Category Archives: Autism Spectrum Disorder

New Legislation Promotes Better Future for Autistics

The Massachusetts House of Representatives took a landmark step in unanimously passing a bill that would offer solutions for addressing the needs of a growing number of children being diagnosed with autism. Firstly, the legislation would encourage educators to develop … Continue reading

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Autism App Adopted by Clinical Institutions

SpeakAll! is an iPad therapy app that is specifically designed for children and adults who have little to no functional speech skills, especially in the area of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). The app allows them to acquire initial symbol vocabulary and learn the … Continue reading

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Early Intervention Makes a Big Difference

Autism researchers and experts agree that treating children for autism is especially important when they are aged 3 years and younger. However, diagnosis for these younger ages tend to be tough. In fact, according to new government data, children are … Continue reading

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Parental Obesity and Autism Risk

There has been a vast number of new studies coming out that are exploring the link between maternal and paternal obesity. Researchers are now noticing that perhaps paternal obesity could be a greater risk factor than maternal obesity, according to … Continue reading

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Dance/Movement Therapy for Autistic Children

  We are constantly seeking innovative ways to help autistic children who struggle with communicating and connecting to others in social environments. Dance/movement therapy is quickly becoming recognized as beneficial in helping kids with ASD express themselves. Therapists are using … Continue reading

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Obsessive Behaviors Can Be a Resource

As more research comes out on Autism and as we better observe children who have it, therapists, parents, and educators alike are coming to realize that certain behaviors that we may as abnormal may actually be behaviors that are beneficial … Continue reading

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Stephen Shore’s Journey with Autism

Stephen Shore is an assistant professor in the Department of Education at Adelphi University and also a member of the ICare4Autism Advisory council. At just 18 months old he was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and tomorrow be will be speaking at … Continue reading

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Progress for Autism Insurance Bills

  The push to insure coverage for autistic children continues. Just yesterday the Kansas Senate approved the bill that would mandate coverage by a 38-2 vote and sent it to Republican Gov. Sam Brownback for his signature. The passing of this bill … Continue reading

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World Autism Awareness Day

Today April 2nd, 2014 is World Autism Awareness Day. The United Nations General Assembly highlighted this day in 2008 to celebrate the creative minds of children and adults with autism spectrum disorder. It serves to remind us that we need … Continue reading

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Potential Causes for Increase in Autism Diagnoses

Many reports and studies are coming out with startling statistics of autism on the rise. The CDC reports that 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and according to USA Today, autism rates have jumped 30% between … Continue reading

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