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By Frank Sterle Jr As a boy with an undiagnosed Autism Spectrum disorder, my grade 2 teacher was the first and most formidably abusive authority figure with whom I was terrifyingly trapped. I cannot recall her abuse in its entirety, but I’ll nevertheless always remember how she had the immoral audac…
24.01.2024 · From The Art of Autism
Robooter, a leading autonomous mobility device manufacturer, showcased its innovative power wheelchair, the X40, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2024 in Las Vegas. This event, with 3275 exhibitors, is an important platform for companies like Robooter to display their products. The X40, a semi…
24.01.2024 · From Assistive Technology Blog
The Wheely-X, a new device showcased by Korean startup Kangsters at CES 2024, offers a unique solution for wheelchair users seeking to exercise. This innovative product integrates a treadmill designed specifically for wheelchairs with a mobile app, allowing users to control speed and direction throu…
22.01.2024 · From Assistive Technology Blog
Random fluctuations in neuronal activity are more variable in a fragile X mouse model than in wildtype mice. SourceSource: Spectrum News
19.01.2024 · From Spectrum News
Here is a roundup of autism-related news and research spotted around the web for the week of 15 January. SourceSource: Spectrum News
17.01.2024 · From Spectrum News
I know it’s been a hot minute but we are back with the AT themed crossword puzzle! This puzzle is more than just a pastime; it’s a journey through the diverse world of assistive technologies, adaptive solutions, and inclusive design principles. Each clue and answer has been carefully cra…
16.01.2024 · From Assistive Technology Blog
CES 2024 in Las Vegas introduced a new wearable device, the GyroGlove, which is designed to counteract hand tremors using advanced gyroscopic technology. This glove has been particularly beneficial for individuals like Roberta Wilson-Garrett, who lives with Parkinson’s Disease. The glove helps…
13.01.2024 · From Assistive Technology Blog
Male pups born to mothers treated with immune-stimulating molecules show autism-like behaviors and, unlike wildtype animals, do not lose memories formed during early life. SourceSource: Spectrum News
12.01.2024 · From Spectrum News
Here is a roundup of autism-related news and research spotted around the web for the week of 8 January. SourceSource: Spectrum News
10.01.2024 · From Spectrum News
“Harmonium” is an innovative sign language adventure and music game centered around Melody Macato, a 10-year-old Filipina-American girl who is Deaf. In the game, Melody aspires to create a unique type of music that is accessible to her friends, combining visual and tactile elements. The …
09.01.2024 · From Assistive Technology Blog
Handheld devices promise to bring autism detection home, but many researchers urge caution. SourceSource: Spectrum News
05.01.2024 · From Spectrum News
Here is a roundup of autism-related news and research spotted around the web for the week of 1 January. SourceSource: Spectrum News
03.01.2024 · From Spectrum News
By Nils Skudra During this holiday break, I had the opportunity to watch Love on the Spectrum, a Netflix miniseries which provides a unique examination of the lives of people on the autism spectrum searching for their soulmates. Through its profiling of several autistic individuals in different part…
03.01.2024 · From The Art of Autism
The director of the Emotional Brain Institute discusses the Cajun music scene in Louisiana and how memories change with time. SourceSource: Spectrum News
02.01.2024 · From Spectrum News
Jacqueline Child, a 29-year-old woman living with disabilities, faced continual rejection and discrimination on mainstream dating apps. This struggle, stemming from her invisible disabilities such as lupus and dysautonomia, prompted her to cofound a dating app specifically for people with disabiliti…
31.12.2023 · From Assistive Technology Blog
Here are five must-reads from our coverage of autism research over the past 12 months. SourceSource: Spectrum News
29.12.2023 · From Spectrum News
The global population includes approximately 1.3 billion people with disabilities, and despite a growing variety of assistive technologies, access remains limited for most of them. The disability innovation sector, though enriched with entrepreneurial ventures and support organizations like accelera…
29.12.2023 · From Assistive Technology Blog
Here is a roundup of autism-related news and research spotted around the web for the week of 25 December. SourceSource: Spectrum News
27.12.2023 · From Spectrum News
Navigating the complexities of travel can be a significant challenge for individuals with disabilities and those who are introverted. The unique realm of small-ship cruising, as epitomized by companies like Aurora Expeditions, provides an inclusive solution. These cruises offer not just physical acc…
26.12.2023 · From Assistive Technology Blog
Sebastião Salgado, born in Brazil in 1944, is a renowned photojournalist and documentary photographer known for his deep respect for nature and commitment to documenting socio-economic conditions affecting human beings. His photographic journey began in the 1970s, following a career shift from econo…
26.12.2023 · From Assistive Technology Blog
New mouse models join several studies that could point to novel therapeutic approaches. SourceSource: Spectrum News
22.12.2023 · From Spectrum News
This month’s ASAT feature comes to us from Kate McKenna, MEd, MSEd, MS, BCBA, and Kristina Gasiewski, MEd, MOTR/L, BCBA, Association for Science in Autism Treatment. To learn more about ASAT, please visit their website at www.asatonline.org. You can also sign up for ASAT’s free&n…
22.12.2023 · From Different Roads to Learning
Here is a roundup of autism-related news and research spotted around the web for the week of 18 December. SourceSource: Spectrum News
20.12.2023 · From Spectrum News
Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers a variety of cloud-based services to businesses and individuals, enabling them to harness the power of advanced computing and machine learning technologies without the need for extensive infrastructure. One of these services is Amazon Transcribe, an automatic speech …
17.12.2023 · From Assistive Technology Blog
Four studies, including results of a clinical trial, were flagged on PubPeer for a variety of criticisms. SourceSource: Spectrum News
15.12.2023 · From Spectrum News
Warner Bros. Pictures’ Barbie movie, which had a record-breaking theatrical release on July 21, is set to make its streaming debut on Max on December 15. In an effort to promote inclusivity, a special American Sign Language (ASL) interpreted version, “Barbie with ASL,” will also be…
14.12.2023 · From Assistive Technology Blog
Here is a roundup of autism-related news and research spotted around the web for the week of 11 December. SourceSource: Spectrum News
13.12.2023 · From Spectrum News
Some scientists are thinking creatively about how to collect data in flexible environments and meet communities where they’re at. SourceSource: Spectrum News
13.12.2023 · From Spectrum News
By Ron Sandison “Brewability culture is fun, we are a bar after all. The staff loves to sing and dance while serving beer. Most importantly, my team of employees is learning to socialize and their self-esteem is skyrocketing.” Tiffany Fixter, the founder of Brewability Tiffany Fixter is the founder…
13.12.2023 · From The Art of Autism
In mice and organoids lacking a neuronal protein, microglia prune synapses to excess. SourceSource: Spectrum News
08.12.2023 · From Spectrum News
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By Steve Staniek The forest has always been my spiritual home where I could feel safe and free. Perhaps it was my exposure to nature from an early age that raised my sensitivity to the energies around me, until I grew `into an environmental empath, that’s someone who can feel the presence of differe…
20.02.2019 · From The Art of Autism
By Debbie Denenburg Over the course of decades I have learned many coping strategies for all kinds of emotional situations which those of us on the spectrum experience. I was lucky enough to have my knowledge validated when eight of my articles got published in the book Been There. Done That. Try Th…
21.11.2015 · From The Art of Autism
Autism in Love, The United States of Autism, Sounding the Alarm, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, The Other Sister, A Mile in His Shoes, Forrest Gump and White Frog are now streaming on Netflix. Part 2 will be movies available on DVD By Keri Bowers There is not, has never been, and will never be, …
21.04.2016 · From The Art of Autism
It's not uncommon for people on the spectrum to have another disorder. Here are eight they may experience.Source: The Autism Site
04.03.2016 · From The Autism Site
Leah has an incredible talent to remember faces and names. “Her teacher once told me that Leah could be walking by a classroom, glance inside for a moment, and tell her who was absent,” Lori says. By Debra Muzikar Many autistic children have trouble making friends. Leah DeMonia when she was in 3rd g…
11.02.2016 · From The Art of Autism
The latest estimate of autism prevalence in the U.S., released last week, suggests the condition is even more common than previously thought. But the apparent rise in autism coincides with a decline in other developmental disorders, highlighting the complexity folded into this seemingly simple stati…
19.11.2015 · From Spectrum News
Autism comic strip by autistic artist Carissa P. depicts “Baby Talk” by Debra Muzikar A couple weeks ago my Facebook friend Stefanie shared with me this audio clip she recorded on her I-phone. Stefanie just turned 49. In the audio clip you can hear her neighbor (who has known her since …
03.06.2016 · From The Art of Autism
If you have not heard of Bruce Hall, it's time to look him up!Bruce Hall, who is legally blind, has only 5% sight. Born with various eye conditions, Bruce stumbled into a world full of possibilities when as a child, he had the opportunity to peep through a telescope to look at a star. Glimpse of the…
29.11.2015 · From Assistive Technology Blog
Founder of Otsimo credits his autistic brother Alper for company’s success. By Hasan Zafer Elcik My younger brother Alper was diagnosed with autism when he was 2 years old. When I bought my first smartphone in 2009, I noticed Alper had a special interest in smart devices. At that time, my br…
08.03.2018 · From The Art of Autism
By the Harms Family, Happy Hands Toys The Harms family have become experts in all things fidgets. It began when mom and dad discovered that life became better for their son when he was able to “fidget.” Using sensory toys and fidgets as an outlet for his anxiety help him with his daily living and co…
11.11.2017 · From Geek Book clubs
“Synchronicity is evident when a Life is ABLAZE with ReFIREment,”  Laurence A. Becker By Ron Sandison On March 22, I was delighted as I opened a letter from Dr. Laurence A. Becker founder of Creative Learning Environments and the producer of With Eyes Wide Open, a documentary film of the life …
03.07.2017 · From The Art of Autism
“The Dove of Peace, more than anything that’s something this world needs, peace. He is flying through the city at night in front of a billboard that shows the earth holding a banner reading “Peace”. I love to draw. I think it’s because it calms me down. For whatever reason I a…
04.09.2018 · From The Art of Autism
Interviews with Michelle Garcia Winner and Pamela Crooke of Social Thinking® for the upcoming film, A Sound Paradigm By Keri Bowers “Based on how we process the world ~ is how we relate to the world,”  Michelle Garcia Winner Last May during our Art of Autism Hearts & Arts journey up the C…
18.12.2016 · From The Art of Autism
Mito… a progressive disease that affects almost every part of my body in some way. In fact, it’s almost certain that whatever the genetic error that has caused my mito is responsible for my autism as well, as autism is pretty common in mito. Suffice to say that I’ve had more than a few h…
24.03.2016 · From Geek Book clubs
Autism Sonata by Neena Wagh A world viewed with squinted eyes different sounds howling in the ears spinning and swirling like a derwish, laughing at me, laughing with me, a mystery waiting to be unfold, catch me..catch me if you can, breathless, I am caught unaware! making sense of things beyond me,…
16.09.2017 · From The Art of Autism
It is imperative to understand that we live in a world where nothing is impossible. If we don't have a solution yet, we can build it ourselves, thanks to the knowledge and resources available in abundance.9 year old Aidan Robinson was born with a left limb that ended just below his elbow. Having tri…
06.12.2015 · From Assistive Technology Blog
Nine-year old Diego Pena, who has a bestselling book on autism for parents, educators, and students, (an Art of Autism popular blog) recently wrote this letter to the President. Diego’s mom, Edlyn Pena, says “The way it happened was he asked his communication partner Amanda about the…
27.08.2017 · From The Art of Autism
The Art of Autism has curated an exhibit at Sophie’s Kensington gallery. Sophie’s Gallery is a division of St. Madeline’s in El Cajon. Yesterday Allie Wagner of KUSI interviewed Art of Autism President and co-founder Keri Bowers and others who were part of the exhibit including art…
11.04.2018 · From The Art of Autism
I believe much of my misery was rooted in my perceived inability to make thoughtful, empowered and meaningful choices in my life—choices about my thoughts, my attitude, my perspective, and my behavior. By Emily Grey Berman The Vision I always wanted to be a mother. I had this vision of raisin…
26.02.2016 · From The Art of Autism
Help teach your students on the spectrum about social distance and intimacy using this free Circles Program from the Geneva Centre for Autism! The program is based on six concentric circles that represent varying degrees of closeness, from the relationship one has with oneself to strangers. The pro…
22.04.2016 · From Different Roads to Learning
Here’s how it all beganIn the fall of 2013, New York ad executive Tom Webster came to our shop with a dream on four wheels . . . a run-down but running Bentley Continental R.  I just bought it, he told me.  Can we make it run right, and make it special, he asked?Tom's Bentley as it looked …
27.12.2016 · From Raising Cubby
by April Griffin As far back as I can remember I felt more comfortable around male peers. I have a lot of interests that tend to be male orientated and find them easier to converse with. My generation had strong gender roles and I felt compelled to rebel against them. April Griffin “ExhaleR…
19.09.2016 · From The Art of Autism
“When people read my book, will they become more understanding of those who are nonverbal? I hope so,” Kimberly Dixon, author of Under the Silence is Me, How it Feels to be Nonverbal By Ron Sandison On April 29, 1985, Jim and Marilyn Dixon were filled with joy as God blessed their family…
01.08.2017 · From The Art of Autism
About one in three autistic people in the United Kingdom is prescribed drugs designed to alter brain function, based on the records of almost 40,000 people1. People with autism are more likely to be prescribed these so-called ‘psychotropic’ drugs than are most people who visit a doctor. The figure f…
12.02.2019 · From Spectrum News
“Uncertainty is one of the primary human fears,” Teal Swan By Keri Bowers Being constant as it is, the world around us is always in cyclical flux; transition; expansion; growth; change and sadly, demise and destruction all at once. We bear witness to a lot of stress and challenge, especi…
05.01.2017 · From The Art of Autism
Over the past 20 years, my colleagues and I have watched a group of toddlers suspected of having autism grow into adults. By working with these individuals for such a long time, we’ve been able to see how their skills and behaviors differ as children and how these individual differences change over …
21.11.2015 · From Spectrum News
Along the lines of MotionSavvy and UNI, a group of engineering students from India have created a prototype that translates sign language into audio and text so that speech impaired people could communicate with those who don't know sign language.Unlike MotionSavvy, which is essentially just a table…
05.12.2015 · From Assistive Technology Blog
Mutations in a gene called TRIP12 can lead to intellectual disability, language delay and autism, two new studies suggest1,2. TRIP12 encodes a protein that tags other proteins for destruction. A protein with a similar function, called UBE3A, is implicated in autism and in a related condition called …
24.04.2017 · From Spectrum News
By Ryan Smoluk I have always been fascinated by the National Geographic magazine. The photographs are amazing. It helped to connect me to the world around me. That was back in the days before the internet. Looking back now I understand that the magazine helped develop my artistic ability and encoura…
30.04.2018 · From The Art of Autism
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