A Young Autistic Man Finds Success and Independence in Meaningful Work – Thanks to Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center in Virginia

Parents, teachers, siblings, friends, the community, and the government – both state and federal, want autistic people to be independent; both financially and personally. An initial investment in resources and facilitation can produce a lifetime of benefits to individuals with autism. A working person, regardless of disabilities, isn’t a burden on society. Quite the contrary, they earn money and pay taxes. Unfortunately, it is hard to be optimistic because there aren’t many success stories to raise the hopes of those experiencing this challenge. There isn’t enough recognition for those institutions that are providing these invaluable services. There is too much attention on limitations and not enough on possibilities. Many people feel helpless and discouraged. Let’s look at a success story – successful because of advocate parents, early intervention/facilitation, and utilization of available resources, like Wilson Workforce and Rehab Center!

Listen to the fantastic podcast of a graduate from WWRC, Alexander P. Cullison. http://vrworkforcestudio.com/ His is a success story that should inspire all that are in a similar situation. Alexander was misdiagnosed when he was a toddler as retarded and remanded to “one size fits all” special education classes until appropriate classroom accommodations could be negotiated. Few believed he could obtain a standard high school diploma, but he did. He acted in school plays and participated in Special Olympics basketball. Teachers, counselors, and his parents worked hard to help him, but none worked so diligently as Alexander plowing through the limiting “Rain Man” stereotype. Given the opportunity to attend WWRC ( https://www.wwrc.net/ ), Alexander lived in a dormitory, away from home, and learned database management. WWRC also provided a driver’s education course that ultimately resulted in his getting a driver’s license.

Shortly upon graduation (2009), Alexander was hired for a job with CSC (now CSRA). As a clerk/administrative assistant, he works with client fulfillment related to mail and other related services. Having worked for almost a decade, driving to his job in the worst traffic in the nation, he is a contributing member of our society. He works hard, saves for retirement, pays taxes, and travels on vacation whenever he can.

Please listen to his podcast at http://vrworkforcestudio.com/ Alexander’s website is www.The-Autistic-Kid.com You can read about his life story in a short biography, “A Journey of Inches” at Amazon: http://a.co/2Lso2Aw

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Patent Attorney Rahul Dev Launches New Small Business Program to Grow his IP Consulting Practice

Inventors and small business owners have always found the patent strategy a complicated maze for navigation, and patent attorney Rahul Dev has recently launched an innovative intellectual property creation program to address such needs. Not only this program is cost-effective, but his decade-long experience as patent attorney and technology business lawyer has also proven to be an invaluable asset during the development of this program aimed at innovative companies worldwide.

Rahul Dev, patent attorney, and the corporate lawyer has launched a new small business program, called ITPAS (Ideas to Patents and Strategy), which will seek to expedite the process of creating valuable patents to (or “intending to”) adding value to a company’s intangible assets. The idea is to get global investors and innovative business owners to define the title and ownership of creative business models, which can further be patented across multiple jurisdictions (US, Europe, Asia Pacific), subject to the patent eligibility criteria.

This would mean lesser chances of disputes between Startup CoFounders in cases one or more founders decide to leave the venture midway. ITPAS would create a tool to sidestep the often long and complicated process of defining and claiming intellectual property ownership.

“It is a strategic patent creation program intended to eliminate the friction of the possible conflicts relating to copyright ownership,” explained Patent Attorney Rahul Dev in an interview. “So the typical patent process for small businesses and individual inventors is challenging, exact patent scope and rights of ownership are difficult to identify for both clients and patent lawyers. Customers tend to start out high believing their innovative products will disrupt the market and patent lawyers tend to start out low citing complicated procedure to obtain patent rights, and negotiations can take months instead of weeks.”

Dev further explained, “So what this program does is instead of filing full-fledged patent applications right away, clients are counseled to first define their inventions in a proprietary format provided to them, which is subsequently vetted to determine the most valuable and innovative features. After that, such features are protected by way of an initial level IP protection, including provisional patent applications, copyrights, trademarks and design patents. This helps in saving costs and in certain cases, big contracts and agreements are drafted to ensure protection via trade secret.”

“plans include actively growing the patent consulting portfolio,” Dev said. It is part of the broader efforts to improve the patent consulting practice beyond Asia growing forward and expand the business in the US and Europe.” In past, Rahul Dev has handled multiple issues regarding false defamation on social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter), and while this isn’t directly related, you can likely bet his experience in getting defamatory content removed promptly by closely communicating with legal cells of tech companies is helping this aggressive new IP creation strategy. Keep Reading

US & UK CABIN LAPTOP BAN MEANS THAT NO FLIGHT IS SAFE ANYWHERE!

Just over one month ago, the US announced that as a security measure, laptops, tablets, and even mini-tablets would be banned indefinitely from the cabins of 9 non-domestic airlines with direct flights from the Middle East and northern Africa to the US. In reality, the cabin laptop ban implies one of two things. Either—disturbingly–that no international flight from anywhere in the US and no domestic flight anywhere is safe from a terrorist bringing a laptop filled with explosives into a passenger cabin or that US protectionism is the ban’s underlying motivation, to hurt international airlines from places like Dubai (United Arab Emirates) and Qatar. I thought that over the last month someone in the US would reverse this wrong decision, but since that has not occurred, I wish to make my disagreement with the decision a matter of public record.

I believe that that the US Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS’s) cabin laptop ban cannot be based on security considerations alone and has the perverse impact of actually increasing the terrorist threat confronting Americans.

In fact, the US’s reaction to the danger of a terrorist boarding a flight with a bomb hidden in a laptop or tablet is a startling admission of its inability to keep Americans safe from terrorists. By implementing “extreme vetting” of persons and their carry-ons on all US domestic flights and international flights to the US.

Why? The U.S. Department of Homeland Security explained its decision as follows: “We have reason to be concerned about attempts by terrorist groups to circumvent aviation security…Implementing additional security measures enhances our ability to mitigate further efforts against the overseas aviation industry.”

But what are these additional security measures? Banning laptops and iPads from cabins, but not from the cargo hold because a laptop bomb is more dangerous in the cabin than it is in the cargo hold? This is an admission by DHS that it believes that no airport’s security measures, whether technological, animal or human, can stop terrorists from boarding flights or from detecting bombs hidden in laptops or tablets.

This admission is especially sharp considering the advanced security in some of the banned airports, which then-candidate Donald Trump praised as “incredible” and first class, in contrast to American airports. In light of the threat of terrorists with laptop bombs flying to the U.S, and the admission that the U.S. government believes it cannot stop them, why hasn’t the U.S applied the cabin laptop ban to all incoming flights from anywhere in the world and to all domestic flights, just as it applies the now well-known ban on liquids of a certain amount from all flights? Keep Reading

Ohm House Announces Release of Dylan St. John ‘s new R&B/Pop Single “DreamBoat”

Building off the momentum of his live gigs and previous releases Dylan St. John recently dropped his new single “DreamBoat.” Expect dance floors, fans and smart DJ’s to all catch fire in a very fun and exciting way, to this New York pop star on the rise.

April 30th, 2017

New York vocalist and songwriter Dylan St. John is quickly becoming a hot topic of discussion among people who love great, high energy, R&B and pop music. Sure to add to the power, Ohm House recently announced the release of his new single “DreamBoat,” a song infused with the rising star’s signature R&B/pop music style and gave a good look at his lyric writing ability that is winning constant praise from all directions.

“We are thoroughly excited about ‘DreamBoat, really ‘ and we know not only are Dylan’s current fans going to love it, but it is going to win over new fans too,” commented a spokesperson from Ohm House sets the stage in an awesome way for his EP release. The more people who hear Dylan’s songs and have a chance to appreciate his lyric-driven releases the better.”

According to his label the Dylan St. John EP project “Crkd Halo” will debut soon. The artist has over 600,000 streams, shows with Jadakiss, A$AP Ferg, Hi-Rez and Soulection, which has helped to build lots of anticipation over the release, which he and Ohm House promise will not disappoint. Early reviews of “DreamBoat” have been very positive.

Janice C., from a local New York Music blog, recently said in a five-star review, “I love ‘DreamBoat,’ the new single from Dylan St. John. I saw him perform live and was impressed and was looking forward to hearing him in the studio. He did not let me down; this is an excellent song.” Keep Reading

USC GAMES ANNOUNCES DEMO DAY: CLASS OF 2017 STUDENT GAME LINEUP

“First Look” compilation trailer included PC and augmented reality projects made by students

APRIL 26, 2017 (LOS ANGELES, CA) – The Univesity of Southern California’s premier video games program USC Games releases its DemoDay: Class of 2017 line up and compilation trailer showcasing this year’s student sets, it was announced today by Tracy Fullerton, the Director of USC Games and Chair of the School of Cinematic Arts’ Interactive Media & Games Division. The annual exhibition will take place on May 10 at the USC School of Cinematic Arts (SCA).

Demo Day “First Look” compilation trailer: (link here)

States Tracy Fullerton: “The games showcased at this year’s Demo Day: Class of 2017 festival is perfect examples of the creativity, skill, and artistry of video game design our students show every year. These games are a message to the video game industry and the public that innovation, teamwork and the next generation of great video game makers are here at USC Games.”

The Demo Day: Class of 2017 list of games includes:

A Slime In Time: An augmented reality, player versus player, real-time strategy game where a Hololens scans the environment and includes physical obstacles into the game.

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A NEW TENNIS RETAIL STORE OPENS IN BOCA RATON

BOCA RATON, FL – April 14, 2017 – Yes, it’s true. In the midst of many shops closing its doors, one entrepreneur is not willing to give up on the retail industry. That person is David Beinhacker, the owner of a small tennis apparel line called nu sportswear.

“It was a complete accident, ” says David. While working out of his garage which he explains is not as cool as it sounds, growth was being accomplished, but the lack of space was evident. So one day he decided that he couldn’t fight it any longer and needed to find an office/warehouse to move the tennis apparel line operation. While doing so, he stumbled upon a small RETAIL space in a shopping center on St. Andrews Blvd, next to one of the highest grossing malls in America(Town Center Mall of Boca Raton). He then said to himself “for a few more dollars a month he could have the office space for his tennis line and then use the front of this space and create a full tennis retail store!” Three weeks later he signed a lease, installed the sign and started working on the creation of Boca’s newest and coolest spot called “tennis inc.”

Tennis players will now have new a place to drop in when looking for tennis racquets, apparel, tennis shoes, stringing services, sports jewelry, and even tennis art. The shop will open in ______ and will cater to a more young tennis clientele of Boca with a modern and “fun vibe.” With a contemporary, white, silver and lime green look, the store will be a great fit for Boca Raton.

‘tennis inc.’ is a modern tennis shop that will carry the most popular brands from Asics, Wilson, Babolat, Nike, Stella Mccartney Adidas and many of the best selling tennis brands on the market today. The new tennis shop reportedly sports a more “boutique” style, not the typical tennis shop that people are used to.

Additionally, the store will offer a broad range of services that will appeal to the busy professionals. Free delivery to your office or home and price matching are two of the benefits that ‘tennis inc.’ will provide. Moreover, tennis inc. Has a feature where if they do not have your particular size and style, you can just order them right from the in-store tablet and the product will be shipped within 24 hours at no extra charge.

Finally, one of the unique concepts the store will offer is… The “T-Shirt Wall.” Where customers will have a broad range of practice shirts with fun and cool sayings and images. They have a social media idea to let customers create their shirts for the wall and send friends to purchase one of the unique creations. The designer will be able to receive points/money on sales of those t-shirts. ‘tennis inc.’ is planning the grand opening party, so make sure to stay tuned!

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THE STATEN ISLAND SCHOOL OF ROCK ANNOUNCES EXPANSION WITH NEW CENTRAL NEW JERSEY MUSIC SCHOOL

Forthcoming location, Rock Out Loud, to debut in early 2018

NEW YORK, April 27, 2017 – Leading Staten Island music school, The Staten Island School of ROCK, today announced the expansion of its brand with the launch of its forthcoming Central New Jersey location. The new music education school, Rock Out Loud, will debut in early 2018.

With its unique hands-on approach and highly skilled professional teaching staff, the new Rock Out Loud location will provide Central New Jersey residents with the same high caliber quality of music education that Staten Island students have enjoyed for 13 years at The Staten Island School of Rock location.

“We are thrilled to announce the expansion of our brand and the forthcoming launch of Rock Out Loud,” says Michael Grande, Founder, and CEO of The Staten Island School of Rock and Rock Out Loud. “The incredible response we’ve received over the years from The Staten Island School of Rock location has been overwhelming and validated our notion that there is a demand for a high-quality music establishment for kids of all ages,” he added. “After having succeeded in providing exceptional music education on Staten Island for over a decade, it is our honor to expand our services to the residents of Central New Jersey early next year.

Providing an array of services including an introduction to and development of various musical instruments including piano, guitar, bass and drums, as well as vocal instruction in a state of the art recording studio, the new Rock Out Loud location will serve both adults and children as young as 4. Featuring private teaching rooms equipped with Pro Tools recording software and a LIVE room where students can get that correct ‘Rock Star’ experience, accompanied with lights and a stage.

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Olive Kube Announces Launch of Elegant and Functional Pour Over Drip Kettle on Amazon.com

Coffee and herbal tea lovers have an excellent reason to rejoice. Boutique homeware company Olive Kube continue to impress with their latest release the premium quality Olive Kube Stainless Steel Pour Over Drip Kettle. Perfect coffee and tea are straight from a beautifully designed piece sure to add to any kitchen’s décor.

April 24, 2017

For real coffee lovers, a pour over drip kettle is an essential part of both the taste and the ritual of preparing their heart-warming drink. Of course, the same kettle is also appreciated by tea aficionados, who would be hard pressed to make another choice. Homeware Brand Olive Kube are answering the call for an elegant, functional choice for a first class kitchen in this area, recently celebrating the release of their own Olive Kube Pour Over Drip Kettle on Amazon.com. The kettle features a head turning, stainless steel design equally suited for a classic or a modern kitchen.

“We are very excited to present our new pour over drip kettle,” commented a spokesperson from Olive Kube. “This is a piece of kitchenware that embodies our company’s spirit and vision – it looks fantastic, operates just as well and is not over-priced at all. We think it will meet or exceed even very high expectations.”

According to Olive Kube, they are happy to offer their latest product, like the rest of their catalog, as a risk-free purchase. If a customer isn’t satisfied, they are glad to give them their money back, in a two year, no hassle warranty. The classically designed kettle, with delicate gooseneck for the perfect pour, can be used on any kitchen top, gas, ceramic or electric, equally well. The kettle itself holds 0.9L of liquid, more than enough for the morning’s coffee to be enjoyed.

Early customer reviews have been very positive across the board. Keep Reading

SENATOR COLLINS TO RECEIVE HIGHEST LEGISLATIVE HONOR FROM AMERICAN AMBULANCE ASSOCIATION

To Be Recognized as AAA Legislator of the Year

Washington, D.C. – The American Ambulance Association (AAA) has named Senator Susan Collins of Maine as the AAA Legislator of the Year, in recognition of her strong advocacy for emergency medical services. Senator Collins is invited to receive this honor at the AAA’s annual Stars of Life recognition ceremony on June 13 in Washington, D.C.

The Stars of Life program celebrates the contributions of ambulance professionals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in service to their communities or the EMS profession. Stars of Life pays tribute to the dedication of these heroes while shining light on the critical role EMS plays in our healthcare infrastructure. This year, 101 EMS professionals will be honored as 2017 Stars of Life. In addition to Senator Collins’s recognition as-as Legislator of the Year, twenty-four United States Senators and Representatives will receive Legislative Recognition Awards for their support of ambulance services.

AAA President Mark Postma notes, “Senator Collins has been a tireless advocate for emergency medical services, both in Maine and across our country. The AAA is honored to present her with the distinction of AAA Legislator of the Year.”

Senator Collins is a primary sponsor of the Medicare Ambulance Access, Fraud Prevention, and Reform Act which would make permanent the current temporary Medicare ambulance relief. This bill ensures that ambulance service providers across the nation have the resources necessary to provide often life-saving emergency- as well as vital non-emergency medical transportation.

As Chair of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs from 2003 to 2007, Senator Collins ensured both governmental and nongovernmental medical service providers were included in the definition of an emergency responder in the Homeland Security Act. This enabled ambulance service providers as first responders access to critical funding and resources. Keep Reading

Rising Beauty Tool and Accessories Brand Bella and Bear Premium Quality Tweezers Featured in Elle Magazine

There’s no doubt at all that Elle Magazine is one of the world’s leading voices when it comes to beauty and fashion. This made it especially exciting for young beauty tool and accessories brand Bella and Bear to see their favorite Bella and Bear Tweezers featured in the trendsetting magazine, recognizing the brand’s commitment to delivering quality products.

April 17, 2017

It’s often difficult for a small beauty product brand to get the attention of some of the major players in their very competitive industry. Bella and Bear, a growing beauty tools and accessories brand, are happy to announce they are quickly crossing many of these milestones, with their most recent exciting achievement of seeing their Bella and Bear Tweezers, a favorite with customers, featured in Elle Magazine, recognized one of beauty and fashion’s most prominent and well respected voices.

“To say we are excited to be featured in Elle would be a massive understatement,” commented a spokesperson for the brand. “This is another dream come true for us, to get such positive treatment from a major beauty and fashion pillar. This just confirms our commitment to quality, low prices, and superior customer service is what is needed to make a real impact in our industry and we will continue to do our best in all of these areas and more.”

According to Bella and Bear, the Bella and Bear Pluckers Tweezer Set comes with three different style high-quality tweezers, covering any professional need. They come complete with a high-quality travel case to help keep them clean and prevent loss and are all backed by a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. All things while Elle Magazine remarked positively about.

Customers have also given the set excellent feedback across the board. Keep Reading

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