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Autism Advocacy – Like Oil & Water?

Our Autism Community – Introducing Nathan Young Autism became recognized as an autism spectrum officially a few years ago. However I had heard the phrase around twenty years ago. Summed up the autism spectrum is similar developmental onset behaviors which involve delays and differences in communication, cognitive-adaptive ways of being and attention found developmentally with no known cause. Personally I […]

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The Basic Aspects of Autistic Dentistry Needs

This video lecture by the Yale Child Center summarizes for dentists, parents and professionals the basic aspects of autism and dentistry needs.  It is estimated that only around ten percent of dentist feel comfortable providing care to individuals with special needs including those with autism. This lecture helps dentists understand how children (and when applicable […]

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What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

What is an Autism Spectrum Disorder? The National Center for Learning Disabilities answer this question in this 9 minute video, covering the following conditions and domains: PDD, Asperger’s Syndrome and Childhood Disintegration Disorder. The Social Interaction Domain Eye Contact Facial Expression Body Posture Emotional Signals Reciprocity Interest in sharing enjoyment Attention to the achievements of others Understanding others’ feelings Peek-A-Boo […]

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The CDC Grand Rounds Public Session on Autism

The April 2014 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Grand Rounds Public Session. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. Prevalence of autism, according to the CDC have increased twenty-to thirty-fold since studies forty-fifty years ago. According to Dr. Tim Frieden, director the the CDC, […]

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Autism Behavior to Biology

Dr. Robin Hansen is the Director of Clinical Programs at the UC Davis MIND Institute in California and in this lecture she explains the etiological heterogeneity of autism spectrum disorders and gives a review of contemporary autism research. She covers a variety of behaviors seen in autism and correlates them with the biology. Autism Spectrum Disorders are a group of […]

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Temple Grandin Thinking in Pictures Lecture

Temple Grandin has a PHD in Animal Science and is also a professor at the Colorado State University. As a best selling author and a world renowned autism advocate who also has autism she crafts amazing lectures inciting understandings of autism. In this lecture Temple Grandin explains visual thinking styles in autism.

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A Lifetime Perspective of Autism

Patricia Howlin is a professor of clinical child psychology at the institute of psychiatry of King’s College London. In this lecture Dr. Howlin gives gives a Stockholm Psychiatry Lecture titled “A Lifetime Perspective of Autism” concerning autism from childhood to late adulthood.

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Temple Grandin – The Autistic Brain Lecture

Temple Grandin is arguably the most famous autism self-advocate on the planet. Her teachings have proven useful for professionals, families and other self-advocates. She is also a leading expert on animal behavior and a semi-biographical movie has been made about her life. In this lecture, she talks about the autistic mind.

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Lecture on Applied Behavior Analysis for Autism

Here’s a lecture giving a basic overview of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), by Elyse Wiseman, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). ABA is an evidence-based practice to reduce autism behavior symptoms.

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