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What we know about autism: Wendy Chung at TED2014

Wendy Chung. Photo: James Duncan Davidson<p>Wendy Chung of the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative says that she is constantly asked the same …

Autism

Further reading (and watching) on autism

Pianist Derek Paravicini, who has severe autism, processes music in fascinating ways. Here, resources for learning more. Photo: TEDxWarwick<p>Derek …

Autism

The autism spectrum

Autism Spectrum

Fragile X symptoms don't add up to autism, studies suggest | Spectrum | Autism Research News

Roughly one-third of children with fragile X syndrome also have an autism diagnosis. Studies published in the past few months, however, suggest that …

The clinical reality of neurodevelopmental disorders

Some years after I had completed my clinical training, I remember meeting a ten-year-old boy, Peter. Peter’s parents wanted my opinion on his …

Empathy by any other name

A few days ago I was talking with a social worker about some of the issues I’ve been having, and we touched on my problems with asking people for …

Problems in Siblings of Autistic Kids Can Be Detected Early

A new study discovers atypical development can be detected as early as 12 months of age among siblings of children with autism spectrum …

Aspergers and Mental Health - Aspienaut - Wired Differently

<b>A summary of a talk given by Paul Siebenthal (@Aspienaut)</b><p>Dorset Adult Asperger’s Support (DAAS)<p>18th Feb 2014<p>Bournemouth University, Dorset<p>Summary by …

Social skills, contentment evade adults with autism | Spectrum | Autism Research News

The social lives of people with autism remain poor well into adulthood, and they struggle to find the sense of well-being and fulfillment that comes …

For kids with autism, sights and sounds are disjoined

The world for children with autism may resemble watching a movie with the audio out of sync. New research shows these children have trouble putting together what they see with what they hear, and that these deficits may underlie their speech and communication problems.<p>For most people, the signals …

Inclusion and Autism… leaning in

Today at the Inclusion BC Conference, I had the opportunity to meet Paula Kluth, and hear her keynote address about inclusive practices in …

Study: Making Direct Eye Contact Is Not An Effective Way To Persuade

Few popular beliefs are as unshakable as, “If you want to influence someone, always make direct eye contact.” But new research suggests that this bit of sturdy pop lore is hardly gospel – in fact, in many circumstances a direct gaze may result in the exact opposite effect.<p>Researchers from Harvard, …

How Do Children with Autism Play?

Experts agree that play is a vital part of a child’s development. Play during early childhood helps children to develop gross and fine motor skills, …