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Articles that focus on autism research, news and the latest reports to help guide people on the autism spectrum and their families. These up-to-date articles can include medical news and innovative programs surrounding autism.

Amazing New Sound Reduction Earplugs Can Change Your Life

Amazing New Sound Reduction Earplugs Can Change Your Life

Product: Vibes Hi-Fidelity Earplugs protect individuals with sensory sensitivities from the discomfort of loud sounds while preserving the clarity of sound in their environment. Cost: $23.99 For decades, foam earplugs and over-ear headphones have been the standard for protecting individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other sensory disorders from the discomfort they experience in loud… Continue Reading

Introducing the World’s First All-in-One Speech Tablet for Symbol Communication

Introducing the World’s First All-in-One Speech Tablet for Symbol Communication

Product:  Unlike anything else on the market, the Indi speech tablet from Tobii Dynavox is designed specifically for augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), and it is ideal for symbol-based communicators of all ages with speech and language disabilities, including individuals with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, aphasia, and intellectual disabilities. Cost: $999 Introducing Indi, the… Continue Reading

Ways a New Smartwatch Makes Caring for an Autistic Loved One Easier

Ways a New Smartwatch Makes Caring for an Autistic Loved One Easier

PinPoint Technologies, Inc. is a smartwatch start-up based out of Detroit, Michigan, that has made it a goal to help the autism community. It was founded by its chief operating officer, Quincy Hyatt, a Detroit native. Quincy, who has a sister with special needs, knows all too well what families affected by autism experience every… Continue Reading

Could Excessive Brain Connections Be the Cause of Autism?

Could Excessive Brain Connections Be the Cause of Autism?

Scientists have discovered what could be the latest breakthrough in autism. It was revealed in a  recent study that the cause of autism might be the result of too many synapses or brain connections. These excessive brain connections are said to create communication problems within the nervous system. According to the neuroscience department head at… Continue Reading

People with Autism Are Filling a Void in the Workplace

People with Autism Are Filling a Void in the Workplace

The future job market is looking bright for many people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Large companies such as Microsoft, EY, and Utah-based Chargeback have piloted neurodiversity programs that aim to employ adults who are on the spectrum. The main objective of the program is to explore the possible benefits of hiring employees with varying… Continue Reading

New Study Proves Melatonin Effective Sleep Aid for Children with Autism

New Study Proves Melatonin Effective Sleep Aid for Children with Autism

A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry disclosed that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who have refractory insomnia will benefit from prolonged release melatonin (PEDPRM). The trial conducted was random, placebo-controlled, and double-blind. Profiles of participants There were 125 participants in the trial aged 2 to… Continue Reading

Study Reveals Congenital Heart Disease Link to Autism

Study Reveals Congenital Heart Disease Link to Autism

With great advancements in the medical field and surgery, an impressive 90 percent of infants born with a congenital heart condition are able to survive until adulthood. The majority of these infants, however, often suffer from health problems including heart arrhythmia, neurodevelopmental deficiencies, autism, and respiratory issues. According to Martina Brueckner, genetics and pediatrics professor… Continue Reading

New System to Help Children with Autism Learn Better in a Classroom Setting

New System to Help Children with Autism Learn Better in a Classroom Setting

It’s common for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to experience sensory overload or adverse reactions to sensory input more often than their neurotypical classmates. Some children with ASD find processing stimuli, such as sights and sounds, difficult and exhibit hypersensitivity to being touched. Sensory overload can occur in the classroom when multiple stimuli occur simultaneously,… Continue Reading

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