The Institute for Autism Research at Canisius College is recruiting high-functioning children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to participate in a clinical trial evaluating an outpatient social development program, MAXout. The study is open to children ages 7-12 who have been diagnosed with ASD and have cognitive and language skills near the average range, or in the average range or above.
Parents of children with a developmental disability are needed to participate on the Family Support Consumer Council to develop and monitor family support services for the 7 county region of the Western NY DDSO
The Family Support Consumer Councils work in partnership with the Developmental Disabilities Services Offices to develop and monitor policies, services and supports to enhance a family's ability to provide in-home care to their family member with a developmental disability. Services range from counseling and training, respite, recreation, to family reimbursement for the purchases of goods and services. For further information about becoming a Council member, contact Susan Styborski, Family Support Services Coordinator, at 716-517-3610.