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Engineers design systems to help children with special needs

Photo: Glove with sensors [11/06/2014] A group of Kansas State University engineers and students have developed technology to improve the health and quality of life for children with severe developmental disabilities.Engineers design systems to help children with special needs - Read more

Automated video analysis to identify children on the autism spectrum earlier

Photo: Three children with toys [26/05/2014] Most schools across the United States provide simple vision tests to their students – not to prescribe glasses, but to identify potential problems and recommend a trip to the optometrist. Researchers are now on the cusp of providing the same kind of service for autism.Automated video analysis to identify children on the autism spectrum earlier - Read more

Genes Altered in Schizophrenia, Autism, Intellectual Disability

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Photo: Genes [07/05/2014] A multinational team of scientists presents new evidence supporting the theory that in at least some cases of schizophrenia, autism and intellectual disability (ID), malfunctions in some of the same genes are contributing to pathology.Genes Altered in Schizophrenia, Autism, Intellectual Disability - Read more

Landscape Architect Designs Toolkit to Make Cities Inclusive of Adults with Autism

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Photo: Public station [02/05/2014] Kansas State University landscape architecture student Elizabeth Decker has a goal for her master's research: help professionals create urban environments that are inclusive of her younger brother, Marc. Marc has autism and will soon reach adulthood.Landscape Architect Designs Toolkit to Make Cities Inclusive of Adults with Autism - Read more

Motor Skill Deficiencies Linked to Autism Severity

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[30/04/2014] An Oregon State University researcher has found a relationship between motor skill deficiencies and the severity of the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder in very young children. Motor Skill Deficiencies Linked to Autism Severity - Read more

Dog Ownership Benefits Families of Children with Autism

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Photo: Little girl pets a little dog [16/04/2014] A University of Missouri researcher has studied dog ownership decisions in families of children with autism and found, regardless of whether they owned dogs, the parents reported the benefits of dog ownership included companionship, stress relief and opportunities for their children to learn responsibility.Dog Ownership Benefits Families of Children with Autism - Read more

Academic Skills Are Essential for High School Graduates with Autism

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Photo: Hand underlining the word [02/04/2014] Scientists at UNC's Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) report that high school students with autism can learn under Common Core State Standards (CCSS), boosting their prospects for college and employment. Newly published recommendations from FPG's team also provide strategies for educating adolescents with autism under a CCSS curriculum.Academic Skills Are Essential for High School Graduates with Autism - Read more

Developing Tactile-Friendly Learning Devices for Children with Autism

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Photo: Kids with a tablet [26/03/2014] New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and WebTeam Corporation, a New Jersey-based IT company, have signed an agreement to collaboratively design and develop a customizable learning device that will help children with autism spectrum disorder master a range of skills-building lessons contained in the device's embedded educational software.Developing Tactile-Friendly Learning Devices for Children with Autism - Read more

Hope after High School for Students with Autism

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Photo: Students [17/03/2014] Teachers and other professionals in the schools work hard to achieve beneficial results for students with autism, but positive outcomes remain elusive. An innovative program from UNC's Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) and 6 partner universities is preparing students with autism for life after high school.Hope after High School for Students with Autism - Read more

Helping Young Adults with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

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[19/02/2014] The team led by Eric Racine and Emily Bell, Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréals (IRCM) neuroethics experts, identified important challenges in the transition from paediatric to adult health care, especially among youth with neurodevelopmental disabilities (such as autism spectrum disorders, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and cerebral palsy).Helping Young Adults with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities - Read more

 
 

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