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Heightened sensory perception in toddlers with autism predicts sleep problems at around age 7, according to a new study1. The findings suggest that sensory sensitivities interfere with sleep in children with autism. They also hint that adjusting for these sensitivities — by minimizing background lig…
21 hours ago · From Spectrum News
"I said, 'Ryan, did you call 911?'" recalled Ryan's dad, "and he said 'Yes.' I said, 'Why?' And he said, 'Teddy bear rescue.'" Source: The Autism Site
21 hours ago · From The Autism Site
We’re back! After a much longer than planned break, (2019 has been quite a challenge!) the podcast returns with the start of season 3. This week I’m joined by a very special guest, Carly Jones… The post Podcast Season 3, Episode 1: Carly Jones MBE appeared first on Stories About …
21 hours ago · From Stories About Autism
Many individuals with autism have hearing problems. In fact, Leo Kanner included this trait in his original description of autism. The type and severity of these problems vary: Some autistic people are hypersensitive to sound, such that a doorbell can trigger intense fear or panic; others have diffi…
2 days ago · From Spectrum News
The program will cost Will and Nevena Dundas about $90,000 per year.Source: The Autism Site
2 days ago · From The Autism Site
20-year-old Dylan was in bed awake next to the sleeping woman, who was supposed to be supervising him.Source: The Autism Site
2 days ago · From The Autism Site
By Gretchen Leary One of the things I’ve struggled with over the years is how to trust people with my future. But what’s even braver is trusting myself with my own future. Can you relate? Are you someone who asks for advice frequently even when your instincts have an answer? Unlike for some, it’s e…
2 days ago · From Geek Book clubs
Finding a mutation linked to autism traits can have life-changing consequences for autistic individuals and their families. Host Ben Kuebrich tells their stories. Read the related articles here. The post Spectrum Stories: The benefits of genetic testing in autism appeared first on Spectrum | Autism…
3 days ago · From Spectrum News
Motor problems in autistic infants parallel those in infants with other developmental conditions, according to research based on hundreds of children1. The findings dash the hopes of scientists hoping to find signature delays associated with autism that would help them diagnose the condition early. …
3 days ago · From Spectrum News
In order to encourage people, especially students at schools to develop 3D printed assistive technology solutions, PrintLab, a UK based 3D printing curriculum and global distributor has just released a free course that will allow anyone to solve real world problems for people with disabilities. A ma…
3 days ago · From Assistive Technology Blog
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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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