Tag Archives: Autism

Parents Awarded $900K After Hidden Cameras Capture Student Restraint

[Source: Education Week] Arbitrators have awarded $900,000 to a family that sued the Clark County, Nev., district after their son was restrained repeatedly during the 2011-12 school year‐some of which was caught on videocameras that had been hidden in the … Continue reading


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Breakthrough Study Reveals Biological Basis for Sensory Processing Disorders in Kids

[Source  UCSF] Sensory processing disorders (SPD) are more prevalent in children than autism and as common as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, yet the condition receives far less attention partly because it’s never been recognized as a distinct disease. In a … Continue reading


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Treating Autism by Targeting the Gut

[Source: Science Daily] Experts have called for large-scale studies into altering the make-up of bacteria in the gut, after a review showed that this might reduce the symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Until now, caregivers have relied on rehabilitation, … Continue reading


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Why We Do What We Do: Teen On The Spectrum Finds Culinary Success

Editor’s Note:   After reading this article, I googled to find out more about Julen’s products and found his website.  Check out:   http://julensausomesauce.com/  Be sure to read his “Ausome Story”  No question that the therapists and special educators in … Continue reading


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Century-Old Drug as Potential New Approach to Autism

[Source:  Science Daily] ASD encompasses a group of developmental disorders, often characterized by communication and language difficulties, repetitive behaviors and inability to socialize. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that ASD occurs in 1 in 68 children, with … Continue reading


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