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February - Swinburne offers free course on Autism - Swinburne University of Technology

February - Swinburne offers free course on Autism - Swinburne University of Technology | Article Library for Autism | Scoop.it
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More than 10,000 participants have already registered for the new online six-week course targeted specifically at parents and carers of Autistic children. The course aims to communicate vital practical help to families in an attempt for them to provide better aid and support to their children. Did we mention it is also free?

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To Siri, With Love - NYTimes.com

To Siri, With Love - NYTimes.com | Article Library for Autism | Scoop.it
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Could Siri partake in a conversation with an Autistic child? This article could possibly be the sweetest thing you'll read in a while

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14 potential signs of autism you may be overlooking | Deseret News National

14 potential signs of autism you may be overlooking | Deseret News National | Article Library for Autism | Scoop.it
The Deseret News National Edition fills a void in the American media landscape through rigorous journalism for family- and faith-oriented audiences.
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Bill provides $1.3B for autism research

Bill provides $1.3B for autism research | Article Library for Autism | Scoop.it
A new bill introduced in Washington would allocate $1.3 billion in funding for autism research and initiatives, as well as addressing the needs of autistic children who are aging out of current programs.
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A new bill introduced in Washington will be allocating $1.3 billion in funding for Autism Spectrum Disorder Research and initiatives, as well  addressing the needs of autistic children who are "aging out" of current programs.

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CHD8 Gene Mutation Linked To Autism

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Researchers from 13 Academic Institutions across the globe linked CHD8 Gene Mutation to Autism; a breakthrough study that is set to provide us with a more solid foothold to comprehend Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

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Autism Spectrum Disorder study finds trained dogs keep children safer

Autism Spectrum Disorder study finds trained dogs keep children safer | Article Library for Autism | Scoop.it
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A study conducted by researchers at University College Cork reports that parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) say that assistance dogs keep their children safer and calmer and help promote a more positive public reception.

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The Costs of Raising an Autistic Child

The Costs of Raising an Autistic Child | Article Library for Autism | Scoop.it
A new study estimates the lifetime cost of care at $1.4 million.
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A new study pitches that the lifetime cost for taking care of an autistic child is estimated at $1.4 million.

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The high cost of autism -- and why it's worth it

The high cost of autism -- and why it's worth it | Article Library for Autism | Scoop.it
The cost of raising a child with an autism spectrum disorder is around $2.4 million. One mom says early intervention therapy is worth the price.
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Autism Speaks Partners with Google to Make World’s Largest Autism Database

Autism Speaks Partners with Google to Make World’s Largest Autism Database | Article Library for Autism | Scoop.it
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Autism Speaks partners with Google in a collaborative venture to create World's Largest Autism Database.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder Sleep Better | Learning Discoveries | Learning Discoveries

Autism Spectrum Disorder Sleep Better | Learning Discoveries | Learning Discoveries | Article Library for Autism | Scoop.it
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Experts' insights on how to help your autistic child sleep better.

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Autism costs '£32bn per year' in UK

Autism costs '£32bn per year' in UK | Article Library for Autism | Scoop.it
The economic cost of supporting someone with autism over a lifetime is much higher than previously thought, research shows.
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Autism costs the UK more than heart disease, stroke and cancer combined! Yet only £6.60 per person is spent on autism research compared with £295 on cancer.

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Your child has autism. How (and when) do you tell him?

Your child has autism. How (and when) do you tell him? | Article Library for Autism | Scoop.it
Experts offer advice on talking to your child about his autism diagnosis.
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Insightful article gathering expert-sourced advice on how to approach the issue of telling your child he is autistic and ways to do it. 

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"A Thousand Words" - A documentary about art and autism

This film explores and illustrates how art can help individuals with autism communicate and express themselves.

Via Brenna Kowall
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An interesting documentary that develops an intriguing connection between "Art" and "Autism".

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Laura Perez's curator insight, February 25, 2014 6:23 AM

No sé cuando saldrá pero lo espero con ansias!

Heather Ash's curator insight, February 28, 2014 6:48 PM

This particular video is a plea for donations so that the documentary could be finsihed but the first 4 minutes are still powerful. The documentary is primarily about how art has helped people with autism express their feelings and thoughts that they cannot express verbally. The art is therapeutic for them because it allows them to share things that have been trapped inside for too many years. Bittersweet Farms sounds like a wonderful place for people with ASD and I can't help but wonder why there isn't one of these in every state. So many people would benefit from the care provided at Bittersweet Farms. I am just glad there are places like this out there.

Link to another trailer and the documentary website: http://www.1000wordsfilm.com/

Mike Sweeney's curator insight, March 26, 2014 2:28 PM

Looks cool.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder & Music [infographic]

Autism Spectrum Disorder & Music [infographic] | Article Library for Autism | Scoop.it
It been shown time and time again how constructive music education is in all areas of cognitive development, but it also proves to be especially helpful to those with ASD.
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ASD and Music - is there a connection?

 

Find out more on the ground breaking music therapy system for children with Autism - Mente - on: http://menteheadband.com/

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EEGs Could Improve Autism Diagnosis and Classification - Hearing Review

EEGs Could Improve Autism Diagnosis and Classification - Hearing Review | Article Library for Autism | Scoop.it
A new study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University suggests that measuring how fast the brain responds to sights and sounds could help in objectively classifying people on the autism spectrum and may help diagnose the condition earlier.
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Discover Mente, the award-winning neurofeedback device for Children on the Autism Spectrum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=litASchPq6U

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The Sexual Politics of Autism – Phenomena: Only Human

The Sexual Politics of Autism – Phenomena: Only Human | Article Library for Autism | Scoop.it

TipsA diagnosis of autism is almost five times more common in boys than girls. But a new study suggest the sex differences in autism have been greatly exaggerated.

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"Is autism correlated to gender?" 

In our quest to understand Autism, this is one of the questions that research results have prompted researchers to ask. In this expertly written article we dwell deep into the matter in question and unravel answers under statistical scrutiny.

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Five ways to help your child with autism cope with summer’s relaxed schedule

Five ways to help your child with autism cope with summer’s relaxed schedule | Article Library for Autism | Scoop.it
Summer fun can sometimes turn into summer overload for kids who thrive in the structured school environment. Lauren Kenworthy offers suggestions on how to keep the meltdowns to a minimum.
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For parents, the summer period can present itself as a break from the hectic scholastic routine and yet be stressful in managing to keep the children preoccupied. Lauren Kenworthy, director of the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington shares some tips for parents on how to help their Autistic child cope with summer's relaxed schedule.   

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Research Shows that Music Therapy Helps Children with Autism

Research Shows that Music Therapy Helps Children with Autism | Article Library for Autism | Scoop.it
By Marcela De Vivo, mother of a child with a severe disability and freelance writer who works with Oltarsh law firms.  She writes on immigration law, health and special education law and inclusion....
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Relating to autistic kids - Education | The Star Online

Relating to autistic kids - Education | The Star Online | Article Library for Autism | Scoop.it
It is best to reach out to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder through ideas and experiences, not questions and commands, to facilitate communication.
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Expert-sourced behavioral tips on how to communicate with your autistic child.

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Profiles: Living full-circle with autism spectrum disorder

Profiles: Living full-circle with autism spectrum disorder | Article Library for Autism | Scoop.it
An estimated one in 59 children living in North Carolina is diagnosed with ASD. That’s significantly higher than the national estimate, but it is, in part, because diagnosis, research and treatment options are better than in many states.
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An interesting article profiling the personal life of an Autistic Child and Autistic Adult with  heart warming details of experiencing ASD. 

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More summertime ideas for children with ASD

More summertime ideas for children with ASD | Article Library for Autism | Scoop.it
Summer can be a challenging time for any family with children. The months of June, July and August often become difficult for families who have special needs children. Typically, any child’s school day is very structured with a predictable schedule. In the teacher’s classroom, the day includes a tight schedule that begins with breakfast and ends with a review of how the day went before the children get their special rewards at the end of the day.
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Summertime may present itself as being very challenging for parents of Autistic children. This article gives a detailed list of interesting activities to channel your child's energy into. 

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Charity helps ASD students stay safe online with new toolkit - Education - TES News

Charity helps ASD students stay safe online with new toolkit - Education - TES News | Article Library for Autism | Scoop.it
Breaking education news about schools and further education. Find leading opinion, podcasts, comment and analysis on education from TES News
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Toolkit for online surfing was introduced to safeguard Autistic Students from the online community. 

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Boy Genius Diagnosed With Autism Has IQ Higher than Einstein

Boy Genius Diagnosed With Autism Has IQ Higher than Einstein | Article Library for Autism | Scoop.it
Kristine Barnett noticed that her little boy Jacob – whom doctors had tagged as autistic – seemed to have a fascination with patterns. So she took him out of his school’s special ed program and let him study the things he’s passionate about. Now Jacob is on his way to winning a Nobel Prize.
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The story of Jacob, a genius diagnosed with Autism, is fascinating in its respect and admirable to say the least. 

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Study links dog ownership to autism benefits

Study links dog ownership to autism benefits | Article Library for Autism | Scoop.it
A recent study published in the Journal of Pediatric Nursing has strengthened the notion that dog ownership can be beneficial to children on the autism spectrum.
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The bond between a dog and its owner is known to be stronger than most of the other relationships they will develop. A recent study on the relationship that is nurtured between autistic children and their pet dogs shows that there is a beneficial effect for the children and has a positive influence on their overall personal development. 

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Tactile Defensiveness and the Autism Spectrum

Tactile Defensiveness and the Autism Spectrum | Article Library for Autism | Scoop.it
Article examines tactile defensiveness, repetitive behaviors, obsessions, as well as routines regarding children with autism.

Via Disabled World
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Every autistic person is unique and can behave differently from another who is suffering from the same disorder. Mente, unlike other home-based therapies, provides  'personalized' and 'tailor-made' therapy sessions for each user.  This article further discusses some of the behaviors that are commonly observed in Autistic People. 

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Disabled World's curator insight, January 30, 2014 9:27 AM

Autism is a form of disability that affects people in different ways. Each child diagnosed with autism is different in regards to their symptoms, abilities, and the daily challenges they face. The main symptoms of autism and tactile-defensiveness are repetitive behaviors, obsessions, as well as routines that must be dealt with on a daily basis. http://www.disabled-world.com/health/neurology/autism/tactile.php