Category Archives: Autism News

Science Based Resource

Researched based treatment and education is crucial when dealing with autism. It means the methods have been tested and shown to create positive outcomes;

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Charles, A Story of Hope

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

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Gesture Technology

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

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Autism Prayer

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

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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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