Quantcast

Latest Autism rights movement Stories

2009-06-17 20:10:03

People with autism may be faster problem solvers than those who do not have autism, Canadian and U.S. researchers said. The study, published in the journal Human Brain Mapping, suggests autism may be a common neurodevelopmental disability characterized by profound differences in information processing and analysis but those with autism have efficient reasoning abilities that build on their perceptual strengths. The researchers at the University of Montreal and Boston's Harvard University...

ea0dcd5c4783ac1eebedf034b6e4fd4d1
2009-05-09 12:54:58

A small research study published recently indicates that more than 10 percent of children born with autism are able to overcome the disorder by the age of 9, usually through of years of intensive behavioral therapy. A number of critics have voiced skepticism about the study, but Deborah Fein of the University of Connecticut is convinced that the phenomenon of recovery represents a real breakthrough in the field of autism research. At a conference on autism held in Chicago last week, Fein...

2009-04-21 06:50:00

FAIRFIELD, Conn. and MACON, Ga., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Autism Support Network (http://www.AutismSupportNetwork.com) and Aid for Autistic Children Foundation, Inc. (http://www.aacfinc.org) today announced a partnership to provide information, support and help reduce the financial burden experienced by families coping with autism so they can focus attention seeking the necessary assistance for their autistic loved ones. As part of the relationship, Autism Support Network will help promote...

12eddf0bcb0da34bae871fa7bb5782951
2009-01-16 12:10:00

A new DVD released this week teaches autistic children how to recognize emotions like happiness, anger and sadness through the exploits of vehicles including a train, a ferry, and a cable car."ËœThe Transporters' is the brainchild of Simon Baron-Cohen, director of the Autism Research Center at Cambridge University, who became interested in the subject while teaching autistic children in the 1980s. He soon began to question how he could do more for kids suffering from the condition....

2008-11-03 12:00:26

The mystery of autism continues, but important advancements in the assessment and treatment of the disorder have been made, and research -- such as exploring the genetic makeup of individuals with autism and imaging the brains of children with autism to map abnormalities -- offers hope for this complicated disorder. Join the discussion by visiting: http://www.orlive.com/NYP/2109 This webcast discusses current concepts in the assessment, treatment and research of autism, and features BJ...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
Related