Padres to conduct Autism Awareness Night

first_img April 20, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Padres will conduct Autism Awareness Night at today’s game against the Cincinnati Reds at Petco Park in an effort to raise awareness and support individuals and their families who are affected by autism.Representatives from various autism awareness and sensory inclusive groups will participate in a baseline ceremony and a representative will ring the Mission Bell.A ticket package including a donation to the autism organization Autism Speaks is available at Speaks seeks to promote solutions for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.Autism Awareness Night comes during World Autism Month. In connection with Autism Awareness Month, Autism Speaks began a public awareness campaign April 2 encouraging parents to have children screened for autism early and seek a diagnosis if necessary.“We are committed to creating a more inclusive world for people with autism, and that starts with early screening and timely intervention so that people with autism can live their fullest lives,” said Angela Geiger, Autism Speaks president and CEO. “There is considerable work to be done in overcoming obstacles that may delay a diagnosis — the first step toward improved future outcomes. With this new campaign, we hope to give families the tools they need to identify early signs, feel empowered to get their children screened and seek support if they need it.”The campaign includes the websites and, which have resources for parents.According to an April 2018 report from the Early Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, one in 59 children at the age of 8 were identified with autism spectrum disorder.A report from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention released April 11 found a growing number of 4-year-olds were identified with autism spectrum disorder, increasing from one in 75 in 2010 to one in 59 in 2014, the most recent year studied.“The CDC data for 4-year-olds are an important addition to our understanding of autism prevalence,” said Tom Frazier, Autism Speaks chief science officer. “The estimated prevalence of ASD in 4-year-olds is an underestimate, with many children without an intellectual disability being identified later. These findings suggest that ASD is even more common than indicated by the mostrecent CDC prevalence report for 8-year-olds.”In his proclamation declaring April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day, President Donald Trump declared “we must continue to support Americans with ASD” and “the safety of all Americans with ASD is a priority of my administration.”The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, signed into law by Trump on March 23, 2018, included Kevin and Avonte’s Law of 2018, which expands the existing federal emergency alert program to include people with ASD and other cognitive disorders who wander from safety.The law also authorizes funding for tracking technologies and specialized training for caregivers to help prevent and respond to instances of wandering.The law was named for two boys diagnosed with autism who wandered away from supervised settings and drowned.“I call upon all Americans to learn more about the signs of autism to improve early diagnosis, understand the challenges faced by individuals with autism and find ways to support those with autism and their families,” Trump wrote in his proclamation. KUSI Newsroom, Padres to conduct Autism Awareness Night Posted: April 20, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB The Best Stories From Wilmingtons Newspapers

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are recent articles about Wilmington — published online between April 28, 2019 to May 5, 2019 — that residents should consider reading:Wilmington Town CrierSelectmen candidates Caira, Bendel reelected by Lizzy HillTewksbury library hosts Jim Miceli event by Lizzy HillBrand scores well on first year evaluation by Lizzie McDermottSullivan selected as Woburn Street principal by Lizzie McDermottDeRoche retires after 36 years as postal carrier by Sheryl WalshWilmington Town Crier sports stories can be read HERE.Wilmington AdvocateNoneWilmington PatchNoneLowell SunWilmington Town Meeting approves $119M budget by Emma Murphy(NOTE: Cover photo is from WCTV’s Facebook page.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”last_img read more

Using labour arbitrage to bring in Indian workers a mistake Cisco chief

first_imgJohn ChambersReutersTaking people from India to the US on work visas to take advantage of lower labour arbitrage may be a mistake, and companies must look at creating jobs in both countries, Cisco Executive Chairman John Chambers said on Thursday.Chambers is in India to announce the creation of the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) which he says will take the relationship between the two countries, their companies and people to the next level, financial daily Economic Times reported.”You can’t go in and take a whole bunch of H1-B visas and displace American workers for a lower cost. That is just a mistake,” Chambers said. “The jobs which are being created have to be created in both the countries. It is not a win-lose (situation); both the countries can have dramatic job creation by working together,” he added.He said there are many examples of partnerships between two companies that have led to more jobs in both the US and India, and there is a need to communicate such instances better, rather than rare cases of job losses that are an exception. That’s an area where the avatar of US-India Business Council (USIBC) will be able to help by constant messaging etc., Chambers said. John Chambers and Narendra ModiReutersThe 67 year American executive has been a long-time supporter of India and an admirer of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “I see the Prime Minister as one of the top leaders that I have ever met in my life. He has got a vision and a strategy; he knows how to execute them for India’s 1.3 billion people,” Chambers told to Mint in an interview.Asking about his working relations with present government, he said Modi knows how to form win-win partnerships that most people don’t. “He is moving faster than any leader in the world. I would give India an A in terms of progress over the last three years,” Chambers added.last_img read more