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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Ultimate Smash Bros. Theory: Smash is Autistic | Gnoggin

No really, in a non-joking and completely serious way, the Super Smash Brothers franchise takes place in the imagination of a boy living with autism. Find out how in what is so far, Gnoggin’s biggest video in length, research, and production time. YES THIS IS A RE-UPLOAD! Upon making a …

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Pope Francis: break the stigma associated with autism

Pope Francis says we need to “break down the isolation and stigma that burden” people living with autism spectrum disorders. The Pope was speaking to participants at a three-day conference sponsored by the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Health Care titled The Person with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Animating Hope. 650 experts …

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10 Types of Autism Therapy | Autism

You already love Spotify, but do you know how to get the most out of it? Click here to learn all the Spotify Tips and Tricks you never knew existed. http://bit.ly/1VfW63R Learn more about Autism with these Tools and Resources: NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity: …

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Rosie King: How autism freed me to be myself

“People are so afraid of variety that they try to fit everything into a tiny little box with a specific label,” says 16-year-old Rosie King, who’s daring, brash and autistic. She needs to know: Why is everybody so frightened about being regular? She sounds a clarion name for each child, …

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