Since last February, the 11th, a news of interest about a validated screening tool for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) applied at early stages. It is available at the newspaper "la Opinión de Zamora".
Even though nowadays several tools to reach that objective are available, the news is referred to the sifting test named M-CHAT and to the projecte developed by lecturers' team at the Salamanca University.
We can find everyday more and more apps related to ASD and other learning disabilities that can be used trough different devices such as iPhone, iPad, Android, etc. That is why we highly recommend you the iAutism webpage, in order to keep you informed about all the important news within this field.
Important news provided by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) in United States, a global leading organization that has presented a report corroborating what data obtained from research has been demonstrating for many years. Come in and read the autism's latest news.
"Few children diagnosed within their early years -before 5- with one of the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), lose their symptoms and even the diagnose when they grow up", according to the conclusions shown in a research study promoted by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).
During last 2012, more than 180 people attended the trainings given by the Planeta Imaginario Foundation throughout Spain. These courses are addressed to students, teachers, relatives and other professionals that work with people with ASD in both social and educational spheres.
The main target of the Planeta Imaginario Foundation is sharing our knowledge about the Developmental Disorders and the Autism Spectrum Disorders, as well as the basis of its treatment.
Last year we visited many different cities as Madrid, Barcelona, Málaga, Valencia, Ibiza or Alsasua. We hope to count with your involvement during this 2013.
It is increasingly common nowadays, the use of tablets with different purposes. Whether the aim is business, leisure or education, tablets have turned into an important part of our daily life as well as they are gaining terrain in the technological field.
Tablets have also become and educational tool for professionals working in the autism field. Among other features, their touchscreen allow to see the result of the action done immediately.
Autism is one of the great unknowns of our society.
That unequivocal seems Victor Rodríguez (Barcelona, 1978), a psychologist, speech therapist and clinical director of Planeta Imaginario Foundation, an organization dedicated to work with children with autism.
This professional remarks how important an early diagnosis is – something that does not occur as frequently as it must and something that can be reinforced by some iPad app's- as well as how important is that parents and professional walk together to make autism more visible in our society to stop being a disagreeable pathology.
Last June 2012, the Planeta Imaginario foundation was awarded by BBVA with one of the "Territorios Solidarios" awards. BBVA funds these social projects which try to bring social benefit trough non-profit organizations.
The project carried out by the Planeta Imaginario Foundation is fully funded by the "Territorios Solidarios" department from BBVA. With their donation, specialists in treatment of children with ASD can go to different schools and offer an specific training about the school intervention for children with ASD; being this training completely free for the schools.