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An introduction to autism that aims to raise awareness among young non-autistic audiences, to stimulate understanding and acceptance in future generations. It is intended to be viewed, discussed and shared widely by anyone but especially teachers and parents.  http://amazingthingshappen.tv/

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What we offer:


   

    *    A year round resource centre with a lending library of books, DVD's,             and fact sheets for families and professionals. See our Library page for listings of our books. .

    *    Annual summer day camps aimed at young people between the ages of 5 years to 19 for children and starting 2016 Young Adults ages 19 ( graduated high school) to 26.

    *    Various programming  for youth and information sessions for parents throughout the year - to be announced as we have things planned. Sign up for our newsletter  and parent emails by emailing dragonfly@nb.aibn.com and check our website for events! 
 

     *    Referral service.
 




Dragonfly Centre for Autism




Based in St Andrews, we are one of 9 autism resource centres in NB and are open year round providing advice, guidance and support to parents, families, friends, professionals and young people within the autistic spectrum. If you would like further information, support or just an opportunity to talk through difficulties you may be facing from living with or supporting a young person with autism please do not hesitate to call, email or drop into the centre.







                                                                                

Dr. Glen Davies



Dr. Glen Davies Video - Comments OnThe Dramatic Increase In autism Diagnosis

Dr. Glen Davies is a clinical child psychologist who has practiced in the Vancouver area for over 25 years. Today, over two-thirds of the children seen in his clinic are on the autism spectrum. In his 16 minute interview, Dr. Davies comments upon the dramatic increase in autism diagnosis over the last two decades. He discusses the transformational impact of ABA treatment, as well as the relative costs of not providing treatment -- to autistic children, their families and society at large. See more at http://www.medicareforautismnow.org










We Are Fine Enough


Marc Schlossman

We Are Fine Enough

from Plus 3 years ago

'We Are Fine Enough' is an intimate, powerful and sensitive portrayal of the life of an autistic child and the ways in which he and his family cope with his disability. In 1994, Marc Schlossman began a photojournalism project documenting the life of Charlie, a five-year-old boy with severe autism and profound learning difficulties. He has continued documenting Charlie, now 20, and his family. Cynthia Bartlett, Charlie's mother, saw her one-year-old son develop the most severe level of autism within autistic spectrum disorder. Only now is Charlie starting to seek and enjoy social contact. Yet he remains self-injurious, he has no ability to speak and he is incontinent. He is dependent on his mother and those around him for his basic care.

'We Are Fine Enough' consists entirely of still photographs from Charlie's life with a narration by his mother. The film began as four 3-minute films commissioned by Channel 4 in the UK for their '3-Minute Wonders' slot and was broadcast in September 2005. Marc began the project to increase awareness of lives with autism and to build a greater understanding of autistic spectrum disorders. 'We Are Fine Enough' is the culmination in film of a long-term commitment to providing a unique view into lives with autism.




                         
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