In an Australian first, South Australia has appointed a new Assistant Minister for Autism, tasked to increase autism supports in public primary schools. This could not have come at a more urgent time as new research from the University of South Australia shows that parents world-wide report a lack of awareness and understanding of the unique learning needs of autistic children across all levels of mainstream school.
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Autistic adults have become increasingly visible in media, books, television, and more in the past decade, but challenges with representation persist
Researchers documented a shift toward more representation for adults in popular portrayals of autism, which have historically focused on children.
UNC TEACCH Researchers Awarded $9 Million for Study of Suicide Prevention Tailored for Youth on the Autism Spectrum
Brenna Maddox, PhD, assistant professor in the UNC Department of Psychiatry and an implementation scientist for the UNC TEACCH Autism Program, is co-leading a national study funded by a $9-million award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) that will compare the effectiveness of two suicide prevention interventions for autistic individuals.
Rutgers Job Training Program for Autistic Adults Gets Boost from Local NJ Logistics Company
With the pandemic shutting down on-campus jobs, Bettaway Supply Chain Services steps in to collaborate with Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services (RCAAS), providing local jobs, career pathing and support for adults on the autism spectrum
FSU experts available to share research insights for Autism Acceptance Month
By: Bill Wellock | Published: March 31, 2021 | 1:55 pm | SHARE: The Autism Society of America celebrates April as Autism Acceptance Month as part of the organization’s efforts to build a better awareness of the signs, symptoms and realities of autism.Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication.
Three of the Top 10 Autism Studies of 2019 come from UC Davis MIND Institute
The UC Davis MIND Institute’s Collaborative START Lab behind three of the top 10 autism studies of 2019. The studies explore early interventions and new school transitions for children on the autism spectrum.
Rutgers Neurologist Named Lead Scientific Advisor of Eagles Autism Challenge Peer Review Panel
Philadelphia Eagles Chair and CEO Jeffrey Lurie championed a new signature fundraising event, the Eagles Autism Challenge, to raise funds for innovative autism research and programs. To assist him in these efforts, Lurie appointed a professor of neuroscience and cell biology and pediatrics at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School to serve as the lead scientific advisor.