Tag Archives: Autism

New York Times Review: Picture Books That Inspire Empathy

[Source: New York Times] The tricky part about teaching empathy to children is that you can’t really teach it. You can only inspire it. Like its sister words, kindness and compassion, empathy is wakened in the soul. With very young … Continue reading

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What We Know About Girls On The Spectrum ‘May Be Wrong’

[Source: Disability Scoop] Even though they score higher on tests of communication and social skills, girls with autism appear to struggle more than boys with the demands of everyday life. New research finds that girls on the spectrum have more … Continue reading

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Is It Time To Ditch The Autism Puzzle Piece?

[Source:  Disability Scoop] Long associated with autism, new research is questioning whether or not the ubiquitous puzzle piece serves as a pro or con for organizations tied to the developmental disorder. Dating to at least the 1960s, puzzle pieces have … Continue reading

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New Study: MRI Reveals Striking Brain Difference in People with Genetic Autism

[Source:  Medical New Today] In the first major study of its kind, researchers using MRI have identified structural abnormalities in the brains of people with one of the most common genetic causes of autism, according to a new study published online in the … Continue reading

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Teen with Autism is 2017 Rubik’s Cube World Champion

[Source:  Autism Speaks] Max Park is a 15 year old on the autism spectrum who just became the 2017 Rubik’s Cube World Champion. Max is a speedcuber, a person who competes in cubing competitions by solving a Rubik’s Cube and other … Continue reading

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