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Non-Speaking Autistic Woman Writes Book

Non-Speaking Autistic Woman Writes Book | autism | Scoop.it
Barb knew some would doubt the words she typed were hers, because she needed a facilitator when she first began typing. Undeterred, she spent the next 10 years learning to type independently, one index finger jabbing at a letter at a time.

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Robots helping teach social skills to kids with autism - KING5.com

Robots helping teach social skills to kids with autism - KING5.com | autism | Scoop.it

KING5.com Robots helping teach social skills to kids with autism KING5.com ... Dr. Warren said. Robbie's parents say his interaction skills are improving.


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Richard Dolinski's curator insight, June 12, 2013 4:11 AM
I have always been particularly interested in technology supporting communication. Robots and Autism leaves me intrigued.
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How You Can Use Music and an Articulation App to Help Children with Special Needs

How You Can Use Music and an Articulation App to Help Children with Special Needs | autism | Scoop.it
Please sign up for my free newsletter full of great tips and ideas at http://www.therhythmtree.com/user-registrationThis Music Therapy video illustrates the following:Combining music with the use of an articulation app such as Speech Therapy for...

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Communica8GH's curator insight, June 10, 2013 9:18 AM

PrAACtical advice. 

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US Congressman introduces bill requiring study of autism rate in vaccinated vs. unvaccinated

US Congressman introduces bill requiring study of autism rate in vaccinated vs. unvaccinated | autism | Scoop.it

The CDC has refused to study the autism rate in vaccinated vs. unvaccinated kids, because they are a captive agency of vaccine manufacturers. The former head of the CDC is now the head of Merck vaccines, the largest US vaccine manufacturer. CDC officials have been disrespectful, bumbling fools when required to testify before Congress.

 

The CDC is reluctant to compare autism rates in unvaxed vs. vaxed because it will likely show the same thing as the following study and survey, a huge increase in autism risk in the vaccinated. Of course such data will indict the CDC and expose their responsibility for creating the biggest epidemic in US history: Vaccine-induced autism.


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Dakota Swank's curator insight, May 2, 2013 10:37 PM

Fair enough.  But somebody has to do it. If not the CDC then maybe they could hire some individual contracting research facility because this could be very helpful research considering how many children develop autism every year.  The CDC produces the vaccination and approval has gone through the CDC as well; so, how effective really is this vaccine? And how can we  possibly know the effectiveness of it without getting legitamet testing done on the effects?

Jacob Rabe's curator insight, May 3, 2013 12:30 PM

This seems to me like it is a very demanding issue. If it is expected that the studies will show results that are not favorable, then why haven't we dont this a long time ago? Its all about the money. If these vaccines are proven to cause autism than these very large vaccine manufactures will either be out of business, or they will be spending a fortune figuring out the cause.

MsHaeussinger's comment, May 5, 2013 6:14 PM
Interesting story! This issue has gotten a lot of press in recent years from celebrities. To my knowledge they have never found a link but this could change that by infusing research dollars.
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The Ballooning Brain: Defective Genes May Explain Uncontrolled Brain Growth in Autism: Scientific American

The Ballooning Brain: Defective Genes May Explain Uncontrolled Brain Growth in Autism: Scientific American | autism | Scoop.it
Autistic children's brains may grow too big, too soon.

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Non-Speaking Autistic Woman Writes Book

Non-Speaking Autistic Woman Writes Book | autism | Scoop.it
Barb knew some would doubt the words she typed were hers, because she needed a facilitator when she first began typing. Undeterred, she spent the next 10 years learning to type independently, one index finger jabbing at a letter at a time.

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Augmented play helps children with autism

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Making play sets more interactive and giving children with autism greater opportunities to control and add content of their own to the game could improve cooperative play with other children as well as giving them greater confidence in...

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Italian Court Rules MMR Vaccine Caused Autism: US Media Blacks Out Story | World Truth.TV

Italian Court Rules MMR Vaccine Caused Autism: US Media Blacks Out Story | World Truth.TV | autism | Scoop.it

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the debate continues if vaccines cause autisim - take a look at this court case

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Autism risk isn’t increased by the use of recommended childhood vaccines

Autism risk isn’t increased by the use of recommended childhood vaccines | autism | Scoop.it
Autism risk isn’t increased by the use of recommended childhood vaccines, U.S. health officials found in a study addressing parent concerns that too many immunizations may cause the disorder.

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Is it a myth that autism is caued by childhood vaccines?

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Ed Rybicki's curator insight, April 11, 2013 7:44 AM

A-frakkin'-men....

Lejla Subasic's curator insight, November 2, 2014 11:26 PM

This blog post interested me because the author talked about actual data and research conducted by the Journal of Pediatrics which stated that over one-thousand toddlers did not portray any different growth factors when being injected with recommended vaccines (George R, 2013). There have been many controversies about the MMR vaccine and the affects it could leave your child that I needed to read more of a data standpoint of an argument. One man simply stating that he developed ASD should not affect our decision on whether or not kids get vaccinated. I believe there should be research involved and also have parents at home researching about the vaccine to be informed themselves. I feel the need to say that some people are ignorant when it comes down to the safety of their children. I know it is in the best interest of the child for the parent to be shaken up by this vaccine leading to ASD, however, if we put into perspective of if they do not get vaccinated what are the chances they then develop other health concerns? This is why we all need to do our research and be informed about the situation before converting to a solid conclusion. The Confirmation Bias can be used to apply this issue to a real life situation by allowing the public to realize that giving their children vaccines will not harm them in any way. Quite the opposite to the vaccines causing harm, not giving your children the vaccines they need can actually cause them harm to their own health (George R, 2013). This blog post does not account for the influence of gender and sexual orientation because it is not attacking a specific group of individuals. This blog is towards parents and family members who assumed that the vaccine would cause them or their children harm. The blog is to make individuals aware of the situation and the misinformation they were given so that they are informed and are able to be given the vaccine. The conclusion of the blog is reasonable to the whole story because it is supported by the facts and the data conducted. The Autism Spectrum Disorder is stated to cause lack of emotional growth and social stability (Myers, 2014). Comparing this to the outcome of what could happen to kids if they took the shots amazes me. Parents are beyond terrified to put their children's health at danger that they are ruining their children's actual health by not giving them the full vaccines they need to mature and grow properly. 

 

                                            References:

George R. (2013, March). Autism risk isn’t increased by the use of     recommended childhood vaccines | LinkedIn. Retrieved from                    http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Autism-risk-isn-t-increased-1351197.S.227541078?view=&gid=1351197&type=member&item=227541078&trk=eml-anet_dig-b_nd-pst_ttle-cn

 

Myers, D. G. (2014). Exploring psychology in modules: With updates   on dsm-5. S.l.: Worth Pub.

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Thinking Person's Guide to Autism: The Empathy Question: Theory of Mind, Culture, and Understanding

Thinking Person's Guide to Autism: The Empathy Question: Theory of Mind, Culture, and Understanding | autism | Scoop.it

Rachel Cohen-Rottenberg’s Autism and Empathy website started me thinking about the whole empathy question in regards to autistic people -- again. In my first post about autistics and empathy, I mentioned Theory of Mind issues as one of the possible reasons why there is a perception that autistic people lack empathy. With what I had read about Theory of Mind at the time, I’m now reexamining the concept and wondering if I had gotten it slightly wrong, especially in light of the recent challenges that other autistic writers have made to the prevailing ideas about autistics and Theory of Mind.


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Do autistic people have the ability to emphathize?

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Barbara Johnson's curator insight, June 3, 2013 9:29 AM

Includes first person description of what really is the pain of autism.

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Thinking differently: Autism patients in demand by employers

Thinking differently: Autism patients in demand by employers | autism | Scoop.it
Some call it neurological diversity, others see it as autism's fight back.

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This is a wonderful example of how people can use the positive side of their disabilities - this will open up a word of opportunity the autistic population.

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Man, 19, With Special Form Of Autism Finds New Way To Express Himself - CBS Local

Man, 19, With Special Form Of Autism Finds New Way To Express Himself - CBS Local | autism | Scoop.it
Man, 19, With Special Form Of Autism Finds New Way To Express Himself
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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A Los Angeles teenager with non-verbal autism is making use of modern technology to find his voice.

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Scottish Autism's curator insight, June 6, 2013 5:45 AM

The wonders of technology!

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Diminished Brain Synchronization Could Be Early Indication of Autism

Diminished Brain Synchronization Could Be Early Indication of Autism | autism | Scoop.it
A diminished ability of a young brain's hemispheres to sync with one another could be a powerful, new biological marker of autism

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Cottesloe Naturopathic Clinic's curator insight, June 8, 2013 1:19 AM

This recent study reveals a new way of diagnosing autism, at a younger age than was previously possible. It also adds to our understanding of the disorder. See the homeopathic approach at our Perth clinic on this page: http://www.cottnat.com.au/add-treatment.asp

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Connections Between Asperger's and Face or Emotion Blindness | CPI

Connections Between Asperger's and Face or Emotion Blindness | CPI | autism | Scoop.it
Alexithymia and prosopagnosia are two conditions that may mean more to autism than originally thought.

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Becky B's curator insight, June 3, 2013 4:35 PM

John Elder Robison reveals his struggles with missing the “larger emotional picture” when faced with strangers, friends, or family.

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Vitals - Babies learn to speak by lip-reading, could offer autism clues

Vitals - Babies learn to speak by lip-reading, could offer autism clues | autism | Scoop.it

For years, the conventional wisdom was that babies learned how to talk by listening to their parents.


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the search for what causes autism continues!

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AUTISM-DON'T LET ME GO

"This video is for our son, Jake, who has autism.

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Moving video and gives you good practice reading.....

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The Aftermath: An Autistic girl goes to a party

The Aftermath: An Autistic girl goes to a party | autism | Scoop.it
In addition to my PhD program, I teach a couple of classes in an unrelated (non-science) thing every week. The group of people I work with doing this is very outgoing. They’re very extroverted, and...

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A blog written by a person who has autism

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Communica8GH's curator insight, May 29, 2013 5:34 PM

Learning so much from autistic self advocates. 

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Autism, Empathy And The Sally-Anne Test

Autism, Empathy And The Sally-Anne Test | autism | Scoop.it

So I would plead with researchers to take great care when labeling the conclusions of this kind of research. Because if the researchers don't keep in mind that people with autism may not understand the Sally-Anne story, or that autistic children may have different ways of expressing their empathy, it's the researchers who truly lack empathy -- and compassion


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A Mom tells us the real story regarding autism and empathy - look at the TED video on the bottom (you can also put in Hebrew subtitles or Englis subtitles)

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Sensory Overload (Interacting with Autism Project)

© 2012 Some people with autism have difficulty processing intense, multiple sensory experiences at once.

"This animation give the viewer a glimpse into sensory overload, and how often our sensory experiences intertwine in everyday life."
A video that will move you and you may want to share with teachers, students, parents and staff.


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powerful video showing sensory overload

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How Mercury Triggered the Age of Autism (video 9 min) documenting first autism cases

How Mercury Triggered the Age of Autism (video 9 min) documenting first autism cases | autism | Scoop.it

The evidence that vaccine mercury is behind the autism epidemic is inescapable... even in the first 11 cases 70 years ago, for God's sake!

 

The father of Case 2, a plant pathologist, was up to his elbows in the brand new stuff (mercury containing seed treatment) at the time his son was born in 1936. It's right there in his archive at North Carolina State (called Ceresan, and seen in the video still above).

 

And that's just for starters...


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A very interesting website talking about the reasons for the rise in the autism epidemic - they claim that use of mercury in vaccinations given to the 84 million (!) children in the world can cause autism.

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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, June 1, 2013 2:35 PM

It is mind boggling how a poison is legally used in injectable vaccines, although its other uses (seed treatment and wood preservation) have been outlawed for over 40 years as "much too dangerous".

Arun Shrivastava's curator insight, June 2, 2013 12:47 AM

Please share this video with friends, relations, media, and local doctors. It is vital that each of one us spreads the information that vaccinations cause autism.

 

Ever since the Government of India enforced compulsory vaccination of pregnant women and new born, pre-mature delivery and autism has shot up. Autisms rise in most countries, including the USA, coincides with mass vaccination.