Category Archives: Autism News

Robots as Therapist?

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

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Will Epidemiology Help Us Find the Causes of Autism?

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?”

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Researched Based Best Practices

This is a great resource for teachers as well as parents looking to create a similar learning environment at home to reinforce what their child is learning in school or therapy. Continue reading

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Speaking the Autism Lingo

Hearing that your child has Autism can be devastating, not to mention confusing. And when clinicians start throwing around words like “Pervasive Development Disorders” it can be even more overwhelming, especially when you barely understand “Autism Spectrum Disorders.”

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10 Myths of Autism

The “10 Myths of Autism” below are from parentdish.com (www.bit.ly/c6XBeN). I love that this blog post shows that each person with Autism is an individual. Not every person with autism likes their space, some like the comforting feel of pressure … Continue reading

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Autism Legislative Day

March 30 is the 3rd Annual Autism Matters Legislative Day 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. State House, Montgomery, AL

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Autism & Schools

A Regional Resource from the Southern Legislative Conference A recent report from the Southern Legislative Conference looks at the sudden rise of autism and what it means to the South. As you may know autism is on the rise. The report … Continue reading

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Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders

A collaboration of The Maine Dept. of Health and Human Services and the Maine Department of Education

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Unraveling the Genetic Mysteries of Autism

Scientists are slowly unraveling autism’s mysteries, and now believe the disorder’s confusing and contradictory symptoms are the result of a brain compensating for faulty circuitry, likely linked to genetic flaws, according to a top researcher. Continue reading

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