Tag Archives: Autism

City Among First To Go ‘Autism Friendly’

[Source: Disability Scoop] Seven-year-old Kayde Gustafson races into the YMCA gym, grabs a kid-size basketball and puts up a shot at one of the four hoops ringing the court. Then he goes to the next hoop. And the next. Always … Continue reading

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Autism Corner: Tips for Teachers with Students on the Autism Spectrum

[Source: My Aspergers Child] Students with Aspergers and High Functioning Autism (HFA) may fall anywhere in the continuum between withdrawn and active but odd. These children want to communicate with their peers – but may lack the ability to do so. They do … Continue reading

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Autism is Not Linked to Eating Fish in Pregnancy

[Source: Science Daily] A major study examining the fish-eating habits of pregnant women has found that they are not linked to autism or autistic traits in their children. Scientists at the University of Bristol looked at the assumption that mercury … Continue reading

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Autism Corner: Toward an Evidence-Based Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Schools

[Source:  Best Practices Autism] The number of children identified with autism has more than doubled over the last decade. The dramatic increase in prevalence, together with the clear benefits of early intervention, have created a pressing need for schools to identify … Continue reading

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Details of Brain Networks in Autism

[Source: Science Daily] Autism is a complex, lifelong neurodevelopmental disorder that affects more than one in 100 people — so understanding these brain networks has potential to show how autism develops over time, and to identify new approaches to treatment. … Continue reading

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