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    Choosing the Right Job for People with Autism

    Jobs for people with autism should be chosen keeping in mind their strengths. Both low and high functioning people with autism lack short-term working memory. However, they often have better long-term memory compared to most neuro-typical people. Uniquely-abled people usually struggle with multitasking, but at the same time, are visual thinkers. Autism Therapy Methods: Auditory…

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    The Importance of Autism Education in India

    Autism spectrum disorder in children, is present right from the birth or early stage of development. It affects basic human behaviours like communication and social interaction, imagination, feelings, and establishing relationships with others. Autism education too has emerged as a major lacking area for children affected with the disorder. The exact neurobiological mechanisms behind autism…

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    What Causes Autism in Children?

    Scientists and experts are still largely uncertain about what causes autism spectrum disorder. There are a combination of several causes, rather than a single cause, that leads to the manifestation of the disorder in children. These include several factors like biological, environmental, and genetics, and set increases the chances of a child to have the…

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  • 3 reasons dogs are best friends with people on the autism spectrum

    The extent of dog-human camaraderie goes up by a notch when autism enters the equation. The neurodevelopmental disorder, while still being a puzzle to many of us, manifests in ways that are completely natural and relatable to our canine friends. Here are 3 common personality traits that bring dogs and individuals with autism closer to…

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  • Can autism apps really help individuals improve their learning abilities?

    The question I have asked in the title has resurfaced following the release of Samsung’s Look At Me. Samsung claims that this app – developed in collaboration with a team of South Korean educationists, health care service providers and multimedia professionals – could help children with autism make better eye contact, recognize facial expressions of…

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  • A toast to the good work for autism

    In a recent dinner party at the Pind Restaurant in Kingston, NJ, mobile application development firm WebTeam Corporation recognized the cream of the crop from the local autism community and thanked them for their outstanding contribution to the society. Winner of the Verizon Powerful Answers Award, WebTeam Corporation develops various educational apps for children and…

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  • Sunrise swimmers to swim for autism awareness

    The Sunrise Swim Team is all set to hold the maiden “Autism Swims” event at the Sunrise Civic Center Aquatics Complex on March 29, just ahead of the Autism Awareness Month. Led by Diego Avellaneda, a member of the Team since 2008, the event is expected to raise awareness about the benefits of swimming for…

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  • An enigmatic blend: Autism associated with synesthesia

    Perhaps we now know the answer with a wee bit of certainty as to why some individuals with autism have prodigal talents in offbeat areas of interest. A recent study suggests that people with autism are more likely to be synesthetic than those without. Synesthesia is a neurological singularity in which multiple senses merge into…

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  • Andover boy to celebrate special birthday, courtesy Facebook

    Little did the parents of Logan Pearson, 11, imagine that they would get an overwhelming response to just a Facebook post seeking blessings on the occasion of their autistic son’s upcoming birthday on February 24. Logan has so far spent 11 birthdays rather unceremoniously, with no splendor of parties, cakes and candles. But his 12th…

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