The cancellation was prompted by customer feedback and a heated debate on the chain’s social media page.
To begin with, Offit said the science is clear that vaccines do not cause autism, as many groups and some celebrities insist.
“In New Jersey, the prevalence is one in 45 children with (some degree of) autism,” says Dr. Walter Zahorodny, an assistant professor of pediatrics at the New Jersey Medical School.
The Academy of Natural Sciences has launched an effort to make museum visits more welcoming to children with autism.
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“There’s no national plan or effort to really strategically deal with so many adults with autism coming into the system,” says Leslie Long, director of adult services for Autism Speaks, which conducted the survey.
Around 15,000 people turned out for the 11th annual Philadelphia Walk Now for Autism Speaks Saturday at Citizens Bank Park.
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The seminar focused on a specific form of treatment called the Early Start Denver Model. It’s designed to help parents, educators and therapists work with children on the Autism spectrum who are nine months to four-years-old.
‘Play Without Boundaries’ is a program for children with special needs playing out at museums across the country, including Philadelphia’s Please Touch Museum.
The state Department of Public Welfare is establishing a website, toll-free number and specialists to help families and parents of the autistic get information and guidance.
SAP, the software giant with a North American headquarters in Newtown Square, is looking for people with autism to fill hundreds of tech jobs.
Drexel runs a program, now with about 40 students, designed to overcome those challenges.
The two-day conference heard from Dr. Temple Grandin, a noted author on autism who is herself autistic.