Day: March 1, 2018

Elifesciences.org: Autism: Exploring the social brain

Elifesciences.org: Autism: Exploring the social brain

Children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (autism) process social cues atypically during the first year of life, and this sets them on a trajectory of increasingly impaired social ability. Understanding why this impairment emerges could help early intervention by identifying new intervention targets and the timing of intervention. Inherited genetic predispositions and

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Nih.gov: Suspect Molecules Overlap in Autism, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder

Nih.gov: Suspect Molecules Overlap in Autism, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder

Evidence has been mounting that some mental disorders share many of the same genetic risk factors. Now, researchers have discovered that this overlap extends to the molecular level – some of these suspect genes also turn on-and-off similarly in the brains of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), schizophrenia, and

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Mlive.com: Leadership Bay County to create autism sensory room at Camp Fish Tales

Mlive.com: Leadership Bay County to create autism sensory room at Camp Fish Tales

PINCONNING, MI — Camp Fish Tales provides a unique and exciting outdoor learning experience for those with special needs.

And now, thanks to the 20 members of a Bay Area Chamber of Commerce leadership class, adults and children with autism can further develop their social skills at the 67-acre camp.

Leadership

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Spectrumnews.org: Parent training boosts language in nonverbal children with autism

Spectrumnews.org: Parent training boosts language in nonverbal children with autism

Play therapy: Parents can learn strategies to improve their child’s communication skills.

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Children with autism who speak few or no words improve in their verbal abilities after their parents learn to engage them in conversation during play, according to a pilot study1.

The parents learn strategies

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Video:Purple Ella- AUTISM AND BEREAVEMENT|Purple Ella

Video:Purple Ella- AUTISM AND BEREAVEMENT|Purple Ella

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Hongkongfp.com: Video: Treatment of student sparks questions over Hong Kong police training on autism

Hongkongfp.com: Video: Treatment of student sparks questions over Hong Kong police training on autism

The treatment of a young student by Hong Kong police, believed to have autism, has caused concern over whether there is sufficient training for officers in dealing with children with special needs.

The student in question was walking along the intersection of Yu Chau Street and Nam Cheong Street in

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Propakistani.pk: Zong 4G Employees Spend a Day Volunteering at The Autism Research Center

Propakistani.pk: Zong 4G Employees Spend a Day Volunteering at The Autism Research Center

Under the umbrella of its Employee Volunteer Program, ‘A New Hope’, Zong 4G’s volunteers visited the children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Autism Research Center, Islamabad.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental condition that is marked by social and communication difficulties and repetitive, inflexible patterns of behavior.

Zong

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Gwhatchet.com: Graduate student modifies high school play for audience members with autism

Gwhatchet.com: Graduate student modifies high school play for audience members with autism

The school kicked off their run of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” with a sensory-friendly show and will continue the performances this weekend.

Imagine walking into a room filled with 25 flat-screen TVs with ultra-high definition and surround sound – all playing different movies on full blast. That’s how a

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Theeagle.com: Texas A&M explores living learning community for those on autism spectrum

Theeagle.com: Texas A&M explores living learning community for those on autism spectrum

The Texas A&M campus could soon have a living learning community available for both students on the autism spectrum and those who are interested in autism spectrum disorders.

Texas A&M Director of Disability Services Kristie Orr said the community would need to reach 10-15 members, but no more than

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Mycouriertribune.com: Autism support fundraiser coming in April

Mycouriertribune.com: Autism support fundraiser coming in April

LIBERTY — Since 2012, the nonprofit organization Autism Works has hosted a fundraiser to raise money for the programs and resources. Executive Director Dessarey Klarlund said the group initially called the event An Evening on the Spectrum.

“However those not familiar with the autism world weren’t familiar with the meaning

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