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Emory BBA Students Mentor High-Potential Peers
Emory Business Magazine - 12/1/2017
Age 18 is often seen as a rite of passage, swinging open the doors for students to enter college, the workplace, and increased independence. But for young adults with special needs, graduating from high school ends the legal mandate public schools have to provide support and training. This closes the door on their ability to maximize and broaden their skills and talents.

Increasing Professional Capacity for Early Autism Evaluations in Georgia: The Georgia Autism Assessment Collaborative (pg 3)
The Georgia Pediatrician - 8/21/2017
The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Emory Autism Center (EAC), under the umbrella of the Georgia Autism Assessment Collaborative (GAAC), are providing specialized training to improve early screening and diagnosis for children with autism.

Autism Foundation of Georgia Hosting Solar Eclipse Event
Emory - 7/28/2017
The Autism Foundation of Georgia is hosting an event for the upcoming Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21, with a “Under the Chota Sun Eclipse Party” from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm at Chota Falls in Clayton, Georgia.  

A Special Program for Kids with Autism Teaches Potty Training Skills - 7/11/2017
As a mom of four kids, North Carolina mom Adrian Wood has faced her share of parenting challenges, but when it came to potty training her youngest son, Amos, 3, Wood had no idea where to start.  Unlike her older children, Amos has autism, something Wood says left her desperate to see her son hit the milestone of being potty trained, but clueless about where to begin.

Adult Autism: Beyond the School Years
Advancing Your Health Blog - 4/27/2017
Most people think of high school graduation as an exciting new beginning. But to parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), it’s often a time of confusion, stress and flat-out fear. They must confront the reality and challenges of their kid’s adult autism. 

Amiel and Elise: Friendship Beyond Autism
Huffington Post - 4/20/2017
At Early Emory Center for Child Development and Enrichment, Amiel and Elise are in class together. Early Emory’s preschool is an inclusion program for 12 months to 5-year-old children. One-third of the students have autism. Two-thirds do not.

He has Autism. She Doesn't. And They are Best Friends.
WXIA - 4/20/2017
They sound like a typical couple, the sort who know each other well enough to make these sorts of honest statements.  Amiel is five years old. Elise is four.  He has autism. She doesn’t. And it doesn’t matter. They’re best friends.

Do Schizophrenia and Autism Share the Same Root?
Scientific American - 3/22/2017
The new findings could help guide clinical care, says Opal Ousley, assistant professor of psychiatry at the Emory Autism Center in Atlanta. If prenatal testing picks up the 22q11.2 deletion, for instance, clinicians could discuss the risk of both autism and schizophrenia with parents.

Joseph Cubells Honored During 2017 Doctor's Day
Emory - 3/30/2017
Joseph Cubells, MD, PhD, was honored by the Emory School of Medicine Recognitions Committee for 2017 Doctor’s Day. 

Meet Sesame Street's Muppet with Autism
CNN - 3/20/2017
The newest resident of "Sesame Street" has orange hair and a fondness for her toy rabbit.  She also has autism.

5 Tips for Talking to Your Child About His or Her Autism
US News & World Report - 3/13/2017
Keep things simple and strike a balance. Avoid using clinical language, says psychologist Matt Segall, an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Emory Autism Center at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta.