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November 02, 2020

Google Updates App to Help People Who Are Non-Verbal to Communicate

Action Blocks App Mimics Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices Individuals who are non-verbal now have an additional way to communicate due to a newly updated app by Google called Action Blocks. Available for Android phones, Action Blocks is set up similarly to augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices. Through a quick set up process Action […]

November 02, 2020

Advances in Medicine/Prevention for Other Diseases May Be Helpful for Autism

Same Biological Pathways Affected, Comorbidities Could Mean Autism Applicability Three recent developments in treatments and early identification for other brain disorders might have applicability to autism. This is because the biological pathways targeted are found in these other conditions as well as in autism. The scientists or companies working on these interventions are not including […]

October 27, 2020

Building Health Care Independence for Adults with Autism

University of Missouri Helps Adolescents with ASD Transition to Adult Health Care Practices Previous research has shown that young adults with autism are only half as likely to receive health care transition services (e.g. learning how to schedule a doctor’s appointment or fill a prescription) compared to young adults with other special needs. To ameliorate […]

October 27, 2020

Longer Hours Spent in Intervention Not Always Better for Toddlers with Autism

Study Shows 15-Hours vs. 25-Hours Programs per Week Had Similar Impact Until now, clinicians had no data to rely upon to guide parents of newly diagnosed toddlers with autism on the number of hours required to make behavioral improvements. That has just changed due to UC Davis Health’s newly published study in the Journal of […]

October 27, 2020

Online Presentation on Suicide & Autism Announced by AFSP

Preventing Suicide and Mental Health Crisis in Children and Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder A presentation hosted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention on December 4 at 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST features autism researchers Drs. Paul Lipkin and Suzanne Rybczynski of the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. They […]

October 19, 2020

Ugg Boots Launches New Line of Footwear for People with Special Needs

Bootmaker and Zappos Convened Focus Groups to Assist in Product Designs Ugg Boots become ubiquitous across the country as cooler weather arrives. For decades, people of all ages have adored these simply designed boots, especially for keeping their feet warm. This year, Ugg has expanded its market by launching an inclusive collection of boots for […]

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