There are many venues to explore where one can pursue inspiration for the purposes of contributing to the world, and making a life of well-being. This article explores ‘inspiration’ and how individuals with ASD discovered their deep ‘inspiration’ through making their art. The art of Elaine Crowder, Trent Altman, Kevin Hosseini, and students at The Beacon Day School, and other artists who have autism will be featured at The Brilliance of Autism Exhibit at Autism One 2013 conference on May 21- 26.
Geri Brewster, RD, MPH, CDN, on the Vital Role of Nutrition to Good Health
Experts Explore Link Between Vitamin D and Childhood Disorders
By Nora Tarte
Kirkman Group, Inc.
Recent studies suggest that there may be a correlation between vitamin D levels and autism diagnoses. While there may be some truth to the theories, experts are calling for more research to be done.
Multiple studies show that children diagnosed with autism have lower vitamin D levels than those without; and lower vitamin D levels were associated with more severe autism, according to a study in Saudi Arabiai.
When considering how to better equip individuals with autism spectrum disorders to attain and maintain employment, I discovered it is not mainly requirements in learning the job task, memorizing social skill scripts, giving eye contact, or attainment of independent-living skills that matter most. Unfortunately, requiring the young adult to reach success in each of these areas as a set criteria before receiving training for a job can actually jeopardize any employment outcome.
Nutritionally Support Immune and Inflammatory Responses
By Larry Newman
Chief Operating Officer
Kirkman Group. Inc.
By Keira Hambrick, M.A.
There are many victims as the result of the unexplainable tragic violence toward the children and teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School by Adam Lanza. I am one of millions of people who are emotionally affected by the event and in mourning. I extend compassion through prayer to the suffering parents, friends, and neighbors who lost the precious lives of children and their teachers in Newtown, Connecticut. Also, we must not forget Lanza’s mother Nancy who is also a victim. She is portrayed as a very positive mom who was focused on getting her sons what they needed and what they wanted.
Beacon Day School appreciates art! I really enjoyed talking to artist Trent Altman's mother, Dr. Jackie Marquette, on the radio last Tuesday (www.voiceamerica.com/episode/65611/a-beacon-of-light-and-hope-for-transi...). Who is your favorite artist with autism? Email email@example.com and we may feature them in a coming newsletter!