Autism Prevalence Increases: 1 in 59 US Children
CNN – One in 59 US children has autism, according to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Sesame Street Launches Kickstarter to Fund New Autism Resources for Kids
Mashable – The Yellow Feather Fund, Sesame Street’s nonprofit committed to helping children, is working to expand its autism initiatives.
7 Ways to Support Autistic Voices During Autism Acceptance Month
The Mighty – Many people on the spectrum advocate for more than awareness — they want acceptance, which means doing more than observing a day that essentially says this exists. The Mighty has compiled a list of ways to support autistic voices this month (and beyond).
Hans Asperger Aided Nazi Child Euthanasia, Study Says
The New York Times – A new study has shed more light on the revelations that Hans Asperger, the Austrian pediatrician for whom a form of autism is named, had collaborated with the Nazis and actively assisted in the killing of disabled children.
Some Mutations Tied to Autism May be Passed Down from Fathers
Spectrum News – Some children with autism carry rare mutations in DNA segments that flank genes and control their expression — and they tend to inherit these mutations from their unaffected fathers, according to a study published today in Science.
Rumination Leads to Problems in Boys with Autism
Medical Xpress – Boys with autism are more prone to develop physical complaints, depression and aggressive behaviour. Psychologists at Leiden University have discovered that this is mainly related to rumination.
Autism Informed the Entire Design of This Revolutionary Boarding School
Architectural Digest – Every detail of the new Shrub Oak International School near NYC — from windows to wall colors — was crafted with autistic students top of mind.
World Autism Awareness Day: How the CSU Is Preparing More Special Ed Teachers to Help Students with Autism
Cal State – One of the ways in which the California State University — the leading preparer of K-12 teachers in the state — excels is in training special education teachers, which includes those that teach kids and teenagers with autism. In 2015-2016 alone, the CSU prepared nearly 1,400 special education teachers.
Can Biomusic Offer Kids With Autism a New Way to Communicate?
Smithsonian – Biomedical engineers are using the sound of biological rhythms to describe emotional states.
How Artists With Autism Are Using Technology to Let Their Inner Creativity Shine
Popsugar – To celebrate Autism Acceptance Month, The Art of Autism partnered with Apple to create an exhibit called “Created on iPad,” a showcase of digital masterpieces that artists across the country have been able to create as a result of having accessible technology that can and has changed lives.
Teens & Adults
How I Found Autism Acceptance in the Workplace
The Mighty – About 80 percent of people on the autism spectrum are unemployed. Of the 20 percent of us who are employed, only 13.9 percent work full-time. I am one of the 13.9 percent.
Entering Adulthood With Autism
U.S. News – Like many parents of 17-year-old boys, Rod Sievert is worried about what his son Kendall will do after high school. The difference is that Kendall has autism, which makes social interaction and communication more difficult for him even though his intelligence level is on par with his peers.