Special College Programs for Students With Autism

Many autistic teens out there have the brains to make higher education a breeze, but are lacking in some of the social, time management and organizational skills they’ll need to make the grades they deserve. Luckily, there is a wide range of colleges out there stepping up to offer support and help for students with autism spectrum conditions. Here are 10 of the growing number of colleges that can be a good choice for students with autism, as they can provide support groups, assistance with courses, special classes and all the information students need to get a degree. Continue reading

Checklist to Identify Autism Earlier

A simple 24-item checklist developed by researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), in La Jolla may prove to be an important screening tool for detecting early signs of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), and language and developmental delays in children as young as 1 year old.

The checklist titled the Communication and Symbolic Scales Development Profile Infant-Toddler Checklist is completed by parents and guardians while they are in the doctor’s waiting room. Continue reading