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Spectrum: Autism Research News

Tag: education

August 2011

Jersey score

by  /  23 August 2011

New Jersey has the highest rates of autism in the U.S., but prevalence is highest in neighborhoods where annual incomes exceed $90,000.

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July 2011

Shape shifters

by  /  19 July 2011

Breaking down the learning of new concepts into small steps may help people with autism retain new skills.

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June 2011

Left out

by  /  21 June 2011

Under the proposed guidelines for autism diagnosis, some people with Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism may lose their diagnosis and, as a result, their access to services, according to a new study.

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Clinical research: Mainstreaming helps children with autism

by  /  10 June 2011

Early interventions for preschoolers who have autism are effective when included alongside standard curricula in mainstream settings, according to two studies published in April.

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Information overload

by  /  3 June 2011

Sensory sensitivity is one of the most understudied aspects of autism. That’s a serious problem, because it underlies much of the distress experienced by people with the disorder, says best-selling author and animal scientist Temple Grandin.

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May 2011

New York program fulfills promise of inclusive education

by  /  30 May 2011

An innovative academic program in New York City public schools is successfully educating children with high-functioning autism alongside their unaffected peers.

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Generation gap

by  /  27 May 2011

Parents see more benefits to a diagnosis of autism than their affected children do — perhaps unsurprising, given young people’s overwhelming desire to fit in with their peers.

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Screen test

by  /  20 May 2011

Genetic screening of children with autism is critical to designing more effective interventions and treatment, says a pediatrician.

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Seeking a cure

by  /  17 May 2011

Parents of children with autism choose treatment options based on what they believe caused the disorder, according to a French study. More education about autism could help them make better choices.

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Study finds high rate of autism in South Korea

by  /  11 May 2011

The first comprehensive autism study in South Korea has found that the prevalence of the disorder is more than double the number in the United States.

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