Tag Archives: Autism

Study: Specialized Teacher Training Yields More Success For Kids With ASD

[Source: Disability Scoop] Training public school teachers specifically to work with students who have autism makes a big difference, new research suggests, helping kids on the spectrum excel in mainstream classes. A new study looking at elementary schools in districts across the … Continue reading

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Autism Prognosis: Parental Genes ‘Incredibly Useful’

[Source: Medical News Today] While one main risk gene may make an individual susceptible to autism or another neurodevelopmental disorder, it is the whole collection of associated changes in their DNA that decides whether they develop it and how severe … Continue reading

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Autism Corner: Autism Safety Awareness

[Source: Mary Barbara.com] Children with autism rarely have the safety awareness skills they need and are at higher risk of accidental death than typically developing children. Today I’m talking with a mother who lost her child in an effort to … Continue reading

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Could Poor Protein Trafficking be a Factor in Autism?

[Source:  Medical News Today] Newly published research — led by Rockefeller University in New York City, NY — reveals that the protein astrotactin 2 (ASTN2) can traffick receptors away from neurons’ surfaces and prevent them from accumulating there. Connections between … Continue reading

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SPD Corner: Sensory Processing: Assessment & Intervention Strategies

[Source: Best Practice Autism] Unusual sensory responses (i.e., sensory over-responsivity, sensory under-responsivity, and sensory seeking) are relatively common in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Sensory issues are now included in the DSM-5 ASD symptom criteria for restricted, repetitive patterns … Continue reading

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