Category Archives: Autism News
Children who have an older brother or sister with autism are significantly more likely to be diagnosed with the developmental disorder than previously thought, new research suggests. In a study of over 600 infants, all of whom had at least … Continue reading
There is a new application, SQUAG, designed for children and tweens on the autism spectrum to be able to connect to others with ASD. It is a small family business made up of grandparents, parents, aunts, and uncles who have … Continue reading
Taylor Morris was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome and autism at the age of 2. Her family was told that she would not learn to talk or walk, but she proved them wrong.
Thousands of children are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) every year, and more than half are unable to verbally communicate their needs, desires, thoughts or dreams.
Researched based treatment and education is crucial when dealing with autism. It means the methods have been tested and shown to create positive outcomes;
Charles* came to Daniel House I at the age of eleven. Prior to admission to Glenwood, Charles was living in a foster home and was separated from his brothers because they could not seem to get along while living together. Charles had a mother and grandmother who he was not allowed to see while he was in foster care. Initially, Charles had significant difficulties staying focused in school, was very behind in all of his subjects in school, and basically did not like school at all. Continue reading
People frequently use gestures to communicate. Gesture technology allows humans to perform simple tasks by gesturing. Recent advances in this technology have made gesture recognition devices smaller, easier to use, and more affordable to the public. Body Language, an article in May’s issue of Fast Company, examines several different types of gesture recognition devices, including tools which can translate sign language into spoken words and a small computer chip which if embedded in a gadget can control the gadget by simply exhaling. Continue reading
March 30, was Legislative Day in Montgomery. Adam, an adult with autism served by Glenwood, along with several other Autism advocates visited Montgomery, Ala. to ask our Congressmen to fund Autism programs and research. Adam met Governor Jim Folsom and … Continue reading
Can robots help children with autism learn social skills? The New Face of Therapy, an article from Popular Science June 2010, explores the future of autism therapy. A research team from the University of Southern California is working to build robots that … Continue reading
The Sixth Annual Glenwood Endowed Lecture Series is a collaboration between Glenwood, Autism & Behavioral Health Center and UAB School of Public Health. This year Dr. Craig Newschaffer, Ph.D. spoke on “Will Epidemiology Help Us Find the Causes of Autism?”