Empathy, tech combine to improve autism awareness and research - USC News

Child and robot The USC Viterbi film When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth explores robots and dinosaurs with a child who has autism. (Photo/Noé Montes). With characters who have autism in Sesame Street, the new Power Rangers movie and even a new film ...and more »

How these new Sesame Street and Power Rangers characters are changing Hollywood's portrayal of autism - PBS NewsHour

Sesame Street will add a new friend to the neighborhood next month when it debuts Julia, the first muppet with autism. And when the “Power Rangers” movie hit the box offices Friday, it offered a new take on some of the characters in the superhero ...and more »

Spot the early signs of autism - Mumbai Mirror

On the eve of World Autism Awareness Day, Dr Samir Dalwai talks about how the disorder is often misdiagnosed. For parents, having a child diagnosed with Autism can be a daunting experience. According to the Autism Society of India, “Autism is a complex ...and more »

Can grandma help spot autism earlier? - Reuters

(Reuters Health) - Kids with autism who spend a lot of time with their grandmothers may get diagnosed with the disorder at a younger age, a small study suggests. “This finding is incredibly important, as these individuals have the potential to lower ...and more »

What it means to be autistic - The New Indian Express

KOCHI: Have you ever seen a child suddenly throw a tantrum for no apparent reason in the middle of a crowded mall? Have you noticed a child behaving 'oddly'/ avoiding eye contact/ failing to interact with his/her peers? Have you wondered whether it is ...and more »

World Autism Awareness Day: Humanoid robot with skin sensors to help children in NHS trial - The Independent

Kaspar, a humanoid robot designed to help children with autism, is set to be trialled by the NHS. The child-sized robot was created by researchers at the University of Hertfordshire and is programmed to respond to touch. Kaspar is designed to play ...and more »

How new research and Sesame Street are expanding our understanding of autism - Medical Xpress

She has bright orange hair, loves to sing, and is excellent at memorizing song lyrics. She can take longer than others to respond to questions, and is sensitive to loud noises, including sirens. Meet 4-year-old Julia, the first new Muppet that Sesame ...and more »

Report calls for early intervention for children with autism - 680 News

Two months before the province is set to unveil the Ontario Autism Program, the Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis (ONTABA) is releasing a 135-page report detailing the latest proven methods that best help children with autism. The group hopes ...and more »

Helping a child with ASD transition to the adult world - Spotlight News

Laurie Frey, right, has learned from her own experience of raising a child with autism to never stop services and to find a services coordinator that has her daughter Brittany's best interests in mind.and more »

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims April 2, 2017 as World Autism Awareness Day - The White House (blog)

On World Autism Awareness Day, we highlight the importance of addressing the causes and improving the treatments for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). We also recognize the importance of identifying ASDs early in a child's life and of understanding the ...and more »