Autism Genetic Research Hyped by Media

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by JAlderson on June 12, 2014

“SickKids Hospital scientists figure out formula for predicting autism.”           June, 2014: An international group of genetic researchers including Toronto SickKids Hospital top-gun Dr. Stephen Scherer have pushed us one step closer to understanding the genetic underpinnings of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Previously, years ago, they discovered about one-hundred genes that […]

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Authors Panel Kicks-Off Autism Awareness Month

by jalderson on September 13, 2012

While April is the world-wide Autism Awareness  month, in Canada October is too.  And to help kick-off this important month to rise greater public awareness of this increasing diagnosis, three Canadian authors representing their latest books on autism will present a panel to discuss their ideas on autism and autism awareness. Parents, professionals and the […]

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Benefits of Recreation

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by jalderson on August 30, 2012

Play and recreation has many more benefits than just ‘down time’ for children with autism. This weekend, a wonderful group of professional surfers and paddle boarders from California and Hawaii and Toronto gathered at Woodbine Beach in Toronto to provide a surfing experience to dozens of local children with autism. The organization is called Surfers […]

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Seinfeld Gets Book

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by jalderson on August 28, 2012

I had a laugh giving Jerry Seinfeld a copy of my book Challenging the Myths of Autism! At the Toronto East General Hospital’s Premier fundraising gala of 2012 , MC’d by Will Arnett, Seinfeld kept us all laughing- what a spectacular evening!  Both were generous in giving their time and talent to raise funds for […]

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Positive Reframing of Autism Wins Award

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by jalderson on August 7, 2012

Last month my book Challenging the Myths of Autism won the 2012 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARD for Best Parent Resource! This honour is bringing more attention to the book and encouraging parents and professionals to get a copy and to join the movement to challenge the myths. Sadly there are still so many negative stereotypes that […]

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