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Bangladeshi Researcher Maps Out New Autism Genetic Risk Factors

Uddin’s method involves comparing several different data sets involving the function of genes to specific locations in the brain and the activities performed there. By sorting these different data sets, he hopes to unravel the different genetic links to autism.

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Everyday Heroes: The Haircut Edition

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The Flores family does not know exactly how Tineo is able to calm Michael so well while cutting his hair. He is the only person whom Michael feels comfortable enough with to receive a hair cut without spiraling into sensory-overload induced tantrums.

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Singapore’s First Movement Therapy Studio Opens

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Wings to Wings Dance and Development Center is very unique in that they offer a movement therapy class for special needs children.

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The Pains (and Joys) of Autism

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In her article, Baron emphasizes the importance of educating medical workers about the multi-faceted ways in which a person on the spectrum may communicate or perceive their pain. A lack of understanding between carers and patients is often the reason that problems slip by unnoticed.

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Dr. Temple Grandin: The Benefits of Expectation

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Grandin believes that the gentleness with which new therapies and programs approach autism may in fact be detrimental. In breaking down the stereotypes of neurotypicality, Grandin says she fears that parents are not pushing their children to socialize properly, or learn to adapt to their environments.

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Upcoming Film Documentary Focuses on Autism in Adulthood

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Film studies professor creates the documentary “Aging Out,” hoping that this film is able to show ways adults with Autism can lead meaningful, independent lives.

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Picky Eating and Gluten Free Diets

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Recent studies have shown that children and individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder are able to have a form of ‘control’ over their symptoms through their diets, especially when they do not eat anything that has gluten in it.

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Sensory Adapted Swimming Lesson System for Children with ASD

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Sensory Supported Swimming has been supporting autistic children from the age of 4 to 17 and teaching them how to navigate the water.

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Relationship Development Intervention Therapy Introduced in India

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Relationship Development Intervention is an emerging therapy that focuses on parent- child interaction. The foundation of RDI is the importance placed on dynamic intelligence.

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National Study will Monitor Children With Autism, Focusing on a Better Treatment Plan

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A federally funded project will seek researchers from several universities to study prevalence of autism among 4 and 8 year olds. The study hopes to procure accurate data on how widespread autism is in the U.S.

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