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August Update 2016



Study Shows Massage Helps Children with Autism


by Carol Dennis


Photo of a mother embracing her son who is sitting on her lap.


If you are a parent of a child with autism, you probably struggle with the fear that you might never get to hug your child. Maybe you worry that your child will live a life devoid of physical affection and close attachments to others.

A new study shows that for many families, massage therapy can bring surprising resultsand a new sense of hope.


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TRI Creates Mobile App for PSU Program Conference


By Jeff Denton


Drawing of a smart phone with these words - Graduate School of Education - visually impaired learners program


Many people go to conferences every year for work or in support of causes they are passionate about. Conferences offer great opportunities to network and learn strategies to move a cause forward. But conferences can also be overwhelming, with overlapping session schedules and multiple locations—not to mention what to do around town on those off hours.


Many conference hosts have begun to offer their participants online options for navigating all these details. But if an organization would like to make this available, who’s going to build it and do they really have to “reinvent the wheel,” so to speak?






TRI-CDC Summer Camp Offers Insight into 2016-2017 Preschool Program
By Taylor Leech


For the second year, the TRI Child Development Center (TRI-CDC) hosts a summer camp for children ages 30 months through 8 years. This camp is a fun place for children to learn about the world around them, while discovering science, exploring nature, and engaging in the creative arts.


This year’s summer camp is a STEM Adventure! STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Each week the children explore a new theme related to an element of STEM. They are making good use of playgrounds, the community, and special guests from across the WOU campus to help enrich their camp experience.


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