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Enhancing Reading Comprehension through Intensive Training






A new training regime that improves reading comprehension in children has been shown to also boost brain connectivity in kids with autism.






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Autism in a New Light: The Benefits of Sensory Lighting











Sensory lighting can be used in rooms to create a safe haven where those on the spectrum can stimulate and balance their sensory systems.






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Low Levels of Hormone Linked to Social Inabilities for Children with ASD











According to a recent study conducted by Stanford University, there is a prevalent connection between low levels of the hormone vasopressin, and the way children on the autism spectrum respond to social situations.






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Seeing Autism Differently: Neurodivergence vs Neurodisability

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Instead of comparing to others, we should be regarding people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as their own incomparable category, one with weaknesses but also strengths.






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Lab-Grown Brain Clumps Shed Light on Causes of Autism

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These lab-grown organ buds are very new and developing quickly; in 2013, The Scientist called organoids one of the biggest advances in science.






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Starting with the Man in the Mirror: Repetitive Behaviors and Ethics of Research

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Little brothers aren’t always easy to have around. Needless to say, my relationship with my brother was always very different from my friends. In a sense, our friendship really started because of the music of a moonwalking man, who wears a single glitter glove.






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When Teachers say “Action”, Students Go Animate

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This online company provides easy-to-use animation software that allows students and teachers to create their own cartoons. The only limit is the imagination of the students themselves.






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Girl with Asperger’s Syndrome Tells Her Story to Raise Awareness

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Once Jacki got started on her blog, it quickly became a way to translate Marta’s everyday thoughts and actions. She was also able to connect with other families whose children have Asperger’s Syndrome.






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Mate Crime: More Children and Adults with Autism at Risk of Being Bullied by So-Called “Friends”

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An autism charity found that a disturbingly high amount of people with autism are subject to “mate crime,” a form of disability hate crime in which a person is exploited or abused by people they believe to be their friends.






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Indiana University Awarded Grant to Study Link Between Autism and Body Temperature











Indiana University’s Department of Psychological and Brain Science has received $900,000 to study the connection between fever and autism symptom relief.






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