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14 Amazing Women With Autism

14 Amazing Women With Autism<p>Renowned animal behavior expert Temple Grandin does not let her autism define her.<p>"Autism's a very important part of who …

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Teaching resources for World Autism Day

Today is World Autism Day, a day when autism organisations get involved in events to raise awareness of autism.<p>But what does this really mean for teachers? Well, all of us will have taught students on the autistic spectrum and will have some knowledge of autism and its effect on the pupil and their …

Outing The Prejudice: Making The Least Dangerous Assumption

<i>In 1984, Anne Donnellan introduced the concept of “the least dangerous assumption” as it related to people with disabilities. For many, this was the</i> …

Powerful Video Shows What the World Looks Like to Someone With Autism

The video depicts an outing to a coffee shop with her father and sister. Carly, who was diagnosed with severe autism, cognitive delay, and oral …

Sensory Hugs Deep Pressure and Weighted Vest to aid children with autism

CC BY by Sensory Hugs<p>Children with autism find it hard to concentrate, and react to sensory information. Several products are now available in the …

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Autism, Empathy and the Sally-Anne Test

<b>Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.</b><p>Mid-tantrum, my 17-year-old son, Danny, will often turn to me, look right into my eyes, say, "I'm sorry, Mom," and then go right back to his tantrum.<p>Danny was diagnosed with Pervasive …

Exercise: So Important for Your Autistic Child

All kids need exercise, but there are specific reasons for autistic kids to get active: Autistic adults cite exercise as critical for self-regulation …

iPads help kids with autism learn to speak

Some children with autism don’t start speaking until they or 5 or 6 years old. Using iPads can help them learn new words and encourage them to talk …

People with autism more likely to hear colors, see sounds

People with autism may be more likely than others to have synesthesia, a condition in which people experience a mixing of their senses, such as hearing tastes and shapes, and seeing numbers in colors, a new study from Europe suggests.<p>Researchers tested 164 people with autism and 97 people without …

Girls 'hide autism better than boys'

Teachers are six times more likely to identify boys as having autism spectrum disorder (ASD) than girls, with parents twice as likely to make the …

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Don’t Pressure Me, nor Shield Me; Support Me!<p>Moving from feeling "safe and accepted" to feeling competent!<p>It is not enough to help the children feel …

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Whistleblower who exposed poor conditions for disabled ‘vindicated’

Margaret Kennedy reaches settlement with HSE and Brothers of Charity<p>Fri, Jan 10, 2014, 01:00<p>A settlement has been agreed between whistleblower Dr …

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Task Analysis<p>As stated earlier, one of the first steps in program development is to break the task or behavior down into an easily obtainable …

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Physical Guidance! Teaching a new skill<p>For many young children and those with severe learning abilities, physical guidance is often used as a …

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Parents against Isolation Rooms Ireland

If anyone has a child who was locked in isolation during school can you let us know how old your child was and for how long he/she was locked in …

Autism Discussion Page

IQ and Autism! Are they valid and reliable?<p>Many assessments, especially in schools, rely heavily on IQ tests (Tests of Intelligence). Often, the …

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<b>Kilkenny/Carlow Contact</b><p><b>Would you like to volunteer once a week?</b> Kilkenny & Carlow Contact is a community based Befriending & Support organisation for …