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The coronavirus world reflects the reality of children with autism

The coronavirus world reflects the reality of children with autism

Increased public awareness about social isolation and the deep human need for connection can help us show love to autistic children. Op-ed.Elchanan Westheim, 22/07/2020 10:40
Police, people with special needs, and connection

Police, people with special needs, and connection

IDF officers must decide if a person is harmless or a terrorist in a second and they are not familiar with special needs behavior. Op-ed.Rabbi Chaim Perkal , 07/06/2020 14:19
NJ Chabad couple builds immersive village for autistic kids

NJ Chabad couple builds immersive village for autistic kids

Chabad couple in New Jersey builds LifeTown Shoppes, a massive space for autistic kids and young adults to practice real-life errands.Josefin Dolsten, JTA, 01/11/2019 12:17
How a woodshop transformed these young men's lives

How a woodshop transformed these young men's lives

Young men diagnosed with autism who failed to connect with conventional programs finally find their place - at a woodshop.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/07/2019 12:16
This young autistic soldier never stopped believing in himself

This young autistic soldier never stopped believing in himself

In honor of World Autism Day, Shachak Shriki, diagnosed with autism at the age of 15, tells how he joined the IDF.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/04/2019 19:52
Iranian American Jewish Federation Saluted by ILAI Fund

Iranian American Jewish Federation Saluted by ILAI Fund

'Technology has given us the ability to provide a way for these special children to express their feelings.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/11/2018 20:36
Study: Cannabis oil 80% successful in helping autistic children

Study: Cannabis oil 80% successful in helping autistic children

Israeli research shows CBD has 80% success rate in reducing problematic behavior among children with autism spectrum disorders.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/07/2018 18:30
New 'smart toy' offers autistic children new ways to learn

New 'smart toy' offers autistic children new ways to learn

Hi-tech digital companion robot allows parents to customize educational games for special needs children.Eliran Baruch, CES Las Vegas, 15/01/2018 20:10
Couple saves autistic child running barefoot on Ayalon Freeway

Couple saves autistic child running barefoot on Ayalon Freeway

Police take 43 minutes to arrive after parents report him missing; police tells couple, 'This moment I received word of incident.'Mordechai Sones, 10/09/2017 12:47
Number of autistic patients triples in a single decade

Number of autistic patients triples in a single decade

In a single decade, the number of Israelis diagnosed with autism triples; 80% are male and under age 24.Yedidya Ben-Or, 02/04/2017 09:38
Appeal to place autistic children in rehabilitative centers

Appeal to place autistic children in rehabilitative centers

Parents of autistic children sue Welfare Ministry for not finding places for their toddlers in rehabilitative daycare centers.Yedidya Ben-Or, 27/03/2017 12:30
New research shows medical clowns can help autistic kids

New research shows medical clowns can help autistic kids

Groundbreaking research from Ziv Hospital shows medical clowns help autistic children learn to communicate better.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/01/2017 08:57
New study links prenatal vitamin D deficiency to autism

New study links prenatal vitamin D deficiency to autism

New research shows children born to women deficient in vitamin D more likely to show signs of autism by age six.Chana Roberts, 19/12/2016 09:12
What is the effect of cannabis on the autistic?

What is the effect of cannabis on the autistic?

An Israeli doctor believes that cannabis can also be used to help those dealing with autism. ILTV reports.ILTV, 05/09/2016 21:59
Autistic teen celebrates Bar Mitzvah

Autistic teen celebrates Bar Mitzvah

Teen able to mark an Aliyah to the Torah via the Shahak LeBnei Mitzvah program in Modi'in.Arutz Sheva staff, 29/05/2016 11:34
New IDF program for autistic-spectrum youths

New IDF program for autistic-spectrum youths

'Watching the Horizon' expands to the Ordnance Corps. The youths will volunteer in optics and electronics.Gil Ronen, 04/04/2016 01:16
Foreign Min. displays art made by autistic adults

Foreign Min. displays art made by autistic adults

Foreign Ministry hosts 'Bridge to the World' exhibit, artwork made entirely by autistic adults.Talia Blatman, 19/01/2016 20:45
Bill: Subsidize services for Israelis with autism

Bill: Subsidize services for Israelis with autism

MKs and parents urge the Knesset to put petty politics aside Wednesday, as bill cementing rights for the autistic is due for a vote.Tova Dvorin, 25/11/2015 09:39
Revolutionizing Autistc Education in Israel

Revolutionizing Autistc Education in Israel

Yael Lehman helps high functioning autistic children, as a teacher and as a mother.Judy Simon, 21/08/2015 07:13
Autism Spectrum Disorders Linked to Schizophrenia

Autism Spectrum Disorders Linked to Schizophrenia

A new study has found that Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are linked organically to schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (manic depression).Hana Levi Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 24/10/2012 14:32
Israeli Technology: The Bio Hug Vest

Israeli Technology: The Bio Hug Vest

Arutz Sheva meets the people behind the BioHug Vest, an Israeli technology meant to lower people's stress levels.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 06/08/2012 11:21
'Much Has Changed for the Autistic Community'

'Much Has Changed for the Autistic Community'

Arutz Sheva meets Dame Stephanie Shirley, the founding UK Ambassador for Philanthropy, at the 2012 International Autism Conference.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 06/08/2012 08:21
Parking Permits to Parents of Autistic Children

Parking Permits to Parents of Autistic Children

Minister of Transportation Yisrael Katz has ordered issuance of disability parking permits to parents of children diagnosed with autism.Hana Levi Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 24/06/2012 15:21
Autism Experts to Gather in Jerusalem

Autism Experts to Gather in Jerusalem

Experts are planning to convene in Jerusalem from around the world in August to learn the latest about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).Hana Levi Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 23/05/2012 11:37
Israelis Study Autism

Israelis Study Autism

Scientists at Israel's Weizmann Institute find a method that could lead to the development of tools for early diagnosis of Autism in childreElad Benari, 29/07/2011 04:14
Autism Conference Lifts Interest

Autism Conference Lifts Interest

International Autism conference in Jerusalem draws over 500 attendees.Ruth Amber Gristak and Maayana Miskin, 17/07/2010 23:51