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September 21, 2015
FDA Grants Fast Track Designation to Alcobra's MDX for Fragile X Syndrome
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http://www.marketwatch.com/story/fda-grants-fast-track-designation-to-alcobras-mdx-for-fragile-x-syndrome-2015-09-21




September 13, 2015
Maryland Department of Disabilities - Governor Hogan issued a proclamation declaring September 13-19th Direct Support Professional Week. MDOD is proud to recognize this important work force. This week our department will be traveling the state highlighting Direct Support Professionals from every region who work each day to ensure many individuals with disabilities in our state have the opportunity for full community participation. We look forward to the chance to highlight this important work.
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http://mdod.maryland.gov/news/Pages/Direct-Support-Professional-Week.aspx



May 12, 2015; originated in July 23,2013
Food, Inflammation, and Autism: Is There a Link?
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https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/mental-wealth/201307/food-inflammation-and-autism-is-there-link?collection=151742



May 11, 2015
Teen With Autism, Family Booted From United Airlines Flight
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http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2015/05/11/teen-booted-united-flight/20287/



May 5, 2015
Psychiatrists Unveil Plain English Guide To DSM
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http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2015/05/05/psychiatrists-plain-dsm/20265/



May 4, 2015
The Beneficial Effects of Animals on Children With Autism
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https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/animals-and-us/201505/the-beneficial-effects-animals-children-autism



April 30, 2015
In Kids Who Lose Autism Label, Struggles Often Persist
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http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2015/04/30/in-kids-lose-autism-label/20256/



April 22, 2015
2015 FRAXA Cornhole Tournament
Tournament is May 30, 2015 at Ballenger Creek Park. For more information click the link below!
http://www.gandg.us/fraxacornhole



April 17, 2015
Restraint And Seclusion Mandate Advances In Senate
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http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2015/04/17/restraint-mandate-advances/20225/



April 16, 2015
Doctors Often Dismiss Parents’ Autism Concerns
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http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2015/04/16/doctors-dismiss-autism/20220/



April 14, 2015
Masters Winner Shares Spotlight With Sister On The Spectrum
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http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2015/04/14/masters-winner-spectrum/20212/



April 10, 2015
The Cerebellum, Cerebral Cortex, and Autism Are Intertwined
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https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-athletes-way/201504/the-cerebellum-cerebral-cortex-and-autism-are-intertwined



March 27, 2015
Announcement: Autism Awareness Month and World Autism Day — April 2015
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http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6411a5.htm



March 26, 2015
Blood test may shed new light on Fragile X related disorders
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http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-03/aaon-btm032615.php>



March 10, 2015
Disney Faulted In Disability Access Complaints
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http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2015/03/10/disney-faulted-disability/20123/>



March 2, 2015
New Housing Concept Emerging For Those With Disabilities
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http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2015/03/02/new-housing-disabilities/20099/>



January 7, 2015
Governor O'Malley slashes funding for people with disabilities
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http://arccarroll.org/new_from_the_arc_detail.php?news_int_id=220>



December 2, 2014
Giving Tuesday
Giving Tuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back to our communities. Please consider a donation to the Zepp Children's Foundation during this holiday season.
http://www.zeppchildrensfoundation.org/donate.html



December 1, 2014
AmazonSmile
Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Zepp Childrens Foundation Inc whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.
https://smile.amazon.com/ch/26-1489445



October 30, 2014
The Fragile X Study
THE FRAGILE X STUDY is seeking male and female participants between the ages of 15 and 55 who have been diagnosed with Fragile X Syndrome to enroll in this clinical trial. This clinical trial is studying the effects of a medicine on the cognitive and inattentive symptoms in people with Fragile X Syndrome.
>http://www.thefragilexstudy.com/



October 30, 2014
More Than 100 Genes Tied To Autism
http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2014/10/30/more-genes-autism/19802/



October 7, 2014
Ranking Names Best Cities For People With Disabilities
http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2014/10/07/ranking-cities-disabilities/19735/



October 3, 2014
Need for Services for Parents of Children with Autism
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/all-the-pieces/201410/need-services-parents-children-autism



September 19, 2014
Deal Reached On Tax-Free Disability Savings Accounts
http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2014/09/19/deal-savings-accounts/19689/



August 25, 2014
Doctors Get New Recommendations For Diagnosing Disabilities
“In cases where a child has been identified as having intellectual disability or global developmental delay, but the cause is unknown, doctors are advised to work with a genetics specialist to conduct chromosomal microarray testing, which can detect genetic abnormalities, and fragile X testing.”
http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2014/08/25/doctors-recommendations/19612/



August 25, 2014
The American Academy of Pediatrics
“The research is clear that adolescents who get enough sleep have a reduced risk of being overweight or suffering depression, are less likely to be involved in automobile accidents, and have better grades, higher standardized test scores and an overall better quality of life”
http://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/Pages/Let-Them-Sleep-AAP-Recommends-Delaying-Start-Times-of-Middle-and-High-Schools-to-Combat-Teen-Sleep-Deprivation.aspx



July 17, 2014
Feds Clarify Obligations To Kids With Autism
http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2014/07/17/feds-clarify-kids-autism/19519/



July 11, 2014
Disney Wants Disability Access Suit Thrown Out
http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2014/07/11/disney-suit-thrown-out/19504/



July 8, 2014
Study: Vaccines Safe, Problems ‘Extremely Rare’
http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2014/07/08/study-vaccines-extremely-rare/19494/



July 8, 2014
Supreme Court Rules On Disability Caregivers
http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2014/07/08/supreme-court-rules-caregivers/19492/



June 23, 2014
In Shift, Supreme Court Moves Away From ‘Mental Retardation’
http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2014/06/03/in-shift-supreme-retardation/19411/



May 21, 2014
Autism Law in Peril in Congress
http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/206736-feud-risks-killing-off-autism-law



May 19, 2014
The 2014 NFXF Let ‘Em Know 5k: It’s Back!
http://www.fragilex.org/2014/awareness-day/the-2014-nfxf-let-em-know-5k-its-back/



Special Announcement!
Special thanks to Michele Bennett for her generous support of ZCF. A realtor at Remax Advantage Realty in Maryland, every home Michele sells provides an opportunity for a donation to the Zepp Children’s Foundation. Please contact Michele for your realty needs and help support ZCF!

Michele Bennett
Remax Advantage Realty
Tel: (410) 409-1274

http://www.dreamhomesinmd.com

October 11, 2010
Sally Zepp attends the Gubernatorial Candidates Forum on Disability Issues.
Sally was able to meet with Governor Ehrlich to discuss the pressing issues facing families with children K-12 with autism spectrum disorders.  Governor O’Malley was not available for comment.

September 7, 2010
Thanks to a NASCAR fan in Delaware, our eBay auction of the Richmond race tickets on September 11, 2010 was a success!

August 4, 2010
Check Out Page 6 of the Jimmie Johnson Foundation Newsletter! Click on the link and scroll down to “Report to the Community.” We are so blessed by Jimmie and Chandra Johnson and the amazing people who work for their foundation. Thank you!
Jimmie Johnson Newsletter
July 13, 2010
Thanks to Cooper McCaw and his friends from Southlake, Texas for their successful soda pop sale to raise money for ZCF!

June 14, 2010
We are excited to announce that ZCF was able to send six children to therapeutic summer camp this year! Thanks everyone for your continued support!

June 2, 2010
The Zepp Children’s Foundation is one of many that have been touched by the NASCAR community. We are very thankful for their support.
NASCAR answering the call for the autism community.
May 25, 2010
New Treatment for Autism “Holds Promise”
March 5, 2010
Fragile X locks minds. Will this pill be a key?
Sally Zepp meets with Maryland delegate
On January 18, 2010, Sally Zepp met with Maryland State Delegate Donald B. Elliott to discuss the impact Fragile X Syndrome and Autism have on families. She also discussed the importance of supporting non-public special education schools.

Media Coverage of ZCF and the Helmet of Hope Initiative
ESPN's Marty Smith Door-to-Door   Marty talks about ZCF from the Richmond interview.  See question about Jimmie Johnson Foundation in middle of page.

ZCF Press Conference with Jimmie Johnson
On September 11, 2009 Sally and Bill Zepp represented ZCF as guests of Jimmie Johnson at the Richmond NASCAR race.







Great news from NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson!
The Jimmie Johnson Foundation selected The Zepp Children’s Foundation for their Helmet of Hope Initiative. This year, Jimmie will wear the Helmet of Hope during the Pepsi 500 at Auto Club Speedway on October 11, 2009 featuring our name and logo. ZCF will also receive a grant for $1,048, be featured on the back of the Helmet of Hope t-shirt and will receive proceeds from the sale of the t-shirt.

This is AWESOME news!!! A HUGE thank you to Jimmie and Chandra Johnson for their unbelievable philanthropy work and their continued support to children  and families.

Please visit www.jimmiejohnsonfoundation.org for the press release.


MD Commission on Autism
On May 7, 2009 Senate Bill 963/House Bill 503 sponsored by Delegate Nic Kipke (R) from Anne Arundel County was signed by Governor Martin O'Malley (D) to create the Commission!






Congratulations to the Zyla Family!
On February 18, 2009 the Zyla Family of Severn, Maryland received our first annual Disney Getaway trip!


Sally Zepp testifies in Annapolis, MD.
On February 17, 2009 Sally Zepp testified before the House of Delegate's Health and Government Operations Committee in Annapolis, Maryland on forming the Maryland Commission on Autism.  By forming this Commission, the State of Maryland will be able to demonstrate a sincere effort in helping families all across Maryland who are struggling to find resources and assistance for their loved one on the Autism Spectrum.  The Commission would develop a statewide plan for an integrated system of training and treatment from adolescence to adulthood.

The Zepp Children's Foundation offers a sincere thank you to Delegate Nicholaus Kipke (R), Anne Arundel County, for his support of House Bill 503 and everyone who collaborated on this effort.