Making Live Shows More Autism-Friendly

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Many performance companies are changing the perception of live theater for children with ASD, making it more inviting and comfortable for them. Continue reading

“Quiet Hours” – Letting Autistic Individuals Shop Peacefully

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A superstore in England is being hailed for implementing ‘quiet hour” – times where the store encourages silence for autistic shoppers to be able to shop comfortably. Continue reading

Teaching Children about their Autistic Peers

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Although adults are fully aware of the growing autistic population, it is important for young children to be introduced to the disorder, and learn how to treat their peers with respect. Continue reading

New Study Indicates Genetic Link Between Prodigies and Autism

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A new study of twelve child prodigies suggests that there is a genetic link between these children’s special skills and autism spectrum disorder. This discovery could reveal why the two groups share certain traits, such as extraordinary powers of memory and attention to detail. Continue reading

Shema Kolainu Workshop Addresses Technology Applications for Autism

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It’s no secret that kids these days love screens. For a child with autism, the right technology can give them a huge leg up in their education even though they might think it is all fun and games. Continue reading

Creating More Equal Workplaces

Jeff Long was one of 21 men with intellectual disabilities discovered in 2009 toiling away at an Iowa turkey processing plant and living in deplorable conditions while earning just $65 per month from an employer with an expired subminimum wage certificate. (Melanie Burford/Dallas Morning News/MCT)

The National Disability Rights Network are now advocating for a nationwide effort to crackdown on employers who are paying their disabled workers unfair wages. Currently, employers can engage in a legal process where they get permission from the U.S Department … Continue reading

Scientists Come Closer to Understanding Autism

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A recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has discovered that oxytocin levels in children actually have nothing to with the onset of autism. Oxytocin is the hormone responsible for our feelings of attachment and … Continue reading

GPS Trackers May Become Available for Families

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Earlier this year, following Avonte Oquendo’s tragic death, Senator Charles Schumer introduced a bill that would allocate $10 million per year in federal funding that would provide electronic tracking devices to families of children with autism and other disabilities. “Our … Continue reading

New Program Helps Autistic Students Gain Work Skills

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The University of Utah and Columbus Community Center are testing a pilot program that hopes to help people on the autism spectrum gain work skills and become an important part of the workforce. The program was started by NeuroVersity, a … Continue reading

Creating New Understanding around Autism Spectrum Disorder​

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On Day 3 of the 2014 ICare4Autism International Autism Conference, Dr. Stephen Shore, assistant professor in the Special Education Dept. at Adelphi University and ICare4Autism Advisory Council member, gave a presentation of Autism and the Arts: Movement, Music, and the Sensory System. … Continue reading