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Autism in a New Light: The Benefits of Sensory Lighting






Sensory lighting can be used in rooms to create a safe haven where those on the spectrum can stimulate and balance their sensory systems.






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Seeing Autism Differently: Neurodivergence vs Neurodisability

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Instead of comparing to others, we should be regarding people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as their own incomparable category, one with weaknesses but also strengths.






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Starting with the Man in the Mirror: Repetitive Behaviors and Ethics of Research

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Little brothers aren’t always easy to have around. Needless to say, my relationship with my brother was always very different from my friends. In a sense, our friendship really started because of the music of a moonwalking man, who wears a single glitter glove.






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Girl with Asperger’s Syndrome Tells Her Story to Raise Awareness

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Once Jacki got started on her blog, it quickly became a way to translate Marta’s everyday thoughts and actions. She was also able to connect with other families whose children have Asperger’s Syndrome.






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North Carolina Man to Build Group Home for Autistic Adults 

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Inspired by his autistic daughter, George Bean’s main goal with Swallowtail Farms is to provide housing options for adults with autism to live and work on a sustainable farm.






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Premature Babies May Not Exhibit Early Autism Symptoms

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A new study published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy tracked babies who were diagnosed as toddlers with ASD. Of those children, the babies prematurely born did not tend to avert their gaze as infants.






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Sniff Tests Could Help Diagnose Autism in Toddlers

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New research might have found an easier way to begin diagnosing autism in the toddler years through a new, simple diagnostic “sniff test.” This behavioral test is measured by sensitivity.






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Grant Will Be Able to Certify More Autism Teachers

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The College of Education’s online MS in Special Ed is growing this fall. Additional full ride scholarships will allow more students to pursue a special autism certificate.






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Co-founder of Auti-Mate.com Talks Autism Strengths and Talents

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Auti-mate.com is a collection of games designed to pinpoint and develop the strengths and talents of children with autism.






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Swedish Study Doubts Autism Epidemic

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With the number of diagnoses of autism seemingly increasing every day, it seems as though an epidemic of sorts has arisen. However, a new study has found that instead of autism occurring more commonly, more people are simply being diagnosed with it.






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