Young Children May Lose Autism Label, but Learning Challenges Continue
Special Education Week, 4/29/15
From the article: “A small percentage of children who had been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder as toddlers no longer showed symptoms of the disorder four years later, but most continued to have emotional or learning disorders, according to a study that was presented at a recent meeting of researchers in child health.”
Why Autism Is Different in the Brains of Girls than in Boys
From the article: “Autism, already a mysterious disorder, is even more puzzling when it comes to gender differences. For every girl diagnosed with autism, four boys are diagnosed, a disparity researchers don’t yet fully understand. In a new study published in the journal Molecular Autism, researchers from the UC Davis MIND Institute tried to figure out a reason why.”
Unseen agony: Dismantling autism's house of pain
SFARI News, 5/21/15
From the article: “As a child, Noah hated when his mother vacuumed the house. ‘She would put the vacuum on the wood floor,not the carpet,’ a
he remembers. ‘And that’s really loud, so it would really freak me out.’ … Now in his early 30s, he counsels other men with autism and teaches psychology in Boston. But as a child, he didn’t realize his sensory world was different from other people’s experiences.”
China’s Uncounted Children with Autism
Wall Street Journal, 5/18/15
From the article: “When her son still wasn’t speaking at 26 months old, Li Li Juan brought him to a local hospital near their home in China’s Henan province. She was told he had mild autism. Ms. Li,a middle-school teacher, couldn’t find an autism specialist in their hometown, Ningling Xian, or a school that could handle his special needs, so she received training to teach kindergarten in order for her son to attend her class.”
How These 4 Major Companies Are Tackling the Autism Unemployment Rate
Huffington Post, 5/7/15
From the article: “For adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, employment prospects are often disappointingly few and far between. According to a 2013 report published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, the underemployment starts early.”
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Jed Baker chosen for ASCEND’s Annual Fall Conference! Save the Date!
Jed Baker, Ph.D., is the director of the Social Skills Training Project,
Title: All Kids Can Succeed: Effective Interventions for Behavioral and Social Challenges
Friday, 11/6/15 from 9:00AM-3:00PM
500 Blair Mill Rd, Horsham, PA 19044
About Dr. Jed Baker: Jed Baker, Ph.D. is the director of the Social Skills Training Project, an organization serving individuals with autism and social communication problems. He is on the professional advisory board of Autism Today, ASPEN, ANSWER, YAI, the Kelberman Center and several other autism organizations. In addition, he writes, lectures, and provides training internationally on the topic of social skills training and managing challenging behaviors. He is an award winning author of six books, including Social Skills Training for Children and Adolescents with Aspergers Syndrome and Social Communication Problems; Preparing for Life: The Complete Handbook for the Transition to Adulthood for Those with Autism and Aspergers Syndrome; The Social Skills Picture Book; The Social Skills Picture Book for High School and Beyond; No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-of-Control Behavior, and No More Victims: Protecting those with Autism from Cyber Bullying, Internet Predators & Scams. His work has also been featured on ABC World News, Nightline, Fox News, the CBS Early Show, and the Discovery Health Channel.
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