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Special Educators Head to Capitol Hill With 'Sense of Urgency'

Education Week

Authors: Education Week

Members of the Council for Exceptional Children and the Council for Administrators of Special Education want Congress to preserve Medicaid and allocate more money for special education and gifted education....

“Thank you for releasing my voice”, teen with autism says

The Autism News

Authors: The Autism News

By Patty Crosby | FCN

“It’s a miracle. It’s the best thing that has ever happened to our family.”That’s how Leslie Weed describes being able to hear what her Lanier is thinking and feeling after 16 years of relative silence.

“I now have this treasure trove of thoughts” says Leslie....

Autistic boy, 12, eagerly waits to go back to school

The Autism News

Authors: The Autism News

By Angie Seth | Global News

Christian Thorndyke, 12, is a boy who loves to go to school.“I find it’s fun learning, I like being involved with other children, and recess and gym class. I really love learning and going to school,” Christian told Global News.

But for the past few months Christian has been at...

8-YEAR-OLD MISSING AUTISTIC BOY FOUND SAFE

The Autism News

Authors: The Autism News

By abc7 Eyewitness News

A family is reunited after a frantic search a child with autism. The boy disappeared at Westfield shopping mall.

Family and friends let out a cheer after getting word 8-year-old Brooklyn Venter is safe. More than a hundred volunteers showed up to help dozens of police officers in the search for...

Brain wave test could help in autism study

The Autism News

Authors: The Autism News

By WKRC Local 12

One in 68 children is diagnosed with autism.

That was the estimate from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cuba Cooper and Nalani Roland have autism. They are taking part in a study that could someday help classify and diagnose autism earlier.

Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of...

Children with autism are more sedentary than their peers, new study shows

The Autism News

Authors: The Autism News

By MedicalXpress

A new Oregon State University study of children with autism found that they are more sedentary than their typically-developing peers, averaging 50 minutes less a day of moderate physical activity and 70 minutes more each day sitting.

The small study of 29 children, some with autism and some without,...

How iPads Can Refresh Traditional Classrooms

Authors: Eudemic

Following the trend of mass mobile device adoption, educators increasingly contemplate possibilities of using iPads in classroom. State-of-the-art mobile technology is getting more and more popular in different settings and schools are no exception. Adoption of mobile devices is transforming traditional classrooms into a place that...

This Is How Google Recommends You Stay Safe Online

Authors: Eudemic

The Internet can be a scary place. There are people on the web who are looking to take advantage of you for their own personal gain. There. I said it. These people are likely looking to confuse or convince you that they are someone you should be sharing important information with.

In an effort to improve your digital safety, Google...

Children born too close together face autism risk

The Autism News

Authors: The Autism News

By Sarah Knapton | The Telegraph

Children born too close to their siblings face a greater chance of being autistic, a study has found

Parents should avoid having children too close together, after a study found that babies conceived within 12 months of the birth of a sibling were more likely to be autistic.

Youngsters were...

NC mother says autistic daughter was punched, pepper sprayed at school

The Autism News

Authors: The Autism News

By FOX 8 WGHP

A mother is outraged as she claims her daughter with autism was punched and pepper sprayed by a school resource officer — beaten so badly that she had to be hospitalized.

Cleveland County District Attorney is investigating the incident that happened last Friday at Kings Mountain High School.

Kristina...

Brain wave test could diagnose autistic kids more accurately – and earlier

The Autism News

Authors: The Autism News

By The StarPhoenix

The brains of children and adolescents with severe autism react differently to certain audio-visual stimuli than children and adolescents without autism, according to a new study. The findings have the potential to lead to a more objective and accurate diagnostic tools for the disorder.

The study, which...

Jersey City school official says 8-year-old autistic boy wandered off during dismissal

The Autism News

Authors: The Autism News

By Patrick Villanova | NJ.com

An 8-year-old autistic boy who slipped away from his Jersey City school yesterday and turned up several hours later in Union City disappeared amid the activity of school dismissal, school officials said.

The boy, who participates in the Casper after-school program at School 27 in the Heights,...

Understanding children with Autism

The Autism News

Authors: The Autism News

By FOX 8 WGHP

Autism is a form of developmental disability that causes impairment of social interaction, communication (both verbal and nonverbal), behavior and interest.

An estimated 1.5 million Americans are currently living with autism, and 60,000 individuals live with it in the state of North Carolina. In many...

12 States Now Reporting Severe Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids

NASET

Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

Twelve states now have confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68, the severe respiratory illnesses that may have sickened hundreds of children, U.S. health officials report. Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania...