Category Archives: Autism News

The latest breaking news in Autism Research, Education, Funding, Events, and more. Provided by The International Center for Autism Research and Education.

Why Autism Should Be in the Workspace

Earlier this month, Microsoft announced its plan to hire more people on the autism spectrum. The reason? Good business sense.

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Minnesota Mom Fights to Expand Federal Funds

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Idil Abdull has been diligently working to broaden health care resources not only for herself, but for other low income families in Michigan. Her persistent efforts have caused major changes in legislation that provide autism therapy assistance to families in the state.

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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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Donut Challenge – Accepted!

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Through last year’s Ice Bucket Challenge, many viewers contributed to help fund research and spread awareness for ALS. This is the same goal Max Jamelli from Chambersburg, PA would like to achieve for kids like his son.

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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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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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