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  • Autism Film Festival!
    Autism Film Festival!
    The 13th Annual Sprout Film Festival - watch for it because it's coming to a town near you! Some of the films featured are award-winning films such as "Autism In Love'. Films like these are sometimes the only way we can bring true...
  • Study Finds Young Adults with Autism Face Social Isolation
    Study Finds Many Young Adults with Autism Struggle with Social Isolation
    The dramatic increase in the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among children indicates that a correspondingly large number of youth will be transitioning into adulthood in the coming years. Investigating social participation of young...
  • Ava's Law Signed Into Law By Governor Deal
    Ava's Law Signed Into Law By Governor Deal
    Ava's Law became a reality today in Georgia after Governor Nathan Deal signed the legislation into law. Previously in the state of Georgia, Autism therapy and support was not covered by health insurance in that state.Anna Bullard became an...
  • Co-Occurring Anxiety and Depression Common in Children with Autism
    Co-Occurring Anxiety and Depression Common in Autism
    Children and youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) frequently have co-occurring (comorbid) mental health conditions, with estimates as high as 70 to 84 percent. A Comorbid disorder is defined as a condition that co-occurs with another...
  • Age of diagnosis and core symptoms of autism differ between boys and girls
    Age of diagnosis and core symptoms of autism differ between boys and girls
    The diagnostic rate of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has historically been higher among boys, with about four times as many boys diagnosed compared to girls. A new study presented Tuesday at thePediatric Academic Societies annual meeting in San...
  • Positive Behavior Intervention and Support for Students with Autism
    Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) for Students with ASD
    The problem behaviors of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are among the most challenging and stressful issues faced by schools and parents. The current best practice in addressing and preventing undesirable or challenging behaviors...
  • Boys with autism diagnosed earlier than girls
    Boys and girls with autism are diagnosed at different ages
    Girls with autism spectrum disorder are diagnosed later in life than boys, says a study by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The study was presented on April 28, 2015, at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting in San Diego, California....
  • Children may outgrow autism symptoms, but still need help
    Young children may grow out of autism but still need help
    Some toddlers lose the cognitive and social deficits that characterize autism spectrum disorder as they grow older but still need educational support services, says the American Academy of Pediatrics. The study was presented on April 26, 2015, at...
  • Social Story Interventions for Children and Youth on the Autism Spectrum
    Story-Based Social Intervention for Children and Youth with Autism
    The National Autism Center’s multi-year project, the National Standards Project, established a set of standards for effective, research-validated educational and behavioral interventions for children and youth with autism spectrum disorder ...
  • Darren
    Autism Success Story - "That's my Boy!"
    Darren is on the spectrum and was deemed mentally retarded at age of 8. Few believed he had the ability to acquire language and it certainly seemed questionable. But THIS stubborn mom would not take “NO” for an answer. Vivian is one...
  • Celebrity Cruises
    Celebrity Cruises receives 'autism friendly' certification
    In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, Autism on the Seas (AotS), the leading travel organization catering to vacationers with autism and other developmental disabilities, today announced that Celebrity Cruises has received the Silver Level ...
  • Parents can spot autism symptoms long before an official diagnosis occurs
    Parents can spot autism symptoms long before an official diagnosis occurs
    Parents and caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorder often notice signs of the condition a long time before the children are officially diagnosed, says the University of Alberta. The study was announced on April 24, 2015, and was...
  • Sensory Friendly Films presents Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
    Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 is the AMC Sensory Friendly Film for April 25, 2015
    Each month AMC and The Autism Society present a new family-friendly film for children with special needs and others to enjoy in a more relaxed setting. The house lights stay up while the sound is turned down, and patrons are allowed to bring...
  • Study of 95, 727 children affirms no link between autism and MMR vaccine
    Study of 95,727 children affirms no link between autism and MMR vaccine
    In what will come as no surprise to the majority of people, yet another study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association confirms that there is no causal link between the administration of the vaccine to prevent measles,...
  • Autism In Love
    'Autism In Love' debuts at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival
    On April 21, 2015, Examiner.com was on the scene for the last public screening of the highly buzzed about film “Autism in Love,” complements of Lincoln Motor Company, one of the official sponsors of the Tribeca Film Festival. The film...
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