success. It was a beautiful day forp
Sthe many cyclists who came out to partici-
Spate in the rides. There were lots of activi-
ties for non-riders and children who came
out to enjoy the day and support a good
Cause. Festivities included live music, a
DJ, food, raffle prizes, touring the fire truck, and more.
iHelen Green, Founder and President of the Jessica Green Foundation, Inc. (a
Snon-profit organization that strives to give the much needed support to families
facing challenges associated with autism), is appreciative of all those who sup-
ported and participated in this event. The proceeds from the Ride with Me for
Autism event will go directly to the foundation. Support will be provided through
donations, medical necessities, and scholarships for programs benefiting those
on the autism spectrum. Autism effects approximately 1 out of 150 individuals
and is characterized by impairments in communication and social interaction, as
well as repetitive behaviors and rigid routines.

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CARD is especially appreciative to Jill Fane for compiling and sharing the majority of L,
this list. Jill has been supporting the local autism and child disability community for several
years through the Central Florida Parent Center (CFPC). To learn more about the CFPC and the
information, assistance, and training they provide to parents and families go to:
http://www.cflparents.org/


Little Star Center
Autism Summer Camp
11512 Lake Mead Avenue
Suite 801
Jacksonville, FL 32256
904-928-0112
littlestarcenter@msn.com
www.littlestariax.com/skills camp.html


Angelwood Summer Day Camp
Children with Disabilities
4674-2 Hood Road
Jacksonville, FL 32257
elavecchia@anaelwoodiax.orq
www.angelwoodiax.org/summer.html

CP of Jacksonville: K.I.D.S.
(Kids in Dynamic Settings)
(up to age 12)
3311 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32207
www.cpnef.org 733-3070

CAMP H.Y.P.E.:
6 Week exciting summer program
that has been exclusively designed
for deaf and hearing-impaired youth
ranging in ages from 7-17 years old
www.prideinaction.com/Summer.htm

Great Strides Rehabilitation
12276 San Jose Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32203
(904) 886-32203
www.greatstridesrehab.com/

Jacksonville Children's Commis-
sion Summer Camp Programs List
General Admission. See list at:
www.coi.net/Departments/
Recreation+and+Communitv+Services/
Recreation+and+Communitv+Programminng
Recreation+Activities/Summer+CamD. htm


Mosh 2009 Summer Adventure
Camp
General Admission. K-7th grade.
New theme each week
1025 Museum Circle
Jacksonville, FL 32207
(904) 396-6674
www.themosh.org/Kto7 Grade Camps.html

Communication Institute for
Excellence Summer Camp
Full day, two-week programs
General Admission. Ages 5 to 17.
Jacksonville, FL
(904) 537-3629
www stewartmillercommunication com/summercamp2007 htm

Camp Eureka
340 Third Ave. Suite B.
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
rdifl@hotmail.com


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