Nonverbal Autistic’s Brother Shows Support by “Racing for a Voice”

March 3, 2017

Joey and Clayton Tharpe are loving brothers. Unfortunately, as much as he wanted to, for 27 years Clayton was unable to tell his brother that he loved him. The reason for this is that Clayton has an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) that made him unable to speak or communicate in any effective way with his…

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3rd Annual Rethinking Autism Conference Returns April 20-21, 2017

March 2, 2017

Click to Scroll Down to Event & Registration Details   After last years highly successful event, Optimal Rhythms, Inc. / ACCESS Academy will host the 3rd Annual Rethinking Autism Conference this April, which is National Autism Awareness Month, an initiative created to “promote autism awareness, inclusion and self-determination for all, and assure that each person…

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March Supported Typing Coaching Workshop & Typers’ Training Cancelled

February 21, 2017

The Coaching Workshop & Typers’ Training on March 3 – 5 Has Been Cancelled Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have cancelled the Supported Typing Coaching Workshop & Typers’ Training scheduled for March 3 – 5, 2017. If you registered with a credit card, refunds will automatically be made to your card in the next few…

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Institute on Communication & Inclusion 2017 Events Update

February 6, 2017

For many of us, Summer Vacation includes a trip East to attend the Syracuse University Institute on Communication & Inclusion‘s Autism Summer Institute. This year, however, the ICI will not be hosting a conference on the East Coast. Instead, they will join forces with the University of Northern Iowa for the 2017 Midwest Summer Institute:…

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One Parent’s Plea for Better Laws / Police Training to Protect Autistic Children

September 13, 2016

We recently came across an article published on the Augusta Chronicle website that that we want to bring to your attention. This article, “People with autism need to be protected with new law,” was written by Kinshasa S. Reese, the mother of an autistic son and U.S. Army Reserve sergeant pursuing her master’s degree in…

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Police Training for Effective Relations with Autistic Community Comes to Little Rock

September 8, 2016

As a visit to our Celebration of Communication this past May from Police Officer Mark Merrell, who trains police and other first responders on how to improve relations and understanding with the disabled community, illustrates, we have been aware of the importance of proper training for first-responders in how to deal with autistic children and…

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“Plankton Dreams” – a story about a remarkable young man’s journey out of silence

September 1, 2016

We want to thank Sheree Burke for for bringing our attention to Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay’s latest publication, “Plankton Dreams: What I Learned in Special Ed.” This book offers an insightful look into the life of an extraordinary young man locked in silence who learned to communicate with the outside world in an extraordinary manner. In…

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As Autism Awareness Grows, so do Facilities & Services for ASD Community, Pt. 3

August 26, 2016

Air Travel A study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2014 showed that the prevalence of autism in the US has increased to 1 in 68 children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). As awareness of autism and the needs of the ASD community grows among the general population,…

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As Autism Awareness Grows, so do Facilities & Services for ASD Community, Pt. 2

August 26, 2016

Play Spaces A study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2014 showed that the prevalence of autism in the US has increased to 1 in 68 children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). As awareness of autism and the needs of the ASD community grows among the general population,…

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As Autism Awareness Grows, so do Facilities & Services for ASD Community, Pt. 1

August 26, 2016

Amusement / Theme Parks A study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2014 showed that the prevalence of autism in the US has increased to 1 in 68 children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). As awareness of autism and the needs of the ASD community grows among the…

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Svetlana Masgutova

Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Tactile Integration Training Course Comes to Carmel, IN, September 16-17, 2016

August 23, 2016

This past April, Saved By Typing was pleased to host a visit from Svetlana Masgutova, Ph.D., founder of the Svetlana Masgutova Educational Institute (SMEI,) when she brought her Masgutova Method®, a comprehensive set of programs that focus on motor reflex and sensory system integration, to Central Indiana. The weekend included 30-minute individual assessments by Dr.…

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“Life, Animated” – A Remarkable Story About Alternative Communication Comes to the Big Screen in Indianapolis

July 7, 2016

As the ABC News story, ‘Life, Animated’ Parents Describe How Animated Characters Helped Son With Autism Connect (Jun 29, 2016) reports, “Owen Suskind’s world came to a halt in 1993. The toddler stopped talking, showing affection and engaging in the world around him.” When his parents Ron and Cornelia took him to a doctor, they…

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How are You Spending Your Summer Vacation?

June 29, 2016

Summer is here, a time to spend quality time with your family, relax, get a tan, go to an amusement park, or maybe take that long dreamed-of trip of a lifetime. We hope your having a great vacation so far. For many SBT members and families, as well as trainers, facilitators, and other professionals, it…

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Autism Workshop Series Offers Training and Summer Fun at Put-in-Bay

June 7, 2016

This Summer, adventure awaits you and your family when you join other autistics, their support persons, and families from across the United States for Typing to Speak, a series of small group, interactive, summer communication gatherings in the village of Put-In-Bay, Ohio on lovely South Bass Island in the Western Basin of Lake Erie. Meet…

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Major Autism Research Study with a Focus on Non-Verbals Published

May 27, 2016

In March of 2015, Frontiers, a community-rooted, open-access academic publisher released a new research study, Autism: The Movement Perspective, that takes an in-depth look at Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) as cognitive and social disorders that, until now, have been characterized as a disruption in social interactions. In this research paper, the editors, Elizabeth B Torres…

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