Demand for Educational Resources for Children Outstrips Supply

For public school systems, the demand for special educational and treatment resources for children with autism often outpaces what is available. In the fourth report in his Autism Now series, Robert MacNeil looks at how two schools in the New York City area handle teaching children and teens with autism.

Vaccines Do Not Cause ASD

—Vaccines do not cause ASD https://www.autismspeaks.org/science/science-news/no-mmr-autism-link-large-study-vaccinated-vs-unvaccinated-kids

—Fraudulent research, lack of rigorous research, poor judgment by media, and lack of consumer awareness contributed to false connection between vaccines and ASD

—http://www.autismsciencefoundation.org/autismandvaccines.html

New Research Suggests Possibility of Common Underlying Biology in Children Who Develop Autism

As the U.S. government increases its estimate of the prevalence of autism to being one in every 68 children, scientists have announced new research that shows there may be a common disruption in parts of the brain essential to emotions, communication and social function, beginning during pregnancy. Judy Woodruff learns more from Eric Courchesne of University of California, San Diego.

1 in 45 Autism Prevalence Explained

Published on Nov 16, 2015

A new government survey of parents suggests that 1 in 45 children, ages 3 through 17, have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This is notably higher than the official government estimate of 1 in 68 American children with autism, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Because the new numbers come from a parent survey, they do not replace the CDC’s 1-in-68 figure as the official estimate of autism prevalence in the United States.

To read more about Autism Speaks’ awareness, fundraising, science, and advocacy efforts, or to read about some of our other exciting initiatives, please visit: http://www.autismspeaks.org.

100 Basic Signs (American Sign Language)

Dr. Bill Vicars reviewing basic American Sign Language (ASL) signs with a student (Sarah). This 24:14 minute video doesn’t need or use sound. For individual vocabulary items and additional information see “First 100 Signs” at:
http://lifeprint.com/asl101/pages-lay…
For basic fingerspelling help, see http://asl.gs
For fingerspelling practice, see http://asl.ms

 

Resources for Low Vision and Blindness

American Foundation for the Blind
http://www.afb.org

American Printing House for the Blind
http://www.aph.org/

Guide Dogs of America
http://www.guidedogsofamerica.org/

National Association for Parents of Children Visual Impairments
http://www.napvi.org

National Eye Institute
http://www.nei.nih.gov

National Federation of the Blind
http://www.nfb.org

National Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped
http://www.loc.gov/nls/

The English Braille Alphabet: http://deafblind.com/braille.html