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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

Exploring Autism: Handcrafted Art Made by Very Special Hands

Exploring Autism: Handcrafted Art Made by Very Special Hands

It’s almost mesmerizing to watch the young woman’s skillful fingers as they carefully manipulate the thin wire into one-of-a-kind art. The scene is relaxed and movements deliberate as the material is gently shaped using small, colorful  pliers. Diagnosed with autism at age three with minimal social and language skills, 22-year-old Siri Chettipally discovered her talent… Continue Reading

Going to the Dentist Doesn’t Have to Be a Challenge with ASD

Going to the Dentist Doesn’t Have to Be a Challenge with ASD

Taking a child to the dentist can be a very stressful experience for both parents and children. For children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or other developmental disabilities who have difficulties with sensory stimuli, communication, and increased levels of anxiety, the stress is even greater. From the time spent in the waiting room combined with… 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

Bussing My Son To The World with Autism

Bussing My Son To The World with Autism

I thought they were kidding when they said my three-year-old son would be taking a school bus to his preschool.  Let me get this straight. My nonverbal, three-year-old son would be taking a bus? By himself? Without me? How is that even possible? Prior to learning he had autism, Lucas was already the baby of… Continue Reading

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