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A Superhero Kid with Autism Makes his Debut in a New PBS Kids’ Series

A superhero kid with autism shines in new PBS Kids’ series

The Star Advertiser posted a great article today on the new PBS Kids’ Series “Hero Elementary”. The setting of this animated series is inside a grade school where four superhero students are learning to master their special powers. Read the story by Mark Kennedy, Associated Press here: https://www.staradvertiser.com/2020/06/14/features/a-superhero-kid-with-autism-shines-in-new-pbs-kids-series/. OR visit the PBS Kids Website here:

UCEDD COVID-19 Online Survey

––Dear Colleague: We are writing to ask your help to find out how families and caregivers with children, youth or adults with disabilities are doing during this unprecedented crisis with COVID-19, and what issues they are facing. The survey is online and anonymous, and is being sent to identify gaps in the current communication and

Statewide: ALERT: National Disability Benefits Scam – SPIN E-blast

PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR NETWORKS!! Remember: your stimulus checks will come automatically. No one is needed to get your check to you, it will come directly to you via mail or direct deposit. ________________________________________ Dear DD Council Network, We have received a few calls from self-advocates informing us that “National Disability” is calling them to

CDC Estimate on Autism Prevalence Increases by Nearly 10%

Estimate on autism prevalence increases to 1 in 54 children in the U.S. In a report issued by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate autism prevalence has increased by nearly 10%. The number of autism prevalence has increased from 1 in 59 to 1 in 54 children. This report reflects a continued

Federal Coronavirus Website and Guide to State Lockdowns

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Federal Coronavirus Website: https://www.coronavirus.gov/ Website includes specific resources and information for: Travelers Households Pregnant women and children People who are sick Small business owners Schools Healthcare professionals Laboratories Latest news and statistics Rumor control A Guide to State Coronavirus Lockdowns: https://apple.news/AJQ7OI9T8QxSYcmiIfEx2pQ (best using Chrome or Edge) State lockdown measures imposed across the U.S. vary in

COVID-19 Resources: Specific for Individuals with I/DD and ASD and their families

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Below you will find some resources that are specific for individuals with I/DD and ASD and their families. This information/message was distributed to the subscribers of the University of Colorado Denver “JFKPARTNERS” list. ​​COVID-19 Picture Communication Board​ – PPT file from Julia Beems Plain-Language Information on Coronavirus Plain-Language Information on Coronavirus (Spanish)​ COVID-19 Information and Resources

A Message from Nancy Bottelo – President & CEO Special Olympics Hawaii

Special Olympics Hawaii - Important Update on COVID-19

To our Special Olympics Hawaii Ohana, I hope that this message finds you safe and healthy. As the situation with COVID-19 continues to develop, Special Olympics Hawaii has made the decision to cancel or postpone all Special Olympics Hawaii events (including practices, competitions and fundraisers, and Summer Games) through May 31, 2020. With guidance from

Autism Society of Hawaii Postpones “HELE for Autism and Resource Fair 2020”

Hele for Autism Walk & Resource Fair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  March 16, 2020 Autism Society of Hawaii Postpones “HELE for Autism and Resource Fair 2020” Amid COVID-19 Concerns HONOLULU – The Autism Society of Hawaii announced today the postponement of the nonprofit organization’s annual “HELE for Autism and Resource Fair 2020” scheduled for April 11 at Ala Moana Beach Park’s Magic Island.