Day: April 18, 2018

Inverelltimes.com.au: Natalie Jones is glad to be in Inverell boosting our services in autism care

Inverelltimes.com.au: Natalie Jones is glad to be in Inverell boosting our services in autism care

I’m very proud to be commencing two new education and healthcare services here in the Inverell area – the first helping individuals with autism under the name Autism Australia, and the other a general speech pathology service – about which I’ll explain further down.

My partner Simon and I

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Fox8.com: iPad helps teen learn to speak at Cleveland Clinic Children's Center for Autism

Fox8.com: iPad helps teen learn to speak at Cleveland Clinic Children's Center for Autism

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AKRON, Ohio — Technology is creating a new source of power for an Akron family, who spent years wondering why their daughter was missing major developmental milestones.

“It was pretty frustrating and I think she had behavior showing that because she was

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Mcall.com: Meet the Emmaus High mascot: Teen teaches about his autism as he cheers at games

Mcall.com: Meet the Emmaus High mascot: Teen teaches about his autism as he cheers at games

There are some things you should know about Zach Conner.

He’s straightforward, he’s driven and he’s a self-declared math whiz. He comes from a tight-knit family and would happily patch your sliced screen door.

Zach has an alter-ego, the Emmaus High School Hornet. He has a diagnosis, autism.

At

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Essentialkids.com.au: 9 awesome apps for kids on the autism spectrum

Essentialkids.com.au: 9 awesome apps for kids on the autism spectrum

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Technology has the power to unlock learning for kids of all ages and stages.

And sometimes exploring and learning on a device first is less intimidating than trying out new skills with real people.

Check out these apps that help kids with communication, organisation, and even social-awareness skills.

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Madison.com: Stoughton's Katie Walter advocates on and off the court for herself and autism awareness

Madison.com: Stoughton's Katie Walter advocates on and off the court for herself and autism awareness

STOUGHTON — One of Katie Walter’s strengths is as an advocate for herself and autism awareness.

A defensive specialist for the Vikings’ junior varsity volleyball team last fall, Walter started a match for the varsity and received a standing ovation after sharing her story in a speech in front

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Oup.com: Dysfunctional Autism Risk Genes Cause Circuit-Specific Connectivity Deficits With Distinct Developmental Trajectories | Cerebral Cortex

Oup.com: Dysfunctional Autism Risk Genes Cause Circuit-Specific Connectivity Deficits With Distinct Developmental Trajectories | Cerebral Cortex

Abstract

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are a set of complex neurodevelopmental disorders for which there is currently no targeted therapeutic approach. It is thought that alterations of genes regulating migration and synapse formation during development affect neural circuit formation and result in aberrant connectivity within distinct circuits that underlie abnormal

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Video:Spectrum- Roundtable: Debating diagnostic criteria for autism

Video:Spectrum- Roundtable: Debating diagnostic criteria for autism

On 17 April, autism researchers Catherine Lord, Sally Rogers and David Skuse debated the utility of the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for autism.

You can watch a complete replay of the roundtable above.

Video produced by Claire Cameron.
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Nj.com: Autism Awareness Day at Clark Preschool

Nj.com: Autism Awareness Day at Clark Preschool

On Wednesday, April 11, the Clark Preschool “Lit It Up Blue” by wearing blue in celebration of the Clark School District’s Autism Awareness Day.

Students from both elementary schools and the high school visited the preschool to participate in the day’s events. Mrs. Moscarella’s class, Mrs. Koepfler’s class, and Mr.

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Video:Autism Research Institute- Evidence Basis for Teaching Social Skills

Video:Autism Research Institute- Evidence Basis for Teaching Social Skills

Handouts are online at: http://ariconference.com/webinars/peers_overview.pdf

No continuing education credits were offered, but free certificates of participation are available upon successful completion of a brief knowledge quiz at: https://www.classmarker.com/online-test/start/?quiz=gdh5ad4bb5c0ccc2

This webinar was made possible by generous report including a grant from Local 25 Boston Teamsters.

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