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Expert: New Engine Puts Thomas and Friends on Track with Autism Community

Theo Courtesy: Thomas & Friends Thomas & Friends is set to introduce a new line of "experimental engines," including Theo, who is described as genuinely kind and caring, but with an awkward habit of blunt speaking. He also has a geared drive system that often does not run smoothly, making sudden jolts when his cogs jam.

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Back-to-School Tips for Parents of Children with Autism, ADHD

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Students will soon make the often-tricky transition to a new school year, and among these students are those identified with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or other developmental/behavioral differences.

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Penn Study Finds High Quality Early Intervention for Children with Autism Quickly Results in Costs Savings

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A recent study by Penn Medicine researchers published online ahead of print in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry found that the costs associated with the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), one evidence-based treatment for young children with autism, were fully offset after only two years following intervention due to reductions in children’s use of other services.

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Easing the Back-to-School Transition for Children with Special Needs

UAB School of Education experts provide some tips to parents on how to ease the back-to-school transition for children with special needs and emotional and behavioral disorders.

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How an Unlikely Cellular ‘Antenna’ Can Impair Brain Development

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An antenna-like structure on cells, once considered a useless vestige, can cause defects in the brain’s wiring similar to what’s seen in autism, schizophrenia, and other disorders. In the lab, UNC scientists prevented defects by restoring signaling though these structures called primary cilia.

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Livestreaming Today: Star Trek Tricorder XPrize Winning Device Presentation

Press can register here to livestream this special session through Newswise Live on Monday, July 31 at 7:30 PM EDT

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Autism Severity Detected with Brain Activity Test

Children with autism have a tell-tale difference on brain tests compared with other children

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FSU Researcher Develops Art Therapy Best Practices for Children with Autism

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A Florida State University researcher is working with art therapists to find better ways to treat children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Researchers were able to develop a set of guidelines for delivering art therapy to children who have ASD.







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