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What you should know about autism

04.18.2021 · Posted in Technology Articles

There are a lot of misconceptions about autism. As the climate activist Greta Thunberg (who is on the autism spectrum) points out, autism isn't "something you have," nor is it a disease. Rather, the Centers for Disease Control defines autism as "a de... ...

How to explain autism to kids

04.15.2021 · Posted in Technology Articles

If the past year has taught us anything, talking to children about diversity is vital in helping to raise thoughtful, sensitive kids. And those discussions should also expand to include conversations around neurodiversity, including autism.... ...

Why it’s harder for neurodivergent people to break into publishing

I'm a neurodivergent person, which is to say, my cognitive functions don't exactly fit into the expected box of what's deemed as "normal." I'm also a full-time writer. There are many ways in which my neurodivergent brain has helped to make me a better ... ...

Teaching police departments about autism

According to KPIX CBS 5 in the Bay Area, the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department has made it mandatory for all 1,000+ officers on the force to attend an autism workshop as part a 3-day crisis intervention training program. Sheriff's deputy Matth... ...

Springtide, an autism treatment center network, raises $15.6 million

With one in 54 children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder in the US, the issue of how to treat patients diagnosed with the condition has become almost as acute as the prevalence of the condition itself. That’s one reason why Jia Jia Ye and the team at the healthcare startup studio Redesign Health, were able ...

Employers are changing attitudes and procedures for employees with autism

High-functioning people with autism often have an unusual perspective or set of abilities that employers now realize can be good for business. 60 Minutes did a segment highlighting some recent developments, like the new Frist Center for Autism an... ...

Child with nonverbal autism surprises mom by singing ‘Old Town Road’

Sheletta Brundidge, @TwoHauteMamas1 on Twitter, shared an awesome story about her son. And there's video.

Brundidge is the co-host of the Two Haute Mommas podcast. Her child Daniel has non-verbal autism.

Mom tweeted, “We had an #oldtownroad miracle at my house. My son Daniel has #autism and doesn't talk. We caught him humming the ...

As measles returns, Indiegogo joins other tech platforms in banning Anti-Vaccine campaigns

The last year has been the worst on record in the US for measles outbreaks since the disease was declared ‘eradicated’ in 2000. Even though vaccination rates across the country are still high, (according to the CDC) there remains some communities where disinformation campaigns which claim that ‘vaccines are dangerous’ (often called ‘anti-vaxx’ campaigns) have ...