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Student invents rocking chair that soothes autistic children

Student invents rocking chair that soothes autistic children | Autism | Scoop.it
The bond between human and horse dates back thousands of years. Now, thanks to a groundbreaking design, equine therapy could be made available to help autistic children in the comfort of their homes.
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Autism guide helps doctors find medical causes for problem behavior

Autism guide helps doctors find medical causes for problem behavior | Autism | Scoop.it
Guidelines help doctors identify physical causes for behavioral problems; download a free copy to share with your doctor
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"...One of the big points is to consider medical conditions as possible causes for these irritable and problem behaviors... In one case, when a child started reaching aggressively for their throats, a mother and father thought the child was trying to choke them. After medicines and behavior management made no improvement, a doctor asked if the parents noticed physical changes in their child when the reaching started. They recalled his breath sometimes smelled sour. The boy had gastrointestinal reflux. He was trying to tell them his throat hurt ..."   http://pediatricsnationwide.org/2016/10/18/novel-practice-pathway-addresses-problem-behaviors-among-patients-with-autism/

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A simultaneous EEG and TMS study investigating mirror neuron system activity when inferring intentions

Introduction: Some neuroimaging studies have provided evidence for mirror neuron system (MNS) involvement in mentalizing tasks including inferring others’ intentions. Therefore, dysfunctional MNS activity in adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) may underlie their difficulties on these tasks. However, MNS activation during mentalizing tasks may be due to stimuli depicting biological motion. This study investigated whether MNS activity was higher when mentalizing than a control task when the same stimuli were used.
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January Special Needs News Roundup from Special Needs Resources

January Special Needs News Roundup from Special Needs Resources | Autism | Scoop.it
Your monthly roundup of special needs news stories and featured blog posts from the Special Needs Resources Facebook page and the Friendship Circle blog.
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10 Awesome Autistic Authors and Their Stories | Geek Club Books

10 Awesome Autistic Authors and Their Stories | Geek Club Books | Autism | Scoop.it
A roundup of 10 autistic authors! Their interviews will inspire you and we're sure you'll discover great books to add to your wish list.
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BPA exposure linked to autism spectrum disorder, study reports

BPA exposure linked to autism spectrum disorder, study reports | Autism | Scoop.it
Source: Rowan University A newly published study is the first to report an association between bisphenol-A (BPA), a common plasticizer used in a variety of consumer food and beverage containers, wi...
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Educational Technology Guy: Assistive Technology and Accessibility Resources

Educational Technology Guy: Assistive Technology and Accessibility Resources | Autism | Scoop.it

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Public safety officials meet for autism first responders training

Public safety officials meet for autism first responders training | Autism | Scoop.it

Bebo's Angels, a local nonprofit group that aims to raise awareness about autism, held a training session on Tuesday, in an effort to inform public safety officials how to better interact with those who have autism.Jose Lopez, a 28-year-old Weslaco...

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Cops Throw Autistic Man to the Ground and Assault Him | Filming Cops

Cops Throw Autistic Man to the Ground and Assault Him | Filming Cops | Autism | Scoop.it

Julie St. Louis | Courthouse News Service KODIAK, Alaska (CN) – The parents of a 29-year-old autistic man have sued the Kodiak Police Department and two of three officers who

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Mother Outraged After Officer Handcuffs 7-Year-Old Son With Autism

Mother Outraged After Officer Handcuffs 7-Year-Old Son With Autism | Autism | Scoop.it

Allen, who is seven years old, had a meltdown where he lashed out at his special needs teacher, raising a pencil as if to stab her. That’s when the resource officer handcuffed him and tried to commit him to North Bay Recovery Center in Lutz, Florida, but a doctor there refused to admit him.

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What it's like to be on the autism spectrum, in comics

What it's like to be on the autism spectrum, in comics | Autism | Scoop.it

Sometimes it's a drag, but Siara Hughes wouldn't change a thing. "I started this [comic] as my final project for 2D design last quarter and I just finished it yesterday while I had free time to work during my printshop internship. This comic is the culmination of dozens of hours of work, lots of frustration, a couple of tears, and an earnest desire to explain myself to other people."

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Autism-like behavior reversed in laboratory mice

Autism-like behavior reversed in laboratory mice | Autism | Scoop.it

MIT scientists have successfully reversed autistic-like behavioral patterns in mice. The study focused on a gene called Shank3, which is believed to be vital for the development of a healthy adult brain.

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Century-old drug as potential new approach to autism

Century-old drug as potential new approach to autism | Autism | Scoop.it
In a small, randomized Phase I/II clinical trial (SAT1), researchers say a 100-year-old drug called suramin, originally developed to treat African sleeping sickness, was safely administered to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), who subsequently displayed measurable, but transient, improvement in core symptoms of autism.
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Medicaid Waivers Help Parents of Children with Autism Stay in the Workforce

Medicaid Waivers Help Parents of Children with Autism Stay in the Workforce | Autism | Scoop.it
PENNSYLVANIA— Medicaid waivers that improve access to home and community-based services for children with autism also help their parents keep their jobs, according to research from Penn State College of Medicine and collaborators. Previou
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The Wonders Of Neurodiversity: Why Should Companies Hire Autistic Employees?

The Wonders Of Neurodiversity: Why Should Companies Hire Autistic Employees? | Autism | Scoop.it
More companies are hiring under the principle of Neurodiversity. These are people who belong to the autism spectrum.
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Autistic Burnout and Aging • Ollibean

Autistic Burnout and Aging • Ollibean | Autism | Scoop.it
Autistic author and consultant Judy Endow examines the interplay between autistic burnout and aging.
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Ground-breaking app inspired by toddler with autism who worked one-to-one with creator before he died - Independent.ie

Ground-breaking app inspired by toddler with autism who worked one-to-one with creator before he died - Independent.ie | Autism | Scoop.it
The parents of a young boy who has passed away are backing a new ground-breaking app that helps people with disabilities carry out more day-to-day activities on their own.
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Autism May Begin Early in Brain Development

Autism May Begin Early in Brain Development | Autism | Scoop.it
Neuroscience News has recent neuroscience research articles, brain research news, neurology studies and neuroscience resources for neuroscientists, students, and science fans and is always free to join. Our neuroscience social network has science groups, discussion forums, free books, resources, science videos and more.
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This urban farm is growing solutions for autism employment

This urban farm is growing solutions for autism employment | Autism | Scoop.it
() Your Dollars @ Work: Urban Farm is growing solutions for autism employment
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Watch Full Episodes Online of Independent Lens on PBS | Autism in Love

Watch Full Episodes Online of Independent Lens on PBS | Autism in Love | Autism | Scoop.it

Autism in Love offers a stereotype-shattering look at four people as they pursue and manage romantic relationships. Watch online for FREE until April 10.

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Five techniques to calm an angry child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Five techniques to calm an angry child with Autism Spectrum Disorder | Autism | Scoop.it

Children with autism can be challenging. We present five techniques to calm down angry children with ASD. (via: trendolizer.com)

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100 Free Homeschool Resources

100 Free Homeschool Resources | Autism | Scoop.it

Homeschooling doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. These 100 Free Homeschool Resources will let you homeschool for free. | See more about Homeschool.


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PETITION - Time for brain-harming pesticides to go! - Care2 News Network

PETITION - Time for brain-harming pesticides to go! - Care2 News Network | Autism | Scoop.it

The science is clear: even at low levels, exposure to organophosphate (OP) pesticides can damage children's developing brains, and lead to reduced IQ, autism and attention disorders. Farmworkers and rural communities are also at risk.

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Best Apps for Kids with Autism

Best Apps for Kids with Autism | Autism | Scoop.it

The apps on this list can help kids on the autism spectrum learn to better identify/regulate emotions, communicate and express themselves, manage time and routines, and interact with others.

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