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Blue Man Group schedules autism-friendly show date

Orlando’s edition of Blue Man Group will play host to an autism-friendly version of its show on Dec. 5. Modifications such as the reduction of sound and light levels and toning down of audience interaction are made to the show, which runs at Universal Orlando. …read more

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Theater Training May Boost Skills In Kids With Autism

Children with autism can see big gains in socialization, communication and other skills by learning to perform on stage, researchers say. Kids on the spectrum who participated in a 10-week, 40-hour theater program saw an increase in everyday skills like … …read more

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Volk Packaging Corp. co-owner Derek Volk focuses on community

With his son Dylan, he published a book earlier this year, “Chasing the Rabbit: A Dad’s Life Raising a Son on the Spectrum,” about Dylan’s experience dealing with Aspergers syndrome. On Nov. 14, Volk and his family will be honored as “Humanitarian of the … …read more

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New mobile app ‘ASCmeI.T’ to help people with autism

London, Oct 5: British researchers have developed a new mobile app that could involve people with autism in the development of new technologies for their own use. The app called “ASCmeI.T.” enables people with autism spectrum conditions – as well as … …read more

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Two National Autism Organizations Unite

LONDON, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Oct. 5, 2015) – Canada’s large and growing autism population has lacked a strong united national voice for many years. Now, Autism Society Canada (ASC) and Autism Canada Foundation (ACF) have amalgamated, bringing together … …read more

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New Michigan State program raises bar for autism education

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Autistic children are receiving specialized therapy and lessons at Michigan State University’s Child Development Laboratories’ new Early Learning Institute. The Lansing State Journal reports ( http://on.lsj.com/1OwktqT ) that a half … …read more

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What do children with autism see?

Lithuanian artist Milda Bandzaitė has tried to show the world through the eyes of a child with autism in her drawings. Her sketches show a blue-haired girl who can’t adapt to the world around her, but lives completely in own world. It’s part of the … …read more

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Autism educator uses art to bridge understanding gap

CORVALLIS — In his work as a behavior and autism support specialist with the Corvallis School District, Jake Dorr often uses graphics called “social stories” to work with students. He describes the graphics as basically a comic that through several … …read more

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New mobile app to help people with autism

London, Oct 5 (IANS) British researchers have developed a new mobile app that could involve people with autism in the development of new technologies for their own use. The app called “ASCmeI.T.” enables people with autism spectrum conditions – as … …read more

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Walk Now for Autism held at Ford Field

POLICE ARRESTED THESE TWO, RYAN EIGHMEY AND CHRISTOPHER BROWN AND BOTH ARE CONNECTED TO THE THEFTS. Steve: AN EVENT KNOWN AS WALK NOW FOR AUTISM SPEAKS. THE WALK BENEFITS AUTISM SPEAKS, AN ORGANIZATION THAT WORKS TO INCREASE AUTISM AWARENESS, AS WELL AS … …read more

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Autism and Police

When Dennis Debbaudt trains law enforcement officers about working with people who have autism, he never says exactly what a person with the disorder “will” do. “Each person is unique and may act or react differently,” Debbaudt said. “It’s … …read more

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