Making Sense of Sensation in Autism
In one of the first randomized control trials studying an intervention for sensory problems in children with autism, researchers found that occupational therapy using the principles of sensory integration (OT-SI) provided better outcomes on parent-identified goals than standard care.
I-Pads Help Children With Autism Develop Language
New research indicates that children with autism who are minimally verbal can learn to speak later than previously thought, and I-Pads are playing an increasing role in making that happen.
Earliest Marker for Autism Found in Young Infants
Eye contact during early infancy may be a key to early identification of autism, according to a study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), part of the National Institutes of Health. Published this week in the journal Nature, the study reveals the earliest sign of developing autism ever observed -- a steady decline in attention to others' eyes within the first two to six months of life.
Senator Wants Tracking Devices For Kids With Autism
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., wants the U.S. Department of Justice to offer grant money to local law enforcement agencies so that they can distribute tracking devices to parents who would like the technology in order to help find their children if they go missing.
States Divided On ABA Coverage In New Health Exchanges
With state health insurance exchanges now open for business, advocates say they
expect plans available in only about half of states to cover autism therapy.
TSA May Have Perfect Job For Those On The Spectrum
Predicting Autism Outcomes Possible, Study Finds
The pattern of brain responses to words in 2-year-old children with autism spectrum disorder predicted the youngsters' linguistic, cognitive and adaptive skills at ages 4 and 6, according to a new study
Tech Giant To Recruit Workers With Autism
A leading software company, with offices in the United States and around the globe, is launching a strategic effort to hire people with autism in order to tap their unique talents.
On Saturday, May 18, 2013, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) will release a new version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM. The new version is referred to as the “DSM-5.”
Autism Speaks has put together some resources to help you understand what these changes mean and how they might affect individuals who currently have a diagnosis on the autism spectrum.
State Education Resource Center
, click on information resources, click on SERC Resource Materials, then scroll down and click on the link for 'Camps for Exceptional Children'. There will be a list, arranged by town, with description and contact info.