Saturday, July 28, 2007

Clinic Notes: Public Awareness of Autism and ABA

According to a recent Schafer Report the mayor of Albuquerque has called for a Town Hall meeting on Developmental Disabilities. One of the panels at the meeting will be devoted to autism. I think this is a great idea. And If I were the mayor I would require all city employees to attend. Policemen, firemen, teachers, anyone who might come in contact with a child or adult with autism should be there. And perhaps a special workshop should be offered as a follow up. I am in the process of trying to organize a day camp for children with autism. Games and other activities would be available, all run by qualified staff. While the children with autism were involved in recreation I would talk to teachers, parents, and other interested adults about ABA and autism and Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, and others ould do their part. And hopefully the community to come together to help fight the epidemic.

2 comments:

Marlowe Franklin said...

I noticed your program on eBay, and decided to check this out! I admire your passion and drive to make a difference! We live in an area with limited resources in Michigan...I too have the same goal...

Educating the community is such an important goal..it changes the way people look at people with special needs and gives them more compassion and empathy.

Good luck in your work!

grnidgoddss@yahoo.com said...

Hello,

I just wanted to know if there are current studies that show lack of public knowledge or public misunderstandings about autism.

Thank you, this is a great resource!