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Mothers of children with autism benefit from peer-led intervention: study

A recent study released in the journal Pediatrics, has found that peer-led interventions can be extremely beneficial for autism mothers. According to researchers at Vanderbilt University, “peer-led interventions that target parental well-being can significantly reduce stress, depression and anxiety in mothers of children with disabilities.” This research is promising for autism...

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Getting people with disabilities into the workforce: Brad Sherman

United States congressman Brad Sherman highlights the importance of diversifying the workforce for people with disabilities in a recent opinion piece. Sherman discusses the importance and benefits of inclusion in America’s workforce, “there are thousands of men and women with disabilities in every community who are ready, willing and able...

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Autistic Young Adults Train In The Movie Business

80% of people diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder are under the age of 21, this leaves many in the advocacy community wondering how they can diversify job opportunities for these young people before they enter the work force. One such organization in Michigan has implemented a unique employment program,...

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Can running help autistic children?

As autism rates continue to grow people have been looking for different ways to cope with the stressors that come with autism. In 2012, a nonprofit called Achilles created a three month training program for children with autism, the goal is for them to be able to run a five-mile...

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Autistic teens use architecture software to build job skills

This summer teens in Salt Lake City, Utah got the opportunity to take part in an employment pilot program run by a local autism group and supported by contractors, engineers, and architects. The students worked with SketchUpMake, architecture software that was created by google. Employers have found that people with...

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Local runner prepares for Marine Corps Marathon

Jessica Moyer, a self-proclaimed ‘newbie’ to marathon racing is running this year’s Marine Corps Marathon and in the process will be support OAR and autism research. For Moyer picking a charity was an easy decision, “I checked the marathon’s list of participating charities and decided on Organization for Autism research...

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New app designed to help parents navigate autism

An autism parent in the Detroit area wanted to take her knowledge and use it for good, she co-founded Birdhouse for Autism, a technology startup. The main focus of her work is making life easier for autism parents. Birdhouse for Autism recently released, “an iPhone app, an Android app, and...

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Researchers Say They’ve Found New Clues Regarding Early Autism Detection

Researchers at the University of Washington have identified a genetic mutation that increases the risk for certain forms of autism. Their findings could have far-reaching effects for the future of autism care and intervention; identifying this genetic mutation makes early detection, intervention, and care possible. The lead researcher had this...

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Video Series Offers Real Life Tips to Help Families Affected by Autism

Those who live with autism know firsthand of the main daily challenges that come with ASD, that’s why an autism advocacy group and a local hospital partnered up to produce, “26 short, single-issue videos offering ‘Real Life Tips’ to help families navigate these challenges.” Children’s Specialized Hospital and Kohl’s Autism...

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Virtual Reality Could Address Autism Kids’ Phobias

Researchers at Newcastle University in the UK have partnered with a technology company to test  the use of virtual reality rooms to address the fears and phobias faced by many autistic children.  The researchers studied nine boys and used a virtual reality room to visualize their fears; they then worked...

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Autism and Driving: New Study Opens the Door for Future Research

As autism continues to affect more and more people, one study wanted to look at how autism has affected the transportation industry. The study found that people with autism typically receive their licenses at later in life, drive less, and put more restrictions on their driving. This study will hopefully...

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