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Autism Forum – Research Tuesdays December 2014

It’s no secret that living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can be enormously difficult for the individuals affected and their families. But beyond that broad generalisation, ASD has been largely misunderstood. However, with rates of diagnosis increasing – ASD now accounts for 33% of primary disabilities in Australia – a …

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My Name is Neal | Autism Speaks

My Name Is Neal features the words of a young non-verbal man living with autism who communicates through his ipad. The words were written for a speech that was given by Neal at the UN on World Autism Awareness Day. My Name is Neal is the second in a series …

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Mirror Neurons & Autism

CS/PSYC 3790 References: Mirror Neurons: From Discovery to Autism  external link: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00221-009-2002-3#page-1 The Mirror-Neuron System  external link: http://www.kuleuven.be/mirrorneuronsystem/readinglist/Rizzolatti%20&%20Craighero%202004%20-%20The%20MNS%20-%20ARN.pdf The Self and Social Cognition: The Role of Cortical Midline Structures and Mirror Neurons external link: http://www.cell.com/trends/cognitive-sciences/abstract/S1364-6613(07)00030-7?_returnURL=http%3A%2F%2Flinkinghub.elsevier.com%2Fretrieve%2Fpii%2FS1364661307000307%3Fshowall%3Dtrue Unbroken Mirror Neurons in Autism Spectrum Disorders external link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1469-7610.2010.02269.x/full Mirror Neurons and Their Clinical Relevance external …

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Autism: Floortime Therapy Method

According to the CDC, one of the most common treatments is applied behavior analysis or aba which “encourages positive behaviors and discourages negative behaviors in order to improve a variety of skills.” Another popular intervention is dir/floortime. I am learning about dir/floortime through my grandson who has Asperger’s – a …

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