Tag Archives: Autism

For Kids With Special Needs, School Shutdown Poses Even Bigger Quandary

[Source:  The Virginian Pilot] SUFFOLK, Va. — It was the first morning schools were closed for the coronavirus pandemic, and Nick Goodwin had bitten his bottom lip. His bus was supposed to arrive at 8:15. Nick knew that, because he … Continue reading


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Robot Toys Could Help Detect Early Signs of Autism or ADHD in Infants

[Source:  Medical X-Press] Lauren Klein, a computer science Ph.D. candidate in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, has long been interested in tackling healthcare problems. Her latest approach: robot toys. “I strongly believe that human-robot interaction is a research topic that is … Continue reading


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Autism Corner: Why “High Functioning” Autism Is So Challenging

[Source:  The Temple Grandin School via About.com] By  Lisa Jo Rudy, Autism Spectrum Disorders Expert The autism spectrum is very large.  If you think of it as a rainbow (or a bell curve), you’ll note that there’s an awful lot of … Continue reading


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Autism Eye Scan Could Lead to Early Detection

[Source:  Medical X-Press] A new eye scan could help identify autism in children years earlier than currently possible. The non-invasive eye scan utilises a hand-held device to find a pattern of subtle electrical signals in the retina that are different … Continue reading


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Marking 15 Years, Autism Speaks Rebrands

[Source:  Disability Scoop] The nation’s largest autism advocacy group is revamping its look to better match its evolving mission and launching an effort to “create a kinder, more inclusive world” for those on the spectrum. As Autism Speaks celebrates its … Continue reading


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