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Old March 5th, 2017, 07:18 AM   #671
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The subject of recent posts has mainly been on Autism-related events and organisations in Maryland.

The Abilities Network is a Towson, Maryland-based nonprofit whose mission is to challenge the community to acknowledge the value and equality of people of all abilities. This includes children on the Autism Spectrum...
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Katy Marchman is like any other 10-year-old girl. She's a bright, bubbly blonde who squabbles with her 8-year-old sister, Alex, about clothes. Her mother, Kim, affectionately calls her a 'diva-in-training.'

There's just one difference -- Katy lacks the ability to verbally communicate, due to her diagnosis of Angelman's syndrome, a neuro-genetic disorder that falls on the autism spectrum.

But Kim is quick to point out that Katy's disability is secondary to who she is. "Some families will say, 'Oh the disability is part of the family," but Kate is just one of our three children,' she said. "She's so many other things."

One of the biggest characteristics that defines who Katy is as a person is her love for everything Ravens. "She is a humongous Baltimore Ravens fan," Kim said. "To the point where we're not allowed to say any criticism during the games."

The Marchmans, which includes Katy's father, Mark, and her older brother, Andrew, 17, first discovered Katy's love for football when they visited Ravens training camp 4 years ago. "Matt Stover saw us and Katy got to meet all the players," Kim said. "I had no idea she was going to love it."

Since that day, Katy has visited camp at least four times every summer. She watches every game. She carries around a scrapbook of pictures of her with players like Musa Smith, Mark Clayton, Ray Lewis and Todd Heap.

Katy communicates through hand gestures, body language and pictures of symbols. She often 'writes' letters and cards to her favorite players, and even made a 'Welcome to Baltimore' card for new head coach John Harbaugh.

As part of Katy's daily education, she receives services from [the Abilities Network.]

"With Katy, what they found, was that she responded to everything Ravens," said Lauren Dunn, Abilities Network Director of Development. ?When a child has Angelman's, it helps to work on something they enjoy. When Katy started going to training camp, she got excited, and she responded."

On Monday, the Abilities Network is hosting 'Time Out For Charity,' a benefit event in which the organization's employees, volunteers and consumers get to mingle with Ravens players. Katy is going along for the second year.

"She's knows it's coming, but we can't tell her what day it is, because she will stay up until 1 a.m. the night before," Kim laughed.
Here is a link to a video on an Abilities Network fundraiser from a couple of years ago:

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The subject of recent posts has mainly been on Autism-related events and organisations in Maryland.

The Carroll/Frederick Autism Support Group is a Marriottsville, Maryland-based autism support group with a focus on getting the kids out to play with each other. Middletown Primary School hosts one of Frederick county's 'Challenges' programs that serves the needs of students with Autism and related communication disorders...
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Parker Langston, 6, can't chat about his day when he arrives home from school.

But after more than a year in Middletown Primary School's 'Challenges' program, he is finally able to communicate his needs and wants instead of crying -- something his mother, Heather, feared he'd never manage.

"They've really taught him how to enjoy being around people," she said.

Challenges uses pictures, sign language, iPads and more to build communication and interpersonal skills in students such as Parker, who have been diagnosed with autism and other severe communication disorders.

The specialized program serves 65 students across six Frederick County public schools: Middletown Primary, Carroll Manor and Middletown elementary schools; Oakdale and Gov. Thomas Johnson middle schools; and Gov. Thomas Johnson High School.

More than 560 students are formally recognized by the school system as having autism, said Dan Martz, special education and psychological services director. Parents choose whether to enroll their child in Challenges based on recommendations by school and special education staff.

...After more than a decade in practice, the Challenges program has fostered greater inclusion and understanding of autism among even the littlest students, teachers said.

In support of Autism Awareness Month, Middletown Primary students on Wednesday formed a human puzzle piece -- a well-known symbol of the complexity and uniqueness of the autism spectrum -- outside the school. Similar celebrations will continue through April at schools countywide.

Educators said hosting Challenges in their buildings makes every day an autism awareness day.

...Unified classes such as peer physical education and art pair Challenges students with first- and second-grade general education buddies as a way to encourage communication to transition into a regular classroom setting.

That interaction builds skills used outside of school as well, Heather Langston said. She said she can now take her son to the park without worrying he may hurt others.

"Peer P.E. taught Parker how to play with other children," she said. "His partner last year was so patient with him and talked him through things as simple as catching a ball."

Budget constraints sometimes limit Challenges teachers from buying new classroom materials or programs, and they are grateful for the support of numerous instructional assistants and speech therapists.

...Langston said the Challenges program's approach and staff-to-student ratio is still overwhelmingly positive. Her son keeps calm thanks to his rigid classroom routine and a daily schedule using pictures, a technique that she now uses at home.

Helping parents create functional lives and the joy of hearing autistic students speak is most rewarding for teachers...
Here is a link to a video from the Carroll/Frederick Autism Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/anna.curtis...type=2&theater


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The subject of recent posts has mainly been on Autism-related events and organisations in Maryland.

The McArdle Center for Early Autism Intervention, based in Stevensville, Maryland, strives to work with children and families with an ABA therapy centered approach. By taking a therapeutic approach to education The McArdle Center teaches children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in a way that best suits them as individual learners...
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On Sunday afternoon, April 24, Gov. Larry Hogan and his wife, Yumi, cut the ribbon to open to the new McArdle Center for Early Autism Intervention, lat 210 Pier One Road, Stevensville. The center is the first of its kind in the Mid-Shore area, providing services for children ages of 2 through 8 diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, which includes a wide range of symptoms, skills and levels of disability. Symptoms may include difficulty communicating and interacting with others, repetitive behaviors and trouble functioning socially. Children are evaluated as mild, moderate, or severe. The rating provides a guide for how much assistance each child needs to be functional.

There is no cure for autism, and no one know what causes it. However, it has been found that early intervention with intense weekly therapy sessions can reduce the affects of autism tremendously, center founders said.

...Hogan added, "Autism doesn't discriminate. All the resources are here at the McArdle Center to help autisitc children at the most early ages."

The center was founded completely with private funds.

Before Hogan spoke, Sajid Tarar, CEO of the Center for Social Change, addressed the gathering. He praised the work Hogan has done for the state, saying, "He (Hogan) has liberated the state of Maryland, and we're all in good hands." The compliment brought a rousing cheer and thunderous applause from the crowd.

"This center is God's work (at the McArdle Center). These are God's people being worked with here," Tarar said.

Gary Mangum of Stevensville followed Tarar, speaking before introducing Hogan. He praised the creation of the center, and then added praise for Queen Anne's County Public Schools for their work with children with special needs.

Mangum has a 20-year-old son who graduated from Kent Island High School who was evaluated as having very low IQ at an early age. In a private conversation after the ceremony, Mangum said, "The teachers and guidance counselors, particularly at the high school, worked with my son, helping him tremendously while he was there. In general, I think teachers are generally undervalued for the work they do for our children. Most teachers go way beyond the call of duty to serve our children. I don't think they get enough credit."

Mangum also praised Hogan, saying, I've learned that he (Hogan) is a very good listener, and uses that skill to help him make informed decisions in best governing the state. He genuially cares about people."

The McArdle Center was originally created for the McArdle family?s identical twin daughters, Caitlyn and Riley, now 5 years old. Both are autistic, one more severe than the other. Their parents, Terry and Emily McArdle, moved to Kent Island from Annapolis four years ago, before the girls were diagnoised with autism.

"They moved here because of the positive reputation of the public schools in Queen Anne's County," said Amelia Foxwell, a volunteer at the McArdle Center, who has more than a decade of training working with autistic children. She works with the McArdle girls.

Foxwell added, "This area desperately needs the services of this center. The services needed are not provided at any public schools. Children are born with a pre-dispostion for sutism and may never show it."

Costs for attending the center is $20,000 a year, far more affordable than places on the western shore.

Emily McArdle said, "We looked at many schools in the area. The costs for autism services range from the least expensive at $35,000 a year up to over $60,000. One thing we've learned is autistic children need consistent and constant services, year-round. If they have a two-week vacation, their skills regress. They need consistency."

April was Autism Awareness Month...
Here is a link to a video: https://m.facebook.com/pg/The-McArdl...deos/?mt_nav=1


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