Autism Today
  • 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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  • Autism services: Education costs higher than healthcare, survey shows

    Educating a child on the autism spectrum is far more expensive than paying the therapist, according to a new survey. While previous studies primarily estimated healthcare expenses, the new survey revealed that the average annual education budget per child is about $14,000, which is 4.5 times the medical budget. Schooling accounts for more than 60%…

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  • Mentor turns monster, impregnates girl with autism

    In a gut-wrenching incident in Putnam County, WV, a man is found guilty of impregnating a 13-year-old girl with autism. Justin Matthew Vance, 28, met Wendell and Geneva Rose last September while volunteering at the Special Olympics, and agreed to help them with their household projects. Vance also needed a shelter, so the Roses offered…

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