Posts Tagged ‘autism spectrum disorders’

Praxis and Autism: A Report by the Hussman Institute for Autism

The Hussman Institute for Autism recently published an interesting and insightful article about why people with autism may know exactly what they want to say, but may be unable to say it. Or why, even though they may know how to play a game, they sit motionless, or simply rock back and forth, when their…

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Autism News Roundup, October 2015

A lot has been going on in recent weeks related to autism awareness and the ASD Community, from events to support and improve the everyday lives of autistic individuals to research that may some day help reduce the affects of the disorder and improve the quality of their lives dramatically. We thought a look at…

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Science Writer / Autism Advocate Steve Silberman on Disorder’s Forgotten History

Steve Silberman

Steve Silberman could be considered a modern-day Renaissance Man. He is an award-winning science writer whose articles have appeared in Wired, the New Yorker, the MIT Technology Review, Nature, Salon, Shambhala Sun, and many other publications. He was awarded the AAAS “Kavli Science Journalism Award for Magazine Writing.” His featured article “The Placebo Problem” discussed…

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New Study Finds Educators Taking Wrong Approach to Teaching Autistic Children

Repetitive Training

With the many advances in research, training, and social services available, 2015 may be remembered as the “Year of the Disabled.” From the passage of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act in December of 2014 to new, innovative programs like TAP – The Autism Program of Illinois and IU’s Indiana Resource Center for Autism,…

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Indiana Needs Its Own Version of TAP – The Autism Program of Illinois

The Autism program of Illinois (TAP,) Serving the Autism Community Since 2003

Even though it is our next-door neighbor to the North, Illinois is a world apart when it comes to support for its autistic population. One of the reasons for this is TAP – The Autism Program of Illinois, the largest comprehensive statewide provider of autism services in the country. TAP collaboration of 17 agencies operate…

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The Institute on Communication and Inclusion (ICI) Conducting New Research Study

The Institute on Communication and Inclusion (ICI) in Syracuse, NY and the Hussman Institute for Autism in Baltimore, MD are conducting a collaborative analysis of Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) of students with intellectual and developmental disability labels, including autism, who have complex communication needs and use, or may benefit from, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).…

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