Category Archives: Autism News

Up to date autism news and article from around the world about the efforts to further treatment and therapy for ASD

Pingree Lends a Hand: Expanding School Resources to Home

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Julia Hood, director of the Carmen B. Pingree Autism Center of Learning in Salt Lake City hopes to alleviate this issue. Her school, which serves diagnosed children up to the age of seventeen, has recently launched a project that would provide students with in-home treatment, communication-oriented iPads, and other such instructive resources.

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Microsoft Launching Program to Hire Autistic Employees

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Executives at Microsoft are launching the “Autism: The Employment Advantage” program by placing ten candidates with autism into full-time technology jobs.

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The Pains (and Joys) of Autism

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In her article, Baron emphasizes the importance of educating medical workers about the multi-faceted ways in which a person on the spectrum may communicate or perceive their pain. A lack of understanding between carers and patients is often the reason that problems slip by unnoticed.

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Michigan Mom Pushes to Extend Benefits for Applied Behavior Analysis

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Mother Lisa Mortimer has asked that the government provide funding for ABA past the age of 5. She believes that doing so will create extremely beneficial outcomes for both children affected by autism and their families.

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Twin Study Suggests Genes Triumph Over Environment in Autism Cases

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Most scientists agree that both genetics and environmental factors contribute. However a recent study suggests genetics are more at play than any other factor.

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Innovative App Specially Made for Children with Autism

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The Chicago-based startup company, Infiniteach, has been developing a revolutionary new app called Skill Champ. The founders and creators of this project are teachers, therapists, researchers, consultants, etc., who have many years of experience working with autism therapies both professionally and at home.

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Saliva Test for Autism: Nothing to spit at.

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By analyzing their saliva, it may be possible to know if your child has autism within a very short time.

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Picky Eating and Gluten Free Diets

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Recent studies have shown that children and individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder are able to have a form of ‘control’ over their symptoms through their diets, especially when they do not eat anything that has gluten in it.

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“It’s me, Phillip.”

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Phillip Koelsch is a very unique individual not only because of his impressive creativity but also because of his very remarkable mind. What’s noteworthy about his inspiration you may ask? The answer lies within his experience with autism.

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Sensory Overload: Meltdowns and How the Public Handles Them

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Recently, as a result of uninformed decision-making, Daniel Ten Oever, a 9 year old boy with ASD from Ottawa was handcuffed by a police officer in his school during a significant meltdown.

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