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Technology Companies and Autism: A New Era of Inclusion

When you think of autism, what comes to mind? Quietness, sensitivity, or difficulty in communication? Often, in the professional world, individuals with autism can be quickly categorized, sometimes even labeled as unemployable. Yet, in the United States, a unique tech firm named “Auticon” has defied these stereotypes. Most of its workforce comprises individuals with autism, ...

Max Lu

Photo of a group of business people each holding a brightly colored gear and combining them to illustrate a teamwork concept.

Stephen Wiltshire: A Rare Artist Who Draws Incredible Cityscapes From Memory

He also wrote a book about his life, Stephen Wiltshire: Autobiography. In it, he talks about his childhood, struggles, and journey to becoming one of the world’s most renowned artists. Stephen Wiltshire is a remarkable example of resilience and determination. Despite his autism, he has achieved success and recognition for his work. He has also ...

Nathan Machoka

Stephen Wiltshire with his New York City cityscape.

Cats Thrive in Families With Autism

Life for kids coping with autism is tough and it is not something they can help. However, for parents and families of autistic kids, the problems are multifaceted. Autistic children can be enraged and agitated by certain stimuli and these can include certain sounds, sights, smells, or even movements in their vicinity. Naturally, parents of ...

Emma Lu

Asian mother and daughter sitting on the living room floor petting the family cat.

Could You Be Autistic and Not Even Know It?

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech, and nonverbal communication. According to the Centers for Disease Control, an estimated 1 in 54 children in the United States today is autistic. However, it is quite alarming to know that you or a loved ...

Armin Auctor

Cutouts spelling autism.

Helping Children With Autism Deal With Face Masks

According to the U.S. CDC, almost 1 in 54 children is affected by autism. Things are already difficult for such children. The outbreak of COVID-19 is making life even tougher. Many children who suffer from autism reject face masks due to their being uncomfortable. Parents will have to find ways to coax their autistic children ...

Raven Montmorency

Girl wearing a face mask.

Study May Explain How Infections Reduce Autism Symptoms

For many years, some parents have noticed that the behavioral symptoms of their children with autism diminished when they had a fever. This phenomenon has been documented in at least two large-scale studies over the past 15 years, but it was unclear why a fever would have such an effect. A new study from MIT ...

Troy Oakes

An electronic thermometer.

Explaining Autism Through Animation

According to a survey conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics, 1 out of every 40 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with autism. Many people find it difficult to communicate with such children. A 4-minute animated video created by director Alexander Amelines for the National Autistic Society aims to provide quick info on autism for ...

Raven Montmorency

Young girl with autism.

Health: Child Brain Development Might Be Influenced by Gut Bacteria

The bacteria in the human gut might play a key role in child brain development, a new study has found. Research also suggests that gut bacteria may also contribute to symptoms of autism. Brain effects The brain development study was conducted by Sophie Rowland from Wellesley College in Massachusetts and her team. They looked at ...

Raven Montmorency

Curious child looking out a window.

Nutrition and Lifestyle Changes Help Reverse Autism

Can you reverse autism? People with autism face several challenges. However, there is a growing body of evidence indicating that autism can be helped through proper nutrition. By treating the whole person, including diet and lifestyle, it is a real possibility that you can reverse autism. What causes autism? While no one factor is considered ...

Emma Lu

Autism can be reversed with diet.

Boy With Autism Is Youngest Certified Yoga Instructor in the World

Sun Chuyang, a Chinese boy from Wenling (a city in the municipal region of Taizhou in southeastern Zhejiang Province along the East China Sea), became the youngest certified yoga instructor in the world at the age of six. Now 7 years old, he has trained more than 100 students and earned more than 100,000 yuan ...

Emma Lu