There are a handful of films that provide audiences a look into the faces of autism spectrum disorder. The 2013 film The Odd Way Home is a compelling and visually stunning piece worth checking out.
There are moments and experiences in which our words fail us, strive as we may. The following books, however, help with overcoming this obstacle using a child-friendly approach towards discussing autism.
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Autism Spectrum Disorder includes such a wide range of symptoms and behaviors, and new research shows that the genetics involved are just as diverse.
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In his new book, “The Unbreakable Boy: a Father’s Fear, a Son’s Courage, and a Story of Unconditional Love,” parent Scott LeRette shares story of his life with Austin, his eighteen-year-old son with autism.
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Many professionals in the autism field use the method of positive reinforcement when working with children with autism. That is, if the child does a correct behavior, he or she will be reinforced with a food, toy, tickles, etc. The results of a Stanford University study suggest these professionals are on the right track, when […]
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At 7 months old, children who are later diagnosed with autism take a split second longer to shift their gaze, as compared with typically developing children of the same age. Researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health measured a 25 to 50 millisecond difference when measuring eye movements and visual attention—too brief a time […]
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Linda Gund Anderson, a mother of a young man with autism has written an amusing and interesting book entitled, “Unintentional Humor: Celebrating the Literal Mind of Autism.” Her book is a 160-page descriptive report of the many misunderstood phrases that her son Brent encountered when growing up. Brent, who was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome was […]
There is an alarming sharp increase in Autism in children around the world. But, recent surveys in both in Israel and New Jersey show some of sharpest increases yet. The Social Affairs Ministry’s survey of social services for 2011 shows a 5x increase in incidence of the Autism in Israel over the last 8 years. The number […]
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