ART HOP May 6
Please come join us as we celebrate Spring and one another at the 300 block of N. Burdick between Eleanor and Kalamazoo Ave!
Good music and great art. Click for flyer.

 

 

AACORN enjoyed the 2016 Autism Walk. We were excited to join our community to support our Kalamazoo families who are connected to individuals with Autism. It was a beautiful day—a great day to hold a baby goat!

 

 

Interesting book:

Tracey Cohen was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome at age 39. On March 17, 2015 she published her first book, Six Word Lessons on Female Asperger Syndrome.

This book was written to educate and inspire individuals, families, professionals, anyone willing to learn and draw awareness to Asperger syndrome/Autism especially the differences between males and females. So many are missed in diagnosis and never receive any help or support.  

Take a look at her book page http://www.growingupautistic.com/tracey.html which has links to interviews, book reviews and more. Pass the information along to anyone you think might benefit/have interest. 

Tracey resides in Farmington Hills and can be a resource/of service to you. 

 

GREAT READS

  • Quaint, colorful and secluded on 56 acres of semi-wooded prime real estate on Lake Crago in north Lakeland, the residential community for people with developmental or intellectual disabilities is unique for Polk County and a rarity throughout the nation.

  • Physicians were asked about their ability to recognize autism, their knowledge of the disorder, their comfort level in treating those with the condition and their need for training and resources.

  • In what may be the first project of its kind in the nation, local developers are building an apartment complex that will house adults with autism alongside typically-developing residents.

  • Being listed in the "Time 100" of the most influential people in the world in the "Heroes" category, is just one of the many awards received by Temple Grandin. Diagnosed with autism at the age of two, Temple overcame many obstacles and earned a doctoral degree in animal science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a professor at Colorado State University. Dr, Grandin is recognized as an expert in animal behavior and one of the leading advocates for the rights of autistic persons.

 

 

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