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September 16, 2021

Do Mainstream Classrooms Give Students with Autism PTSD?

Is it reasonable to push children with autism to conform their classroom behavior to neurotypical standards? And could this attempt cause more harm than good? A recent article in Psychology Today believes so.

September 13, 2021

Community Shares | Sep 14th

The CDC has launched a COVID-19 resource link for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The link contains a toolkit which includes social stories, videos, posters and interactive activities that focus on topics related to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.  The Fall MAPS Conference is now taking registrations. The conference is targeted to healthcare professionals and […]

September 13, 2021

Does Fidgeting Drive You Crazy?

You are Not Alone, 33% of the Population Has Sensitivities to Fidgeting  Fidgeting is a common feature of autism. It is sometimes referred to as “stimming”.  Approximately 80% of children with autism have some type of movement disorder. Fidgeting or stimming are sensation-seeking behaviors that can ease feelings of anxiety, frustration, or boredom. Examples of […]

September 13, 2021

Can Hypnotherapy Ease Symptoms of Autism?

The Ability to Think in Pictures Can Make Hypnosis an Effective Therapy If you are a caregiver to someone on the spectrum, you have probably noticed that the autism community is full of alternative and complementary treatments. These treatments can range from special diets to hyperbaric oxygen treatments to hippotherapy. If you decide to go […]

September 13, 2021

Infant Gut Microbiome May Contribute to Fear Response Trajectory

Study Examines Microbiome Content for 1-Month and 1-Year Old Infants  The microbiome is the collection of trillions of microorganisms that colonize the digestive tract. Each person has a completely unique microbiome, made up of a network of microbiota originally determined by their DNA. The microbiome develops rapidly during the first year of life. Previous research […]

September 06, 2021

Community Shares | September 7th

A new study from UC Davis shows that certain maternal and cord blood metabolites were associated with neuroinflammation in non-typically developing children. These metabolites may play a role in the development of autism.  A Colorado water park has been designated as a certified autism center. Water World in Federal Heights has added a low sensory […]

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