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Emotions and Autism: New Research

Understanding emotions in one’s self and in others is one of the hallmark difficulties of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). New research has found a potential way to unlock these challenges for those with ASD. Read More

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Early Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Family members other than parents can play an important role in the initial recognition of difficulties prior to a child being diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Read More

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Time Management Tools for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Moving into middle school and high school can be a difficult challenge for all student. Parents and teaches expect more independence, better organization and self-motivation from student. Students also have the added difficulty of having multiple teachers, changing classrooms and lockers. These skills can be especially challenging for students who have ASD who often struggle more with executive functioning. Implementing some organization strategies may be helpful to assist students with ASD in their transition to higher level grades. Read More

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Developing Effective Pre-bedtime routines for kids with Autism

Beginning the pre-bedtime routine at the same time each evening will help your child’s body rhythms to get in sync. This will allow your child to feel less anxious, since he or she always knows what to expect. Read More

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Learn the Signs of Autism

If your child or a child you know struggles with behaviors we suggest a developmental assessment. Read More

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Brain Imaging and Autism

New research in the field of autism has found that GABA, an inhibitory neurotransmitter,   A researcher at the Harvard Society of Fellows has shown that reduced GABA action in the brain may contribute to sensory difficulties individual with autism experience. Read More

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Job Search Options for People with ASD

A new program, TheSpectrumCareers.com, connects employers with job-seekers who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other disabilities. The new site is a joint effort of Autism Speaks, a science and advocacy group, and Rangam Consultants Inc., a New Jersey company that specializes in staffing Fortune 500 companies. The goal of the site is to promote inclusive hiring and to highlight the skills of a largely untapped pool of talent. The site was built by WebTeam Corporation which develops technology solutions for people with ASD. A person with ASD led the team to help design a site that has features that are especially useful to people with ASD and to employers committed to inclusion. Read More

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Parenting Challenging Children

Every parent knows that raising children can be challenging as well as rewarding. New studies show that more than half (56%) of working parents with children under the age of 18 find that having to balance the responsibilities of their job and the responsibilities of raising children difficult. This difficulty can often lead parents to feelings of bitterness regarding raising their children. This bitterness can be difficult to admit, especially if parents feel as if other parents are having an enjoyable experience raising children. Read More

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Apps for Autism

Finding apps for Autism Spectrum Disorders can be overwhelming. There are so many different options and recommendations. It is difficult for both families and professionals to decide which to choose and how to invest your time and money. Apps can be great tools for teaching as all children are naturally interested in using electronic devices. Read More

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