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Estimates for autism’s prevalence in three U.S. states reveal significant inequalities in how children of different races and ethnicities are counted and assessed, according to two new studies. In Wisconsin and Colorado, black and Hispanic children are more likely than white children to lack health …
20 hours ago · From Spectrum News
by Kysa Orr I’m a 14 year old girl who was diagnosed on the autism spectrum. It’s weird for me to say that. I don’t feel like I have autism, even though when I was little, I remember wearing the same dress to school every day because everything else felt “funny” and not lett…
20 hours ago · From The Art of Autism
We have heard quite a bit about universal design and accessibility recently but what do they look like when actually implemented in real life? To promote universal design in houses, the Cerebral Palsy Foundation recently launched a new campaign called “Accessibility Is Beautiful” that…
20 hours ago · From Assistive Technology Blog
“To know it impacted them just as much as it impacted us fills me with love and hope.”Source: The Autism Site
20 hours ago · From The Autism Site
Thank goodness for kind police officers who have autism training!Source: The Autism Site
20 hours ago · From The Autism Site
The post Spotted around the web: Week of 13 May 2019 appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News. Source: Spectrum News
4 days ago · From Spectrum News
Adults with autism have a resting heartbeat that rarely varies in frequency, a tendency that may explain some aspects of the condition, a new study suggests1. The findings also hint at a problem in these adults’ ‘autonomic’ nervous system, which controls involuntary functions such as heart rate and …
4 days ago · From Spectrum News
A new technique leads to neuron cultures of consistent quality, enabling scientists to study how autism mutations alter neurons1. Mutations in genes linked to autism, such as SHANK2 and SHANK3, may lead to abnormal synapses — the junctions between neurons — and disrupted neuronal signaling. Research…
5 days ago · From Spectrum News
By Morgan GiosaNow It was a Monday night after 10 PM, and I was waiting in the corner of the Hungry Tiger, a small Connecticut bar which hosts my favorite open jam blues night. I was awkwardly tuning up my guitar and listening to the house band – a trio of musical virtuosos – tearing through incredi…
5 days ago · From The Art of Autism
The school has no choice but to honor the restraining order and monitor Ezra at all times.Source: The Autism Site
5 days ago · From The Autism Site
Valentina has been truly crushed by the loss of her precious fairy garden, a place where she used to take comfort.Source: The Autism Site
5 days ago · From The Autism Site
This month’s ASAT feature comes to us from Mary E. McDonald, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA. To learn more about ASAT, please visit their website You can also sign up for ASAT’s free newsletter, Science in Autism Treatment, and like them on Facebook! I have an adolescent with autism in my…
5 days ago · From Different Roads to Learning
By Gretchen Leary This month has taught me the biggest lesson in bravery yet. Are you ready?  This month I learned the art and rawness of letting go. I needed to learn how to let go of control and to let go of the need to know the answer to everything just in case I might fail.  A world that feels …
5 days ago · From Geek Book clubs
Clinicians can reliably diagnose autism in some toddlers roughly two years earlier than the typical age of diagnosis, a new study suggests1. The researchers assessed more than 1,200 toddlers for autism at least twice using standard diagnostic tools. They diagnosed roughly one in three with the condi…
6 days ago · From Spectrum News
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