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Autism Gossip.....Autism Gossip......Autism Gossip...... SCIL Accepting Nominations for Disabilities Wall The “Honoring People with Disabilities Wall” at Southwest Center for Independent Living (SCIL) recognizes the people living in the Ozarks with disabilities for their past and present efforts. Nominations are now being accepted to honor people with disabilities from times past and today, from these categories: Advocacy, C o m m u n i t y S e r v i c e , P e e r, Mentoring, Role Model, Determination, and Leadership in the Community. A new honoree will be announced in each SCIL bi-monthly newsletter issue and a photo of the nominee will be displayed on the “Honoring People with Disabilities Wall” at the Springfield office beginning January 2012. Nominate someone online Download the nominations form ASD transition stories for publication deadline approaching The Journal Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics is currently looking for parent stories and experiences that involve the transition to adulthood for families with children with ASDs. The Journal's focus is to provide a forum to explore issues in bioethics through the publication and analysis of personal stories. The stories should give a sense of what parents find rewarding as well as challenging during this time. Stories about any aspect of the transition are welcome, ranging from navigating the health system to romantic relationships. We want your true, personal stories in a form that is interesting and easy to read. Inquiries or proposals should be sent to the editorial office via email: We will give preference to story proposals received by Jan 2nd . For more information about the journal Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics, the guidelines for authors, and privacy policies, visit our webpage with Johns Hopkins University Press at:http:// Plan to attend the Autism Coalition Summit in Jefferson City, MO. February 2012 More info to come! Watch for updates on on the upcoming Autism Coalition Summit at http:// providers and keep watching the MAR for info! Please mail forms to: SCIL Honor PWD Wall, 2864 S. Nettleton Ave., Springfield, MO 65807 Power Up 2012 Conference & Expo April 2nd & 3rd, 2012 Holiday Inn Executive Center Columbia, MO Conference Contact: Missouri Assistive Technology 1501 NW Jefferson St. Blue Springs, MO! 64015 (800) 647-8557 (voice, within Missouri) (800) 647-8558 (TTY, within Missouri) (816) 655-6700 (voice) SAVE THE DATE! ! April 18, 2012 Annual Autism Rally Jefferson City, MO ! More info to come! http:// www.missouriautismcoalition. com/providers Pamela Cooper, consultant Ozark, MO 65721 Ph: 417-595-7153 pamelacooper Page 17

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