autism http://wmuk.org en Could Art Help Us Understand Autism? http://wmuk.org/post/could-art-help-us-understand-autism <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last year, Western Michigan University art students took a class that examined art made by kids with autism to better understand how they communicate.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Now the Autism &amp; Visual Art Project has blossomed to a global program that includes workshop materials for educators, </span><a href="http://wmich.edu/art/news/archive/2013-14/all-for-one.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">an exhibit</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and even a documentary film.</span></p><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 23:45:13 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 15609 at http://wmuk.org Could Art Help Us Understand Autism? WMU Gets $4 Million for Autism Research http://wmuk.org/post/wmu-gets-4-million-autism-research <p>Western Michigan University has won $4 million from the state to help families with autistic kids. State Representative Margaret O’Brien of Portage says the money is needed because there aren’t enough professionals to meet demand.</p><p>The money goes to the <a href="http://wmich.edu/psychology/academics/graduate/ba/">Behavior Analysis Program</a> in Western’s Department of Psychology. University officials say it will be used for research to make autism treatments more effective. Other uses include hiring more professors to increase the number of certified autism professionals.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 16:04:05 +0000 Andrew Robins 15215 at http://wmuk.org WMU Gets $4 Million for Autism Research WSW: An Archaeology of Yearning http://wmuk.org/post/wsw-archaeology-yearning <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kalamazoo College English Professor Bruce Mills wanted to write a book that told the story of him and his family.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 01:12:54 +0000 Gordon Evans 12261 at http://wmuk.org WSW: An Archaeology of Yearning WestSouthwest: A proposed farm for adults with autism http://wmuk.org/post/westsouthwest-proposed-farm-adults-autism <p></p><p>Cindy Semark&nbsp;says there aren't many options for adults, like her son, who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Gordon Evans 7762 at http://wmuk.org WestSouthwest: A proposed farm for adults with autism Proposed farm for adults with autism in Kalamazoo takes step forward http://wmuk.org/post/proposed-farm-adults-autism-kalamazoo-takes-step-forward <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The founders of <a href="http://aacornfarm.org/farm/">Aacorn Farm</a> hope to raise $3-million to give adults with autism the option to live and work on a farm.</p><p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 11:15:32 +0000 Gordon Evans 6900 at http://wmuk.org Proposed farm for adults with autism in Kalamazoo takes step forward