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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...

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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...

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How Do Autistic Individuals Interact with the Criminal Justice System?

Across the United States, reports of autistic youth experiencing dangerous, life-altering and even fatal interactions with the criminal justice system are becoming more common. Research suggests that autistic individuals interact with police at high rates and individuals with disabilities disproportionately experience police violence.

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