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Read articles and presentations from the International Autism Conference in Jerusalem 2012

Certain Behaviors May Predict Autism in High-Risk Children

Researchers have studied three distinct behavior profiles in toddlers with autistic siblings to predict an autism diagnosis by the age 3.

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New Architecture Program Allows Teens with ASD to Build Job Skills

A new program is introducing autistic students to design software that helps them build job skills for a career in architecture.

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Program Transitions Autistic Individuals into the Workplace

Project Search is a year-long program that uses hands-on learning in combination with a classroom-style lecture to transition developmentally disabled individuals into the workplace.

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Creating Employment Opportunities for Adults on the Autism Spectrum

Two organizations have collaborated to create a program that trains individuals with autism for potential employment.

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The Power of Self-Advocacy

Members of the YAI NYC Self-Advocacy Association recently discussed the importance of being an advocate for those touched by autism.

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    A resident of Tonawanda, New York, successfully convinced the town to install two signs alerting drivers that an autistic child lives in the area. Louis Blazer said that he and one other family were pushing to get the sign installed because they both have highly autistic children. He said he wanted to protect his son before it was too late.

    Autism Could Cost Americans $1 Trillion by 2025

    Caring for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the United States is becoming pricier. Alarming numbers have been calculated in a new study published online in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, conducted by Paul Leigh and Juan Du, health economists at the University of California, Davis.

    App Created For and By Teens with Autism Aids Daily Activities

    Dubbed LOLA, which stands for “Laugh Out Loud Aide,” a new app aims to remind children on the autism spectrum to complete certain tasks that they may forget about, which could be due to a sensory overload that they experience.

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