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Increasing or reducing the levels of the UBE3A gene, which is associated with autism and autism-related syndromes, results in altered patterns of synaptic pruning — a process that snips away brain cell connections.
SourceSource: Spectrum News
By Cory Morrison
As someone who was diagnosed autistic at 3 and a half years old, I struggled a great deal like many of us on the spectrum have. Growing up, I felt like I didn’t have many strengths. I always needed extra help in school, I struggled to get along with many of my peers, and …
Reposted with permission from Action Behavior Centers
What are the four functions of behavior?
In the Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) field, it is believed that there is always an underlying reason for all behavior. Our behavior serves a purpose, even though it may not always be clear.…