News and Notes from The Johnson Center

Free Junior Scientist Event this Saturday

JCCHD | Tue, June 14, 2016 |

There is big excitement this week at the Johnson Center – our Junior Scientist event is happening this Saturday! We’ve been planning this event for a while now and we can’t wait to see all of the young scientists in action.

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Sibling Leadership Council

JCCHD | Tue, May 17, 2016 |

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Summer Sibling Camp

JCCHD | Tue, May 17, 2016 |


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Positive Peers Summer Camp

JCCHD | Tue, May 17, 2016 |

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Nutrition & Adolescents: A Time for Change Calls for Changes

JCCHD | Tue, May 17, 2016 |

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Friendship Camp for Social Skills Building

JCCHD | Thu, May 05, 2016 |

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Take Action for Autism!

JCCHD | Tue, April 19, 2016 |

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

What can you do?...

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Participate in Autism Research

JCCHD | Sat, April 02, 2016 | [Autism Treatment][Community][Q and A ][Research]

April is Autism Awareness Month, but here at The Johnson Center we are calling for an Autism Action Month!

When you live in or work with the autism community, you experience the highs of celebrating the milestones a child reaches and you experience the lows of seeing a child or a family struggle.
One Johnson Center team member recalls an experience that has stayed with her: she once received an envelope with a handful of dollars and a baggie of coins in it. These were funds that a child’s classmates had…

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Inclusion Beyond the Classroom

JCCHD | Sat, April 02, 2016 | [Applied Behavior Analysis][Autism Treatment][Community][Events]

Many of us are familiar with the role of inclusion the classroom, but what about beyond? In order for inclusion to be truly effective it is vital that it reaches outside of the school environment and is adapted for recreational and social activities. All too often, children with special needs are left out of   extracurricular activities or social events. In order for inclusion to be successful, ALL parents and teachers need to be committed to full inclusion for all children.

When people with autism…

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Programs for Siblings of People with Autism

JCCHD | Sat, April 02, 2016 | [Autism Treatment][Sibling Spotlight]

Growing up with a brother or sister who has autism is a unique experience. Research suggests that siblings often experience difficult emotions including guilt, anger, resentment, loneliness, envy, embarrassment, and anxiety.  Siblings may feel as though they get less attention, their needs are not a priority, they are expected to behave perfectly all the time, or they are the only ones who have ever had to live with a sibling with autism. Embarrassment around their peers can occur and some are at risk of being bullied.  Adolescent siblings may believe they have increased responsibilities or feel more pressure to succeed.

These emotional challenges can also result…

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