Month: April 2021

by: Anna KingPosted: Apr 24, 2021 / 07:13 PM EDT / Updated: Apr 24, 2021 / 07:13 PM EDTjavascript:false CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — The University of Virginia Health released a study saying males and females should not be measured on the same autistic spectrum. WV governor signs bill to require autism awareness training for officers  According to this study, prior research done primarily …

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Posted April 25, 2021 To Susan Silvestri, director of QSAC School for Students with Autism in the Bronx, autism advocacy goes beyond students, needing to represent teachers as well. Access to necessary resources isn’t as easy for QSAC as it might be for public schools.HIRAM ALEJANDRO DURÁNBy ROSE BRENNAN “If you are happily married, I will …

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What is comorbidity in ASD? The co-occurrence of two or more diagnosed conditions in the same person is called comorbidity. An estimated 75% of children and young adults on the spectrum are diagnosed with at least one comorbid condition in their lifetime.1,2 In fact, in a 2010 comparative study, researchers found that  95% of youth …

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By Juan Carlos Chavez Published April 12, 2021 TAMPA – Talking about autism and educating parents about it is not an easy task. Educating Hispanics about how to deal with autism can be even more complicated. Cultural barriers, limited English proficiency, economic status and even the stigma attached to autism can prevent Latino parents from knowing how …

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Listening to and learning from autistic individuals The perspectives and experiences of autistic women, men, and children are vital for a more complete and compassionate understanding of ASD. However, when sifting through the information available online, most content found is written by parents, researchers, teachers, etc. instead of individuals with a diagnosis. While this content …

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