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Resources Tagged With: autism

Why Are People with Autism at Such High Risk of Developing Eating Disorders?

Eating disorders have a devastating effect on the lives of those affected and are associated with the highest mortality rates of all mental illnesses. While they can affect anyone, there is a higher incidence of people with autism who have eating disorders compared to the general population. Read more ›

COVID-19 Materials for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Care Providers [web resource] [downloadable] [video]

COVID-19 is challenging to explain, live through, and communicate about. These materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were created to help make communicating about COVID-19 a little easier. Choose from videos, posters, social stories, and interactive activities to best meet your communication needs. Read more ›

Transitioning Back to School: Strategies to Support Students with Autism [downloadable] [web resource]

Individuals with autism often have challenges adjusting to new routines and novel situations,  however, there are many research based strategies that can be implemented to support their return to in-person school. The California Autism Professional Training and Information Network (CAPTAIN) has curated resources for educators and families to help with this transition. Read more ›

Tips to Help Kids With Autism Transition Back to In-Person School

Heading back to school after summer break can be tough for some students, but this year is unique. For children with autism and other neurodevelopmental differences, transitions like this can be extra challenging.

University of California at Davis MIND Institute experts offer advice to help with the change, as well as what’s likely to be different in the classroom this year. Read more ›

The Unexpected Benefits of Remote Learning for Neurodivergent Students

Learning disruptions have been an unfortunate but all-too-frequent sight during the pandemic. But not every student felt those effects evenly as schools shifted between remote and in-person options. Read more ›

Family Navigation Helps Reduce Disparities in Autism Diagnosis

Training community members to help families navigate obstacles to care increases the likelihood that children from low-income and minority groups will be assessed for autism by specialists, according to a new study. The approach could help reduce disparities in autism diagnosis and treatment. Read more ›

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Engaging in a Social World

Being social and making friends isn’t always easy. Relationships have many subtleties. But people with autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, struggle more than most. For them, communicating with others can be very difficult. Read more ›

Zoo Program Helps Teens With Disabilities

Sixteen-year-old Zoe Hamblin is one of a record-breaking 46 teenagers with varying disabilities participating this year in the Toledo Zoo’s Advocates for Disabilities and Partners Team, a division within the Zoo Teens volunteer program. ADaPT pairs individuals with disabilities, both physical and intellectual, with other Zoo Teen members as they complete volunteer tasks together. Read more ›

Study Shows Smartphone App Can Identify Autism Symptoms in Toddlers

A digital app successfully detected one of the telltale characteristics of autism in young children, suggesting the technology could one day become an inexpensive and scalable early screening tool, researchers at Duke University report. Read more ›

What Does Twice Exceptional Mean? Identifying and Nurturing Gifted Children with ADHD

“Twice exceptional” (2e) is the term used to describe intellectually gifted children with great potential for academic achievement who also have a learning disability or neurological challenge, like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD). Their exceptional intellectual abilities of 2e students are often masked or obscured by one or several conditions (or vice versa), making them one of the least recognized and supported populations. Read more ›

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