Category Archives: Autism

Helping Aspergers Teens Transition to College

A major life challenge for young people with Aspergers is attending college after high school graduation. Below are some crucial guidelines to follow as you help your Aspergers teen transition to college: 1. If your youngster’s diagnosis has been identified … Continue reading

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Sensory Integration Therapy and Occupational Therapy for HFA Children

“What does sensory integration therapy entail? And is it effective for children with high functioning autism?” Sensory integration therapy is often used alone or as part of a broader program of occupational therapy for kids on the autism spectrum. The … Continue reading

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Is Asperger’s Simply a Variant of Normality?

Some people believe that Asperger’s is nothing more than a “different way of thinking” (i.e., a variation of “normal”). This notion is quite believable due to the fact that everyone has some Asperger’s characteristics. All the traits that typify Asperger’s … Continue reading

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Protein Switch Dictates Cellular Fate: Stem Cell or Neuron

Human neural progenitor cells isolated under selective culture conditions from the developing human brain and directed through lineage differentiation. Neural progenitor cells are stained green; differentiated astrocytes are orange. Nuclei are stained blue. Image courtesy of the National Institute of … Continue reading

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Research backs more strategies for children with autism

The National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders has released its much-anticipated update on evidence-based practices for children and youth with autism. Scientists at UNC’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute spearheaded the project, screening 29,000 articles about autism … Continue reading

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