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Are We Heading For "Peak Autism"? - Neuroskeptic

Are We Heading For "Peak Autism"? - Neuroskeptic | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
Inspired by this recent paper, I decided to look into the history of autism research in terms of the number of papers published per year. I knew I'd see (Autism diagnoses are rising and so are autism publications.
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Resources to help support students with autism, professional development tools for teachers, and support materials for families.
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Study finds a third of schoolkids with autism wander from safety each year

Study finds a third of schoolkids with autism wander from safety each year | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
First nationwide survey on wandering underscores need to better safeguard school-age children with developmental disabilities
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Autistic teen chef turns food aversion into cooking passion

IRVINE, Calif. — When Chase Bailey was diagnosed with autism at 2, his mother feared he’d never enjoy a typical childhood. Indeed, he hasn’t. Between appearances with celebrities and hosting his own cooking show, Bailey’s life feels anything but typical.
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Nonverbal Communication Activities for Adults | eHow

Nonverbal Communication Activities for Adults | eHow | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
Nonverbal Communication Activities for Adults. Facial expressions, posture, tone, inflection and other nuances of body language and speech may comprise more than 90 percent of communication, according to research reported in The Forensic Examiner. That means the words we choose make up less than 10 percent of our intended meaning any time we...

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9 iPad Apps for the Special Education Classroom

9 iPad Apps for the Special Education Classroom | Autism Supports | Scoop.it

The following are just a few of the many iPad apps that special education teachers can integrate into their classrooms.


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Study: Vitamin B12 levels low in brains affected by autism or schizophrenia

Study: Vitamin B12 levels low in brains affected by autism or schizophrenia | Autism Supports | Scoop.it

In study made possible by postmortem brain donation, B12 decrease may stem from oxidative stress and cause some autism symptoms, researchers speculate.


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Special Education Students Come Together for Sports

Special Education Students Come Together for Sports | Autism Supports | Scoop.it

SCRANTON -- It was a day out of the classroom for dozens of students and not because of the bad weather.

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Special Education Strategies for General Education Teachers: Crossing the Divide

Special Education Strategies for General Education Teachers: Crossing the Divide | Autism Supports | Scoop.it

Something happened when I found myself in front of 40 special and general education professionals. We started breaking down walls.

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A brain link to autism

A brain link to autism | Autism Supports | Scoop.it

Scientists find neurotransmitter that ties in with disorder’s behavior | Using a visual test that is known to prompt different reactions in autistic and normal brains, Harvard researchers have shown that those differences were associated with...


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Seedling Comic Studio

Seedling Comic Studio | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
Get ready to star in your own comic! Both pint-sized and adult superheroes come to life with this easy comic creation app.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 26, 2:38 AM

This looks like a nice free comic building app for iOS. Students can add themseleves to the comics.

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, January 27, 10:47 AM

great options and free app .)

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'Ghost Boy' Survives Over A Decade Trapped In His Body | NBC Nightly News

Martin Pistorius was a healthy 12-year-old growing up in South Africa when he was diagnosed with a degenerative illness, he fell into a state where he was un...
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New program helps those with autism transition better from adolescence to adulthood

New program helps those with autism transition better from adolescence to adulthood | Autism Supports | Scoop.it

Transitioning from adolescence into adulthood for people on the autism spectrum can be difficult. And for many, starting college can add to that pressure. Now there is a program that may help. NBC's Erika Edwards has more.

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UCLA discovery could lead to new therapies for autism

UCLA discovery could lead to new therapies for autism | Autism Supports | Scoop.it

UCLA scientists have discovered that an overlooked region in brain cells houses a motherlode of mutated genes previously tied to autism.

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Video: Mother Helped Break Down Barriers for Children With Autism

Mary Triplett refused to let her son be institutionalized, insisting that he was afforded the same rights as other children to attend school.

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Scaffolding Instruction for English Language Learners: Resource Guides for English Language Arts and Mathematics | EngageNY

Scaffolding Instruction for English Language Learners: Resource Guides for English Language Arts and Mathematics | EngageNY | Autism Supports | Scoop.it

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Is auditory processing disorder just another name for dyslexia?

Is auditory processing disorder just another name for dyslexia? | Autism Supports | Scoop.it

Guest author Dr Kelli Sandman-Hurley explores the differences between auditory processing disorder and dyslexia in a way that parents can easily understand.


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The most frequent collocations in spoken English

The most frequent collocations in spoken English | Autism Supports | Scoop.it

A collocation is two or more words that often go together. These combinations just sound "right" ... in chunks or blocks rather than as single words.


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Decreased Brain Levels of Vitamin B12 in Aging, Autism and Schizophrenia

Decreased Brain Levels of Vitamin B12 in Aging, Autism and Schizophrenia | Autism Supports | Scoop.it

Many studies indicate a crucial role for the vitamin B 12 and folate-dependent enzyme methionine synthase (MS) in brain development and function, but vitamin B 12 status in the brain across the lifespan has not been previously investigated.


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Conversational Skills Improved in People With Autism by Blood Pressure Medication

Conversational Skills Improved in People With Autism by Blood Pressure Medication | Autism Supports | 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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Eye On Education: Dog Makes Big Difference In Special Needs Classroom

Eye On Education: Dog Makes Big Difference In Special Needs Classroom | Autism Supports | Scoop.it

He could be the most loved, tail wagging student in all of Plymouth. His name is Beamer, a 2-year-old yellow lab assistance dog. Boston News, Sports, Weather, Traffic and Boston's Best

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INFOGRAPHIC: Prevalence, Requirements, and Outlook for Teaching Students with Special Education Needs | Teach.com

INFOGRAPHIC: Prevalence, Requirements, and Outlook for Teaching Students with Special Education Needs | Teach.com | Autism Supports | Scoop.it

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Is Dementia Risk Falling?

Is Dementia Risk Falling? | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
By Esther Landhuis on January 25, 2016

"Cases are more prevalent but the risk of cognitive decline shows a surprising drop in some countries"

"The percent of adults over 70 years of age with cognitive impairment dropped from 12.2 to 8.7 between 1993 and 2002. "

 


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Scientists just made a major breakthrough in understanding autism

Scientists just made a major breakthrough in understanding autism | Autism Supports | Scoop.it

For the first time, researchers have connected autistic behavior to an important chemical in the brain.


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The Year 2015 was a breakthrough year for autism

The Year 2015 was a breakthrough year for autism | Autism Supports | Scoop.it

From the book Neurotribes to the shake-up at Autism Speaks; from hashtag wars to flashblogs, 2015 will prove to be an important year for autism advocacy.

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Does Schizophrenia Exist on an Autism-Like Spectrum?

Does Schizophrenia Exist on an Autism-Like Spectrum? | Autism Supports | Scoop.it

New research suggests hallucinations can occur in relatively healthy people

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For a boy with autism in rural Australia, coding is a link to the outside world

For a boy with autism in rural Australia, coding is a link to the outside world | Autism Supports | Scoop.it

In a tiny agricultural town, coding has helped a young boy with autism develop his creativity as well find new interest in his studies.

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