Rodent learning sheds light on missed social cues in autism


Mouse in hand of scientist.

A new research study offers clues on social cues in autism:

Generally defined, social transmission is the ability to glean information about one’s surroundings from the behavior of another. Animals from tiny bugs to great apes depend on social transmission to survive in an environment full of predators and toxins. In people, social transmission has evolved into an often indispensable and sometimes rewarding part of daily experience.

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About the Author

Carolyn Hare

Carolyn Komich Hare

Carolyn has been working in the field of Autism for more than 20 years.  She is a special education teacher, certified ADI-R Trainer and the Clinical Manager for the Autism Tissue Program (ATP).  Ms. Hare is nationally recognized for her work with transition aged- students and the development of a multi-site, national intervention for college students with ASDs. Locally, she is the founder of the Arts for Autism Foundation of Pittsburgh which operates Pittsburgh’s Joey Travolta Summer Film Camp. Ms. Hare is especially interested in working with and problem solving issues relating to adolescents and adults with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. Additionally, Ms. Hare is proud to have served on ABOARD’s Autism Connection of PA Board of Directors for several years.

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