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SAP to Recruit Workers with Autism

05/26/2013 – 4:49 pm |

A German software company, SAP has recently pledged to recruit employees on the autism spectrum. The company believes that it will diversify talents and has already run a successful pilot program. Read More…

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SAP to Recruit Workers with Autism

05/26/2013 – 4:49 pm |
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A German software company, SAP has recently pledged to recruit employees on the autism spectrum. The company believes that it will diversify talents and has already run a successful pilot program. Read More…

Autism Effects Brains Differently with Age

03/15/2013 – 11:16 am |
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In a new study researchers found that neural alterations associated with ASD continue to effect the brain into adulthood. The researchers found significant differences in brain activity during social tasks between adults and children. Read More…

Animals May Increase Social Behavior

03/11/2013 – 1:35 am |
Happy Girl With Cat

In a recent study researchers found that children with autism were more likely to to talk, look at faces, and touch their peers when animals rather than toys were present. The researchers also found that the children displayed more prosocial behaviors and positive emotions in the presence of animals. Read …

Genetic Links Between Autism, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia and ADHD

03/11/2013 – 12:44 am |
Genetic Links

In a new study researchers found several genetic variations that seemed to increase the risk for autism, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and ADHD. The study was large and included 33,332 cases and 27,888 controls. Read More…

Female Protective Effect

02/25/2013 – 11:39 am |
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A new study found evidence to support the hypothesis that females require a greater familial etiologic load to manifest the autism phenotype. The results could explain why males have a greater risk of autism. Read More…

Symptoms Present as Early as Six Months?

02/12/2013 – 11:57 am |
6 Month Old

In a recent study published in Biological Psychiatry, researchers found that 6-month old infants that were later diagnosed with autism paid less attention to a social scene than infants that were not later diagnosed. Participants included 67 infants that were considered “high-risk” for autism, and 50 infants that were considered …

Social Skills Training

02/05/2013 – 11:15 am |
Social Skills Training

In a new What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) intervention report 3 studies focusing on social skills training were evaluated.  WWC found that Social Skills Training had positive effects on social-emotional development and behavior for preschool aged children with disabilities. Read More…

Same-Language-Subtitling Study Review

02/04/2013 – 3:58 pm |
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What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) has released a study review on Same-Language-Subtitling (SLS) describing the research as a “well-implemented randomized controlled trial.”  WWC found that students in the SLS intervention scored significantly higher than students not in the SLS intervention on reading comprehension achievement posttests.  SLS is a karaoke style intervention, …

Invisible Disabilities Open Forum

02/04/2013 – 3:55 pm |

On February 20th from 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. there will be an invisible disabilities open forum at the Finger Lakes Independence Center at 215 5th St. Ithaca, NY.  The discussion is free and open to the public.  Topics will include: sharing personal stories and experiences related to living with an invisible …

New Regulations in NY

02/04/2013 – 3:52 pm |

Regulations amending Subpart 69-4 of Title 10 of the New York Codes, Rules, and Regulations (NYCRR) became effective January 1, 2013. These regulations apply to all children newly referred to EIP on or after January 1, 2013. With regards to adding a new service, these regulations also apply to children …