“Sit Up For Autism Challenge” Goes Viral On World Autism Awareness Day

Sit Up For Autism Challenge

A new viral challenge has surfaced on the Internet and it is playing a vital role in raising awareness for an important cause. The 2nd of April was World Autism Awareness Day and the online challenge is helping draw the attention of the masses to this neurodevelopmental disorder. The “Sit Up for Autism Challenge” has gone viral within a day of its inception. This challenge asks participants to do eleven sit-ups, in honor of the fact that every eleven minutes, another person is diagnosed with this disorder and another family…

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Corporate Giants are Increasingly Accepting Autistic Individuals Under their Payroll

Acceptance of autism

The corporate world is always seeking a talent pool that can make a world of difference by infusing new ideas to sculpt a solid future for organizations world over. Till a few years ago, individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum syndrome faced many hurdles during their quest to find the right career prospects. Today, the corporate scenario has evolved in a very positive manner wherein candidates with autism are finding career placements in their areas of expertise. This growing acceptance of autistic individuals into the regular corporate fold is being seen…

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The Role of Immersive Virtual Reality In Helping Autistic Children Overcome Phobias

virtual realty for autism

Medical research is evolving at a frenetic pace with new technological advancements being discovered on a daily basis. There has always been a constant quest to find the best treatment solution for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Third Eye Technologies has created an innovative platform in Consett, County Durham, UK, known as the ‘Blue Room’. The ‘Blue Room’ is a concept wherein Immersive Virtual Reality is being used to treat children with ASD. The Newcastle University Team is working in tandem with Third Eye Technologies to provide this treatment….

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Greensburg Police Launches Program to Keep Autistic Kids Safe

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Special-needs children require more attention than others and must to be kept safe from getting lost or wandering off. It is frightening for a parent to find that his/her child has gone missing, especially if the kid has been diagnosed with autism. To keep autistic children safe and protect these families in a more secure way, the Greensburg police have initiated a new program in Decatur County. This safety program is especially important for police chief Brendan Bridges, as his 5-year old son Jackson has also been diagnosed with autism….

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How did Hyperbaric Therapy Help 7-year-old David Beat Autism? 

David Beat Autism

David, a seven-year-old, was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) at the tender age of two. He started communicating through hand signals during his infancy and had limited verbal interaction with his family. Soon, David’s parents noticed a considerable drop in his memory retention and with time, he stopped communicating with them almost completely. David’s doctors suggested the inclusion of B12 supplements in his dietary regimen. This evoked a favorable reaction from the child and prompted his doctors to suggest Hyperbaric Therapy (HBOT) as an adjunctive treatment solution. Initially, David…

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Aid for Autism Training for First Responders Included in NYS Budget

Aid for Autism

As per recent research reports, there are an estimated 3.5 million autistic individuals living in the United States currently. The medical fraternity has observed that one in sixty-eight children suffer from autism spectrum disorders or ASD in the nation today. These statistics have prompted the entire community to adopt certain measures to promote awareness about autism spectrum disorders, thereby ensuring that autistic individuals get the required help during times of distress or emergency. It is imperative for individuals in a society to understand that autism is a serious health condition…

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Motor Difficulties Forecast Language Troubles in Autism

Language Troubles in Autism

Autism is a neuro-developmental problem that leads to impairment in social interaction, development of language and communication skills, and behavioral skills. The signs and symptoms of this phenomenon tend to show up at an early age of 2-3 years in a child. As of yet the exact cause of Autism is yet to be determined. One of the few important aspects that may be used to identify language trouble in autism is motor theory. It is characterized by several symptoms like arm flapping, grimacing, failing to imitate skilled actions /…

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How can Hyperbaric Therapy Help Autistic Children Having Muted Fear Response?

Hyperbaric Therapy for Autism

The Essence of Life! The essence of life is always defined by a range of human emotions that we display or convey whilst presented with situations that elicit a certain reaction! These emotions can be classified as moments of happiness, excitement, sorrow, anger, or fear, depending on the life experiences of an individual. Children are always known to express their feelings with a sense of careless abandon, but are quite careful and sensitive if they sense danger or fear. The Impact of Autism on Children: Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD…

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This Incredible School Autism Project Is Changing the Lives of Autistic Kids!

Incredible School Autism Project

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD? Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodegenerative ailment that impairs the basic functions in individuals such as speech, motoring skills, basic cognitive functions, etc. This occurs due to reduced flow of blood to specific parts of the brain. The symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD can start reflecting in children from as early as 12 to 18 months. Medical experts specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD have been involved in relentless research across the world to find adequate relief or treatment…

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Employees with Autism Can Be an Asset to the Company 

Autism Awareness Month

When times change, so do perspectives! Earlier individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) had limited job opportunities in the corporate world. However, the scenario has changed for the better as medical science has enabled autistic individuals to avail specific treatment plans that focus on their innate strengths and help them succeed in securing jobs in the corporate environment. How can an organization identify the skill sets of autistic individuals? Most job aspirants strive hard to find jobs that match their skill sets. Large organizations have opened their doors to autistic…

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