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Introducing the INSAR Community Collaborator Request (ICCR)

The Autistic Researchers Committee introduces a new initiative, the INSAR Community Collaborator Request (ICCR). This initiative aims to connect autism researchers with stakeholders who are interested in partnering with autism researchers in designing, conducting, and disseminating research studies relevant to autism.

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Firm Designs Buildings To Meet Needs Of Kids With Autism

Steve Orfield thinks a building design tailored to kids with autism might be good for everyone. His business, Orfield Laboratories, based in Minneapolis, designs buildings to provide a sense of calm for anyone on the autism spectrum. Through years of consulting, he has found that the simplified design has the same effect on anyone in…

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U.S. autism prevalence inches upward as racial gaps close

Autism prevalence in the United States rose to 1 in 44 children in 2018, up from 1 in 54 in 2016, according to a new study examining autism prevalence among 8-year-olds in 11 states. As in previous years, the uptick is likely due to improvements in identification, diagnosis and referrals to services, rather than a rise in…

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Free Video Series Can Help Kids be ‘Unstuck and On Target’

The series of free, educational videos is designed to support parents and caregivers tackling common emotional and behavioral topics to help children to stay organized, plan and reach their goals, be flexible thinkers, and  regulate their feelings. Behavioral specialists call these skills executive functioning. By following the tips and skills in the videos, parents can help…

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