Formerly the executive vice president of Wynn Management and Development Company, William Deyesso is a seasoned corporate executive currently in the insurance industry as CEO of Royal Administration Services, Inc. William Deyesso is also a supporter of Children's Hospital Autism Research.
There is no known cure for autism, but there are treatment modalities available for its core symptoms. One of these treatments is the use of assistive technology, which helps children remember visual cues and improve their fine motor skills.
Recently a mobile app has become an unexpected source of help for children on the autism spectrum. Pokemon GO, an enhanced-reality, location-based game that involves catching virtual monsters, has become a worldwide phenomenon and has been praised for encouraging the physical activity of its players. The game also has helped children on the autism spectrum go outside and socialize with other people, which is something they usually have difficulty doing.
Dr. James McPartland, the director of Yale University's Developmental Disabilities Clinic in the Child Study Center, stated in a CNN interview that Pokemon GO is good for children on the autism spectrum because the game is a great conversation starter and features characters with memorizable facts.
The chief executive officer of Buyer’s Choice, Inc., since 2000, William Deyesso also has served as the executive vice president of Wynn Management and Development. Outside of his professional work, William Deyesso supports charitable organizations like the Autism Research Institute (ARI).
Founded in 1967, ARI is dedicated to providing resources and support for people with autism, their families, and their caregivers, in addition to funding research into the disorder. Over the course of its nearly 50-year history, the institute has led on a number of research fronts, ranging from biomarkers and metabolism to viruses and nutritional needs. To address different issues that impact people with autism, ARI continually expands its mission and establishes new programs and research initiatives.
One of ARI’s programs is the tissue bank, created in conjunction with National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. By researching donated tissue samples, ARI hopes to determine if any biological elements contribute to the disorder. Additionally, the organization led the creation of the Global Autism Collaboration (GAC), a networking and communication group. Designed to establish a worldwide advocacy and care standard, GAC is free for nonprofits and offers webinars and discussion topics for all of its members.
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