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Bakery Employs Only Young Adults with Autism
September 22nd, 2017

birthdaycelebratecelebrationsurprisepartypresentbirthdaypartygiftfeaturedimageJacob Wittman is a young adult on the autism spectrum whose mother helped him start his own bakery, which exclusively employs other young adults on the spectrum.

Honey Bee Socializing Genes Similar to ASD Markers
September 21st, 2017

outdoorsoutsidenaturefreefreedomgrowgrowingfeaturedimageThis very preliminary research notes a genetic similarity between honey bees that don’t respond to social cues and some people with autism.

Australia’s new autism diagnosis guidelines may miss the mark
September 20th, 2017

kidchildrunfreefreedomboltflaparmsgrassskyoutdoorsoutsideplayrunskipfeaturedimageAustralia has released new diagnostic guidelines for ASD, but some have concerns regarding the best way to handle diagnostic uncertainty. 

Fever Eases Behavioral Issues in Kids with ASD
September 19th, 2017

boychildkidparentparentinghandbubblewonderlearnlearningfeaturedimageIn a new study, up to 17% of children on the autism spectrum were calmer and more communicative than usual when they had a fever.

Young Adults with Autism at High Risk for Psychatric Disorders
September 18th, 2017

careneedsafetyhelpassistancetroublefeaturedimageYoung adults on the autism spectrum were found more likely than both neurotypical peers and peers with other developmental disabilities to receive psychiatric diagnoses.

New Game Could Make Shopping Easier for Kids with ASD
September 14th, 2017

berriesfruitfoodsummerkidseateatingnutritionfarmfeaturedimageA supermarket in the UK has created a game to help kids with ASD enjoy their shopping experience more, in addition to making in-store accommodations. 

Millions Awarded for Autism Research
September 13th, 2017

Featured Image Blog 1 CollegeAs part of the Autism Centers of Excellence program, NIH will award almost $100 million towards autism research over the next 5 years.

Adolescents with Autism Need Better Sex Education Access
September 12th, 2017

lovedatingrelationshipsexengagedmarriagemarriedweddingloveringhugsmilehappyfamilyfeaturedimageNew research suggests schools should teach sex education tailored to the needs of students with ASD. 

Anxiety May Alter Emotional Processing in ASD
September 11th, 2017

gearselectronicstechnologyworkmovechangegearsmetalsilverfeaturedimageThose on the autism spectrum who also have anxiety may process emotions differently than people on the autism spectrum who do not have anxiety.

New App Bridges Gap Between Police & Special Needs
September 8th, 2017

gamephonesmartphoneapptechnologyfeaturedimagePolice in St. Paul, MN will now be using a smartphone app that provides information about people with special needs near them, including suggested ways to calm them.