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SPECIAL NEEDS: NO CAMERAS = ABUSE

Here is another article showing how New York State polices are a breeding ground for abuse for individuals with disabilities. This shows how abuse festers for years due to low wage, poorly trained and supervised workers and understaffing. Instead of condemning the Judge Rotenberg Center, people need to learn from them- their 24/7 video recording, applied behavior analysis training and supervision and staff retention procedures as well as releasing individuals from chemical prisons due to overmedication as an unethical substitute for applied behavior analysis. Video monitoring is the voice for the disabled who can't speak!

Residents Cowered While Workers at a Group Home Smacked and Pushed Them

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/09/nyregion/new-york-group-home-abuse.html

Nature, Good Health and Wellbeing

According to a new study, "Spending at Least 120 Minutes a Week in Nature is Associated with Good Health and Wellbeing," (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-44097-3) spending at least 120 minutes a week with recreational nature improved health and well-being according to the study of 19,806 subjects. It did not matter how if the time spent was continuous or separated. This study included among others, elderly and individuals with health problems. Nature can be wonderful therapy.

Another Study Confirms Link Between Diabetes in Pregnancy and Autism: Stop Blaming Vaccines

This study examined the relationship between Hemoglobin A1C levels, a measurement of overall blood sugar, and autism in offspring. Diabetes prevalence is skyrocketing. We need to focus on diet, exercise, environmental toxins such as air pollution, BPA and pesticides, as discussed in previous posts, and stop blaming vaccines.

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2735977?guestAccessKey=296dad1d-0424-410f-aa63-24abd7eece4e&utm_source=silverchair&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=article_alert-jama&utm_term=mostread&utm_content=olf-widget_06122019

Google Glass May Improve Social Behavior in Autism

71 children ages 6-12 receiving applied behavior analysis were randomized to receive Google Glass and a control group. The children wore Google Glass accompanied by a smart phone app. The Google Glass assisted with facial engagement and emotion recognition by displaying an emoji consistent with facial expression detected with the device's camera. There is also an audio device option. The accompanying mobile app had social engagement activities which included games and "free play" to help with social interaction. The children used the intervention four times a week for 20 minutes, one session with a behavior therapist and three times with family members, for six weeks. The children in the intervention group showed improvements in social behavior compared to the control group, (Voss C, Schwartz J, Daniels J, et al. Effect of Wearable Digital Intervention for Improving Socialization in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Pediatr. Published online March 25, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.0285).