Spotted around the web: Intellectual disability, chromosome 16, Greta Thunberg

Research roundup In a study of more than 1,000 children in the United Kingdom with intellectual disability, 62 percent are boys, and 46 percent also have autism. BMJ Open Transgender teenagers do not often disclose their gender identity to doctors. Journal of Adolescent Health Adaptations to a standard cognitive assessment may help more people with … Continue reading Spotted around the web: Intellectual disability, chromosome 16, Greta Thunberg

Spotted around the web: Scientific jargon, savant social skills, impostor syndrome

Research roundup Self-injury is associated with suicidal behavior in autistic people who do not have intellectual disability. Molecular Autism Specialized recruiting practices and committed supervisors are key for making workplaces more inclusive for people with disabilities. Journal of Vocational Rehabilition A 10-step process can help neuroscientists model the biological processes they study. eNeuro The use … Continue reading Spotted around the web: Scientific jargon, savant social skills, impostor syndrome

Everything Changes

In my Johnstown days I was introduced to a wide array of music by my roommates, one of those bands would be Staind. While I was enorlled there, their Chapter V would be released. My roommate and I made the two-bus trip across the Greater Johnstown Area to Circuit City to supply our music. Anyway, … Continue reading Everything Changes

Suicide Prevention and Crisis Support in Pennsylvania

Suicide Prevention Suicide claims the lives of over 2,000 Pennsylvanians each year, according to the latest CDC statistics. At the time of their deaths, the majority of people who die by suicide have a diagnosable and treatable mental illness. Medication and therapy can be very effective in treating depression.Visit Prevent Suicide PA's website to take a screening to … Continue reading Suicide Prevention and Crisis Support in Pennsylvania

Special needs children enjoy Night to Shine event hosted by Tim Tebow’s foundation — WATN – Local 24

It was truly a “Night to Shine” for kings and queens with special needs. Out of more than 700 simultaneous events around the world, former NFL star, Tim Tebow, made a surprise visit to the Mid-South.Special needs children enjoy Night to Shine event hosted by Tim Tebow’s foundation — WATN - Local 24

Fayetteville Elementary School Students Learns About Disabilities — Fort Smith/Fayetteville News | 5newsonline KFSM 5NEWS

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Vandergriff Elementary School held its Diverse-Ability program for kindergarten through fourth-grade classes Friday (Feb. 7). The program taught students about many physical and mental disabilities including autism and physical impairments. Educators say teaching kids kindness will make better classmates in the future and help them appreciate their health and wellness. There … Continue reading Fayetteville Elementary School Students Learns About Disabilities — Fort Smith/Fayetteville News | 5newsonline KFSM 5NEWS

How abuse mars the lives of autistic people

The bullying began early. When she was just 5, Kassiane Asasumasu remembers other children taking her belongings and lying about it because they knew that she was face-blind and would not be able to tell on them. At a slumber party when she was 10, girls poked her, froze her underwear and made a game … Continue reading How abuse mars the lives of autistic people

Autism prevalence in the United States explained

The prevalence of autism in the United States has risen steadily since researchers first began tracking it in 2000. The rise has sparked fears of an autism ‘epidemic.’ But experts say the bulk of the increase stems from a growing awareness of the condition and changes to its diagnostic criteria.Here’s how researchers track autism’s prevalence … Continue reading Autism prevalence in the United States explained