Tag Archives: Autism

CDC Finds More Preschoolers Have Autism

[Source:  Disability Scoop] New federal figures indicate that autism prevalence among young children is on the rise. The number of 4-year-olds with the developmental disorder increased from 1 in 75 children in 2010 to 1 in 59 kids in 2014, … Continue reading

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Study: Reworked Autism Definition Prompted Drop In Diagnoses

[Source:  Disability Scoop] Five years after a sweeping overhaul of the diagnostic criteria for autism, research suggests that the changes have led fewer people to be identified with the developmental disorder. The definition of autism was reworked with the adoption of the … Continue reading

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Volume Game for Kids

[Source:  The Inspired Treehouse] Bringing kids’ awareness to how they can use their voices to create different volumes and styles of speaking is a great way to teach kids to regulate their volume levels and to use an appropriate voice … Continue reading

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States Skirting Obligation To Cover ABA Therapy

[Source: Disability Scoop] Despite a federal mandate nearly five years ago, several state Medicaid programs are still failing to cover treatment like applied behavior analysis for children with autism, advocates say. In 2014, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services issued a … Continue reading

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Movement Impairments in Autism Could be Reversible

[Source:  Science Daily] Researchers from Cardiff University have established a link between a genetic mutation and developmental movement impairments in autism. The study, which found that the mutation of the CYFIP1 gene leads to changes in the development of brain … Continue reading

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