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Certain neurons in the brains of finches are tuned to the songs the birds hear early in life rather than being hardwired to respond to specific sounds, a new study shows1. The findings support the view that song learning in birds is a good model for language learning in children, including those wit…
10 days ago · From Spectrum News
If you are an arts and culture enthusiast living in or planning a visit to The Windy City, the Chicago Cultural Accessibility Consortium is definitely worth checking out. It highlights over twenty Chicago-area cultural organizations with accessible offerings. We took a look at several and were excit…
10 days ago · From Assistive Technology Blog
The U.S. government has injected $1.8 billion into autism research with a potential new focus: adults on the spectrum. The funds are slated for efforts to detect autism, develop treatments and educate physicians, but not for new services or quality-of-life improvements for autistic people. President…
11 days ago · From Spectrum News
If I were to ask you right now, what types of activities does your learner like to do, and what types of activities is your learner resistant to, you’d probably be able to respond pretty quickly to both questions. For instance, you might say, my son loves to practice addition facts, but he is resist…
11 days ago · From Different Roads to Learning
Sophie and Liam have an inseparable bond as brother and sister. She is neurotypical and Liam is autistic, diagnosed when he was two years old. Sophie shares her sibling perspective on their mutually supportive relationship. Liam was born 359 days after me. He is my best friend and my one true life p…
11 days ago · From Geek Book clubs
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12 days ago · From Spectrum News
Autistic children who lose words reach key milestones earlier than autistic children without language regression, according to a new study1. The idea of ‘regressive autism’ is controversial: Some researchers argue that all autistic children lose language or other skills at some point and that, like …
12 days ago · From Spectrum News
70,000 people are homeless and have lost everything. Source: The Autism Site
12 days ago · From The Autism Site
Very few narratives about autism offer a realistic look at autistic people’s lives. There are stories about how autistic people are changelings, bringing nothing but misery and suffering to their families. And there are inspirational stories about savants — people who can play hundreds of songs from…
13 days ago · From Spectrum News
Eight mental health conditions occur unusually often in autistic people, a new analysis of 96 studies suggests1. Certain mental health conditions are known to accompany autism, but estimates of their prevalence in autistic people vary widely2. The new study establishes prevalence by pooling data fro…
08.10.2019 · From Spectrum News
Did you know October 7th is National LED Light Day? To celebrate, today’s blog highlights 3 creative projects that use LED lights to help kids with visual impairments have more independence – and fun! Because LEDs emit very little heat, they can safely be incorporated into everyday ob…
08.10.2019 · From Assistive Technology Blog
The adaptive collection features everything from princesses to pirates and includes sensory-friendly looks with flat seams and no tags. Source: The Autism Site
07.10.2019 · From The Autism Site
All eyes will be on Stockholm, Sweden, next week as the winners of this year’s Nobel Prizes are announced. Predictions for prizes in physiology, medicine and chemistry include several researchers whose work is relevant to autism. A few fortune-tellers have set their sights on the creators of a techn…
06.10.2019 · From Spectrum News
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05.10.2019 · From Spectrum News
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