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Treatment with Lactobacillus reuteri, a species of gut bacteria found in yogurt and breast milk, enhances social interactions in three mouse models of autism, a new study suggests1. The findings lend support to the idea that the gut microbiome — the population of microbes in the body — holds clues t…
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More than 30 million people around the globe have speech impairments and rely on sign language for daily communication. To eliminate the barrier that comes with communicating with non-sign language users, Roy Allela has invented a glove that converts sign language into spoken words. Sign-IO, the…
6 hours ago · From Assistive Technology Blog
"The way people love this kid amazes me. It has truly changed the way I live my life."Source: The Autism Site
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The Salad Shoppe curriculum was developed by dedicated special educators who aspire to change the face of vocational training. Working with a group of 8 young adults with varying abilities, these teachers were charged with teaching academics and supporting their transition into adulthood. This cu…
6 hours ago · From Different Roads to Learning
Professionals who specialize in autism diagnosis and treatment often set up shop in specialty clinics or autism centers, typically in children’s hospitals or major medical centers. They tend to wait for children with autism to come to them, usually referred by pediatricians or concerned parents. But…
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These Texas siblings were enjoying a casual breakfast when this unexpected event occurred.Source: The Autism Site
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Because men change diapers, too!Source: The Autism Site
Yesterday · From The Autism Site
Patterns of brain activity in people with autism are unusually consistent over seconds — and even years, two new studies suggest1,2. One study shows that patterns of connectivity remain stable in autistic adolescents, whereas they tend to change and specialize in controls. The other study found that…
2 days ago · From Spectrum News
A new technique reveals how mutations on the X chromosome, including those associated with Rett syndrome, alter the function of various types of brain cells1. The findings could shed light on the biological pathways underlying Rett syndrome, a condition related to autism that is seen primarily in gi…
4 days ago · From Spectrum News
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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…
19.05.2016 · 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. …
09.02.2016 · From Assistive Technology Blog
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…
02.12.2015 · 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…
04.12.2015 · From Assistive Technology Blog
By Megan Amodeo I have always been on the autism spectrum. Two of my three daughters have always been on the autism spectrum. By no means do I claim to be an expert in all things autism, but I do have a good sample size in my own home which provides me with a unique window into the minds of autistic…
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