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Newswise: Autism Rate Rises 43 Percent in New Jersey, Rutgers Study Finds
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    11-Apr-2019 1:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 711109

Autism Rate Rises 43 Percent in New Jersey, Rutgers Study Finds

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which uses research by Rutgers University, shows a significant increase in the percentage of 4-year-old children in New Jersey with autism spectrum disorder. The study found the rate increased 43 percent from 2010 to 2014 in New Jersey.

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11-Apr-2019 8:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Professor using VR to aid learning among students with autism

Article ID: 711103

Professor using VR to aid learning among students with autism

Kennesaw State University

Using virtual reality (VR) technology and a custom-built computer program, Kennesaw State University professor Chao Mei is developing an innovative method of therapy for children with autism and attention deficit disorder.

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10-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 710907

Kids with autism develop life skills through dance

University of Delaware

A dance study at the University of Delaware is focused on developing social communication skills, motor skills and behavior in children with autism. College students under the direction of Professor Anjana Bhat work with kids for 16 weeks of music, dancing and fun. Watch the impact it has on James, a study participant. April is National Autism Awareness Month. In the United States, about one in 59 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. #autismawareness #asd

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8-Apr-2019 9:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Microglia, cells thought restricted to central nervous system, are redefined in new study

Article ID: 710812

Microglia, cells thought restricted to central nervous system, are redefined in new study

University of Notre Dame

Scientists at the University of Notre Dame discovered microglia actually squeeze through the spinal boundary, crossing into the peripheral nervous system in response to injury.

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4-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 710774

DOD Funds Evaluation of Behavioral Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

The Department of Defense is providing $7 million to better understand how much and which components of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) are the most effective for young children with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

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4-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Newswise: International expert in autism to head MMI's integrated autism center

Article ID: 709855

International expert in autism to head MMI's integrated autism center

University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)

Courtney Burnette, Ph.D., an international expert in the diagnosis of children with autism spectrum disorders and the early identification of young children at risk for this diagnosis, has been named the director of the Munroe-Meyer Institute’s integrated Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (iCASD).

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2-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 710526

Working to employ young adults with autism

Michigan State University

When Anthony Capriglione was at Michigan State University he had a difficult time adjusting to the new environment, working in groups and communicating with peers and teachers due to autism spectrum disorder. Consequently, he believed finding and holding a job in his major, computer science, would be very challenging. Then he met Connie Sung.

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1-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Kicking goals for kids with autism

Article ID: 710439

Kicking goals for kids with autism

University of South Australia

Ahead of World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, researchers from the University of South Australia are turning autism interventions on their head with a stand-out sports program that’s training coaches how to best achieve results for students with autism.

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29-Mar-2019 12:05 AM EDT

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Newswise: Giving Hope: Free Geigerman Lecture highlights employment opportunities for people on autism spectrum

Article ID: 710142

Giving Hope: Free Geigerman Lecture highlights employment opportunities for people on autism spectrum

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Young adults on the autism spectrum have the lowest rate of employment compared to their peers with other disability types. Although these individuals often face interpersonal challenges, companies are now discovering that they are valuable employees, helping to drive innovation and growth.

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25-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


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