Thank you to everyone who came to our Halloween Hangout last week; we welcomed 30 (!) teens and young adults for the free event at MUSC. As you can see from the pictures below, our participants rocked some fantastic costumes and a great time was had by all.
Good news: we have new Adult Group dates for 2018, and a Halloween Party coming up this week as well! In this post, we’ll also share some insights into the difficulty of diagnosing autism, and highlight a talk by Dr. Gwynette on gender dysphoria too.
*Note: the Impact Survey is now closed. Thanks to everyone who participated! Members of the Autism Community, Kim Hollingsworth Taylor (an autism parent and the Clearly Present Founder and CEO) invites you to complete a quick, 10 minute ASD Impact Survey to help researchers by Wednesday, June 28.
Calling all local artists – it’s time to showcase your ability! Synergy Supportive Services LLC and AccessAbility invite people with disabilities to display their talent in Visual Arts, Performance, or Craft at Art in the Dark. This year’s theme is “Breaking Through Barriers”. Art in the Dark will be held on Thursday, May 25th, 2017
What if you could help raise awareness of autism and receive a free, professional photo portrait of yourself or a loved one at the same time? That’s the opportunity offered by Stories of Autism, a national project with the mission of raising awareness, acceptance, and inclusion of people with autism spectrum disorders. They accomplish this
Ask any autism parent what they want for their child, and they’ll probably say something like this: “Connections. Friends. Flexibility. Self-worth …. To make a friend, roll with changes in the schedule, share an experience or achieve something new.” But how do we cultivate these qualities and facilitate these experiences? That’s the question posed in
Hot off the presses: Project Rex members have published a study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research – Mental Health titled Social Skills Training for Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorder Using Facebook (Project Rex Connect): A Survey Study. The study objective was to assess the feasibility and clinical impact of using Facebook in combination
What do you do when you live in a rural location and you need to access mental health services? In this age of telehealth, autism families have the option to access psychiatry services at a distance.
Can you imagine making a five-hour round trip journey just to see a psychiatrist? Such was the case for Kim Coker of Johnsonville, SC and her son Jacob, a patient of MUSC Project Rex founder Dr. Frampton Gwynette.
Big news for the autism community this week: as of next year, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy will be covered by all government health insurance plans. This sets a positive precedent and increases the likelihood of additional ABA coverage within the private insurance sector as well. “The U.S. government has made what is being called