A special education teacher accused of putting a second-grader with autism in a trash can and comparing his behavior to Oscar the Grouch says she was trying to calm the child, not hurt him. Disability Scoop
Researchers have combined three clinical, neurophysiological and genetic approaches in order to better understand the brain mechanisms that cause autism. When tested on two families, this strategy enabled the researchers to identify specific gene combinations in autistic patients that distinguished them from patients with intellectual disabilities. Autism News — ScienceDaily
Erik Weber, an adult with autism, is making strides this week. After giving an oath of professional conduct before a panel of judges, he announced he would focus on special education law to help other people like him. June 10, 2015 Erik Weber, an adult with autism, is making strides this week. After giving an oath of professional conduct before a panel of
Looking for some inspiration today? June 04, 2015 Since TED Talks were first started by Richard Wurman in 1984, we’ve seen thousands of talks that have inspired our society. Over the past several years, we’ve seen more and more TED Talks focused on autism. With that, we wanted to share some of the talks we’ve highlighted on our site for our community to enjoy!
Behavior analysis has recently become the focus of mainstream media attention. Articles in Forbes and Business Insider have put a spotlight on the work that we do. Our clients and families have always appreciated the impact that we have on their lives, but it is great to see that our work is gaining widespread recognition as meaningful. “What’s that?” is a common response to
If you are like me, your house is a little dirty. Always. Your fridge is a little bare. Always. And toys mark the presence of children in every single room. And there are so many things you wish you were doing better. I want to tell you that none of that matters. This guest post was written by Chrissy Kelly, a mom of two
Strategies for building tolerance from psychologist Stephanie Weber, of the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network center in Cincinnati “My daughter needs glasses but doesn't like anything on her face. She won't even wear a headband. But she does let me put scrunchies and clips in her hair. Can you recommend what kind of glasses I should get for her?” Editor’s note: The following information