Category Archives: College News tagged with 'autism'

Second Early Learning Institute to open for children with autism

Michigan State University will launch the second branch of an educational program designed to help young children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The Early Learning Institute (ELI) will open its second location in Lansing in late August 2016 and plans to serve eight children ages 2-5 with ASD and their families. This is in addition to… Read More »

Social media poses threat to people with intellectual disabilities

People with intellectual disabilities are more susceptible to exploitation and abuse, and the rise of the Internet only increases their vulnerability. A first-of-its-kind study co-authored by a Michigan State University scholar finds that adults with Williams syndrome – who are extremely social and trusting – use Facebook and other social networking sites frequently and are… Read More »

New program for young children with autism to open at MSU

Michigan State University will launch one of the nation’s first programs to help young children with autism using a combination of one-on-one training sessions and classroom experiences with peers. The Early Learning Institute (ELI) opens for 3- to 4-year old children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) this fall. It is one of the latest collaborative… Read More »

Job services lacking for people with autism, college study finds

As autism becomes more prevalent, the need grows for services that help young people with the disorder to find and keep jobs, indicates new research led by Michigan State University education scholars. Some 50,000 people with autism spectrum disorder turn 18 years old every year in the United States, and these “transition youth” – shifting… Read More »

Scholarship recipients to help meet state demand for autism services

Ten students from across the state have received full scholarships for the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program at Michigan State University. These scholarships will see recipients through courses in which they will learn how to design, implement and supervise behavior analytic programs for individuals with autism and related disabilities. At the end of their studies,… Read More »

Video could transform how schools serve teens with autism

Video-based teaching helps teens with autism learn important social skills, and the method eventually could be used widely by schools with limited resources, a Michigan State University researcher says. The diagnosis rate for Autism Spectrum Disorder for 14- to 17-year-olds has more than doubled in the past five years, according to the Centers for Disease… Read More »