Spotted around the web: Coronavirus, genetic mutations, obsessive-compulsive disorder

Research roundup Preventing cell death during brain development in fruit flies allows diverse neuronal circuits to form. Science Advances The most widely used autism screen is as reliable for black children as it is for white children. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders Children whose autism is a result of copy number variants in their … Continue reading Spotted around the web: Coronavirus, genetic mutations, obsessive-compulsive disorder

Preparing for Possible Isolation

This was adapted from a post on a Facebook group and includes my response to which I felt was necessary in a time of pandemic.Dustin I come from we Aspies (we little professors) were considered role models in our classrooms, and were quite scholarly, and also obedient at home, in school, in church and in … Continue reading Preparing for Possible Isolation

Spotted around the web: Sleep problems, social comfort, police training

Research roundup Suicidal behavior may be rooted in people feeling burdened by and excluded from society, both of which are heightened in those with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders Sleep problems in autism persist into at least middle age. Autism in Adulthood Autistic people tend to feel most comfortable when they are around … Continue reading Spotted around the web: Sleep problems, social comfort, police training

The hidden danger of suicide in autism

Nearly every Sunday since he was 7, Connor McIlwain had panicked about going to school the following day. The noise of barking dogs or crying babies, the demands of school and the constant fear of being exposed to one of his phobias was a lot for Connor to handle. Diagnosed with autism at age 3, … Continue reading The hidden danger of suicide in autism

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

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