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Study reveals yawning not contagious for children with autism

Autism Research and Treatment recently published a Japanese study that Scientific American examined this month looking closely at science of a simple yawn, and it’s contagion. Continue reading

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Possible Association Between Ultrasounds & Autism

Investigative journalist and author of The Business of Baby writes an expose on the institutional practices influencing pregnancy, childbirth, and infant nurturing, revealing corporate interest and dissemination of misinformation and posing the question: Could ultrasounds be affecting autism? 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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Air Pollution Affects Autism: Solutions & Success Stories

A research study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives this March found a direct correlation between Autism Spectrum Disorders and exposure to air pollution, particularly from traffic. One mother tells the story of her son’s diagnosis and reversal, summarizing strategies to decrease toxic exposure. Continue reading

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Pediatric Neurologist Studies How Environment Affects Autism (And All of US)

Researchers have not yet identified the cause of autism, and while many are focused on discovering a genetic origin, the parallel increase in exposure to toxins and diagnoses of developmental disorders encourages further exploration of the relationship between environment and the brain. Pediatric Neurologist Dr. Martha Herbert aims to identify the continual affects of exposure to toxins and when autism happens.
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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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Early Autism Detection

Although autism is hard to diagnose before 24 months, symptoms often surface between 12 and 18 months and  if it is caught in infancy, treatment can begin early and we can gain much progress from taking advantage of the adolescent … Continue reading

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Service Dogs to help Children With Autism

According to a new study, specially trained service dogs may reduce stress in children with autism. Continue reading

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Auditory therapy may be helpful for children with autism

Parents and teachers of children with autism will tell you how hard it is when they call a child’s name and they don’t respond. This most basic social interaction is often a challenge for children on the autism spectrum and in turn, more complex social exchanges seem hopeless. Continue reading

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