Dear Research Participants and Friends,
The Autism Spectrum Disorders - Canadian-American Research Consortium thanks you for your continued participation in ASD Research! Please visit us at www.AutismResearch.com to learn more about our current research projects and findings, and to find out how you can participate in our various research studies.


Good News Corner

 These are such wonderful stories that it has inspired me to start a new section for our AutismResearch Newsletter - called "Good News Corner". The regular news is usually bad (or much more bad news than good) and even the Autism stories are often about the difficulties and rarely celebrates the wonderful stories such as these.

Brushes with Grace - Grace Culliton ("Good News" Correspondent Janet Culliton)

We have some news to share!  Our family was recently asked to put together a video about our special daughter Grace Culliton, and her art, to be shown at an upcoming event in Stratford that Temple Grandin is speaking at. Read more...

Unlocking Carly's World - Carly Fleischmann ("Good News" Correspondent Pat Lalonde)

Carly is truly one amazing young lady!!  She is an inspiration to all of us living with Autism.. she has shown me personally that the sky is the limit with my daughter and to NEVER give up!!!!   Autism truly does speak, and it is time for all of us to listen!!!!  :) Click to read the article Unlocking Carly and Carly Interviews Herself.

Golfing and Autism - Moe Norman ("Good News" Correspondent Jeanette Holden)
For many years, when speaking to groups, I have remarked that many “top of their field” athletes have children with autism. I wondered if there might be a connection. It seemed to me that being a supreme athlete often required incredible mathematical skills – probably unconsciously calculated. For example, throwing a football to a place where no-one seems to be, but calculating how quickly the receiver responds and getting the ball to the “right place”! Or what about Golf – as I joke with my friends, and even new acquaintances who play golf, it’s like hitting a very small ball into a smaller hole and not even being able to see where the hole is……. Amazing!  All the triangulation and vectors, speed, wind, human elements that have to be taken into account. And then there’s Moe Norman – perhaps some of the explanation lies with this remarkable golfer.
Click here to view video

 

If you would like to submit a Good News story, please send an email with a link to the article and a short note to introduce the article to autism.research@queensu.ca.


Engaging the World of Autism Can you help us with translations?

Hands reaching togetherOne of our goals is to learn about autism in different countries and cultures and, to do this, we would like to invite bilingual or multilingual families to help us. We are planning to translate our website and many of our questionnaires and studies into different languages, so that we can hear from those who do not speak English. We will do a first translation, and then we would like to invite family members to review this for accuracy and cultural sensitivity, and provide us with feedback. If you have an hour or more to help us... Read More

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Go to www.AutismResearch.com and click "Login". If you can't remember your login information just click "Forgot your Username or Password?". You will be prompted to enter your email address. You will then receive an email with your username and a temporary password you can change after you have logged in. Please remember that if you have received this email you already have an account and do not need to create a new account.


Contacting us

E-mail
autism.research@queensu.ca

Phone
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Fax
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Mail
ASD-CARC, c/o Autism Research Program
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Kingston, ON K7M 8A6, Canada

 

Thank you for your continued participation and support!

Sincerely,
                    Jeanette Holden,
                    ASD-CARC Program Director

 "Together We Will Discover a Better Tomorrow."

  

 

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