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Historians and authors have given many famous figures an armchair diagnosis of autism over the years: Albert Einstein, Michelangelo and Thomas Jefferson, to name just a few. Looking for signs of autism in historical figures and fictional characters can give us important insight into society’s changi…
4 hours ago · From Spectrum News
Six months into the pandemic, one thing that has become a way of life for all of us around the world is wearing a mask when we are out and about. Masks come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and styles, and for many has also become a fashion accessory. However, it has been clearly established that masks…
4 hours ago · From Assistive Technology Blog
Being able to distinguish between relevant sounds and background noise is so important for learning a language. The post Autism Language Problems May Be Exacerbated by Inability to Pick Out the Sound of One’s Own Name appeared first on The Autism Site News. Source: The Autism Site
4 hours ago · From The Autism Site
Understanding Love and Autism By Laurie Kennedy I’m sure a lot of people have heard of the prominent stereotype that people with autism struggle to feel emotions, empathise or understand emotions in general; I want to share my perceptions on this take and I’m going to be referencing my experie…
4 hours ago · From Geek Book clubs
Minimally verbal autistic people do not differentiate the sound of their own name from that of a stranger’s, according to a new electroencephalography (EEG) study1. They also have difficulties filtering sounds from background noise. And among minimally verbal autistic people, those with weaker neura…
Yesterday · From Spectrum News
By Samantha Craft I am a neurodivergent individual. The modern-day term of what it means to be neurodivergent is extremely fluid in nature. Mood disorders, such as PTSD, are appearing under the neurodivergent umbrella, as are brain injuries that cause cognitive impairments or differences. Neurodiver…
2 days ago · From The Art of Autism
“I’m often the first to hear alarms. I can differentiate sounds quickly and more easily. My sensitivity to touch helps with palpation during a nurse exam. I can feel if something is different or off.” An interview with Ron Sandison Like many women, Nurse Jackie Anne Blair was diagnosed w…
2 days ago · From The Art of Autism
During the month of October, AgrAbility projects from some 20 states nationwide will join together to participate in an AgrAbility Virtual State Fair (AgrAbility VSF) online to provide resources and information to farmers, ranchers, and agricultural workers who are working in production agriculture …
2 days ago · From Assistive Technology Blog
Since Liam was struggling so much, his mom wanted to do something to make that first day special. The post Police Surprise Autistic Boy By Escorting Him To His First Day Of School appeared first on The Autism Site News. Source: The Autism Site
2 days ago · From The Autism Site
Since the onset of the pandemic, it turned into the only food that she could stomach, but stores were running out. The post Autistic Girl Will Only Eat SpaghettiOs So The Community Helps Stock Her Pantry appeared first on The Autism Site News. Source: The Autism Site
2 days ago · From The Autism Site
Gender, like autism, exists on a spectrum. In the 1990s, as growing numbers of children sought care related to their gender identity, clinicians and researchers began to notice a trend: An unexpected number of these children were autistic or had autism traits. The observation has spurred researchers…
4 days ago · From Spectrum News
This sensory enrichment therapy helps people with autism become comfortable with new sensations, tastes, and tasks. The post Virtual Cooking Class for Autism Introduces New Tastes and Textures, Teaches Life Skills appeared first on The Autism Site News. Source: The Autism Site
4 days ago · From The Autism Site
Autistic men show a greater imbalance between excitatory and inhibitory signaling in the medial prefrontal cortex than autistic women do, a new study has found1. The sex difference in this brain area, which is involved in social behavior and cognition, could help explain why autistic women seem to c…
5 days ago · From Spectrum News
"These masks also helped the shelter save more dogs, as we were able to spend more resources on our animals and less on PPE. Thank you Greatergood!" The post GreaterGood Is Donating Thousands of Masks to Help Animal Shelters Stay Open During COVID-19 appeared first on The Autism Site News. Source: T…
5 days ago · From The Autism Site
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