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Uniform Advantage Designs “Dance for Autism White” Scrubs to Spread Awareness about Autism

Plantation, FL (PRWEB) February 24, 2015

Uniform Advantage (UA) is continuing to spread awareness through their Dance for Autism White scrub prints and wanted to play a bigger role and contribute more to this cause. This health condition needs more attention than ever because it affects so many children, 1 in 68 to be exact. $ 1 from the sale of each of these scrub tops and scrub jackets will be donated to Generation Rescue totaling UAs contributions to over $ 2,600. This gift will go towards the funding of a medical treatment for one individual.

There is no cure for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) but early detection and treatment can help improve a childs life overall, starting with their diet. Generation Rescue was created because the founding partners and husband and wife, JB and Lisa Handley, were affected by their son, Jamisons journey with Autism. They both also co-produced a documentary film entitled Autism Yesterday. Julie Matthews, an autism nutrition specialist said, The road to autism recovery begins with a diet. Specific foods that have gluten and casein are known to cause serious issues for children affected with Autism and should not be consumed. Julie says a diet without them will help balance a childs biochemistry, affect systemic healing and provide relief of autism symptoms.

Autism was one of the health conditions that UAs customers were interested in supporting because they see it in their workplace daily especially pediatric nurses. Lori Nadeau-Dunlap, VP of Marketing said, We listened to our customers and wanted to do something that meant a lot to them. We designed the Autism prints to give back and felt Generation Rescue was the perfect charity to contribute to.

About Generation Rescue

Generation Rescue is a national non-profit organization providing immediate treatment assistance, information and hope to families affected by autism spectrum disorders. Their vision is to provide families with a better quality of life and help stop autism in future generations. Generation Rescue was founded in 2005 by JB and Lisa Handley, parents of an autistic child who were looking for autism support resources. The information they learned from other parents about how to treat the underlying symptoms of autism, in order to improve a childs quality of life, became the inspiration for Generation Rescue. Generation Rescue educates, supports, advocates and truly empowers families affected by autism to achieve a better quality of life today and encourages healthy choices for future generations. Generation Rescue currently helps more than 25,000 families yearly affected by autism spectrum disorders offering programs nationwide that provide services on a local level and providing mentors in 39 countries around the world. For more information, please visit

About Uniform Advantage

Uniform Advantage is a leading retailer of scrubs and medical uniforms. Founded in 1985, the company operates out of Plantation, Florida and ships from their distribution center near Atlanta, Georgia. It has grown to include 29 retail stores located in key cities across the U.S., a catalog division and an entity dedicated to the online market.

For more information and to view their garments, visit the Uniform Advantage web site at or call 800-283-8708.

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First Lady of Malaysia to Visit the Anova Center for Education’s San Rafael School for Autism

San Rafael, CA (PRWEB) September 19, 2013

The First Lady of Malaysia, Datin Sri Rosmah Mansor, has requested to visit The Anova Center for Educations non-profit K-12 school for Autistic children in San Rafael, CA on Monday, September 23, 2013. The purpose of her visit is to learn more about Anovas unique Anova Method of Education, training techniques and learning philosophy to assist Malaysia in developing a similar program for children with Autism and related disabilities.

First Lady Datin Sri Rosmah Mansors special area of interest is childrens education, and she has initiated the Permata early-childhood program in Malaysia which has established over 650 early childhood learning facilities across the country. She is now embarking on two new projects; the PEMATA Kurnia, a program for children with autism and Children Specialist Hospital. Both projects are in the process of implementation, which prompted her desire to learn more about Anovas educational model. She is accompanying her husband, The Honorable Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak in San Francisco, while he serves as Chair of the 3rd Global Science International Advisory Council Meeting.

US Congressman Jared Huffman will join the Anova Founders in welcoming the First Lady of Malaysia to the Anova Center for Education (ACE) in San Rafael. Congressman Huffman is a champion of childrens causes and a long time supporter of Anova. Congressman Huffman will also serve as the Honorary Chair, alongside Event Chair Rick Wedge, at Anovas upcoming ACE of Clubs Golf Tournament at the Marin Country Club on Monday, October 28, 2013. The tournament was recently rescheduled from September 23 to October 28 to accommodate the First Ladys visit.

The ACE of Clubs Golf Tournament is one of their major fundraisers that directly benefits students by funding physical fitness and other enrichment programs at Anovas three non-profit K-12 schools in Santa Rosa, San Rafael, and new school in Concord.

For more information on the First Lady of Malaysias visit, or the ACE of Clubs Golf Tournament, please call 707-527-7032 or email jhadley(at)anovaeducation(dot)org.

About Anova

Anova is Northern Californias most trusted provider of educational, behavioral, and therapy services for children and adults with Autism, Aspergers, and neurodevelopmental impairments. Anova pioneered the one-of-a-kind "Anova Method of Education" which is an educational model that incorporates a unique and successful multidisciplinary treatment. As a leading resource and world class treatment and educational facility, Anova also provides after-school programs, camps, services in public schools, and in-home environments. Co-founder Andrew Bailey, a highly respected clinician and educator, has recently been appointed by Senator Noreen Evans as Chair of the North Coast Autism Regional Task Force.

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Occupational Therapists in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated

New York, NY (PRWEB) February 23, 2015

Over the past five years, the Occupational Therapists industry has benefited from healthcare reform. For example, healthcare reform requires Medicare and Medicaid to cover preventive services, which may include occupational therapy (OT). Overall, OT is covered for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, so long as industry services are required to prevent, diagnose or treat an injury, condition or illness. In most states, to expand Medicaid eligibility, the state has been required to cover OT as an essential health benefit (EHB). In addition, occupational therapists have been able to provide habilitative services, even if the private health insurer did not cover this service in previous years, effectively expanding the industry's scope of care, according to IBISWorld Industry Analyst Sarah Turk. However, in 2015, Medicare's coverage of occupational therapy was set at $ 1,940, constraining the industry's revenue growth.

In addition, in 2012, states adopted EHB benchmark plans, with each state choosing its own model for services covered by small group and individual health insurance plans. Thanks to autism reform legislation, 40 states have mandated that health insurers cover OT for patients with autism, providing a boon to the industry, says Turk. During the five years to 2015, industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualized rate of 2.8% to $ 20.4 billion. In 2015, revenue is expected to grow 1.8%, which can be partly attributed to the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014. This law, effective through March 31, 2015, has extended the exemption process for Medicare beneficiaries that have exceeded their outpatient therapy cap.

During the five years to 2020, industry revenue is forecast to grow. The burgeoning elderly population will bolster demand for industry services, namely OT for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and arthritis as well as stroke patients. As healthcare insurance providers seek to cut costs, many will provide favorable reimbursements for noninvasive outpatient treatment options, including OT.

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This industry includes independent health practitioners who help individuals with physical, mental or developmental conditions with daily living and working through everyday activities (occupations). More specifically, occupational therapy includes: helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations; helping individuals recovering from injury to regain skills; and providing support for individuals experiencing physical and cognitive changes.

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BG Vero Beach Polo Club Hosts Special Equestrians Pony Up Fundraiser

Bridgetown, Barbados (PRWEB) February 23, 2015

Bobby Genoveses BG Vero Beach Polo Club hosted its inaugural Pony Up fundraiser on Saturday February 21 to benefit Special Equestrians of the Treasure Coast, provider of therapeutic horseback riding for children and adults affected by conditions affecting muscles and speech.

To a child or adult with a physical, developmental or emotional disability, life looks a lot brighter on horseback, said Program Director Volunteer Vicki Penley. The power and warmth of a horse strengthens and tones muscles, improves balance, head control and coordination, builds patience and self-esteem, and offers a sense of freedom and equality.

Since 1992, the Vero Beach 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization has provided therapeutic horseback riding for children and adults who are challenged by Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral palsy, Spina Bifida, Strokes, Diabetes, and other conditions affecting muscles and speech.

Saturdays fundraising celebration featured authentic Argentine BBQ by Ocean Grill polo team members, a polo foot mallet competition and 50/50 Raffle for VIP BG Polo Tailgate experience, silent auction and music.

We could not be more honored or humbled to support this amazing organization and the hundreds of adults and children they help through their selfless service and commitment, said BG Vero Beach Polo Club and BG Capital Group Chairman Bobby Genovese. Their work should be applauded and supported at every turn and we will do everything possible to make that happen. It is our good fortune to be their neighbor.

Genoveses BG Polo includes five polo and equestrian teaching and competition centers in Vero Beach, Ocala and Davie Florida, Toronto, Ontario, and Pilar, Argentina.

BG Polo & Equestrian Club is located at 7700 8th Street, Vero Beach FL 32968. For more information about contact Equestrian Director Patta Conboy at 772-766-0027 or email: patta(at)bgsignature(dot)com


Easter Seals Southern Georgia 39th Annual Team Bass Tournament

Albany, Ga. (PRWEB) February 21, 2015

The 39th annual Team Bass Tournament to benefit Megan's House is scheduled for Saturday March 29th and will be held at Lake Point Resort State Park on beautiful Lake Eufaula. Entry fee is $ 150.00 per boat. You may register on the website, in person at 1906 Palmyra Road, Albany, on site Friday, March 27th 2014 from 4:00 PM 6:00 PM or on the morning of the tournament. For more information go to the event Website, visit the office on Palmyra Rd or call 229-439-7061.

Megans House is a respite home for children ages 0-17 who have developmental disabilities, autism, or are medically fragile. Megans House is a much needed service to local families of children with special needs and provides a well-deserved break with the peace of mind that their child is being cared for by a qualified professional. Megans House services are provided in three locations: Valdosta, Albany and Waycross.

Easter Seals Southern Georgia creates solutions that change the lives of children, adults and families with disabilities or special needs by offering a variety of programs and services that enable individuals to lead lives of equality, dignity and independence. For more information, call us at (229)439-7061 or visit us online at:

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Mummenschanz Brings Unique Visual Theater and Comedy To South Miami-Dade

Miami, Florida (PRWEB) February 23, 2015

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center and Culture Shock Miami will co-present the unique, Swiss-based, visual theatrical company Mummenschanz for three performances, on Saturday, February 28, 2015, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. and on Sunday, March 1, 2015, at 3 p.m. on the Main Stage of the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, as part of the companys 40th Anniversary tour.


Surfers Healing Surf Camp for Autism a Success – Natural Therapies Benefit Autistic Children

Woonsocket, RI (PRWEB) September 27, 2013

Autism is currently the fastest growing developmental disability, with a growth rate of 1,148 percent, according to the Autism Society.

It is a complex condition for which there is known cause or cure. The demands of living with a person with autism are great, and families frequently experience high levels of stress, the organization shares.

But for 180 autistic children and their families, the Surfers Healing RI surf camp on September 14 was a day to escape their daily struggles and join together as a community. Participants were paired with professional surfers from across the country as they took to the waters of Narragansett Beach and learned to surf.

Surfing has been a deeply therapeutic and liberating activity for Surfers Healing Founders Izzy and Danielle Paskowitzs autistic son, Isaiah. In 2000, they began hosting day camps across the country in the hopes that other autistic children would benefit from the activity. Today, as Yahoo News reports, Surfers Healing gives 3,000 kids a year in 22 camps across the country the opportunity to feel the same calm and joy Isaiah felt.

Allison Smiths twin boys Brennan and Brody felt just that at the RI camp. She shares, As a parent of first-time surfers, I completely underestimated what this day would mean to our family. Watching my sweet little boys who struggle every single day SURF was the most powerful thing that I have ever experienced as their mom. The moment I handed Brennan and Brody over to the volunteers, their faces lit up with joy. When they hit the water with their new surfer friends, their happiness radiated."

First-time participant Quin Abramek also enjoyed the surf camp experience. He kept saying he wanted a big wave, his mother, Mary-Ellen shares. "There were no judgements, it was all incredibly heartwarming. Quin had an amazing ride and we had an amazing day as a family! We can't wait for next year!

And the future looks bright for the RI camp, which began with 60 autistic children in 2009. It has since tripled in size, with a growing waiting list. All surf camp expenses are fully covered by volunteer fundraising efforts. This makes the experience possible for many families.

This year, Aidance Skincare was proud to sponsor the Surfers Healing day camp and introduce local autistic children to the natural therapy of surfing. Aidance believes strongly in the healing power of nature. The companys unique topical remedies blend natural and organic ingredients to treat a range of skin conditions.

Local families are already looking forward to next years event, where they can count on encouragement, adventure and lasting memories.

"We had an amazing day in the most typical sense: fun without stress or drama - just plain laughing, running, getting covered in sand and salt water, which is what makes it even more wonderful, said Sharon Schubert. Her 15-year-old autistic son, Joey participated for a fifth year.

About Aidance Skincare

Aidance Skincare is a Woonsocket, RI based company that provides all-natural therapeutic skincare remedies to customers and physicians in more than 150 countries. Aidance has consistently helped families solve their most challenging skin problems quickly and safely, using the finest ingredients. For more information, please call 877-424-3262 or visit

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San Diego Hosts 5th Annual ONEHOPE ACT Today! for Military Families 5k/10k Run/Walk & Family Festival, Benefiting Military Children with Autism

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 20, 2015

ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment Today!) announces its 5th Annual ONEHOPE ACT Today! for Military Families 5k/10k Run/Walk & Family Festival will be held on Saturday, March 28th at Tecolote Shores Park in Mission Bay, San Diego. The charitable event is open to the entire community and will benefit military families with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Since 2011, the event has raised over $ 400,000 in autism care and treatment for military children.

ACT Today! is a national, nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide immediate and direct help to children with autism whose families can not afford or access the necessary tools their children need to reach their highest potential. These tools include Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy, medical care, social skills programs, assistive technology, assistance dogs, and many more. Its program ACT Today! for Military Families (ATMF) was created in 2010 to extend support to military families with children with autism. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 1 in 68 children in America is diagnosed with autism, making it more prevalent than pediatric cancer, juvenile diabetes and childhood AIDS combined.

The military family is faced with exceptional challenges with a child or multiple children with autism. The average military family relocates every 2 years, especially stressful for children on the autism spectrum with rigid behaviors. Each time a family relocates, they face a complex maze of service options. And often, a parent in the armed services is deployed overseas or away on training, leaving the care to the remaining parent at home. Were asking the greater San Diego community to join us on March 28th and help the families of those who serve and defend our freedoms, says Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson, ACT Today! executive director. In addition, the funds raised will literally save lives as the event will fund the Autism Swim Safety Camp for Military Children in the summer of 2015, as a result of a charity partnership between ACT Today! and Autism Society San Diego. Drowning is the number one cause of death for children with autism.

ONEHOPE president Tom Leahy said of his companies continuing support of the event The ONEHOPE ACT Today for Military Families Run and Festival is a model of our philosophy of social enterprise that integrates causes into products and services to make a social impact. We are proud to support our military families who are challenged by autism, and honor them for their service.

Participants of the 5th Annual ONEHOPE ACT Today! for Military Families 5k/10k Run/Walk & Family Festival will enjoy a scenic course and the choice between the 5k, 10k (both chip-timed) or 1 mile fun run. After crossing the finish line, they can celebrate at the family festival hosted by actor/comedian Mark Christopher Lawrence (Glee and Chuck), featuring music, wine & beer garden (must be 21+), a resource fair featuring more than 35 vendor booths, and a kids zone (featuring bounce house, carnival games, face painting, arts & crafts).

Corporate sponsors of this years event (as of February 11, 2015) are: ONEHOPE Wine, Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), Autism Speaks, UnitedHealthcare Military and Veterans, Wells Fargo, The Shape of Behavior, SeaWorld San Diego, ACES, Tolman and Wiker Insurance, Granite Investment Group, Stone Brewing Co., Woodstock's Pizza and Clif Bar. Media Sponsors are NBC 7 San Diego and KyXy 96.5 / ENERGY 103.7.

For more information about the 5th Annual ONEHOPE ACT Today! for Military Families 5k/10k Run/Walk & Family Festival , visit:

About ACT Today!:

ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment Today!) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing resources and funding to families of children with autism who cannot afford or access the necessary tools their children need to reach their full potential. For more information about ACT Today!, visit:

About ACT Today! for Military Families:

ACT Today! for Military Families (ATMF), is a national program of ACT Today!. ATMF works to improve awareness and delivery of effective autism services, and provides financial assistance to military families to help defray out-of-pocket costs associated with autism treatments, services, and other quality of life programs. For more information about ACT Today! for Military Families, visit:


ONEHOPE is a social enterprise that integrates causes into products and services to make a social impact. ONEHOPE has quickly become one of the most recognizable cause-centric brands due to the success of the cornerstone product, ONEHOPE Wine, of which half of the profits go to a different cause for each varietal of wine sold. Since launching into the wine industry in 2007, ONEHOPE has developed additional products, brands and experiences including - viaONEHOPE, ONEHOPE Weddings, ONEHOPE Foundation and ONEHOPE Coffee. ONEHOPE is headquartered in Southern California and has formed partnerships with notable nonprofits that support many distinct causes. Some of the causes and organizations include breast cancer treatment (Gateway for Cancer Research), Autism research and treatment (ACT Today!), US forest preservation and protection (American Forests), pet adoption (ASPCA) and ending childhood hunger (World Food Program). ONEHOPE not only produces its own cause-centric products and services but is also the creator and leading provider of consulting services for companies small to large on Cause-Centric Commerce. For more information, please visit or and follow us @ONEHOPEWine.


Asperger’s/Autism Documentary – Trailer #2: “Meet Alyssa”

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