Category Archives: Autism Relationships

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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THE LITERAL MIND OF AUTISTICS

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 […]

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Israel and New Jersey Autism rates soar

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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Merry Barua Speaks on Autism in Israel

The Action for Autism (AFA) center has been alive and well in India since 1991. Merry Barua, the director of AFA will speak on autism in Israel at ICare4Autism’s International Autism Conference Autism: A Global Perspectiveon August first and second of 2012. Ms. Baura’s address will illuminate awareness on how to empower parents in low […]

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Impact of ASDs on Parent Mental Health

A study by the York University, Department of Psychology in Toronto examined the impact of children problem behaviors in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) on parent mental health. Raising a child with an ASD has often been associated with higher levels of parenting stress and psychological distress. The study looked at relations among child […]

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Teaching Children with Autism Design Software Proves Beneficial for the Whole Family

Researchers at the University of Utah have created a program that helps kids with autism focus on building their skills and utilizing an aptitude for visual-spatial thinking, computers and other electronic media. Cheryl Wright, associate professor of family and consumer studies, coordinated the workshops in partnership with Google’s Project Spectrum, an initiative to teach job […]

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Autism in Love: Dating, Marriage and Confusion in an Aspie Relationship

Falling in love with a man or woman and making a family is all a part of the American dream. However, for the parents of children with autism, this question can be a point of sheer confusion, and for many mothers I have spoken to this is a regular occurrence in their daily prayer to their belief in a higher power. Find out how an Aspie couple blended into a perfect match.

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