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Posted Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Today the U.S. Department of Education released the Questions & Answers document below about the Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District U.S. Supreme Court Decision. In that decision that examined the Court stated that “every child should have the chance to meet challenging objectives.”  The Q&A document provides stakeholders an overview of the case and information from the Department about how the decision impacts implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the definition of a free appropriate public education.  [ for more]

Posted Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Can we help children and adolescents with autism make sense of the world?  Recruitment is now open for the aVIation study – a clinical study that will ask if an investigational medicine can improve the social communication and interaction skills of children and adolescents who: 
- Have autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
- Are 5-to-17 years old
- Are ‘high-functioning’ (for this study, that means an IQ of at least 70) 

For more information about participating at the Ohio State University,

please contact:     Taylor Wong,  Clinical Research Assistant        614-685-3219      

aVIation Flyer

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Posted Tuesday, December 12, 2017

President Donald Trump said that he will nominate Johnny Collett to be assistant secretary of education for special education and rehabilitative services at the U.S. Department of Education.  This is Trump’s first effort since taking office earlier this year to fill the post which is tasked with overseeing the federal government’s implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and other laws.

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Posted Sunday, December 3, 2017
If so, your child may be eligible to participate in a research study that focuses on teaching imitation and other social skills to young children with ASD.  During this study, your child would receive 10 weeks of twice weekly therapy sessions using a play-based therapy technique called Reciprocal Imitation Training.  A parent/guardian may also be asked to participate in sessions to learn how to use this therapy technique at home.  All sessions are provided free of cost for families, and free parking is provided.  If you would like to hear more about this study, contact: Alayna Borowy, Phone: (614) 366-3828    E-mail: [ for more]

Posted Monday, November 27, 2017
Saavsus provides training and supplemental materials for the Adolescent Coping with Depression (CWD-A) course, which is available at no cost on our website. Produced under an NIH SBIR grant, Mastering the Coping Course is a cost-effective, interactive DVD-ROM that is suitable for training therapists and other providers working with adolescents who struggle with depression. We are currently offering a $50 discount for this training program if purchased prior to December 31, 2017. Use the promo code 84EJ4HU at time of purchase.  View information on all of our adolescent behavioral health programs here.  Paul Berger, Saavsus, Inc.,       541-283-6283  [ for more]

Posted Monday, November 13, 2017
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