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Why ‘High Functioning’ Autism Is So Challenging

The autism spectrum is very large. If you think of it as a rainbow (or a bell curve), you’ll note that there’s an awful lot of the spectrum that is at neither one end nor the other—but somewhere in the … Continue reading

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Chasing the Rabbit A Dad’s Life Raising a Son on the Spectrum

In Chasing the Rabbit, Derek Volk’s soul-baring transparency offers a window into a world that will resonate deeply with the intensity, challenges and triumphs that parents of children on the autism spectrum know intimately, even though details will inevitably differ. Many memoirs have … Continue reading

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14 Things Every Parent Should Hear If Their Child Has Been Diagnosed With Autism

The following was syndicated from ASDDad for The Fatherly Forum, a community of parents and influencers with insights about work, family, and life. If you’d like to join the Forum, drop us a line at TheForum@Fatherly.com. Parents occasionally write to … Continue reading

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Tracking kids’ eye movements might shed new light on autism

The researchers from the University of Vermont found that children with autism tended to focus more on a speaker’s mouth instead of the eyes when the conversation turned to emotional topics, such as what makes the children sad or scared. … Continue reading

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Autism Awareness Month: I Get to Light It Up Blue All Year

I guess it’s a good idea to have a special month for autism since one out of every 68 kids in America is now diagnosed as having Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). With odds like those, I suspect everyone knows someone … Continue reading

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Early signs of autism Video Tutorial

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtvP5A5OHpU Click the link above to see a short tutorial on early signs of autism spectrum disorder.  

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Autism and Church: It’s a Good Thing, Part II

Our pastor’s wife, Kim, approached Joel before the service. “Joel, it’s your job to blow out the Advent candles today, OK? So, when it’s time, you and I will walk up front together.” Joel grinned. Instead of doing what he … Continue reading

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Robots4Autism

Meet Milo A humanoid robot that engages children with Autism and delivers research-based lessons that teach social behaviors This revolutionary robot is an exciting and affordable new tool for educators and therapists. Using Robots4Autism’s research-based curriculum, Milo teaches elementary and … Continue reading

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Autism Therapy in 6-Month-Old Babies Eliminates Symptoms in Limited Study

Autism research is in a race against time. For years, researchers have sought to screen for symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at younger ages, and enroll children in behavioral therapy earlier and earlier. A new study published Tuesday pushed … Continue reading

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Scientists say many of the brain changes seen in autism likely occur during pregnancy and delivery.

Scientists say many of the brain changes seen in autism likely occur during pregnancy and delivery. Two new studies add to a growing body of evidence pointing to pregnancy as a critical period in the brain changes that lead to … Continue reading

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