In 1997, at the request of Congress, the NIH formed its Autism Coordinating Committee (NIH/ACC) to enhance the quality, pace and coordination of efforts at the NIH.
A Conversation with Samantha Craft, Author of "Everyday Aspergers"
Controlling and repeating the actions of cartoon characters over and over again reinforces the links between emotions and facial expressions in the kids’ minds. It’s like taking life and rewinding the parts of it that we don’t understand like a movie until we GET it… and only THEN moving on.
Using video to communicate undesirable behavior and remediation has shown to be successful with children on the autism spectrum.
John Elder Robison tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross how he was able to feel empathy for the first time in his life after he received transcranial magnetic stimulation, a noninvasive procedure in which areas of the brain are stimulated with electromagnetic fields to alter its circuitry.
Gary Jesch of Invirtua hosts Samantha Craft in the first of the series - "Embracing Autism"
A father relates to his son's experience of being without friends.