Autism Seminars Mobile AL

Autism seminars are a resource for information about and research pertaining to autism diagnosis, autism assessments, autism intervention programs, behavioral treatments, and behavioral challenges of autism. See below to learn more about autism and to find autism seminars in Mobile, AL.

Epilepsy Foundation of South Alabama
(251) 432-0970
951 Government Street, Suite 201
Mobile, AL
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Adult Support, Career Counseling, Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Research, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization, Training/Seminars

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Genetics Birth Defects Center
(800) 624-1865 or 251-460-7500
USA Department of Medical Genetics, 214 CCCB
Mobile, AL
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Medical, Research, Support Organization, Training/Seminars

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The Legacy Financial Group
(205) 345-9522; (866) 371-5433
2703 6th Street
Tuscaloosa, AL
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Legal Services, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization, Training/Seminars

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Mitchells Place
(205) 957-0294
4778 Overton Road
Irondale, AL
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Occupational Therapy, Other, Psychological Counseling, Research, Research, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Behavior Interventions/Home and School
(205) 482-5645
Birmingham, AL
Birmingham, AL
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Other, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Special Education Action Comm.
334-473-1208; 800-222-7322
600 Bel Air Blvd., Suite 210
Mobile, AL
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Disability Advocacy, Training/Seminars

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The Riley Center
(256) 882-2457
1900 Golf Road
Huntsville, AL
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ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Assessment, Floortime, Helpful Websites, Military Families, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Schools, Preschool, Typical, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, State Resources, Parent Training, State Resources, Regional Centers/Early Intervention Agency, Summer Camp/ESY, Support / Tutoring, Support G
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1-5 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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The Riley Behavioral and Educational Center
(256) 539-5651
300 Clinton Avenue
Huntsville, AL
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ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Education, Occupational Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), RDI, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
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Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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ARC of Alabama
(334) 262-7688
300 South Hull Street
Montgomery, AL
Support Services
Adult Support, Disability Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Statewide Technology Access & Response for Alabamians w
(334) 613-3480; 1-800-STAR-656
2125 East South Boulevard, PO Box 20752
Montgomery, AL
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Disability Advocacy, Training/Seminars

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A Shot in the Dark

It has been a rite of passage for more than a generation of American children:
That (generally dreaded) doctor’s visit for the “shots” meant to protect kids against
such once-common scourges as measles, whooping cough and chickenpox. But now
some parents and healthcare professionals—alarmed by the incidence of autism
and other disorders that they feel have been triggered by vaccines—are resisting
the mass-inoculation movement that has undergirded public health for decades.
Here, Energy Times presents both sides of the story.

By Lisa James

From January, 2008

Whenever you see a gaggle of little ones heading into kindergarten for the first time, it’s likely that nine out of every ten have had their “shots”—the vaccines that have helped make epidemics of such diseases as measles almost as rare as jacks and jump ropes in this video-game age. But childhood vaccination is not without controversy, as demonstrated by a handful of cases currently before the federal court system: In each case, parents have claimed that their child developed autism—a developmental disorder marked by socialization difficulties and compulsively repetitious behaviors—after receiving vaccinations during infancy. Most of them blame thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative that has since been removed from most vaccines, even though the mainstream scientific community has found no link between thimerosal and autism.

These cases, referred to as the Omnibus Autism Proceeding, are being heard by a part of the US Court of Federal Claims that deals with the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Under this system, which bypasses the lawsuit process, cases are argued before special masters, judges who then decide whether a plaintiff who claims to have been harmed by vaccination deserves compensation from a government-administered fund.

While nearly 900 plaintiffs claiming vaccine-related injuries other than autism have received settlements over the past 19 years, autism claims are by far the most numerous: The cases now before the court, in which briefs are still being filed, are just the vanguard of roughly 5,000 similar cases that have been brought by parents of autistic children. And behind the dry legal paperwork lie the stories of kids—and families—who have endured years of suffering.

No one wants to see any child suffer. But many doctors argue that mass vaccination is one of public health’s biggest success stories. Other people believe that the routine administration of vaccines is not without dangers of its own, particularly in children who are genetically susceptible to poor vaccination reactions. We’ll present the arguments made by both sides; first let’s look at how vaccines developed.

The Drive Towards Universal Vaccination
Epidemics have threatened human­kind since the dawn of time; eventually some people learned how to use mild cases of a disease to prevent more severe ones. It is believed that inoculation, in which weakl...

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