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Autism and Pets: More Evidence of Social Benefits

No one-size-fits-all solution: Researcher emphasizes need to consider child’s sensitivities and family dynamics
April 15, 2014

A new study lends support to the idea that interacting with a pet benefits many children with autism. However, the author emphasizes the need to consider each child’s sensitivities as well as family dynamics in carefully considering pet ownership.

Autism and Employment Support: An ‘Autism Matters’ Podcast

In April’s podcast from the journal Autism, investigators discuss what research tells us about effective employment supports
April 08, 2014

April’s “Autism Matters” podcast features interviews with researchers Paul Shattuck and Anne Roux, of Philadelphia’s Drexel University. Drs. Shattuck and Roux discuss issues surrounding employment support for adults with autism, as well as the barriers that those with autism face when looking for and maintaining employment.

International Conference on Innovative Autism Technologies

Invitation for research abstracts now open; families, scientists and other autism professionals to meet in Paris this fall
March 31, 2014

Autism Speaks is co-sponsoring the 2nd International Conference on Innovative Service Autism Technologies (ITASD 2014), at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, October 3 and 4.

Autism and Bullying Podcast: Factors that Protect or Increase Risk

Autism journal podcast features research findings on the factors that protect against or increase risk of bullying of students with ASD
March 31, 2014

This month’s “Autism Matters” podcast features an interview with special-education researcher Judith Hebron on her study identifying factors that protect against or increase the risk of bullying of students with aut