CARE Lab Resources

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The CARE lab wants to help you better understand your learner!


In support of our overarching goal to improve the educational experiences of learners with autism, here you will find a multitude of resources, vetted by our team of researchers, educators, postdoctoral scholars, doctoral students, and undergraduate students. These resources are meant to inform teaching practices and to help families better understand their learner’s strengths and abilities. 


What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

A brief explanation by the UC Davis MIND Institute

According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 1 in 44 children born today have or will eventually have autism. That means that an estimated 1.5 million Americans have a neurodevelopmental disability that can limit a child’s lifelong potential for independence.  Autism is reported to occur in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups, and it is about 4 times more common among boys than among girls.


What are the signs of Autism?

Although symptomology varies from person to person, according to the NIH...

the most obvious manifestations of autism are: social impairment, communication difficulties, sensory sensitives, and repetitive behaviors.

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