Why Modern Autism Research Lacks Ethnic and Cultural Diversity

Autism doesn’t see where its victim is coming from. So why should research focus only on children from the caucasian middle-class families? A new study found out that a vast majority of autism-related research suffer from a lack of focus on the other ethnic and cultural groups. Behavioral interventions and treatment programs for angle-saxon or caucasian … Read more

What is the Average Lifespan of an Autistic Individual

Sometime back, we interviewed Peggy Halliday from the Virginia Institute of Autism, and asked her this question, What is the average lifespan of an Autistic Individual? This is what she had to say in the below video excerpt of the interview: Peggy Halliday explains, “There is no expected difference in the lifespan between individuals with … Read more

Using iPads and Other Tablets for Autism Treatment

The iPad is a wonderful visual tool. We all know that. What we don’t is it gives wonderful results to children with Autism. ASD children, as we know it, are stronger with visual skills compared to others. Additionally, the activities with iPad are repetitive, self-paced, logical and therefore, engaging. However, using tablets like an iPad might … Read more

How important is Attention Span for Children with ADHD and Autism?

How tough it is for you to focus on the present? Do you struggle? Or do you find it cakewalk? Attention span: The real story For children, the ability to concentrate on a task for an extended period of time is a very important skill to develop. Recently, attention-span persistence for a bunch of 4-year olds … Read more

Improvements Needed For Autistic Education System

Parents, as well as many public school systems are re-evaluating the present education system for children on autism spectrum. Experts are debating over the applicability of a single-classroom-for-all system. It’s an integrated system where teachers are trained and schools are equipped to educate children with or without autism (and other disabilities) in a single classroom. … Read more

Advocates For Music Therapy For Autism

Music has a therapeutical effect on children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, said Ricky Kej, a renowned musician, and 2015 Grammy award winner. While addressing an event on autism in India, Kej expressed that through music, he wants to help children who are suffering from autism. Music therapy is an alternative to traditional means of intervention. … Read more

Could Video Games Help For Autism Treatment

Video games may help children with autism to better their social skills, according to researchers who carried out a singular study of video games and its psychological impact on subjects with autism. At a time, when video games and its violent contents are blamed for encouraging anti-social behavior among children, this study brings in a … Read more

Autism Dating Site By Autistic Mom Daughter Duo

An exclusive dating site for those on the autism spectrum is not entirely a new concept. However, the creators of the recently-launched SpectrumSingles.com claim their site to be unique. Olivia Cantu, co-creator of Spectrum Singles, said other dating sites usually “portray autism in a negative light.” At the best, these sites group people with autism … Read more

7 Steps to Manage ADHD Symptoms in Adults

While it seems that Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD is a common disorder affecting children, however, it is not limited to them alone. An astounding number of adults suffer from the disorder as well. Healthcare professionals, specialized in ADHD, believe around 60 percent of those who were diagnosed with the disorder in their childhood … Read more

Is The Internet To Blame For A Rise In ADHD

Is it possible that our daily digital interactions could affect brain functioning? Many believe so (check out the common myths and facts about ADHD) Michael Pietrus, a coordinator of the Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) assessment protocol at the University of Chicago, holds the opinion that excessive use of internet could bolster mannerisms synonymous to … Read more