Monday, December 31, 2012

Upcoming Autism Family Times Events - Patch.com









Upcoming Autism Family Times Events

Patch.com

Please RSVP to Autism Family Times with Brianna's, Mabel Levine at mabeltlevine@gmail.com or phone 908-889-8860 for more information. Autism Family Times with Brianna to launch “free” special needs teen night out. Autism Family Times Peer mentors ...





Autism Delaware names Teresa Avery as executive director - Cape Gazette








Cape Gazette



Autism Delaware names Teresa Avery as executive director

Cape Gazette

As Autism Delaware's associate director for the last two years, Avery has been responsible for developing relationships with the Delaware community and expanding awareness of autism and Autism Delaware across The First State, with a focus on the ...





Autism and Christmas at Grandma's house - Autism Support Network









Autism and Christmas at Grandma's house

Autism Support Network

We all had such a wonderful time last night at the Christmas dinner at grandma's house. It was great to have everybody in one place at one time. But this year, well… this year was especially wonderful. I want to thank my mother-in-law, Thelma, from ...





Autism team hosts party for families - Vineland Daily Journal









Autism team hosts party for families

Vineland Daily Journal

Jessica Cruz, chapter president of SOL 4 Autism Team, reacts after receiving a necklace with a puzzle piece charm on it (the symbol for autism), which was given to her by appreciative parents of the team. Her husband, Antonio Cruz, looks on during the ...





Sunday, December 30, 2012

Major changes underway for diagnosing autism - KY3









Major changes underway for diagnosing autism

KY3

SPRINGFIELD, -- A major shift in diagnosing a health condition, and that change that could leave families in a financial lurch. In a few months, the definition of autism will narrow which could make it harder for children to get the autism diagnosis ...





New UK autism clinic offers help to patients, families - Lexington Herald Leader








Lexington Herald Leader



New UK autism clinic offers help to patients, families

Lexington Herald Leader

Ionut Moga, 11, is a cheerful, talkative, ├╝ber sports fan who doesn't care that the name of the new clinic in the little white bungalow not far from the University of Kentucky main campus is CASPER, which stands for Center for Autism Spectrum ...





Autism Advocates: Linking Conn. Shooter to Asperger's Misleading - The Ledger









Autism Advocates: Linking Conn. Shooter to Asperger's Misleading

The Ledger

LAKELAND | Emily Arnold was watching TV with her mother the day after the Dec. 14 massacre at a Connecticut elementary school and heard a reporter say the shooter allegedly had been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome.





Debunking 7 Common Myths About Autism - Care2.com (blog)









Debunking 7 Common Myths About Autism

Care2.com (blog)

Autism spectrum disorders are surrounded by a haze of misconceptions, many of which are harmful for autistic children and adults. It's time to straighten a few things out, and to spread the word on this complex series of cognitive and intellectual ...





Broken Promises Made Whole - Age of Autism









Broken Promises Made Whole

Age of Autism

Promises were sacred to me when I was a kid. They were what wishes, hopes and dreams were made of. They were part of childhood and how we learned how to trust others. If promises were broken, they were reminders of real life and that, as much as we ...





UNT has money lessons for autistic students - Denton Record Chronicle









UNT has money lessons for autistic students

Denton Record Chronicle

As anxieties mount over student loan debt and other financial pressures, more colleges are offering financial literacy classes to arm students with the knowledge they need. The University of North Texas is taking this one step further. It has been ...





Saturday, December 29, 2012

Centre teaches the autistic to be independent - New Straits Times









Centre teaches the autistic to be independent

New Straits Times

Early Autism Project (EAP) director Joechebed Isaacs says children with autism who undergo early intervention programmes can integrate better into society as their communication skills improve. "Through early intervention programmes, children with ...





Last chance to participate: UJA Adults with Autism Survey - Left Brain Right Brain









Last chance to participate: UJA Adults with Autism Survey

Left Brain Right Brain

As many of you know, there is little information about the changing needs of adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) to guide those planning programs and services. That is why the UJA Federation of New York and the Autism Science Foundation are ...





Weekly Wrap Up: Gravely Concerned - Age of Autism









Weekly Wrap Up: Gravely Concerned

Age of Autism

I hate to beat a dead horse, but when the supposedly dead horse is the fact that – contrary to the American Academy of Pediatricians-- mercury in vaccines causes autism, I'm afraid I'm going to have to go on beating it. In a sick way, the new AAP ...





Experts: Expand autism insurance - Dubuque Telegraph Herald









Experts: Expand autism insurance

Dubuque Telegraph Herald

recommendations Here are experts' recommendations for statewide care for children in Iowa with autism spectrum disorders: * Applied behavior analysis: Ensure that all early intervention programs for children with ASD have the expertise to provide ...





Don't scapegoat autism - The Augusta Chronicle









Don't scapegoat autism

The Augusta Chronicle

Unfortunately, a plethora of articles have appeared in the media suggesting a relationship between autism and violence because of the suggestion that the suspected killer in Connecticut was on the autism spectrum. Don't scapegoat autism. Maurine Meleck ...





Friday, December 28, 2012

Autism and Employment: an inspiring success story - San Francisco Chronicle (blog)








San Francisco Chronicle (blog)



Autism and Employment: an inspiring success story

San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

Since Jodi Murphy's son was 2, she had a hunch that he might be on the autism spectrum, but it wasn't until Jonathan was 13 that he was formally diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. A bright boy, it was clear to Jodi that with the right interventions ...





Newtown: Autism didn't pull the trigger - OCRegister









Newtown: Autism didn't pull the trigger

OCRegister

This is my son Andrew. He loves the ocean, bounce houses, garbage trucks and his brother Ian. He's been known to say "Yay," "Woohoo," and "Whee" in the same sentence. He's taught me more about life and love than I ever thought possible. This is autism.





Autism center brings hope to Kitsap families - Central Kitsap Reporter









Autism center brings hope to Kitsap families

Central Kitsap Reporter

Olympic Peninsula Autism Center is a nonprofit operation providing therapy for the west side of Puget Sound out of its facility in Silverdale. The autism center passed its one year anniversary in November. It was founded last year by John and Sara Hall.





Simon Baron-Cohen: The man overturning conventional thinking on autism - Haaretz








Haaretz



Simon Baron-Cohen: The man overturning conventional thinking on autism

Haaretz

Simon Baron-Cohen, the director of the Autism Research Center at the University of Cambridge. He's a British Jew with warm ties to Israel, the cousin of entertainer Sacha Baron-Cohen, and one of the leading and most controversial researchers of autism ...





Thursday, December 27, 2012

Family sues for autism therapy - Cincinnati.com









Family sues for autism therapy

Cincinnati.com

LAWSUIT FAMILY: Monday, December 24, 2012: METRO. Holly Young, a police officer with Miami Twp., holds her son, Roman, 2. Roman is autistic and his parents say the state of Ohio is refusing to provide the intensive behavior therapy he needs. With the ...





Autism society applauds Kasich's plan to expand insurance coverage - Vinton Courier









Autism society applauds Kasich's plan to expand insurance coverage

Vinton Courier

Ohio will make autism services available to state employees and their 39,900 covered children after approval by the five state employee unions. Coverage details will be negotiated with the unions. Additionally, autism services will be defined as part ...





McHi signs on for expanded Web resources for autism community - Monitor









McHi signs on for expanded Web resources for autism community

Monitor

The website Autism Brainstorm, a platform for those who work with individuals on the autism spectrum to communicate and find free resources, agreed to host the videos, its first such collaboration with a classroom. Ardis discovered the site this summer ...





mitochondrial disorders and autism - Mothering









mitochondrial disorders and autism

Mothering

Children with a mitochondrial disorder can regress into an autism like state if one of several things happen. One of them is a fever, and fever, as we all know, is a common side effect of vaccination. Hannah Poling had an underlying mitochondrial ...





'Water pill' improves behavioral symptoms of autism - SmartPlanet.com (blog)









'Water pill' improves behavioral symptoms of autism

SmartPlanet.com (blog)

Several lines of evidence suggest that autism interferes with the neurotransmitter GABA, which typically puts a damper on neural activity, Nature News explains. And this disruption of GABA is due to increased levels of chloride ions in the brain cells, ...





More Evidence Vitamin D May Reduce Autism Risk - Medscape









More Evidence Vitamin D May Reduce Autism Risk

Medscape

Children and adolescents living in the United States in states with higher levels of ultraviolet B (UVB) exposure are much less likely to develop autism than their counterparts living in states with lower levels of solar UVB exposure, new research shows.





Kids on autism spectrum appearing more on TV, but is media getting it right? - Huffington Post Canada









Kids on autism spectrum appearing more on TV, but is media getting it right?

Huffington Post Canada

Fortunately for Katims, millions of other people are playing close attention — particularly those with a loved one on the autism spectrum. And sadly, those numbers are growing. One in 88 American children has an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD ...





LEEP Beyond offers classes for kids on the autism spectrum - Time Out Chicago Kids (blog)








Time Out Chicago Kids (blog)



LEEP Beyond offers classes for kids on the autism spectrum

Time Out Chicago Kids (blog)

Like all good ideas, Mikky Wright says the genesis of L.E.E.P. Beyond came over a glass of wine. Wright was talking with his four-year-old son's therapist, Lorell Marin, about how there was a need for after-school program for kids with special needs ...





New autism coverage policy receives praise - Cleveland Jewish News









New autism coverage policy receives praise

Cleveland Jewish News

Gov. John Kasich's policy change providing expanded health insurance services to families of children with autism provides significant help, according to Ilana Hoffer Skoff, co-founder and executive director of Milestones Autism Organization in Beachwood.





Deer Point Elementary Autism Spectrum Disorder Teacher Wins Golden Award - WJHG-TV









Deer Point Elementary Autism Spectrum Disorder Teacher Wins Golden Award

WJHG-TV

“I would match will up against any autism teacher in the state of Florida, he has got to be one of the best.” It's a tall compliment for a man only in his third year of teaching. Mr. Weatherly became a teacher after a career in Law Enforcement but his ...





Kids on autism spectrum appearing more on TV, but is media getting it right? - Canada.com









Kids on autism spectrum appearing more on TV, but is media getting it right?

Canada.com

Fortunately for Katims, millions of other people are playing close attention — particularly those with a loved one on the autism spectrum. And sadly, those numbers are growing. One in 88 American children has an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD ...





Medical Marijuana To Manage Autism In Children - THE Weed Blog (blog)









Medical Marijuana To Manage Autism In Children

THE Weed Blog (blog)

When it comes to children using medical cannabis, the media and conservatives come out in a huge panic. For some reason they don't understand that there are more ways to consume cannabis than smoking it. Below is an example of a parent using ...





We Suggest You Make a Year End Donation To These Autism Orgs - Age of Autism









We Suggest You Make a Year End Donation To These Autism Orgs

Age of Autism

The end of the year is a time to express our gratitude to the groups who have help our loved ones (and our general dislike of taxes) by making donations to charitable organizations. We hope you will consider donating to one or more of the groups that ...





Autism strategy 'could waste money' - Politics.co.uk









Autism strategy 'could waste money'

Politics.co.uk

Their letter warned: "Without an ability to identify people with autism and a better understanding of autism across the public sector, we are at risk of failing to focus effectively on people's needs and as the 2009 National Audit Office (NAO) report ...





Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Devoted Grafton mother pushes back the veil of autism - Grand Forks Herald









Devoted Grafton mother pushes back the veil of autism

Grand Forks Herald

When her son, Ethan, was diagnosed with autism at age 2 in fall 2005, Jalene Suda devoted herself completely to his recovery. She quit a good job to stay home and marshal every available resource to free her son from this complex, isolating brain disorder.





Dachel Media Update: Autism, Violence, Suicide, DSM 5 - Age of Autism









Dachel Media Update: Autism, Violence, Suicide, DSM 5

Age of Autism

“Jessica Clute talks about her 12-year-old son at her home in Buffalo Grove. 'He'll tell me he's going to kill me,” she says, but, “He later becomes very remorseful.'… “She has gotten bruises from his fists and from things he has thrown. Recently, the ...





UNC autism study seeking participants - Henderson Daily Dispatch (registration)









UNC autism study seeking participants

Henderson Daily Dispatch (registration)

Parents of children with autism are being sought to participate in a research study being conducted by the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. The study, part of a global research program, will evaluate the effects of a new drug on social ...





Casa Grande man copes with autism with a 'KISS' - NECN









Casa Grande man copes with autism with a 'KISS'

NECN

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) — Marco Rivas Sotelo was 9 years old when he first saw a music video featuring the band KISS. Years later, as a young adult coping with autism and learning disabilities, the music he liked as a youngster propelled him to step ...





Autism treatment options opening up - Portsmouth Daily Times









Autism treatment options opening up

Portsmouth Daily Times

Gov. John Kasich recently announced a policy change that will allow Ohio families with children with autism to have access to needed services. According to released information from Kasich's communication department, “the general assembly has been ...





LETTER: Use preventive methods, family help to treat autism - Lehighvalleylive.com









LETTER: Use preventive methods, family help to treat autism

Lehighvalleylive.com

Autism is a devastating neurological condition affecting communication and social skills (developmental delays) as well as sensory processing. Each individual is unique and deserves to be treated with respect and dignity and willingly accepted into ...





What has become of Autism Science Digest? - Left Brain Right Brain









What has become of Autism Science Digest?

Left Brain Right Brain

Autism Science Digest was an effort by AutismOne to publish their take on autism science in a magazine format for a general audience. AutismOne is best known for their annual parent convention which focused largely on alternative medicine and vaccine ...





Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Holiday blessings: A family deals with autism, Christmas and a move - Wise County Messenger









Holiday blessings: A family deals with autism, Christmas and a move

Wise County Messenger

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) describe autism as a spectrum disorder, which means its severity and complex nature can vary widely from child to child. But all varieties share characteristics like social impairment, communication difficulties ...





Exploring the mysteries of autism - Wise County Messenger









Exploring the mysteries of autism

Wise County Messenger

I've been writing and photographing stories about autistic children for six years now. It has been a journey that has shaped me and helped me in my work. But I have to be honest: I started reporting on this subject not for any altruistic reason, but ...





Seeing Santa can be extremely difficult for children with an autism spectrum ... - WVLA-TV









Seeing Santa can be extremely difficult for children with an autism spectrum ...

WVLA-TV

NBC NATIONAL NEWS — Visiting Santa is a special tradition that many children look forward to each Christmas, but the hustle and bustle of a shopping mall can be overwhelming for some children with an autism spectrum disorder. A child's first glimpse ...





Gardiner's Virgilio overcomes barriers of autism on gridiron for New Paltz - Poughkeepsie Journal









Gardiner's Virgilio overcomes barriers of autism on gridiron for New Paltz

Poughkeepsie Journal

New Paltz High School sophomore Dominic Virgilio throws the football in his yard in Gardiner recently. Virgilio, who is autistic, was invited to a Offense-Defense High School Showcase on Dec. 30-31 in Houston. / Darryl Bautista/Poughkeepsie Journal ...





Monday, December 24, 2012

An Early Blood Test for Autism Shows Promise: Interview with Sek Won Kong, MD - Medgadget.com








Medgadget.com



An Early Blood Test for Autism Shows Promise: Interview with Sek Won Kong, MD

Medgadget.com

Approximately 11 out of every 1,000 US children are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) annually, according to the CDC. While autism is usually diagnosed clinically, genetic evaluations have been thought to have potential in aiding ...