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Community rallies to get new bike for man with autism

  GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — If you’re from the community of Jenison, you might recognize him as the “Sidewalk Singer.” JB West has autism — and when his mode of transportation was taken — the community responded. “It’s the way I get around, that’s for sure,” said JB West. JB West had something taken from him — something very …

WATCH: Trump Pushes Dangerous Autism Lie at Meeting With Teachers

  President Donald Trump claimed there was a “big increase” in autism at a meeting with educators Tuesday, despite no evidence to support his claim. “Have you seen a big increase in the autism with the children?” Trump asked Jane Quenneville, the principal of a Virginia school for special education, at the White House. Quenneville responded that her school has …

How to Use Calming Techniques to Help Autistic People

Autistic meltdowns, sometimes mischaracterized as “tantrums”, can be difficult and frightening to autistic people, as well as to their housemates and caregivers. But, by incorporating mitigating techniques, the household can move past such episodes more easily. The affected person will feel more in control of feelings and reactions and will, hopefully, come to trust that help will always be there. …

Doctors May Now Be Able To Predict Autism Before Age One

  Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRIs), a team of researchers from across the country just found it may be possible to predict which babies will go on to develop autism ― all before they turn 1. Right now the earliest a child can receive a reliable diagnosis of autism is generally thought to be age 2, at which point certain …

Donald Trump Makes FALSE Statement About Autism, “There Is Tremendous Increase In Autism” – NOT TRUE!

Donald Trump quizzed a school principal about autism during a meeting with educators at the White House on Tuesday. “Have you seen a big increase in the autism with the children?” Trump asked Jane Quenneville, the principal of a Virginia public school specializing in special education. Quenneville responded that she has, and noted her school “has shifted its population” to …

Teacher Creates Tennis Ball Chair to Help Students With Autism With Sensory Issues

One Round Lake, Illinois, teacher got creative in order to help her students with autism. Amy Maplethorpe, a first-year speech-language pathologist at Raymond Ellis Elementary School, used tennis balls, a hot glue gun, Mod Podge and a bit of paint to create two chairs that offer students with autism with sensory issues. According to the school’s Facebook post, which went …

What to Do for Children Who Have Autism With Violent Behavior?

Faced with a world in which they find it difficult to interact socially, communicate clearly and control their own behavior, children with autism sometimes respond with violent behavior. Aggression, both physical and verbal, is a common symptom of autism, and can be aimed at inanimate objects, caregivers and family members, other children or even toward the child himself. An observant …

8 Proven Strategies to Attract and Retain Job Candidates on the Autism Spectrum by Samantha Craft

Here are several strategies for attracting and retaining autistic job candidates, based on my experience working as a job recruiter and community manager for an innovative technology company that provides employment for individuals on the autism spectrum in the USA. 1. Understand autism from different perspectives Take time to read up on autism, including cultural and historical context by respected …