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Camp encourages intensive play and learning for kids with autism

At Adam’s Camp Alaska, kids with autism spend five days learning, playing and growing with intensive therapies that are fun. July 14, 2015 At Adam’s Camp Alaska, kids with autism spend five days learning, playing and growing with intensive therapies that are fun. “They’re usually really excited because camp is really fun,” camp therapist James Weise told KTVA. ”But they don’t necessarily know what to

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Reducing Playground Stress for Kids with Autism

A psychiatry professor from Vanderbilt University is leading a study that looks at how children with autism spectrum disorders interact with neurotypical children on the playground — and ways to reduce playground-induced stress, King5.com reported. March 18, 2015 Reducing barriers and helping these children socialize A psychiatry professor from Vanderbilt University is leading a study that looks at how children with autism spectrum disorders

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Temple Grandin to Parents: Don’t Delay, Work With Your Kids Early

“The worst thing you can do is to do nothing. Yes, it would be good to get a diagnosis but if you can’t, you need to start working with that kid now.” December 10, 2014 Temple Grandin, autism activist, writer and professor, offered advice to parents who have children they suspect are on the spectrum, but who do not yet have a diagnosis: work

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iPad App for Nonverbal Kids Wins International Prize

A tech startup called SPEAK MODalities received top honors at the 2014 International GAIN-TEN Business Pitch Challenge this week. October 17, 2014   (October 17, 2014) — A tech startup called SPEAK MODalities received top honors at the 2014 International GAIN-TEN Business Pitch Challenge this week for commercializing an iPad app that helps children who are nonverbal communicate. SPEAK MODalities has produced two apps,

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