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Medical Center Unveils Autism-Friendly Emergency Room

For a child on the autism spectrum, a visit to the emergency center can be incredibly traumatic. The fast-paced environment, bright lights, noises, and sense of urgency can have the individual feel very overwhelmed. Due to this issue, one medical center has developed a center specifically for the needs of individuals with autism.

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Families Have Seen Great Success in Several Therapy Methods

Certain therapies are becoming increasingly more prevalent in the U.S., and internationally, due to the positive responses that they have received.

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Individuals with ASD May Have Impaired Predictive Ability

Researchers have recently created a hypothesis stating that individuals with autism may lack the ability to predict what may happen next, which therefore creates difficulty in understanding the events occurring around them.

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First-Responders Learn to Properly Approach and Aid those with ASD

With the autism diagnosis rate rapidly increasing, an emerging issue is having safety officials develop a better understanding of how to properly aid those on the spectrum. Approaching those with autism when they are in danger takes great precaution.

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Supporting the Learning Process for Children with ASD through Technology

Developments in technology have given children on the autism spectrum incredible opportunities to express themselves and grow. TalkingTiles is a new app that is being used to help develop a range of skill-sets for children on the spectrum.

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Closer to Understanding Savant Syndrome

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.

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What Robots Can Teach Us About Teaching Autistic Kids

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.

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Hi-Tech Makes it Happen For Autistics and Families

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.

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Invitation to Play Reduces Playground Stress in Autistic Children

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.

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Autistic Individuals are Running Successful Small Businesses

Several autistic individuals have been able to support themselves and find true happiness by starting their own small business.

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