Category Archives: Autism Symptoms

What are the symptoms of autism? Autistic people may have a range of symptoms, including physical, intellectual, psychological and emotional differences.

Morgan’s Mission

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Our global initiative in Ghana is receiving a strong push forward, thanks to a pioneer of special education. Morgan Jacobs paid a visit to Shema Kolainu this week to discuss her involvement in the upcoming Ghana initiative at Echoing Hills Academy through ICare4Autism.

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Mom Makes Affordable Weighted Vests Out of Military Uniforms

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Weighted vests have been successful in reducing hyperactivity, distractibility, and self-stimulatory behaviors in patients using them. However, they can be quite costly at about $50+ a piece and Lyons’s insurance would not cover the expenses.

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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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Specific Gene Linked with Autism

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CHD8 is a single gene that effects the expression of hundreds or even thousands of other genes. Research into CHD8 provides scientists with a better understanding of the disorder’s complexity.

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4 Ways You Can Raise Autism Awareness Today

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The autism community needs you! Although we hope today will open peoples’ eyes to learn more about autism, we also hope this is just a step on an ongoing journey.

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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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Highly Detailed Autism Study Launches

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The project, made possible by nearly 5,000 volunteer families from the Northern California region, will hopefully shed light on the circumstances influencing autism.

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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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Searching for Breakthrough Therapies at Duke University

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For the past 30 years, Geraldine Dawson has dedicated her life’s work to finding useful treatments for individuals living with Autism. Her newest project involves using umbilical cord blood cells to improve brain function for those with autism.

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