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Non Verbal Autistic Kids with Cameras Discover a way to Communicate
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Non Verbal Autistic Kids with Cameras Discover a way to Communicate

The 2009 documentary, Kids With Cameras, films a nationally acclaimed educator, Brad Koepenick, , teaching 11-19 year old autistic children the art of movie making. The camp lasts five days and each day is packed with learning all the aspects of film making  s...
The TEACCH Program Provides a Customized Learning Environment for People with ASD
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The TEACCH Program Provides a Customized Learning Environment for People with ASD

Even as the challenges associated with autism are persistent and far-reaching, there seems to be a growing number of evidence-based methods to undergird and strengthen autistic people to overcome the obstacles to a fulfilling life. The University of North Caro...
Model Me Kids Curriculum Effectively Teaches Social Skills Through Video Modeling
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Model Me Kids Curriculum Effectively Teaches Social Skills Through Video Modeling

It’s an ancient teaching method for students copy the style of their masters in developing their own skill, whether it’s drawing, sculpting, or writing literature. Even the role of parenting is essentially a modeling approach for children to learn social s...
Autism-Friendly Films for Autistic Moviegoers and Their Friends and Family
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Autism-Friendly Films for Autistic Moviegoers and Their Friends and Family

Autistic children and adults who may love watching movies but dread the movie theatre can now enjoy new releases in an autism-friendly theatre environment. Several cinemas in the US and UK are offering monthly showings in an auditorium suitable for an autistic...
The Horse Boy Method Increases Cognitive Processing of Autistic Children
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The Horse Boy Method Increases Cognitive Processing of Autistic Children

As the number of people diagnosed with autism increases (1 out of 88 children in 2008 compared to 1 out of 110 children in 2006 as stated by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention), it becomes increasingly important to find methods to help autistic peop...
Service Dogs Help the Entire Family of an Autistic Child – Part 2
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Service Dogs Help the Entire Family of an Autistic Child – Part 2

Anthony Kuznia, an 11 year old autistic went missing last Wednesday in East Grand Forks Michigan. Just over a day later, his body was retrieved about a half a mile from his home. Although there were no obvious signs of trauma, an autopsy will be preformed....
Utah Provides Free ABA Therapy for Autism through Medicaid’s Pilot Program
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Utah Provides Free ABA Therapy for Autism through Medicaid’s Pilot Program

The Utah Department of Health issued a notice on their website that parents of an autistic child between the ages of two and six could enroll the child in a pilot program by Medicaid. Referred to as the Utah Medicaid Autism Waiver, this pilot program would tre...
Hackathon aimed at all those on the Autism Spectrum a Success
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Hackathon aimed at all those on the Autism Spectrum a Success

This past weekend a major Autism Hackathon took place in San Francisco, CA.  At least 135 developers, as well as designers and experts of autism came together to focus on programming applications that would help autistic adults who are verging on exciting ...