The word “autism” has become a buzzword in today’s technology industry.
Yet, a study published this week in the journal Pediatrics, indicates that online education is the fastest-growing and most effective way for kids and adults with autism to learn.
For many people with autism, the internet has provided a means to express and communicate with the world, and is often an escape from the confines of home.
“What we found is that kids who live with autism do much better on the internet, which is a big reason why they’re doing so well,” said Dr. Daniela Arana, the lead author of the study.
Autism, like many mental and behavioral disorders, is characterized by difficulty interacting with people, making them difficult to understand, and by difficulty in social interactions, which can lead to problems with social communication, coordination, and problem solving.
The study also found that many kids with autistic spectrum disorders, such as Asperger’s syndrome, have difficulty accessing high-quality educational opportunities.
Autism is also often associated with limited social skills, which may make it difficult for parents to provide care for their kids.
The problem is exacerbated by the fact that some of the earliest symptoms of autism are not recognized until they occur in early childhood, said Dr.-Ing.
Janice Vann, the study’s lead author.
“The reason we think this is so important is that autism is not diagnosed until children are between the ages of five and six,” Vann said.
The research team, including researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, surveyed more than 3,000 children and adolescents with autism and Aspergers.
They found that, while the prevalence of autism was increasing in the United States, most of the population was still living with autism.
The prevalence of ASD was about double the national average for the general population, the researchers found.
While more kids were now identifying as autistic, many more were still living without a diagnosis.
About 8.3% of all kids and adolescents identified as autistic were living in a home with an autism diagnosis, compared to about 6.9% in 2013.
“Our findings indicate that the Internet has made the transition from home to school a much more seamless process,” Vanna said.
While some families are finding it easier to get online support, others struggle to get the information they need.
“We’re seeing some families with Asperging in the school system struggling,” Vanni said.
For families with children who have autism, some online education programs are geared toward the classroom.
Parents can connect with other parents through their local school district, and the programs help kids learn skills like communication, reading, and math.
Parents of autistic children may also find a place in online classes to meet with other families.
For kids with Aspens, learning is often about self-expression and social skills.
The goal of online education isn’t to teach a child how to do the things he needs to do well in school, Vann added.
Instead, it’s to teach him how to express himself in an inclusive and nurturing way, and help him understand how others react when he speaks.
“When kids are learning to interact with other people in a supportive way, we’re seeing them more confident and confident in their own abilities,” Vana said.
As a community, the online learning community has also shown the most promise, with more than 60 percent of parents reporting that they’re happy with the way their child’s learning has progressed online.
“There’s a real disconnect between what’s happening in the classroom and how it’s going to work in the real world,” said Stephanie Feltman, an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University at Buffalo.
“But it’s also clear that we’re having a really good impact in terms of helping children with autism learn more about themselves and the world around them.”
The findings come as the American Academy of Pediatrics has begun to recommend a new set of tools for helping children and teens with autism access more high-tech learning tools.
The guidelines recommend using social media apps such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, and incorporating video, audio, and interactive learning tools into daily activities.
But the guidelines also suggest parents use online resources such as video chat rooms, face-to-face instruction, and guided reading sessions.
And they recommend parents use technology to help their kids find the information and support they need, such like homework help, social support, and tutoring.
For parents who do not have autism themselves, it can be hard to find the resources that they need to support their children and help them find the skills and tools they need in their personal lives.
But for many parents, the new guidelines are more important than ever, said Laura Gaskins, the president and CEO of the National Autism Association.
Gaskin said she’s often asked about how she can help her autistic son find the tools that he needs for success in school.
“I tell parents, you know, if you can find the things you need, we’ll