Tag Archives: ASD

Adaptive swim programs

This particular article is about the YMCA, in Burlington, Vermont.  It happens to be where my oldest son learned to swim, as an infant.  I have always been an advocate for the early swimming programs at the Y – I … Continue reading

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Robot Therapy

WOW! Look at this information about Milo, pretty cool…https://www.facebook.com/MicMedia/videos/1014691888553601/

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A nice article about understanding and patience

This one will make you smile, or maybe cry, or even both…http://www.tickld.com/x/jaw/he-was-getting-prepared-to-defend-his-autistic-son

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Limiting television

This article showed up in the news this morning.  Very interesting about the effects of watching a lot of TV/Movies at a young age.http://www.whattoexpect.com/wom/toddler/0717/toddler-tv-time-may-put-kids-at-risk-of-bullying.aspx?xid=aol_wte-preg_36_20150713_&aolcat=HLT&icid=maing-grid7%7Cbon1-c%7Cdl13%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D1879473990This not only applies to ASD children, but to all children.  Although,many  children on the spectrum do … Continue reading

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Children with autism appear to have excess synapses

Healthyday.com reported the findings of a new study that suggests (eventually) there may be a medication that could correct the extra synapses they suggest exist in the brain of a child with ASD.  Interesting read!http://consumer.healthday.com/cognitive-health-information-26/autism-news-51/kids-with-autism-have-extra-brain-connections-study-shows-690969.html

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“New Hope” for non-verbal ASD children is always good news!

We are so thankfully our grandson has started to imitate (or mirror).  it has opened his world up just a little bit more!This article is very interesting for those families with non-verbal children! http://www.autismdailynewscast.com/new-hope-for-children-with-autism-who-never-learn-to-speak/14469/adn/

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A great new APP!

So excited to read about the SPEAKall App.  I will definitely check this out with my grandson.http://wlfi.com/2014/06/25/purdue-app-gives-kids-with-autism-their-own-voice/ We were playing a speaking game just last week… 

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Apps for ASD children

Many ASD children, especially non-verbal, have more going on in their brain than we give them credit for.  Technology can help draw that knowledge out and open up their world!WRAL.com recently posted an article about the current top 10 rated … Continue reading

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Lots of information in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry

The Harvard Review of Psychiatry has a “special issue” currently available with topics concentrating on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  Lots of information here!http://journals.lww.com/hrpjournal/Pages/default.aspx 

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A Gene Connection?

Autism Speaks recently posted this article…http://www.autismspeaks.org/news/news-item/autism-study-advances-understanding-gene-environment-interactions

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Service dogs in school

This article hails from OHIO, but could be just as relevant in your town…http://www.nbc4i.com/story/23340944/school-reaches-deal-with-family-of-girl-with-autism-service-dogRemember, knowledge is power – do your research!http://www.ada.gov/ 

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Not new, but true!

Early intervention is SO important!http://mashable.com/2012/10/19/katy-perry-firework-autism-jodi-dipiazza/

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Better services for military students!

From the Autism Speaks site…http://www.autismspeaks.org/advocacy/advocacy-news/local-schools-told-step-services-military-kids

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