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May 2016 Newsletter.
Just For Laughs
We will have information soon on the location of each trip, but please keep your calendars open for these days over the summer.
Events This Month:
To participate by phone call 1-866-356-1755 and enter code 325 848 2953#.
May 14th Nebraska - Transition Workshop from 10:00AM-4:00PM at Bryan East Medical Plaza
May 14th Nebraska - Teen Hangout 7:00PM-9:00PM at ACN Gym (9012 Q Street) for ages 12-22. There will be video games, board games, legos, crafts, food, and fun! Visit www.autismnebraska.org/omaha for more information.
Invitation to join SPARK
You’ve been invited by OHSU and the Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education to register with SPARK, a large, online research partnership that seeks to improve the lives of people with autism through research. You can register online at http://SPARKforAutism.org/ohsu. OHSU is one of a network of clinical sites—autism centers and research institutions—that SPARK has partnered with across the country.
The goal of SPARK is to accelerate autism research in order to gain a better understanding of causes and treatments for autism. By building a community of tens of thousands of individuals with autism and their biological family members who provide behavioral and genetic data, SPARK will be the largest autism research study to date.
By joining SPARK, you will be making invaluable contributions to advancing the understanding of autism.
To register for SPARK go to www.ohsu.edu/spark
Registration takes about 20-30 minutes, and we’d love to have you on board. As part of your participation in SPARK, we ask that you register and complete a few questionnaires online, and provide a saliva sample using a saliva collection kit that will be shipped directly to your home. Find out more about what’s involved on our SPARK FAQ page.
Together, we can improve lives by helping to accelerate research. SPARK sincerely appreciates your time, effort and participation in this landmark research initiative, and we look forward to learning more together!
Phone: (503) 974-6478
This month's definition is from Behaviorspeak: a Glossary of Terms in Applied Behavior Analysis.
Punishment: The contingency between a specific behavior and its consequence that will lead to a decrease in the future probability of the target behavior.