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Central Michigan University opens new Autism Assessment Clinic

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CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY-  has introduced a new Central Autism Assessment and Treatment Clinic . This clinic is only one of eight in Michigan and is the farthest north.

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Turning Your Kid’s Drawings into 3D Printed Toys

Turning Your Kid’s Drawings into 3D Printed Toys | Autism Supports | Scoop.it

"Bob of 'I Like to Make Stuff,' turns one of his son’s robot drawings into a really cool 3D printed toy. It's a pretty involved process, but this video walks through all the details in a very informative fashion." Thanks to Patricia Roach for sharing this resource on the NEA edCommunities Works4Me Community.


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Study finds that genes play a role in empathy

Study finds that genes play a role in empathy | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
“ A new study published today suggests that how empathic we are is not just a result of our upbringing and experience but also partly a result of our genes.”
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SpeechTechie- Technology, Apps and Lessons for SLPs and Teachers who like Words: Book Creator in Chrome

SpeechTechie- Technology, Apps and Lessons for SLPs and Teachers who like Words: Book Creator in Chrome | 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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See the world through her Asperger eyes: Wendy Lampen at TEDxDelft

Wendy Lampen (Belgium, 1969 -- @lampadedromy) works as a lecturer for a university of applied sciences. She got diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome herself

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Empathy might also be part genetic, a new study concludes

Empathy might also be part genetic, a new study concludes | Autism Supports | Scoop.it

Empathy plays a vital role in our day-to-day interactions, even though we rarely think about it. There are several ways to go about understanding empathy, but most commonly, it is regarded as the ability to understand or feel what another person (or animal) is experiencing, from their own perspective. In other words, it’s your ability to put yourself in another person’s shoes and understand what they are experiencing. Of course, not everyone is equally skilled at this.

The most standard way of measuring a person’s empathy is the so-called Empathy Quotient (EQ) — think of it as the emotional analog of IQ. Empathy is typically split into two parts: firstly, the ability to recognize and understand another person’s situation (cognitive empathy), and secondly, the ability to respond to it appropriately (affective empathy). The EQ measures the sum of these parts. 

 

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 BY MIHAI ANDREI 


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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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 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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Student e-Planner - One for learners from the Chrome Web Store

Student e-Planner - One for learners from the Chrome Web Store | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
An electronic planner that allows students to track assignments and due dates.

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John Dalziel's curator insight, March 21, 11:20 AM
Coursework needs its own routine and habits. 
For assignments, reminders, and a helpful calendar, learners should check out Student e-Planner a Chrome extension that helps learners organise every class and assignment. 
Student e-Planner enables learners to...
  - add their courses,
  - enter their assignments,
  - schedule due dates and times, and
  - mark off items as they complete them.
Extra Student e-Planner features include...
  - a calendar view of all coursework,
  - a tab to see their completed items,
  - the ability to add notes,
  - editable colours per class, an overall theme colour, and
  - desktop notifications for reminders. 
Student e-Planner is an impressive Chrome extension that helps learners stay on course.
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Coursework needs its own routine and habits. 
For assignments, reminders, and a helpful calendar, learners should check out Student e-Planner a Chrome extension that helps learners organise every class and assignment. 
Student e-Planner enables learners to...
  - add their courses,
  - enter their assignments,
  - schedule due dates and times, and
  - mark off items as they complete them.
Extra Student e-Planner features include...
  - a calendar view of all coursework,
  - a tab to see their completed items,
  - the ability to add notes,
  - editable colours per class, an overall theme colour, and
  - desktop notifications for reminders. 
Student e-Planner is an impressive Chrome extension that helps learners stay on course.
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Helping the Perfectionist Child

Helping the Perfectionist Child | Autism Supports | Scoop.it

Do you have a perfectionist child?  One that is unsatisfied with pretty much anything they accomplish? Sometimes even when they’ve done a good job?  It’s sad to watch our kids missing out on the joy of creating art or music, playing sports …


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Autism: give me a chance and I will change everything | Noah Britton | TEDxNewEnglandCollege

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Noah Britton attempts to change the way people look at autism b

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Being autistic in mainstream education | Becky Cox | TEDxYouth@StPeterPort

Becky's talk is inspired by her recent diagnosis of being on the Autism spectrum, and how this has affected her life. Becky talks about how autism i

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Using Cartoons to Spark Engagement in the Classroom

Using Cartoons to Spark Engagement in the Classroom | Autism Supports | Scoop.it

"For generations, cartoons and comics have been used for entertainment purposes, but what if they were used for more? Today, educators are using cartoons as a unique way to spark engagement in the classroom."


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Jhon Jairo Hernandez's curator insight, August 3, 2:29 PM
getting student´s attention is hard, cartoons and comics are incredible strategies to angage studnets to learn, Moreover, ther can be used in many ways to forster English competences to all the level since they are very attractive for all kinf of learners. 
 
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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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Quynh Phan's curator insight, December 13, 2017 3:35 PM

Stress is produced in our bodies and our health anytime, anywhere because it is all part of the emotional expression in life. Nervous system release stress hormones those create physiological changes and affect to respiratory system (we tend to breathe harder and more quickly), muscular-skeletal system (muscles tense up to protect ourselves from injury and pain), cardiovascular system (heart rate and blood pressure increase, and risk for hypertension, heart attack or stroke).

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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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