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Autism Myths and Misconceptions Part 3 – all people with autism are Savants

Autism Myths and Misconceptions Part 3 – all people with autism are Savants | Autism Parenting | Scoop.it
`…not all autistic people are savants … not all savants are autistic …` It is not particularly common to see autistic people pictured in film or television, but for the most part, when they are they are shown as autistic savants; people who struggle...

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Autism Daily Newscast's curator insight, September 9, 3:49 AM

What are your thoughts. Comments are open and welcomed.

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Autism Education Bundle “Shapes & Colors” | Living with Autism

Autism Education Bundle “Shapes & Colors” | Living with Autism | Autism Parenting | Scoop.it
This is an innovative learning kit designed for Autistic children or any child with special learning and developmental needs.

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BOOST YOUR CHILD’S BRAINPOWER

BOOST YOUR CHILD’S BRAINPOWER | Autism Parenting | Scoop.it
We already approached the topic of a good nutrition for a sharp brain, however, did you know there are more ways to maintain your child’s brain in the best shape possible?

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Stroke Tattler's curator insight, September 13, 10:04 AM

Not only for children, an create an enriched environment for brains of all ages.

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Adults with Autism sent hundreds of miles away from their families

Adults with Autism sent hundreds of miles away from their families | Autism Parenting | Scoop.it
Adults with Autism sent hundreds of miles away from their families National Leading Autism Campaigner & Ambassador for Autism, Kevin Healey, is outraged by the system that is currently not supporting people with Autism.

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Autistic Boy with Pig is Favorite at Weber County 4-H Fair

Autistic Boy with Pig is Favorite at Weber County 4-H Fair | Autism Parenting | Scoop.it
Ogden, UT -  13-year old autistic teen Tucker Doak beat the odds and raised a hog to auction off at Weber County’s 4-H Fair. The 271 pound hog was named Hazel and sold at $10.50 per pound while others were only getting $4-5 per pound.

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Breaking Bad Star Invites Arron with Autism to Visit

Breaking Bad Star Invites Arron with Autism to Visit | Autism Parenting | Scoop.it
Las Angeles, CA – Breaking Bad might be part of Aaron Paul’s most recognized work, but the actor himself in nothing but good.

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AUTISM-DON'T LET ME GO

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

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Sara Tilleman's curator insight, June 5, 2013 10:13 AM

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

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Apps for Autism – new resources to explore!

Apps for Autism – new resources to explore! | Autism Parenting | Scoop.it

ResourceLink has recently purchased a title, Apps for Autism, which is an extremely comprehensive guide to over 200 apps that have been carefully chosen to assist students with Autism develop commu...


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Autism Graphics – Educational Software For Autistic Children

Autism Graphics – Educational Software For Autistic Children | Autism Parenting | Scoop.it

With technology becoming more important and useful every day, a variety of education application aimed at children amid autism is now available.


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Making Friends's curator insight, January 11, 2013 12:35 PM

Hopefully newly developed games and programs can incorporate social skills into their lessons.

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For Some with Autism, Entrepreneurship Is the Answer

By capitalizing on their strengths, those with autism find ways to run their own startups.

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Anita's curator insight, August 13, 6:50 PM

What an interesting idea and could benefit so many?

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Autism: how computers can help

Autism: how computers can help | Autism Parenting | Scoop.it
Some 'computer geeks' have mild autism.But now, IT is being used to help them overcome their difficulties in relating to other people...

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Clive McGoun's comment, March 13, 2013 6:39 AM
This article balances the advantages of computer use which limits the importance of nonverbal behaviour but also warns of the dangers of over-use. It's an interesting tension.
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First iPad App for Children With Autism « Physician's Weekly Blog

First iPad App for Children With Autism « Physician's Weekly Blog | Autism Parenting | Scoop.it
App developers and education and informatics researchers from the University of Edinburgh have collaborated on a new iPad game called FindMe — the first-ever attempt to fuse autism research with iPad gaming. The app could help improve social skills in autistic children as young as 18 months.

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Spotting signs of autism

From Birth through KindergartenThis presentation is brought to you by Leslie Burby ofAutism Parenting Magazine. More Information can beFound at www.AutismParent

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Surfers For Autism Need More Volunteers This Weekend.

Surfers For Autism Need More Volunteers This Weekend. | Autism Parenting | Scoop.it
Tybee Island, GA -Georgia based autism organization Surfers For Autism needs more volunteers for their annual Coastal Empire Beach Festival.

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What is an Autistic Crash? And how can you avoid one?

What is an Autistic Crash? And how can you avoid one? | Autism Parenting | Scoop.it
Often people with autism (even if it is undiagnosed) will start to suffer from severe depression and anxiety, and perhaps panic attacks, or a nervous breakdown at some point in their life - but is ...

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Teenager with Autism Inspired by Running

Teenager with Autism Inspired by Running | Autism Parenting | Scoop.it
New York – Mike Brannigan 17, has autism and  is obsessed with running and is one of the top ten high school runners in the country,  he can run a mile in four minutes and seven seconds flat.

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New Pilot Study finds that behavioural therapy may help reduce autism symptoms as young as 6 months

New Pilot Study finds that behavioural therapy may help reduce autism symptoms as young as 6 months | Autism Parenting | Scoop.it
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders – released online Tuesday findings from their pilot study into how parents can help significantly reduce symptoms of autism in babies as young as under the age of 1 year.

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Amazing Autistic Women – Special Edition of ASDigest Now Available

Amazing Autistic Women  – Special Edition of ASDigest Now Available | Autism Parenting | Scoop.it
ASDigest and Autism Daily Newscast are delighted to announce the publication of Amazing Autistic Women – Special Edition which includes interviews from inspirational women across the globe.

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Autism Daily Newscast's curator insight, August 21, 6:19 AM

The edition is still in the queue for final approval but you can preview the first 10 pages now for free.

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Free Webinar – Asperger’s in Love

Free Webinar – Asperger’s in Love | Autism Parenting | Scoop.it
Alina Kislenko – is an Aspie therapist who works with couples with at least one partner who has Asperger’s Syndrome and specialises in in ADHD, Asperger’s, Sex therapy, and couples issues.

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Students with autism worried about discrimination at university

Students with autism worried about discrimination at university | Autism Parenting | Scoop.it

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Some TAFE and university students do not disclose they are on the autism spectrum due to concerns about discrimination, a La Trobe University study has found. 


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Using iPads to increase communication and global collaboration for students with autism in inclusive classroom

Using iPads to increase communication and global collaboration for students with autism in inclusive classroom | Autism Parenting | Scoop.it
With the push for integrating technology within the 21st century classrooms, teachers are no longer using low-technology approaches to enable students with autism to communicate with others. Instead, iPads are being used to communicate.

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A Curriculum Unit using iPad Tablets, for Students with Autism

This presentation was a project I created as an assignment for my Masters in Education. I majored in Technology (specifically the use of iPads) and Special E...

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Two MIT Grads Founded A Startup That Almost Exclusively Employs People On The Autism Spectrum

Two MIT Grads Founded A Startup That Almost Exclusively Employs People On The Autism Spectrum | Autism Parenting | Scoop.it
ULTRA Testing seeks to make use of the natural talents held by certain members of the autism and Asperger's community.

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Yoga Helps Children With Autism Remain Calm, Improves Social Bonding

Yoga Helps Children With Autism Remain Calm, Improves Social Bonding | Autism Parenting | Scoop.it
New York University researchers say that daily yoga can boost social bonding and focus in children who have been diagnosed with autism.

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Tara Johnson's curator insight, January 3, 2013 12:02 PM

My students love yoga. I'm not surprised that they did a study on the benefits of yoga for students with Autism.

Megan Halverson's curator insight, February 25, 2013 1:23 PM

Yoga to assist with Self Regulation

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$1-Million Anonymous Gift To Family Autism Center At ECU - WITN

$1-Million Anonymous Gift To Family Autism Center At ECU - WITN | Autism Parenting | Scoop.it
$1-Million Anonymous Gift To Family Autism Center At ECU WITN Since May 2013 the center has been providing developmental testing and screening tools that can identify children who might have autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays,...

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Autism Daily Newscast's curator insight, July 24, 6:55 AM

Kudos to this anonymous donor.