How a child with Autism Processes Social Play

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In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers at Vanderbilt University examined social play exchanges on multiple levels, revealing associations among brain regions, behavior and reactions in children with autism. “Play is a fundamental skill in childhood and an area in which children … Continue reading

The CDC Grants Rutger’s University $550,000 for Autism Research

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Rutger’s University Medical School was awarded $550,000 to study childhood autism and developmental disorders in New Jersey. This grant is apart of the CDC’s $20Million budget allotted to fund autism monitoring centers across the United States. By accepting the grant, … Continue reading

Jobs for people with Autism!


The D’Eri family did exceptional research in starting a business that not only put their employees to work and gave them financial stability, but they also chose a business that would challenge and teach their employees physically and cognitively. Continue reading

Samsung App “Look at Me” Helps Children Improve Eye Contact

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On Monday, Samsung announced the development of a new app that helps children who struggle with eye contact, facial expression recognition, and emotional expression. The program “Look at Me” has been launched in Korea and is still in the clinical testing phase. … Continue reading

Research for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Gets a Boost


A Canadian University received praise in response to their use of a treatment for autism called Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. The research program at Simon Frasier University received this prize in the form of a $500,000 grant from Central City Brewing … Continue reading

Special Behavioral Autism Therapy May Alter Brain Activity


  Preliminary results from a four-month study show that pivotal response training (PRT) can alter brain function in children with autism. Areas of the brain that process social information showed changes after the therapy was used on children. Several mental … Continue reading

Looking for the perfect autism book to read with your family during Hanukkah?


Nicole Katzman’s book, Nathan Blows Out the Hanukkah Candles brings together various themes related to the holiday, family, acceptance, and autism. The book is about a boy named Jacob who loves his brother Nathan. Nathan has autism, and when Hanukkah … Continue reading

Shema Kolainu Presents Guest Speaker Advocating for “Success with Autism” at United Nations

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Due to demand, the Shema Kolainu Autism workshops, which have continued to draw larger crowds of people, have relocated presentations to the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City.                                          On Thursday, December 11, Shema Kolainu presented speaker Dr. Stephen Shore, a professor at Adelphi University. … Continue reading

Nonprofit Helps Families Affected by Autism Cope with Daily Challenges

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The things many of us took for granted as a child- a trip to the beach, a shopping errand, swimming lessons, a walk around the neighborhood- are a daily struggle for an autistic child and their family. For a young person with … Continue reading

Interior Design Concepts for Best Response in Autistic Children


At Shema Kolainu – Hear Our Voices, we have a specially designed multisensory room for the children to explore. Also called the Snoezelen room, students enter the controlled multisensory environment (MSE) to experience various scents, colors, sounds and music, and tactile stimulation … Continue reading