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Autism Drama Set To Debut On ABC

[Source:  Disability Scoop] A new prime-time drama with a lead character on the spectrum will premiere this fall. ABC said this week that it will debut “The Good Doctor” on Sept. 25 at 10 p.m. ET. The hourlong show stars … Continue reading

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Autism Severity Detected with Brain Activity Test

[Source:  Medical X-Press] UCLA researchers have discovered that children with autism have a tell-tale difference on brain tests compared with other children. Specifically, the researchers found that the lower a child’s peak alpha frequency—a number reflecting the frequency of certain … Continue reading

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Literacy Corner: Why Everyone Benefits from Including Students with Autism in Literacy Classrooms

[Source:  Reading Rockets] Belle Gardner (not her real name) is the principal of a Maine elementary school enrolling about 240 students. During 2007–2008, 8 of those students had autism spectrum labels—nearly four times as many as would be predicted by … Continue reading

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Microdystrophin Restores Muscle Strength in DMD in Dogs

[Source:  Medical X-Press] Researchers from Genethon, the AFM-Telethon laboratory, Inserm (UMR) and the Royal Holloway University of London demonstrated the efficacy of an innovative gene therapy in the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Indeed, after injecting microdystrophin (a “shortened” version … Continue reading

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Free App For a Limited Time: Mosaics

[Source: Bridging Apps] Mosaics, by the developer Step by Step, is an engaging app that is part of a suite of game-based learning tools designed for early childhood learning. Mosaics allows the user to manipulate through drag-and-drop technology to arrange … Continue reading

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