autism http://wamc.org en Woodstock Chimes For Autism http://wamc.org/post/woodstock-chimes-autism <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.chimes.com">Woodstock Chimes</a> offers a unique variety of high quality, affordable musical gifts from around the world that inspire, entertain and bring pleasure to people of all ages. Their most recent endeavor, Woodstock Chimes for Autism, was inspired by several uplifting stories shared by loyal Woodstock Chimes customers.</p><p>One aspect of autism is hypersensitivity to sound. Studies have found that music therapy can assist with some of the challenges attributed to autism. Mozart's music, in particular, has been a blessing for some individuals living with autism. The Woodstock Chimes for Autism features a specially designed clapper, so its soothing tones ring more gently. The chime is musically-tuned to a melody from Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21. The Woodstock Chimes for Autism also features a bright, nickel-plated windcatcher with the symbolic, multi-colored puzzle pieces. This recognizable and distinctive logo was first created in 1963 by the National Autistic Society.</p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 92964 at http://wamc.org Woodstock Chimes For Autism The Best of Our Knowledge #1218 http://wamc.org/post/best-our-knowledge-1218 <p></p><p>As our understanding of the minds of children with autism continues to grow, new methods are being used to both evaluate and nurture those children. Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we’ll hear about research published last summer from scientists at Indiana University about new ways to interact with these young people.</p><p>We’ll also go to a science fair.&nbsp; And not one of those Mentos and Diet Coke volcano science fairs.&nbsp; This one has actual science.&nbsp; Plus we’ll spend an academic minute finding out how mosquitoes smell.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 07:00:00 +0000 Bob Barrett 82194 at http://wamc.org "The Spark" by Kristine Barnett http://wamc.org/post/spark-kristine-barnett <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Kristine Barnett’s son Jacob has an IQ higher than Einstein’s, a photographic memory, and he taught himself calculus in two weeks.</p><p>But the story of Kristine’s journey with Jake is all the more remarkable because his extraordinary mind was almost lost to autism.</p><p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 15:50:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 69427 at http://wamc.org "The Spark" by Kristine Barnett