News and Notes from The Johnson Center

New Research Finds Children With ASD May Be At Risk for Suboptimal Bone Development

JCCHD | Fri, September 08, 2017 |

New research published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders identifies reduced bone mineral density (BMD) in 4-8 year old boys with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) compared with healthy age-matched controls.

In this study, boys diagnosed with…

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Back to School Bash 2017!

JCCHD | Fri, September 01, 2017 |

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Helping Children Cope With Natural Disasters

JCCHD | Tue, August 29, 2017 |

The recent devastation from Hurricane Harvey is a challenge for all who are living through it. For children, a natural disaster can trigger fear and comfort-seeking responses. Older children might look for information, and as they are able to think ahead to what comes next, they might feel helpless. For a child with autism, the chaos surrounding the events can make these feelings can be even bigger. Parents are understandably overwhelmed with the family’s survival and may feel at a loss with how to help their children cope. Here are some tips for helping children during this time of crisis.

- Try to manage…

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Take Action for Autism in 2017!

JCCHD | Mon, April 03, 2017 |

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April is Autism Awareness Month and while awareness is good, the autism community wants and needs action!

What can you do?

~ Check out the Action for Autism Auction and bid on amazing items like tickets to concerts, great dining, shopping, entertainment, and more. The online auction opens April 21st and closes on April 30th. All proceeds from the auction will help provide summer programs and counseling for people with autism and their families.

Check out the great selection of auction items and register to bid by going to:
www.charityauction.bid/takeactionforautism

~ Read and sign the pledge to support the autism community in ten meaningful and supportive ways:
Take the Action for Autism Pledge By Clicking Here

Your support and assistance can make a big difference in the autism community!

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Amplify ATX!

JCCHD | Thu, March 02, 2017 |

It’s that time of year! Click here to Amplify ATX!

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Ho Ho Ho - It’s Mr. and Mrs. Claus!

JCCHD | Tue, November 15, 2016 |

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Pilot Program Takes Off In January, 2017

JCCHD | Tue, November 15, 2016 |

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Donate your Halloween Costumes and Decor

JCCHD | Mon, October 31, 2016 |

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SCD Study

JCCHD | Mon, July 25, 2016 |

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Social Empowerment Group for High School and College Students

JCCHD | Sat, July 02, 2016 |

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