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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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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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