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Nova Scotia autism program aims to help people find, keep jobs

A new program aims to give adults on the autism spectrum the skills and experience they need to find and keep work. The Autism Works Launchpad began last week. And already, 27-year-old Lauren King says she’s already picked up some … Continue reading

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ONLINE REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR CAOT 2015 Conference in Winnipeg is May 11 2015.

Join us in Winnipeg to share your knowledge and strategies for rising to the challenge of enhancing occupational justice in our communities. Key events:… – Keynote speaker: Dr. Clare Hocking – Plenary Speaker: Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair – Muriel Driver Memorial … Continue reading

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Deadline is today! Early bird price for CAOT Conference 2015!

Occupational therapists have developed an understanding of the importance of addressing injustices to enable people’s full participation in occupations that are meaningful and enriching. Please join us in Winnipeg to share your knowledge and strategies for rising to the challenge … Continue reading

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Law and Order: SVU tackles the anti-vaccination movement

In the Granting Immunity episode of Law and Order, Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) faces the anti-vaccination movement when the sergeant’s foster son, Noah, gets swept up in a measles outbreak at school during this week’s episode of Law & Order: Special … Continue reading

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New Ressources: Occupational Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Occupational Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorder Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is the most common developmental disability and neurological disorder affecting people across their lifespan, although usually first diagnosed in children. According to Autism Speaks Canada, an estimated 1 out of … Continue reading

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Vaccines: Busting common myths – CBC Marketplace investigates the advice that parents get about vaccines

Myth: Vaccines can cause autism and other disorders Fact: According to PHAC: “Medical researchers and scientists around the world have studied information collected over many years to see whether there is a link between the MMR [measles, mumps and rubella] … Continue reading

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Don’t miss out on CAOT Learning Services: Occupational therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorders!

Mobile Technologies as Cognitive-Behavioral Aids: Devices, Apps and Strategies – March 17, 2015 (12:00pm – 1:00 pm ET) Presenter Tony Gentry Smartphones, personal digital assistants, and tablets can be powerful assistive technologies for cognition when incorporated into an occupational therapist’s tool … Continue reading

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