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Nonspeaking Autistic College Graduates Make Headlines

Nonspeaking autistic college students are making headlines and history as they graduate this year. David Teplitz and Hari Srinivasan, two UC Berkeley students, made national ...
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Choosing a Good ABA Therapy Provider

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy focuses on helping individuals with autism acquire daily living skills that may seem out of their reach. ABA focuses on ...
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Social Stories and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Social stories are learning tools created to support safe and meaningful communication between individuals with autism and their parents and providers. Developed by Carol Gray ...
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What Is High-Functioning Autism?

High-functioning autism, sometimes called HFA, is not a diagnosis or official medical term. You will not find high-functioning autism in the DSM-5, the official diagnostic ...
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Are There Different Types of Autism?

According to today’s science, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability with a broad range of symptoms, including challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, ...
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The Hidden Truth About Autism and Mental Health

Children and adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often develop mental health conditions. While autism is a developmental disorder, autism and mental health issues ...
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RAADS-R Test: Ritvo Autism Asperger Diagnostic Scale-Revised

Dr. Riva Ariella Ritvo created the RAADS-R  (Ritvo Autism Asperger Diagnostic Scale-Revised) test to address the significant gap in autism screening services for adults. With ...
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Surprising Facts About Autism’s Top 5 Influential People

Learning about the accomplishments of others can bring a sense of what is possible! Below is a list of the five most influential people in ...
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Why Is ABA Therapy the Recognized Gold Standard for Autism Treatment?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy is widely considered to be the gold standard for autism treatment. You can Google “ABA” and “gold standard” and get ...
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7 Powerful Positive Effects of ABA Therapy on Autism

Research and data going back more than five decades clearly show the many positive effects of ABA therapy on autism. In fact, Applied Behavior Analysis ...
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How Is Positive Reinforcement Used in ABA?

In treating autism with Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy, positive reinforcement is frequently used to teach acceptable behavior. An example of positive reinforcement might be ...
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10 Frequently Asked Questions on Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy

Your child may have recently been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and your pediatrician or fellow autism parent mentioned Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Now ...
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An Overview of ADOS-2 Testing for Individuals with Autism

What Is the ADOS-2? The ADOS-2 (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule–Second Edition) is an activity-based assessment administered by trained clinicians to individuals suspected of having Autism ...
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Does Insurance Cover ABA Therapy?

Your child’s autism diagnosis will likely start you on a health insurance journey. Or perhaps you’ve suspected autism for a while and took a peek ...
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10 Autism Facts You Might Not Know!

There’s a lot of available information on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), but we’ve compiled 10 important autism facts you might not know! We hope these ...
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April 2: World Autism Awareness Day

April is Autism Awareness/Acceptance Month April 2nd is the 15th annual World Autism Awareness Day, as designated by the United Nations. This year’s United Nations theme ...
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How Do I Know If My Child Has Autism?

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 1 in 44 children in the United States is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) every year. ...
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The History of Autism: Science, Research, and Progress

The history of autism is a fascinating depiction of how our understanding of science can change lives for the better. Did you know that the ...
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5 Types of Animal Therapy for Autism

While there is no cure for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), animal therapy for autism has become a reliable source of support and growth. In becoming ...
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10 Autism Websites You Might Not Know About

When it comes to autism websites, there’s no shortage of organizations and companies publishing information online. It’s not hard to find the most popular autism ...
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