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New technology accelerates autism diagnosis and treatment
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one in 68 children have some form of autism – a rate that has increased by more than 120 percent since 2002, when the rate was one in 150 children. Such a sharp rise might lead to assumptions that the process of diagnosing autism is a...
Social robot could help adults with autism find work
Researchers at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh have built Alyx, a robot colleague that teaches autistic people to recognise social cues. Alyx was designed to help adults with autism acquire this vital skill in the workplace. Unemployment rates among autistic adults is high - only around 16 per cent are in full-time paid work. Researchers in Scotland believe Alyx...
Google slowly eliminates ‘die’ from autism search results; shift praised by Autism New Jersey
With each passing day, Google’s effort to eliminate offensive terms about autism from its search engine suggestions is gradually taking effect. Typing in the phrase “Autistic people should ...” last week produced so-called “auto-complete” suggestions that they “be killed,” “die” or “be exterminated.” Four days later, there has been some improvement: Only one of the three auto-complete...