Tag Archives: Autism

Autism Odds Tied To Birth Spacing, Study Finds

[Source: Disability Scoop] Waiting too long — or not long enough — between pregnancies appears to increase a child’s risk of developing autism, according to a new study led by researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. … Continue reading

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Principal Goes Extra Mile For Student With Special Needs

[Source: Chicago Tribune] Thursday was the last day of school at Beye Elementary, and 6-year-old Matias Best didn’t want to go. Matias is on the autism spectrum, and transitions can be a challenge. Transitioning from the school year to summer … Continue reading

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Autism Tied to Less Empathy – And That May Be OK

[Source: Psych Central] New research shows that people with autistic traits show less empathy and reduced understanding of other people’s feelings. While autism is often associated with social difficulties, there has been debate in recent years about whether those in the autistic … Continue reading

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With Muppet On The Spectrum, ‘Sesame Street’ Makes Impact

[Source: Disability Scoop] Nearly four years after “Sesame Street” introduced a muppet with autism, new research suggests that the show’s materials focused on the developmental disorder are making a difference. A collection of online materials from Sesame Workshop has helped … Continue reading

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Study Suggests that Infants with High Risk for Autism May be Less Able to Differentiate Speech Patterns

[Source:  Science Daily] A new study found that infants at high risk for autism were less attuned to differences in speech patterns than low-risk infants. The findings suggest that interventions to improve language skills should begin during infancy for those … Continue reading

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