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Create an interactive presentation with WalkMe

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Using WalkMe's advanced Editor, you can create walk-thru's within minutes, without any technical knowledge, all by using a simple point and click interface.


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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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Visual Storytelling: A New Era of Signs and Symbols

Visual Storytelling: A New Era of Signs and Symbols | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
Great eLearning starts with a great story; what if it were told without words? Visual storytelling is a compelling addition to eLearning.

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Marta Torán's curator insight, November 1, 6:07 AM

Sin palabras. Según Pamela Hogle, la narración visual está viviendo un renacimiento en eLearning. Muy interesante.

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What is the difference between coping, adapting and self-management? 

What is the difference between coping, adapting and self-management?  | Autism Supports | Scoop.it

Are we just coping, adapting or self-managing and what is the difference? A new study looks at what the research literature says about coping, adapting and


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A Beginner’s Guide to Self-Awareness

A Beginner’s Guide to Self-Awareness | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
The vast majority of people — up to 95 percent, in fact — believe they have a decent amount of self-awareness. And maybe you’re one of the lucky 10 to 15 percent who really does have an accurate view of themselves — but if we’re going by the numbers, well, the odds aren’t in your favor.

Those statistics are based on years of research from psychologist Tasha Eurich, author of the book Insight. “On a good day, 80 percent of us are lying to ourselves about whether we’re lying to ourselves,” Eurich says. Making things extra tricky is the fact that self-awareness has two components: Internal self-awareness is the ability to introspect and recognize your authentic self, whereas external self-awareness is the ability to recognize how you fit in with the rest of the world. “It’s almost like two different camera angles,” Eurich says.

The two are independent, entirely different variables, meaning you can have one without the other. For example, maybe you know someone who is a complete navel-gazer with a high level of internal self-awareness. Yet you and everyone else think this person is a selfish jerk, but because he never receives external feedback, he has no idea. Conversely, someone could have a high level of external self-awareness, a clear understanding of how they fit in with the rest of the world, without knowing what they want and what makes them happy. To be truly, fully self-aware, though, you need both components — a feat that’s difficult to pull off for pretty much anyone. But, it’s worth noting, not impossible.

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Mindfulness and being present make a difference. When we are attentive to another person, we show we care for them in more than a superficial manner. In that moment, they are the most important person.

Being self-aware and present made a difference in my teaching.

Self-awareness is being aware of how we are reacting and responding to the world, animate and inanimate.
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Despite dearth of data, firms sell brain training as autism antidote

Despite dearth of data, firms sell brain training as autism antidote | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
Many clinics offer neurofeedback as a therapy for autism, despite little scientific support for the technique.

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Self-Regulation Skills: Why They Are Fundamental

We depend on executive functions and emotion management every day, and these skills can be taught. The creators of the Second Step program show tha

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Michelle Nimchuk's curator insight, September 29, 9:16 PM

Great explanation of the importance of self-regulation skills and how they impact our ability to function on a day to day basis.

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Exploit Interactive Digital Narrative for Language Development

Exploit Interactive Digital Narrative for Language Development | Autism Supports | Scoop.it

Draw a Stickman can be used for lots of activities including retelling the story, writing the next chapter of the story or just predicting what will happen as the adventures unfold.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 2, 3:47 AM

This is a wonderful site that I've used a lot in my teachine and training.

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useful for language learning and other subjects too
 
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Gut bacteria influences anxiety, depression say Irish scientists

Gut bacteria influences anxiety, depression say Irish scientists | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
Bacteria within the gastrointestinal tract can influence gene regulators in areas of the brain involved in processing anxiety and fear-related behaviors.

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How Neurons Talk to Each Other

How Neurons Talk to Each Other | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
A new study challenges conventional thinking about how neurons that release dopamine communicate. The findings could have vital implications for dopamine related diseases such as Parkinson's.

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Storyboard That with a Focus on Sequence Writing

Storyboard That with a Focus on Sequence Writing | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
Storyboard That has been the PERFECT creating tool to support the type of writing my kindergartners are currently focusing on. Basically, the web tool allows kids to click and drag scenes, characters, props, and more onto a storyboard. The kids can customize their characters to resemble themselves or however they’d like! Storyboard That can be used to create graphic organizers, recreate a scene in history, demonstrate a science experiment, put a visual to vocabulary, whatever you can come up with! Recently, my kids have been working on sequence writing and including transition words at the beginning of sentences. One day we discussed some essential steps in the “getting ready for school” process and their assignment was to create a storyboard of how they get ready for school. After they finished, they put their storyboards into a collaborative slides. Here they are!


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Research That Could Significantly Improve Treatment for Autism Unveiled at 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting

Research That Could Significantly Improve Treatment for Autism Unveiled at 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
A team of researchers has demonstrated that children with autism spectrum disorder have a unique composition of gut bacteria and urinary metabolites compared with unaffected children. The research, revealed today at the 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in San Diego, could lead to promising new treatment options for children with autism as well as earlier detection of the disorder.

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Introducing Toontastic 3D: a playful storytelling app for kids

Introducing Toontastic 3D: a playful storytelling app for kids | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
Starting today, parents and teachers all over the world can download Toontastic 3D, a playful storytelling app for kids to draw, animate and narrate their own 3D cartoons.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 11, 1:26 AM

A great free app for getting students to create 3D stories.

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Futuristic brain healing: Autism clinic a first for Australia

Futuristic brain healing: Autism clinic a first for Australia | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
A TWEED Heads psychology and neuroscience clinic has opened the first Australian Centre for Autism and Neurodevelopment.

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Link Between Autism and Pain Sensitivity

Link Between Autism and Pain Sensitivity | 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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What Happens To Your Body When You're Stressed?

What Happens To Your Body When You're Stressed? | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
A new report examines the effect stress can have on our bodies and general health.

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Toontastic

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Toontastic 3D is a creative storytelling app that empowers kids to draw, animate, narrate, and record their own cartoons on their tablet, phone or Chromebook.

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Microsoft Autism Hiring Program

The Autism Hiring Program at Microsoft is part of our Inclusive Hiring initiative. Learn more at http://microsoft.com/inclusivehiring An audio describe

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3 Awesome Comic Strips Creation Tools for Students - Educator's Technology

3 Awesome Comic Strips Creation Tools for Students - Educator's Technology | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
Comic strips can be a great way to engage students in a wide variety of multimedia enriched learning activities. Using group work, you can assign each group with a writing or digital story telling project to work on using comic strips. Finished products can be shared with the whole class or , in case you have one, embed them in your class website. There several web tools to use in this regard. Below are 3 of our favourite ones.

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Neural Stem Cells Could Let Us Replace Brain Cells and Restore Memory

Neural Stem Cells Could Let Us Replace Brain Cells and Restore Memory | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
Scientists may have found a way for humans to avoid age-related brain illnesses by regenerating memory through neural stem cells.

Research findings showed that it may actually be possible to replace aging brain cells and restore memory through a new technique that involves taking donor neural stem cells and grafting them into an aged brain.

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Organize yourself (and maybe others) via Google Keep via speechtechie 

Organize yourself (and maybe others) via Google Keep via speechtechie  | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
SpeechTechie will help you find speech language pathology and technology resources for your lesson plans and therapy. This blog shows you the best free internet sites and apps related to speech and language goals

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Walnuts may promote health by changing gut bacteria

Walnuts may promote health by changing gut bacteria | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
A new study has found that walnuts in the diet change the makeup of bacteria in the gut, which suggests a new way walnuts may contribute to better health.
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Gut Microbes May Talk to the Brain Through Cortisol

Gut Microbes May Talk to the Brain Through Cortisol | Autism Supports | Scoop.it

"The researchers took a stepwise approach, first identifying predictive relationships between fecal bacteria and brain metabolites. NeuroscienceNews.com image is for illustrative purposes only."


"Source: University of Illinois. Gut microbes have been in the news a lot lately. Recent studies show they can influence human health, behavior, and certain neurological disorders, such as autism. But just how do they communicate with the brain? Results from a new University of Illinois study suggest a pathway of communication between certain gut bacteria and brain metabolites, by way of a compound in the blood known as cortisol. And unexpectedly, the finding provides a potential mechanism to explain the characteristics of autism."


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The Difference Between ADHD and Autism

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ADHD and autism can look similar in children. They can also occur together. This chart lays out the difference between ADHD and autism.

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Autism GI Pain: New Research Shows Significance

Autism GI Pain: New Research Shows Significance | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
By Teresa Conrick A newer study caught my eye very recently, Distinct Microbiome-Neuroimmune Signatures Correlate With Functional Abdominal Pain in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder . It´s a very interesting and important paper as the authors describe - Th

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Treating Autism with diet

Treating Autism with diet | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
Dietary intervention can help improve language, social and cognitive skills in autism while reducing behaviour. Diet helps improve methylation, glutathione, gut health and microbiome. Removing grains and dairy from the diet can dramatically improve autism.

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