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Learn about the impact autism and other ASDs have on the children living in the United States of America

Brighter Futures for Autistic Youths Grown on Chicago Farm

Applying lessons from the classroom to the “real world” can be a stretch for anyone, but autistic people in particular benefit from in-situ work experiences where they can develop the requisite social and job skills to gain and succeed in employment. A new program on an urban farm in Chicago does just that – and does it so well that the National Garden Bureau plans to fund therapeutic gardens nationwide.

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Autism Screening – The Latest

Researchers are focused on finding ways to screen for symptoms of autism at earlier ages, enabling children to receive the early intervention treatments that they need.

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Technology Startup Enables Teens with ASD to Prepare for Presentations

AutismSees is a startup that creates technology, specifically apps for mobile devices and tablets, to help those on the spectrum learn how to effectively give presentations.

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The Benefits of Yoga for Children with Autism

The impact of yoga has been proven to be incredibly effective in improving the behavior and focus of many children with autism disorders.

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The Correlation between Gut Bacteria and Autistic Behavior

New studies suggest that restoring the microbial balance could alleviate some of the behavioral symptoms common to those with autism disorders.

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Autistic Individuals are Running Successful Small Businesses

Several autistic individuals have been able to support themselves and find true happiness by starting their own small business.

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Gluten’s Impact on Individuals with ASD

New FDA regulations will enforce food manufacturers to meet new standards in labeling gluten content in a product, helping those on the autism spectrum that suffer from gluten sensitivities.

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Autistic Children Improve IQ and Social Skills With Reflective Network Therapy

Reflective Network Therapy harnesses small social networks in the classroom, composed of parents, teachers, in-classroom therapist, and peers.

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Current Diagnostic Procedures May Be Failing to Detect Autism in Girls

With a huge imbalance in the number of males being diagnosed with ASD in comparison to females, certain symptoms may be going undetected with current testing.

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Building Embracing Classrooms: An Unfulfilled Promise

Clustered desks, children’s talk in small groups while others develop artsy projects or rehearse musical performances, perfectly pictures a normal day in our border town classroom. The highly diverse population only enhances the fusion of ideas and the learning outcome everyday. Amongst that diversity, a student diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), develops social and [...]

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