Differences in Brainwaves of Children with Autism Detectable as Early as Six Months

Autism research fascinates me, regardless of the angle of the research or who funded the study. I love to read about what is going on out there in the world of autism and so it is no surprise that this article in the BBC caught my attention. Evidently the results of a new study reveal that there are detectable differences in the brainwaves of children with autism, when compared to their typically developing peers, as early as six months of {Read More}

Announcing The Autism Education Site Facebook Page

After several years of managing The Autism Education Site I’ve decided to start a Facebook page to complement the blog. I’d love to invite you all to Like The Autism Education Site’s Facebook Page if you have an account. The page’s wall is open for questions, comments, photos and more. I’m not an autism expert, just a mom that is traveling the same journey that many of you are and I wanted to create a space where we can all {Read More}

Bilinguals Inc and ASAT Autism Conference in NYC

The following event has been added to The Autism Education Site’s 2012 Autism Conferences list. Conference Name: Bilinguals Inc and ASAT Autism Conference in NYC Conference Date: April 3, 2012 Conference Venue: Baruch College in New York City Conference Speakers: Bridget Taylor Psy.D., BCBA-D, ASAT Board Member – Dr. Bridget A. Taylor is co-founder and Executive Director of Alpine Learning Group. She has specialized in the education and treatment of children with autism for the past twenty-five years. She holds {Read More}

Watch: Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh on the New Autism DX Guidelines

Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) shares her thoughts on the new autism diagnosis guidelines scheduled for publication in the DSM-5 (May 2013). Instead of having three separate autism diagnoses, there will now be an overarching autism spectrum diagnosis with levels of severity. This controversial change may leave some more mildly-affected individuals without an official diagnosis will providing access to services for others that were limited by a PDD-NOS or Asperger’s Syndrome diagnosis. Learn {Read More}

Seaver Autism Center Annual “Advances in Autism” Conference – October 2012

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The Seaver Autism Center Annual “Advances in Autism” Conference will be held on October 14, 2012 at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, New York. Conferences speakers have yet to be announced but the following summary providing more information about the conference was submitted to me: “Our conference is a one-day event that includes a series of lectures and workshops given by accomplished professionals in the field of autism. The purpose of the conference is to advance {Read More}

Keeping All Students Safe Act (S.2020)

Yesterday I received an alert from Wrightslaw about the Keeping All Students Safe Act (S.2020). This was an action alert calling on everyone to contact our Senators asking for their support for the act. Here is an excerpt from the call to action: Please email your Senators and ask them to cosponsor the Keeping All Students Safe Act (S.2020). This bill will protect children nationwide from restraint and seclusion in schools. The need for this legislation is exemplified yet again {Read More}