Tag Archives: Autism

Special Ed Corner: Do’s & Don’ts of Responding to Challenging Behavior

[The Autism Classroom News] It’s been a while but I really want to try to finish up the 5 Steps to Meaningful Behavioral Support series with the final few posts on responding to challenging behavior considerations.  Of course these posts … Continue reading

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New Autism Early Detection Technique Analyzes How Children Scan Faces

[Source:  The Conversation] Imagine that your son Tommy is about to turn two. He is a shy and sweet little boy, but his behaviors can be unpredictable. He throws the worst temper tantrums, sometimes crying and screaming inconsolably for an … Continue reading

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Study Calls For End To ‘High Functioning Autism’ Label

[Source: Disability Scoop] A term often used in both clinical and social settings to denote the capabilities of individuals on the autism spectrum should be consigned to the history books, researchers say. “High functioning autism” is a misnomer, according to findings published … Continue reading

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House Passes Autism Act

[Source:  Disability Scoop] Federal legislation allocating over $1.8 billion in government spending on autism efforts is one step closer to being approved. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education and Support, or Autism CARES, Act, … Continue reading

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High Levels of Estrogen in the Womb linked to Autism

[Source:  Medical X-Press] Scientist have identified a link between exposure to high levels of estrogen sex hormones in the womb and the likelihood of developing autism. The findings are published today in the journal Molecular Psychiatry. The discovery adds further evidence … Continue reading

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