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Toys for Children with Autism

Toys can have a very positive impact on the development of children with autism spectrum syndrome. Choosing the right toys that will entertain your child and at the same time encourage development could be challenging. Toys are a big part of the development … Continue reading

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Autistic Teen Garners Nobel Prize Consideration for Work In Quantum Physics

An autistic teenager and masters student is being considered for a Nobel Prize for his research in Quantum Physics. 14-year-old Jacob Barnett attributes his academic trajectory to his ASD diagnosis and subsequent lack of understanding in his education system, which forced him to think divergently like the great scientific theorists to date. Continue reading

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Nonverbal Autistic Teen Masters Written Communication & Advocates For ASD Education

Ido Kedar, a California teen with Autism Spectrum Disorder, has escaped the “solitary confinement” of his body through mastering the motor skills necessary for communication tools like IPad apps. Ido is now able to express his feelings, opinions, and self-interest—insisting on inclusion in a regular education program and challenging experts’ assumptions about his condition. Continue reading

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University-Wide Learning Management Software Appropriated to Aid Autistic Students in Collaboration Skills

The cyber world of tech-enthusiasts is all-a-buzz over Bellevue College’s new use of school-wide learning management software to aid autistic students with collaboration skills. The manager of Bellevue College’s Autism Spectrum Navigators program asserts that since appropriating the Canvas discussion board feature for autistic assistance, there has been an apparent increase in autistic students’ confidence and communication between autistic students and their university peers. Continue reading

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Smartphones Put Healthcare In The Palm Of Your Hands

Mobile and tablet applications are replacing costly devices for aid that is portable and affordable! Check out the reviews and find the applications that are right for you. Continue reading

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Virtual Reality: Can Video Games Teach Social Skills?

A study in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders reveals a distinction between uses of technology for autistics and typically developing children, suggesting further development of recreational technology tailored to develop social skills. Continue reading

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Today’s In-Flight Programming: Inclusion

Travel to new and diverse places enables tactile learning for children on the autism spectrum. However, traveling itself can be particularly cumbersome for families of children with autism. Travel-learning advocates, TSA, & airlines are creating accommodations and encouraging inclusion for ASD. Continue reading

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Special Education Expert Presents Music Education Strategies & Strengths

Special education expert Stephen Shore Ed. D. held a workshop on music education for children on the autism spectrum at Shema Kolainu Hear Our Voices this Tuesday. Dr. Shore is on the autism spectrum himself and has dedicated his life’s work to both inclusion and specialization in education, with music as a medium and motivation. Continue reading

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Autism Education Expert, Stephen Shore, Presents Workshop ‘Music For Children On The Autism Spectrum’ At Shema Kolainu

Autism education expert and autistic himself, Stephen Shore Ed. D. is a proponent of music education as a means of developing communication for autistic youth. Shore will present a workshop on ‘Music for Children on the Autism Spectrum’ on April 16th at Shema Kolainu Hear Our Voices. Continue reading

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Shakespearian Drama-Based Intervention Aims to Aid Communication for Autistic Youth

Ohio State University adapts the Royal Shakespeare Company’s drama-based intervention program, utilizing the poetic rhythm of iambic pentameter to develop communicative skills. Continue reading

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