It was great to be on today, thanks for having me! Very interesting discussion here, in my opinion the most important thing is how we move forward, not looking back with regret. Educating the public and education system about Autism and Aspergers is not easy work and in both cases the same kind of work and information is required. Why do we want to do the same job twice over? We're all in the same boat and working to reach the same benefits and opportunities.
As for resources, I work with the Autism Society of Oregon at www.oregonautism.com as well as the Portland Autism Group (for Professionals) and the West Linn Game Club, which is a wonderful social group for families who have a child on the spectrum who is able to play video / card games and socially interact with others of a similar age group. There are many wonderful resources up north at the University of Washington too, they have a massive Autism research department.
ASO is hosting the 8th anual Autism Walk-a-Thon on April 18th at Oaks Park.
If there's anything I can do for the community or you would like additional resources you are welcome to contact me directly. I am also available as a consultant, primarily to come into IEP meetings and assist in planning.
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