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Naperville’s Students with Autism Learn Marketable Skills to Bolster Future Employment Opportunities

Autism impacts a person's capacity for language, social interaction, and appropriate behavior. It's a developmental disorder with varying symptoms for various people throughout their lives. While some people with autism…

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Navigating the Autism Spectrum: Human Perspectives

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental condition affecting everyone differently. Some people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have significant challenges, whereas others with the same diagnosis have lesser…

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The Crucial Role of Parents in ABA Therapy: Fostering Collaboration for Success

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy has become an essential tool in many families with young children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This evidence-based approach focuses on improving specific behaviors…

Sensory and Autism-Friendly Locations in Chicago for Kids
Sensory and Autism-Friendly Locations in Chicago for Kids

The Windy City, Chicago, is home to a thriving artistic community., stunning architecture, and world-class attractions. But did you know it's also home to several sensory and autism-friendly locations for…

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Robbie “Goose” Henderson, Angler with Autism, Headed to National Championship for Juniors in Bass Fishing

Robbie “Goose” Henderson, a 13-year-old angler with autism, is set to compete in the National Championship for juniors in bass fishing, and the Illinois Autism Center couldn’t be more excited…

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Walmart welcomes back sensory-friendly shopping hours at stores nationwide

As you've probably read or heard, Autism impacts a person's communication and social skills.  But one other area that is not properly  addressed, and sometimes even goes unnoticed, is that…

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Researchers developing app to help diagnose autism in young children

More research related to Autism treatment continues to show that early diagnosis is the best way to go when treating children with autism. A child who is diagnosed at an…

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New report reveals autistic adults’ social media experiences and provides toolkits to better support the needs of neurodivergent users

Statistically,  Autism awareness has improved remarkably over the past two decades, with more than 6000 Brits being diagnosed. However, with all that success, the majority of autistic adults in the…