Tag Archives: Autism

Pediatric Therapy Corner: Autism and Creative Arts Therapy

  By: Pamela Ullmann, ATR-BC, LCAT This blog post has been reprinted with express permission of the author as it appeared on her (currently inactive but still fantastic)  Full Spectrum Blog An Emerging Need Data released by the Centers for Disease Control … Continue reading

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Student With Special Needs Dead After Being Restrained At School

[Source: Disability Scoop] The California Department of Education has suspended the certification of a private El Dorado Hills school where a teen with autism stopped breathing after being restrained by staff. The 13-year-old student subsequently died. The state agency announced … Continue reading

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Autism Corner: Personality Types in Asperger’s: Fixated, Disruptive, Approach and Avoidant

[Source: My Aspergers Child] Fixated Personality–The fixated personality type can be characterized by a preoccupation with orderliness, perfectionism, and the need to control one’s environment (e.g., to have things in a particular order). compulsion to make lists and/or schedules feelings … Continue reading

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Microbial Treatment Reverses Autism in Mouse Models

[Source:  Medical X-Press] An unconventional approach has successfully reversed deficits in social behaviors associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in genetic, environmental and idiopathic mouse models of the condition. Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine report in the journal Neuron that administration … Continue reading

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Second Study Corroborates 1 In 40 Autism Rate

[Source: Disability Scoop] For the second time in a week, new data from a national survey suggests that the prevalence of autism in this country is higher than previously thought. An estimated 2.8 percent of children ages 3 to 17 … Continue reading

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