Day: January 2, 2018

Blog:Planet Autism- “Autistic Imagination”

Blog:Planet Autism- “Autistic Imagination”

What is imagination?  It’s the ability to think up scenarios, settings, possibilities and things.  Autistics are completely able to do this – yet the myth persists that autism means impaired or absent imagination. There has been a grave misunderstanding of the fact that it’s social imagination that is impaired.  Social imagination is basically the ability to empathise with others and predict their intentions.  It has nothing to do with the rich internal mind

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Patch.com: Allstate earns $20,000 grant for New Jersey residents with autism

Patch.com: Allstate earns $20,000 grant for New Jersey residents with autism

Allstate agency owners and financial specialists from central New Jersey recently came together to secure a $20,000 Allstate Foundation Helping Hands® grant to benefit New Horizons in Autism, Inc. The grant will support the nonprofit organization’s mission to serve individuals with autism and their families by delivering community based

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Video:Connopolis- How Much Is Autism an Excuse?

Video:Connopolis- How Much Is Autism an Excuse?

How much can people use their autism as an excuse for certain situations?

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Thestar.com: Researchers believe prevalence of autism spectrum disorders reached plateau in the US

Thestar.com: Researchers believe prevalence of autism spectrum disorders reached plateau in the US

By Karen KaplanLos Angeles Times

Tues., Jan. 2, 2018

Researchers have a new reason to believe that the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders in the U.S. has reached a plateau.

The evidence comes from the National Health Interview Survey, which polls American households about a variety of conditions. When

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Medpagetoday.com: NeuroBreak: U.S. Autism Prevalence Plateauing; Omalu Quits as Medical Examiner

Medpagetoday.com: NeuroBreak: U.S. Autism Prevalence Plateauing; Omalu Quits as Medical Examiner

The prevalence of autism spectrum disorders in the U.S. has been stable over the past few years, according to a research letter in JAMA. In an analysis of data from the National Health Interview Survey, estimated prevalence of ASD rose slightly — but not significantly — from 2.24% in 2014,

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Uiowa.edu: UI analysis finds more children are diagnosed with autism than previously thought

Uiowa.edu: UI analysis finds more children are diagnosed with autism than previously thought

The number of children in the United States diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder may be significantly higher than previously thought, according to a new University of Iowa analysis published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

The analysis of data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and

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Eurekalert.org: Frequency of autism spectrum disorder in US stable in recent years

Eurekalert.org: Frequency of autism spectrum disorder in US stable in recent years

Bottom Line: The frequency of autism spectrum disorder among U.S. children and adolescents was stable from 2014-2016 based on data from a nationally representative annual survey.

Why The Research Is Interesting: Previous surveys have reported a steady increase in the frequency of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in U.S. children over the

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Blog:The Greatest Adventure- Special Report: Sensory (Stim) Toys Review

Blog:The Greatest Adventure- Special Report: Sensory (Stim) Toys Review

Today I have a special guest assisting me on this blog: Thomas! Thomas would like to review his collection of stim toys. This blog is about him so it’s a great pleasure to have him as a guest contributor. The reviews below are in his own words, prompted by my questions, and with a little editing for flow.

For those not familiar with the term, a “stim toy” or sensory toy is something that

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Latimes.com: Autism spectrum disorders appear to have stabilized among U.S. kids and teens

Latimes.com: Autism spectrum disorders appear to have stabilized among U.S. kids and teens

Researchers have a new reason to believe that the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders in the U.S. has reached a plateau.

The evidence comes from the National Health Interview Survey, which polls American households about a variety of conditions. When a participating family includes children, one of those kids is

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Bdcnetwork.com: New Bancroft Campus responds to the challenges of autism through design

Bdcnetwork.com: New Bancroft Campus responds to the challenges of autism through design

KSS Architects worked with Bancroft to design a new 80-acre campus inspired by the needs and challenges of children with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and those in need of neurological rehabilitation.

The Bancroft campus, located in Mount Lauren, N.J., will be home to The Bancroft School, The Lindens Center

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Nsf.gov: New window into brain lets researchers study brain disorders

Nsf.gov: New window into brain lets researchers study brain disorders

Impact

New window into brain lets researchers study brain disorders

New technique renders brain ‘transparent,’ allows scientists to reconstruct neural circuitry

January 2, 2018

Until recently, the composition of brain tissue limited researchers’ insights into the brain’s neural circuitry and function.

NSF-funded scientists developed a technique called CLARITY to chemically

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