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The Rockets & Robots Club mission is to develop and encourage the natural ability of children on the autism spectrum for the purposes of preparing them for a science-related career and enhancing their enjoyment of life in an environment that is sensitive to their needs.
Autistic children are characterized as having a “ragged” skill set. They typically have challenges in areas such as socialization, sensory overload and understanding nuance. However, they usually have exceptionally high abilities in science and math. Parents and caregivers necessarily focus on their challenges. The Rockets & Robots club will focus on their strengths and attempt to develop them in a fun and interesting way.
The R&R club leader, Russ Rudin, is an adult on the autism spectrum that was one of the lead designers of the current Sidewinder missile and co-designer of the RITA telemedicine robot. Russ made his first robot out of an old dishwasher when he was 10. You can find him most days hunched-over his latest project with a soldering iron in one hand and hot-glue gun in the other!
Contact: Russ Rudin, PhD – R&R Club Director
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To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.
Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?
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Healthy California Act
This bill would create the Healthy California program to provide comprehensive universal single-payer health care coverage and a health care cost control system for the benefit of all residents of the state. The bill, among other things, would provide that the program cover a wide range of medical benefits and other services and would incorporate the health care benefits and standards of other existing federal and state provisions. The bill would require the board to seek all necessary waivers, approvals, and agreements to allow various existing federal health care payments to be paid to the Healthy California program, which would then assume responsibility for all benefits and services previously paid for with those funds.
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