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By Rebecca Burgess *** Rebecca Burgess is a freelance comic artist and illustrator living in the UK. She has an interest in history and folk songs that runs through alot of her work. Her obsession with comics runs into her spare time, where she draws two webcomics! Rebecca also likes to pla…
20.05.2016 · From The Art of Autism
When it comes to communicating via email or text messaging, deaf people have to rely on English or other language keyboards even though sign language may be their primary language. Although deaf people read, write and lip read in their surrounding language, sign language can be independent of that. …
10.02.2016 · From Assistive Technology Blog
Thailand's Thammasat University, in collaboration with Samsung, has created a new ink that rises up when heated, thus giving it an embossed effect, just like what you would expect from a Braille embosser. What's revolutionary about this ink is that it can be used with regular printers on regular pap…
29.04.2016 · From Assistive Technology Blog
It's not uncommon for people on the spectrum to have another disorder. Here are eight they may experience.Source: The Autism Site
05.03.2016 · From The Autism Site
By Keri Bowers Yesterday I posted Part 1 of Autism Films streaming on Netflix in the United States. In 2016, Netflix expanded into 130 different countries and are in every major country except China. The following films are unavailable for live streaming in the United States, and are available on Ne…
23.04.2016 · From The Art of Autism
Every child, one way or the other, sooner or later, starts to read stories from children's books. These books are short and sweet, introduce children to objects around them, and help them understand a lot of important concepts at a very early age.But how would a blind or visually impaired child lear…
26.02.2016 · From Assistive Technology Blog
Mutations in a gene called TRIP12 can lead to intellectual disability, language delay and autism, two new studies suggest1,2. TRIP12 encodes a protein that tags other proteins for destruction. A protein with a similar function, called UBE3A, is implicated in autism and in a related condition called …
25.04.2017 · From Spectrum News
by Debra Muzikar “Kevin will use age-appropriate eye contact in (3 out of 4) verbal interactions with adults or peers in 4 trials as measured by observation and trial.” Many parents see goals such as this on their child’s IEP’s or therapy plans. In fact, when I researched thi…
16.03.2016 · From The Art of Autism
If you walk a lot to get from one place to another, you probably appreciate a good pair of shoes that make your walk comfortable. What if that same shoe could tell you where to go?Lechal shoes and insoles, that connect to a phone app via bluetooth do exactly that. All one has to do is enter their de…
07.12.2015 · From Assistive Technology Blog
Have a favorite autism blog? You can vote for your favorite autism blog – magazine style here. Here’s our list of nominees so far for favorite female blogger. Want to learn more about being female and autistic? Check out these blogs and vote today! (function(d, s, id){ var js, …
30.12.2016 · From The Art of Autism
 There are quite many assistive technology  devices available for people with low vision or legal blindness. However, there is one Canadian company that actually brings vision back to people with visual impairment, thus making them as independent as possible and allowing them to carry on w…
30.11.2015 · From Assistive Technology Blog
Leah has an incredible talent to remember faces and names. “Her teacher once told me that Leah could be walking by a classroom, glance inside for a moment, and tell her who was absent,” Lori says. By Debra Muzikar Many autistic children have trouble making friends. Leah DeMonia when she was in 3rd g…
12.02.2016 · From The Art of Autism
In the last few years, Minecraft has taken the world by storm.  We all perhaps know that it is a video game, but we don't know much beyond that. Almost all kids, on the other hand, not only know what it is (a video game!), but also know how to maneuver that game very well, and pick up all sorts…
03.12.2015 · From Assistive Technology Blog
Gary Jesch, owner of Invirtua and a digital puppeteer who has been in the live animation industry for 20 years, was inspired to see what he could do for those on the autism spectrum.Eye contact, social skills & social interaction, and difficulties with attention and concentration are some of the…
05.12.2015 · From Assistive Technology Blog
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