Autism Headlines Weekly
September 6, 2012
By Autism Society
This week, a woman invents a device to make her crowded commute more comfortable, children with autism are bullied more than many of their peers and the Autism Society board chairman talks about siblings with the Washington Post.
iPod Touch Apps Help Workers with Autism
Los Angeles Times
September 5, 2012
“In a case study published Monday in the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, researchers said the use of an Apple iPod Touch greatly improved the workplace performance of employees diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorder, or ASD, and greatly reduce episodes of disruptive behavior.” Read more…
Friendship Clubs Provide Safe Environment for Children with Autism to Practice Social Skills
Knoxville News Sentinel
September 4, 2012
“Four years ago, parents with the Autism Society of America's East Tennessee chapter formed a Friendship Club, a monthly opportunity for families with autistic children to teach their kids social skills — and gain support and tips from each other.” Read more…
School Bullies Prey on Children with Autism
The New York Times
September 3, 2012
“Connie Anderson didn’t know what was bothering her 17-year-old son, a Baltimore-area high school senior with Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism. He was usually a diligent student, but his grades began to plummet.” Read more…
Attorney with Autism Invents 'Sensory Shield' for Metro Rides
August 30, 2012
Overcrowded Metro trains are pretty typical during rush hour, but for one local woman a packed train poses more of a threat. Read more…
Holly Robinson Peete Talks About How to Support Siblings of Children with Autism
August 17, 2012
Parents are skilled jugglers, balancing the needs, wants and interests of our children. When one of those children has autism or other special needs, that juggling act gets even more complicated. Read more…
April 10, 2013
The Autism Society, the nation’s largest and oldest grassroots autism organization, has chosen Pittsburgh as the host city of its 44th annual conference on autism spectrum disorders.
April 5, 2013
Individuals with autism can attend the Autism Society National Conference and Exposition (in Pittsburgh) for FREE this year! Learn more: www.autism-society.org/conference.
April 3, 2013
Monarch Teaching Technologies, the makers of VizZle®, web-based educational software for visual learners with autism, will give one-year of free VizZle to every new (or renewing) Champion Member during April.
April 2, 2013
Read the Autism Society’s digital magazine about autism spectrum disorders!
April 2, 2013
Today, throughout the world, individuals will come together highlighting the needs and dreams of people living with autism.