Cheryl Colton is the mother of 21-year-old Ari, who has autism. She lived in a constant state of stress for a few years, unsure of what to do when Ari would get home from school. Without anything to focus on, Ari would just ‘stim’, which is a term for a repetitive body movement that many people on the autism spectrum experience.
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Researchers have revealed a new type of brain scan which measures a child’s mental development in relation to their age. By being able to view if a child’s development is on schedule, the researchers believe that this brain scan will be able to identify various developmental disabilities like autism.
On August 30th in Rochester, New York, a mother of a 16-year-old with autism watched on as her son was maced, handcuffed, and taken to a holding cell because a police officer didn’t understand his behavior. Billy-Jo Brimacomb was sitting on her porch with her two sons. A police officer showed up initially looking for […]
A hot topic in the Cognitive Science and Early Childhood sphere these days is autism. With prevalence rates rising and more American families encountering ASD, surrounding issues, such as healthcare, early intervention, and diagnosis also become topics of importance. In fact, California Senator Barbara Boxer recently assembled hearings on the “State of Research on Potential […]