Welcome. We are the Anne Arundel County Asperger
Support Group, in Maryland U.S.A.
Our group is dedicated to the
advocacy and developmental needs of children who have been
diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome.
There will be no September meeting. Check back for more info.
Contact us for support and information.
Our meetings are open to the public, free of charge,
registration free, and, best of all, we welcome everyone who
has an interest in Aspergers Syndrome to attend.
Our next meeting is
not yet scheduled.
Please note that we follow Anne Arundel County Public Schools inclement weather policy. If they are closed on a day we are scheduled to meet, we'll not be meeting that day.
Calendar in brief
Our upcoming meetings and other events.
SOCIAL SKILLS GROUPs
Columbia is starting up social skills groups
covering many age ranges. See the email we received
from them here
Way To Grow, LLC announces availability of
their new customizable Powerpoint called Kids
Need to Know. Its at their website at: http://www.tools2growkids.com
How About Not 'Curing' Us, Some Autistics
Are Pleading - New York Times Dec 2004
By AMY HARMON
Jack Thomas, a 10th grader at a school for autistic teenagers and an expert on
the nation's roadways, tore himself away from his satellite map one recent recess
period to critique a television program about the search for a cure for autism.
" We don't have a disease," said Jack, echoing the opinion of the other
boys at the experimental Aspie school here in the Catskills. "So we can't
be 'cured.' This is just the way we are.".....
read the article: click
Unless otherwise noted, we are not cognizant of the end dates of these studies
facial expression recognition
Investigator: Tinita Ortega,
Affiliation: Howard University
Who is eligible? Children with Asperger syndrome or high-functioning
autism between the ages of 8 and 11 years
Please contact Tinita Ortega, MS, CCC-SLP by
e-mail at Tortega.firstname.lastname@example.org for further
Autism study on language
The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine,
Department of Neurology, Cognitive Neurology/Neuropsychology
group is recruiting adults with high functioning
autism or Asperger's syndrome for their study
on language comprehension. Research participants
* Visit their lab in Fells Point for three
hours a day, on three different days.
* Be asked to complete language and cognitive tasks that may include reciting
words, naming pictures, and drawing designs.
* Be compensated $15 an hour, plus a $50 bonus after completing the study.
Interested individuals should contact them
by email at email@example.com or by phone at
Andreea Apostu from Dr. Stewart Mostofsky's
autism research team at Kennedy Krieger Institute
in Baltimore, MD. writes:
We are actively seeking children with and
without autism (ages 8 to 12) to participate
in a research study on high functioning autism
to learn if there are any differences
between the brain's structure and its function
in children with and without autism spectrum
The study involves 2 days of computer games, paper&pencil tasks, and a
magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain. The study has been reviewed
and approved by the Johns Hopkins Institutional Review Board. Participants will
receive a free IQ testing and report, a $50 check and a picture of their brain.
There are no significant risks or direct medical benefits for participating
in this study.
As you know, autism research is critical to furthering our understanding of
this disability that affects so many children and families....
for children with Autism/Aspergers.
Would you like to be involved in autism research
at Children's National Medical Center in Rockville,
Children and adults with autism are invited to participate in severalcurrent
research studies about autism and brain functions.
What will the studies involve?
These studies will involve completing tasks using a computer or pen and paper
that test memory, attention, and problem solving. Some studies also involve
a brain imaging component with an MRI machine. For these tasks, participants
click buttons in response to pictures, words, or letters, or watch TV while
lying inside the MRI.
The total time commitment will be from 3-8 hours and occur in one or more sessions.
MRI sessions are scheduled separately from the paper& pencil and computer
Time and travel expenses will be reimbursed for completing memory, attention,
and problem solving tasks. Participants who complete MRI sutides also receive
the images of their brains as well.
For more information, please call the Autism Research Team at (301) 765-5425
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Maximilian Riesenhuber at Georgetown University
is conducting an autism-related study and is seeking
adults on the spectrum who are interested in participating
in behavioral and fMRI neuroimaging experiments
at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.
A description of the study is here.
If you would like to attend our group, have
any questions, or would like to recommend a guest speaker, please
feel free to contact us (Scott Bialousz, Sue Hayward or Sandy D'Erasmo)
by clicking here. Contact the Web Mister (Barry C) by clicking here.