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Research highlights the importance of vocational activities for adults with autism… those activities their wellbeing the results revealed that people with autism fall into four distinct vocational activity groups that differed their happiness levels the activities group had little participation vocational activities the volunteer activities group participated volunteer activities sheltered employment for 10 hours week less the supported activities group participated supported community employment with the help job coach other support person for more than 10 hours week the independent …
Review of interventions for autistic adults finds lack of evidence-based treatments … recent review related studies found that very few treatments have been studied effectively address the specific needs this group the review also found that priorities autistic adults were overlooked the existing research review published may 1 the … asking the question about which these outcomes matter most autistic adults and far more research needed recommend ways support health they age research into autistic adult health has identified several health outcomes such early death higher … according the federal interagency autism coordinating committee the studies reviewed two interventions showed some evidence supporting better psychiatric health outcomes cognitive behavior therapy and mindfulnessbased interventions both common …
Two studies in Qatar offer snapshot of autism in an Arabic country… other international studies the survey children and families the qatari national health system well interviews with parents group schools serves potential model for estimating autism other gulfarea and arabic countries was published the may online … policy makers and providers develop programs and policies targeted improving early identification and treatment the same group researchers initially validated translated version common screening tool called the social communication questionnaire … full autism evaluation needed funded primarily the qatari government autism speaks facilitated the study part its effort support highimpact research around the world enhance wellbeing and outcomes our community while robust prevalence estimate …
Researchers outline method to create gene list for autism-linked genetic variants … multidisciplinary group autism researchers proposed new method for identifying whether certain gene changes are linked autism research study … allows know how certain gene changes impact person with autism ultimately helping develop tailored treatments that will support that person said thomas frazier phd autism speaks chief science officer and author the paper after evaluating this … with autism diagnosis providers will better able offer autistic children and adults more personalized health care and supports … researchers outline method create gene list for autismlinked genetic variants …
Autism Speaks to host Thought Leadership Summit on Challenging Behaviors… autism speaks will convene invited group researchers clinicians autistic adults and other autism community members virtually dec 3 and 4 2020 address the needs … that interfere with social interactions might not appropriate for work school behavior challenges that require significant support such aggression and selfinjury there are few programs that provide the level care needed for those with more significant support needs and families often face obstacles like distance and financial limitations that keep them from accessing them …
Identical twins with autism differ significantly in severity of social traits… and how they are shaped our environment also confirms what know about the importance getting intervention early possible support development said autism speaks chief science officer thomas frazier repeating this study with larger groups may help understand those environmental factors where might able best support optimal development for young children risk for autism using genetic data and clinical information researchers …
WHO Caregiver Skills Training shows promising results in Italy… through public outpatient child neuropsychiatry facility consisting 12 sessions including three home visits and nine group training sessions the cst program aims help parents and caregivers children with autism spectrum disorder asd develop the daytoday skills they need better engage with their children through modeling coaching and group discussions caregivers were taught play communicate establish and maintain shared routines and embrace positive … found that the training resulted several improvements parentchild interactions parents significantly improved their ability support interactions with their children scaffolding guiding their childrens behavior maintaining shared focus and …
Study finds translation of parent survey is reliable at detecting autism in Chinese children… detecting autism young children the autism spectrum rating scale tool for finding children with autism they can get support family member teacher fills out the survey they believe child has autism depending the age the child and who filling out there are four different versions the survey which was designed for english speakers the united states supporting children with autism important not only the united states but around the world said andy shih phd senior vice … with tool that can used with parent input find children with autism who need supports and services private research group the public welfare industry health china translated and shortened the autism spectrum rating scale into the modified …
Social media offers benefits for autistic community… what your interests are can hard find people locally who like the same things you like like them the same degree there are groups online for every interest imaginable some are open people from all over the world while others act gathering space … have unique ability understand teach and guide through the challenges being neurodivergent neurotypical world can then support those who come after believe that this cycle mentoring relationships one the greatest strengths our community support while some autistic people can use social media independently teens and some adults with higher support needs may …
Challenges of COVID-19 disruptions: Guidance for autism service providers… and widespread lockdowns have been place for month more hope this guidance will help you continue your important work supporting people with autism and their families prepare before lockdownduring minimally restricted movement set … situation and prioritize the immediate needs for each family including basic needs food medication shelter well caregiving support your health system has patient portal other way communicate through the electronic health record now good time set … printable tools digital downloads videos and other specific needs that families may request try set caregiver support group via online platform such facebook groups other technology such wechat where parents and caregivers can get support ask …
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