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Andy Shih

Kids and Teens with Autism Vulnerable to Video Game Addiction

April 19, 2013

Parents and autism therapists have long noticed that many children and teens with autism become deeply engaged with video games and other forms of screen-based media. Indeed, many therapists and “app” makers design autism-friendly video games around this tendency.

Two new studies suggest that caution may be warranted.

World Autism Awareness Day at the UN: Tackling Shared Global Challenges

April 03, 2013

Autism Speaks co-hosts UN panel on social, economic and public health challenges faced by individuals, families and societies worldwide

 

Ban Soon-taek, spouse of the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, delivered a videotaped message to help open the World Autism Awareness Day panel discussion at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.