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Autistic Adults Receive Scholarship Aid to Attend College

(PRWEB) July 15, 2014

Robbie Henderson from Brentwood, CA and Paul Hislip from Cranford, NJ have both dealt with struggles in their lives. After years of educational services and supports they both are on their way to college. And to aid them on this path they are being awarded the spring 2014 Making a Difference for Autism Scholarship from our group, KFM Making a Difference, a NJ non-profit organization.

We were excited to select these two outstanding young men, says Kerry Magro, founder and CEO of KFM Making a Difference. We keep getting more applicants for our scholarship every year. This makes our award decision tougher. But we are very happy we could choose these two individuals. They really stood out to us as deserving recognition for their hard work.

Paul, who will be attending Rutgers University this fall, said on winning the award, "I am ecstatic to learn that I have won the scholarship! Ever since I first learned about Kerry Magro, I admired him for how far he had come despite all his struggles, and that he had raised so much awareness for all those with Autism. I found it very inspiring. Robbie who is currently attending Sonoma University followed by saying, Wow. Im speechless. I am honored to be a recipient of this scholarship. Id like to thank everyone who has been an influence in my life. They have all inspired me to become the person I am today.

In the fall 2012, KFM Making a Difference launched its scholarship program and today, with Robbie and Pauls win, has given out 7 scholarships nationwide, helping 7 autistic adults to go to college.

Kerry Magro (age 26), who started KFM Making a Difference in 2009, is an adult on the autism spectrum who speaks nationally regarding autism issues. Kerry hopes in the next few years to have the all the scholarship winners collaborate on a book about their experiences as young adults on the autism spectrum.

Today, according to the Center for Disease Control, 1 in 68 children will be diagnosed with autism while more than 500,000 young individuals with autism will reach adulthood within the next decade.

KFM Making a Difference will now be looking ahead to its fall 2014 scholarship application period, anticipating award of scholarships to additional talented autistic adults from the community. The deadline for this scholarship will be Monday, December 1st at Midnight U.S Eastern Standard Time.

For more information on KFM Making a Difference please go to for more details.


Experts on Communication Disorders Host PresenceLearnings Second EXTRA CREDIT Summer Series of Webinars on Diagnosing Autism

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 11, 2014

According to the Center for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network, one in every 68 children has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Because of this alarming percentage, it is imperative that therapists and special educators work together to successfully diagnose and treat students with ASD. To help equip therapists and special educators to do this, PresenceLearning is hosting a free continuing education webinar, Interprofessional Collaboration: Early Identification of Children At Risk for ASD on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 11:00 AM Pacific Time/2:00 PM Eastern Time. This webinar, hosted by communication disorder specialists Dr. Kathy Coufal and Dr. Tricia Self, is the second of three webinars in the EXTRA CREDIT summer series.

To sign up for the webinar, visit:

The two-hour webinar will describe how a diagnostic team of different specialists is formed and the procedure for student evaluation, including video examples of the diagnostic process. After completing the webinar, attendees who are ASHA members will receive 0.2 Continuing Education Units (CEU) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). There is no charge for participating in this webinar. All attendees will receive a certificate of completion.

After this webinar, participants will be able to:


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Get Healthy Vermont to Hold In-Office Seminar on Thyroid Dysfunction and Recovery

South Burlington, VT (PRWEB) July 10, 2014

The numbers dont lie. Thyroid conditions are common, but many people are undiagnosed, misdiagnosed or even untreated. According to the National Women's Health Information Center, approximately one in 20 Americans have a thyroid problem and dont even know about it.

In looking at the prevalence of thyroid conditions in our country, more than 20 million individuals are affected and one in eight women are likely to develop a thyroid condition in their lifetime.

For those who have been diagnosed with a thyroid disorder, treating the condition is often frustrating with common symptoms ranging from fatigue to weight gain, hair loss, anxiety, low libido and depression. Many sufferers are at a loss when the medication doesnt work, the TDH lab test shows normal and they still feel awful.

South Burlington chiropractic neurologist Dr. Aubry Tager will deliver a workshop on thyroid recovery on July 16 at 7 PM at the Get Healthy Vermont medical clinic, 368 Dorset Street Suite 3, South Burlington, Vermont, 05403 across from Green Mountain Suites.

About the Workshop

Topics covered will include the patterns to thyroid problems, the role of blood sugar, adrenal glands and gut in achieving thyroid health, the controversy about common iodine supplements and the link to auto-immune conditions.

Seating is limited. Call now 1-802-230-4678. For more information on thyroid and other metabolic and neurological conditions visit

About Get Healthy Vermont

Get Healthy Vermont is a Chiropractic Medicine clinic that specializes in brain-based therapy and uses both neurological and metabolic testing to assess and then develop individualized strategies for health conditions including fibromyalgia, chronic back pain, sciatica, dizziness, migraines, peripheral neuropathy as well as excessive weight gain to name a few. Dr. Tager is a Chiropractic Physician and Board-Eligible Chiropractic Neurologist who has been in practice for thirteen years. Get Healthy Vermont is located at 368 Dorset Street, Suite 3, in South Burlington. For more information visit

Next up: Get Healthy Vermont will host a seminar on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism and dyslexia on August 13, 2014. ADHD is the most common learning and behavioral disorder in children and it affects one in every 15 youngsters. What do you do if your child is having difficulty at school, at home or with his/her peers? Is your first reaction to medicate your child? Have you been given a cause for this difficulty? If you have a child who is suffering its likely that you are suffering along with him or her. There are options to explore and non-drug treatments that may be able to help, including neurofeedback. You wont want to miss this informative presentation.


For more information or to schedule an interview with Dr. Aubry Tager:

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New Book by Integrative Medical Doctor Reveals Strategies for Removing Environmental Toxins from the Body and Home

Dallas, Texas and Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) July 07, 2014

Today, newborn babies are born with more than 200 toxic chemicals in their bodies, and millions of people in the US suffer from undiagnosed chronic symptoms such as fatigue, insomnia, headaches, depression, pain, gastrointestinal problems and brain fog--common symptoms of environmental illness.

Create a Toxin-Free Body and HomeStarting Today identifies the toxins that can cause these symptoms and provides strategies for how to remove them from the body and home and maintain a clean home and work environment.

The toxins described include: