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New Online Course For Parents of Children With Autism Designed by Medical & Educational Experts

The University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center has launched an online course designed to help parents of children with autism better understand behavioral intervention, advocate for their child’s needs in school programs, and navigate the legal rights of disabled persons. Continue reading

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Research Shows: Summer Sunshine Is Good For Children With Autism!

Recent research, conducted by Saudi Arabian Neurologists, found that children with autism have significantly lower levels of vitamin D—the sunshine vitamin—than their typically developing counterparts. Continue reading

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New Research Shows RoundUp® Among Causes of ASD, ADHD, GI Disorders, & More–Safe Produce Tips For Parents!

A new research study published in the journal Entropy this April examines the long-term health effects of the popular herbicide Roundup®, a product of Monsanto, finding significant associations with a variety of conditions “associated with the western diet” including Autism Spectrum Disorder, gastrointestinal disorders, ADHD, and other developmental malformations. Continue reading

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New Research Suggests Girls With ASD Need Different Treatment Approach Than Boys

Interesting new research for parents of daughters presented today at the International Meeting for Autism Research confirms that ASD manifests diversely between genders, presenting a game-changer for education, therapy, and other treatment practices. Continue reading

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Autism Goes Viral—On The Web, A Few of Our Favorite Blogs

The blogosphere has opened up a cyber-consciousness of daily reflections, trials, tribulations, and inspiring anecdotes. Check out a few of our favorite autism blogs—where parents, autistics, and, sometimes, both share experience and expertise—and help keep the dialogue going! Continue reading

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ICare4Autism Adviser Advocates With “1000 Ausome Things” Flashblog Today

Today, Ariana Zurcher is hosting the Autism Positivity 2013 Flashblog event where anyone can contribute, seasoned blogger or not. This year’s theme is 1000 Ausome Things. The community-building project is a beautiful way to conclude Autism Awareness Month. Continue reading

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Performing Arts Promote Inclusion

The theater community is redefining performance, utilizing the potential for interactive stimulation and structured stories to aid autistics and include them in the world of culture and arts. England pilots an autism-family-friendly performance program, The Relaxed Performance Project. Continue reading

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Arizona Governor Takes Stand Against Schools’ Mistreatment of Autistics

After an expose of institutional mistreatment of autistics in schools across America, Arizona has changed state policy to protect vulnerable students from abuse. 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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