Month: March 2021

By Jason Cohen March 29, 2021 As one in 54 children are diagnosed with autism finding funding and ways to treat them is essential. Recently Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician, Dr. Maria Valicenti-Mcdermott, and her team at The Rose F. Kennedy Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center at Montefiore, were awarded $150,000 from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation to support their work providing advanced therapies …

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Our body’s overall functioning relies on the biological processes carried in our tissues and organs; if a particular part of the brain has not developed properly due to these underpinning processes, a respective physiological dysfunction may occur. Children with autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions often also have common physiological conditions that impact their daily living …

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A History, A Controversy, A Hope If you have looked into early intervention options for your child with ASD, you have likely read about Applied Behavior Analysis, or ABA. Navigating options for early intervention therapies is a big task, and the mountain of information floating around the internet can be dizzying. What follows is a …

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By Jeff Elkins | Transcript Staff Writer Mar 21, 2021 A baseball league for individuals with autism and other disabilities is expanding to central Oklahoma. In 2016, Taylor Duncan, a 25-year-old with autism from Dallas, Georgia, started the Alternative Baseball Organization, a non-profit aiming to provide an authentic baseball experience for teens age 15+ and …

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By Okonkwo Noble March 15, 2021 Research has shown children with autism are more prone to being involved in motor accidents than neurotypical children—potentially because motorists are unaware of the challenges many of these children encounter when exposed to everyday traffic. A lack of road-safety measures, coupled with the child’s inability to recognize danger, has resulted in …

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Updated March 14, 2021 2:54 PM Published March 14, 2021 2:50 PM Workplaces can be difficult to navigate for some people on the autism spectrum. When many offices became remote last year, they became, in some respects, more hospitable to employees who are not neurotypical. People with disabilities and disability advocates have pushed for remote work options for …

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