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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
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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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