Category Archives: Autism New York

Police Force Undergoes Autism Sensitivity Training

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Police forces from Pittsburgh,PA are now required to undergo training learning how to identify and correspond to a person diagnosed with autism. This was implemented to avoid confusion and misinterpretation by the police force.

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New Checklist Furthers Early Intervention

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An updated screening test- The Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers- has shown to be more accurate in determining whether or not a young child needs further evaluation for autism.

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Fruit Flies Provide Insight into Autism

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As part of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN Initiative), scientists are studying the brains of fruit flies to learn more about the basic functions of the human brain. One part of the study is focusing on why individuals with autism often face heightened sensitivity to lights, sounds and odors.

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Autism in the Female Brain

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Population studies of the prevalence of autism dictate that two- to- three times as many males as females have autism. However, autism is far from exclusively male.

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Dr. Stephen Shore Speaks on the Autism Workforce

In a public Google Hangout hosted by ICare4Autism on Monday, Dr. Stephen Shore of the US Autism& Asperger Association advisory board discussed how individuals with autism can transition into higher education and the workforce.

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New Study Finds Unusual Ways to Ease Autism Symptoms

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A new study from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, found two odd methods for quelling certain symptoms of autism, examining the link between inflammation and autism.

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Paternal Age Increases Risk of Autism

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Research from the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University has linked increased paternal age with a greater risk of psychiatric and developmental disorders- mainly schizophrenia and autism. This research will help determine factors leading to autism spectrum disorder allowing for more effective forms of therapy.

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New Greenhouse Looks to Hire Those on the Autism Spectrum

Jan Pilarski and her son Chris Tadmirsh stand outside their aquaphonic greenhouse, in which they look to employ individuals with autism.

One mother works to employ her son and other individuals with autism at her local greenhouse. Her initiative is part of a growing trend supporting young adults on the spectrum transition into the workforce.

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Scientists Link Autism and the Immune System

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Researchers from the Mount Sinai hospital in New York City are linking immune deficiencies with autism in order to improve treatment.

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Occupational Therapy Found to Improve Autistic Children’s Ability to Perform Everyday Tasks

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Researchers recently discovered that giving autistic kids occupational therapy using the principles of Sensory Integration (OT-SI) produced better results than giving them standard care.

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