Approximately 50% of all people with “Savant syndrome,” a rare condition where a person displays remarkable genius in one specific area, have an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). With most of the other half being related to a brain injury or other acquired condition, it is natural to make the link between autism and savant syndrome.
A few years ago, the Nao robot was introduced as a socially assistive humanoid robot who would help people of all ages, “to be less lonely, to do rehabilitative exercises, and to learn social behaviors.” The latest study provided useful insight into how any teacher, human or humanoid, can best approach instructing people on the autism spectrum.
Technology exists to make our lives easier. For autistic people and their families, technology offers a wealth of tools, support, and career opportunities that weren’t available even a decade ago.
A new study is looking at how children with autism interact with children who are not on the spectrum, particularly on the playground. Playgrounds can be a great opportunity for children to have fun and make friends, but for many children on the autism spectrum, they can also be a source of stress and anxiety.
Several autistic individuals have been able to support themselves and find true happiness by starting their own small business.
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Reflective Network Therapy harnesses small social networks in the classroom, composed of parents, teachers, in-classroom therapist, and peers.
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Clustered desks, children’s talk in small groups while others develop artsy projects or rehearse musical performances, perfectly pictures a normal day in our border town classroom. The highly diverse population only enhances the fusion of ideas and the learning outcome everyday. Amongst that diversity, a student diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), develops social and [...]
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A new program is introducing autistic students to design software that helps them build job skills for a career in architecture.
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Several mobile apps have been developed to help Autistic children understand emotions and how to respond to how others are behaving.
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