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September 2020, Vol. 2, Issue 5
 
Dear Friend,
The Shining Through doors are open again! Some of our learners have returned and are really excited to be back and to see their therapists again. They are enjoying getting back into a routine and learning new skills.

We're also very excited and pleased to provide therapy again. With the pandemic still around us, we need to ensure we have all of the proper PPE and sanitization materials to keep everyone safe. This has significantly increased operating costs. Without your support, it will be difficult to keep the centre running as the learners begin to get accustomed to their routines again.


We continue to provide our digitized ABA therapy program in conjunction with in centre learning to best meet the needs of the families we serve to keep everybody safe as well as follow the government's safety requirements.

If you'd like to make a donation to support children and young adults with autism continue to receive in-person therapy safely, you can donate here.
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Early Signs of Autism in infant
The importance of the early detection of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) cannot be over emphasized because it makes access to early intervention possible. The  average age of ASD diagnosis is 4 years, despite the fact that about half of children with this neurodevelopmental disorder may be detected by age 14 months.
 
Shining Through now offers Developmental Assessments. If you or someone you know would be interested, please contact Shiri Bartman M.A., C. Psych. Assoc., BCBA at sbartman@shiningthrough.ca 
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Thank for supporting our Digitized ABA program!
Thank you to the Government of Canada for supporting our Digitized ABA therapy through the Emergency Community Support Fund administered by the Toronto Community Foundation.

The Emergency Community Support Fund helped Shining Through remain sustainable and viable during our COVID-19 closure so that we could re-open our doors safely.

Our digitized ABA therapy that helps children with autism receive therapy at home has been very successful in helping children and young adults with autism build on their skills from home.

Thank you for your support! 
"Autistic" or "has autism"? Why words matter and how to get it right.
Have you ever struggled with how to refer to a person with autism?
Do you go with people first language i.e A person with autism or Identity first language i.e Autistic person.
This article delves into what truly matters when addressing a person on the autism spectrum.
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Diagnosis timeline drags for black children with autism
New research has found a three-year delay in diagnosis for black children with autism. On average, parents first noted concerns about their child’s development when the child was 23 months old and told a professional six months later, but didn’t receive an autism diagnosis until their child was more than 5 years old. Read more here.

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