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Autistics and Savants 

So I was one of the many that watched the movie Rain Man.  Looking back, I really thought that the character played by Dustin Hoffman was Autistic.  It turns out, the character was based on a real life person and although similarities exist, he was not Autistic.

I read the following article that I was very interesting around Autistic people, Savants and what people on the spectrum can achieve : http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/09/autism-hidden-advantages/406180/

Posted by Vadim Tabakman Wednesday, September 23, 2015 10:37:00 AM Categories: Autism

Autism Friendly Colleges 

Autism Friendly Colleges

It's great to hear about colleges who have autism friendly programs.

Here's a great article about it : 10 Autism Friendly Colleges

Posted by Vadim Tabakman Friday, May 15, 2015 8:14:00 AM Categories: Autism

Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth are teaming up with FedEx and Dollar General to help raise awareness for Autism 

Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth are teaming up with FedEx and Dollar General to help raise awareness for Autism

Posted by Vadim Tabakman Friday, May 15, 2015 8:11:00 AM Categories: Autism

Autism CARES Act August 2014 

Autism CARES Act August 2014

Last month (Aug 2014), the government in the US signed off on the Autism CARES Act, which allocated $1.5 billion dollars to Autism Research, Educations, helping families and aiding those on the spectrum with jobs.  What does "CARES" stand for? - Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education and Support Act

I could not be prouder that even with a split government like there is, they could still come together and see the epidemic that is affecting the population.  Just a couple of years ago, in the US it was estimated that 1 in 88 kids were diagnosed with Autism.  Now it's at 1 in 68 children in the US. In New Jersey (highest), it's 1 in 42 and in Utah it's estimated at 1 in 47. 

So many children and adults are affected by this and this Act will help a lot of people and will aid in the research of this disorder.  Making it easier for child, adults and families that live with it.  My hope is that this influx of money and resources from the government will help with finding a cure for Autism.

Posted by Vadim Tabakman Friday, September 19, 2014 8:17:00 AM Categories: 1 in 68 Autism Autism CARES Act