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Autism Gossip.....Autism Gossip......Autism Gossip...... Evidence-based interventions to be released Announcement from the Missouri Autism G u i d e l i n e s In i t i a t i v e : Ef f e c t i v e , e a r l y intervention is the key to improving the quality of life for individuals with ASDs. In 2010, the Autism Spectrum Disorders: Missouri Guidelines for Screening, Diagnosis and Assessment became available. The new companion publication, Autism Spectr um Disorders: Guide to Evidence-based Interventions will soon be released. The Guide is intended to help identify eective evidence-based treatments more quickly by distilling the findings of recent reports and gathering this information into one clear, accessible, practical guide, providing the tools needed to make informed decisions about selection, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based interventions. The Guide has been developed through a collaborative process of concerned organizations and will be published in Summer 2012. To pre-order, go to h t t p : / / w w w. a u t i s m g u i d e l i n e s . d m h . m o . g o v / orderMaterials.asp

SOS Mentor Training planned for February

First Annual Developmental Disabilities Statewide Event

THE FUTURE IS NOW: SUPPORTING REAL LIVES, REAL PEOPLE

March 15-16, 2012 Holiday Inn Executive Center

Columbia, MO ! Registration is limited! Only $89 if you register before February 15. ! If you are a Self-Advocate, Family Member, Employer, Service Provider, Educator or Direct Support Professional DO NOT miss this event!!!!! ! For more info, contact Carol at 314-821-3316 or e-mail cracarol@aol.com

Announcement from Springfield Special Education PTA (SEPTA) is hosting the Sharing Our Strengths Mentor Training on February 28 at the Library Center in Springfield and would like to invite others in our region to attend. Please forward this flyer to parents and extended family members of people with disabilities, adults with disabilities and professionals. If you would like mentor training scheduled in your community, please call Judy Wanko, Family Support Coordinator/ A u t i s m N a v i g a t o r, S p r i n g f i e l d Regional Office, (417) 895-7446

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