Category Archives: Autism Relationships

Twin Sister Gives Her Brother a Day to Remember

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At first, family members in Birmingham, AL were nervous on how he would react. Often times in a big crowd or surrounded by lots of noise, Anders gets overwhelmed. But once he stood on the stage, all you could see was a huge smile as he turned to his sister with a look that said “I did it!”

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New Ground Breaking Documentary: Autism in America

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Director and writer Zac Adams has created an emotionally eye opening film that attempts to answer questions about autism. He complies personal stories from families and professionals who are effected by autism on a daily basis.

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The Odd Way Home: A Film That Gives An Intimate Look at Autism

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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.

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Books to Help You Find the Right Words to Say

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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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Autistic Siblings Display Genetic Differences More Than Similarities

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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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The Unbreakable Boy: A Story of Courage Through Adversity

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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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Autistic Children Found to Benefit From Peer Solicitation

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Peer solicitation has recently been found to improve reciprocal social interaction among autistic children.

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Stanford Study Suggests Kids with Autism Simply May Not Be Motivated By Human Voice

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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Gaze Shifting Delay May Help Diagnose Autism in Early Infancy

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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