Thursday, January 31, 2013

Families Unite to Help Adults With Autism - Wall Street Journal








Wall Street Journal



Families Unite to Help Adults With Autism

Wall Street Journal

But for the parents of children with autism, that future can be "uncertain," says Michael Lillard, chief investment officer of Prudential Fixed Income, and the father of two teenage boys who are on the autism spectrum. "As a parent, you're trying to ...





Group announces Autism Week - Cebu Daily News









Group announces Autism Week

Cebu Daily News

THE Autism Society of the Philippines (ASP), in coordination with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), has been calling on the public to focus on children with autism (CWA) in celebration of Autism Consciousness Week, which started ...





Dachel Media Update: Babies, Bus, Wait Lists - Age of Autism









Dachel Media Update: Babies, Bus, Wait Lists

Age of Autism

“Hamilton researchers have found autism traits in babies 12 months and younger, raising the possibility of one day preventing the neurological disorder. “It's the earliest autism traits have been identified, as children are most often diagnosed at age ...





Autism Linked To Inflammation, Antiepileptic Drug Use During Pregnancy - The Inquisitr








The Inquisitr



Autism Linked To Inflammation, Antiepileptic Drug Use During Pregnancy

The Inquisitr

The risk of autism among children in the study was increased by 43 percent among mother with inflammation caused by elevated C-reactive protein (CRP) levels. The risk was further increased to 80 percent in mothers who were in the top 10th percentile of ...





Researcher uncovers potential cause, biomarker for autism and proposes study ... - EurekAlert (press release)









Researcher uncovers potential cause, biomarker for autism and proposes study ...

EurekAlert (press release)

NEW YORK, NY — A New York-based physician-researcher from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, best known for his research into fertility and twinning, has uncovered a potential connection between autism and a specific growth protein that could ...





Deep Brain Stimulation May Improve Autism Symptoms - Disability Scoop









Deep Brain Stimulation May Improve Autism Symptoms

Disability Scoop

In a first, doctors say electrodes implanted in the brain of a 13-year-old with severe autism alleviated the boy's behaviors and allowed him to speak for the first time. The approach has only been tested on one person, but the German research team that ...





The Recovery Room: Explaining It - Age of Autism









The Recovery Room: Explaining It

Age of Autism

So, last time we looked at the definition of recovery. As I suspected, there is no singular definition. Likewise, I have found, there is no singular way to explain it. If you're like me, trying to explain what happened to your recovered child is not ...





Alex Echols, Boy With Autism, Gets Medical Marijuana To Manage Self ... - Huffington Post









Alex Echols, Boy With Autism, Gets Medical Marijuana To Manage Self ...

Huffington Post

Heartbroken and desperate, an Oregon family has turned to medical marijuana to help manage their son's self-destructive rages. They say the treatment, which has sparked controversy, has helped their child, described as "severely autistic," like nothing ...





Associations and parents unite to increase autistic children support - The Yemen Times









Associations and parents unite to increase autistic children support

The Yemen Times

The Yemen Center for Autism (YCA) recently brought together parents, therapists and special care specialists from different associations with the aim of training them to deal with autistic children effectively. The five-day training provided ...





Managing volunteers with autism spectrum disorders - Museums Association








Museums Association



Managing volunteers with autism spectrum disorders

Museums Association

I found the Autism UK website an excellent resource. It outlines what ASD is, and how it covers a range of conditions including autism and Asperger's syndrome. It explained the many challenges facing those with ASD entering the workplace. It also ...





Scientists investigate possible connection between autism and vitamin D - Environmental Health News








Environmental Health News



Scientists investigate possible connection between autism and vitamin D

Environmental Health News

With autism rates climbing and levels of vitamin D declining because of more sunscreen use and less time spent outdoors, scientists have begun to look into a possible link. A recent study was the first to discover that children with autism had ...





Autism traits found in babies - Hamilton Spectator








Hamilton Spectator



Autism traits found in babies

Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton researchers have found autism traits in babies 12 months and younger, raising the possibility of one day preventing the neurological disorder. It's the earliest autism traits have been identified, as children are most often diagnosed at age ...





Adults with autism present special problems - MyCentralJersey.com









Adults with autism present special problems

MyCentralJersey.com

Sadly, in the medical profession where the practitioner's specialty is autism — or ASD for short — the patient scale is pediatric to adolescence. So when these children reach the magic age of 21 where do they go? As parents of an ASD adult, we have ...





Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Autism makes every day 'Groundhog Day' - Examiner.com








Examiner.com



Autism makes every day 'Groundhog Day'

Examiner.com

Well we live the same day over and over because we have found a rhythm...peace at any price...but time doesn't stand still like it does in the movie. Our kids with autism get older. They turn into adults who need routine, structure, a rhythm throughout ...





Fifth annual Stomp the Swamp for Autism scheduled for Feb. 9 - University of Florida









Fifth annual Stomp the Swamp for Autism scheduled for Feb. 9

University of Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The fifth annual Stomp the Swamp for Autism will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 9 at the University of Florida's Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Stomp the Swamp is a fitness event in support of UF's Center for Autism and Related ...





Early intervention changes autism's course - The Keene Sentinel









Early intervention changes autism's course

The Keene Sentinel

Jane Holmes sits on the floor and hands 2-year-old Jimmy Harrison a block, and the young boy adds it to the top of a giant tower he's making before they all topple to the floor with a crash. He squeals in approval, before Holmes hands him more blocks ...





Autism linked to gut bacteria, study finds - Toronto Star









Autism linked to gut bacteria, study finds

Toronto Star

In a new study published in the journal Translational Psychiatry, they found evidence of abnormal energy metabolism in a group of autistic children as a result compounds produced by gut bacteria frequently found in people with autism. The discovery ...





Protect Children: National Autism Association Calls for Cameras - Age of Autism









Protect Children: National Autism Association Calls for Cameras

Age of Autism

Naa long Managing Editor's Note: From our friends at National Autism Association who are always looking out for the health, well being and safety of our children, whether tots or adults. Read their white paper, Behind Closed Doors: What's Happening to ...





WebTeam Corp Sets Autism Independence Goals In 2013 - PR Web (press release)








PR Web (press release)



WebTeam Corp Sets Autism Independence Goals In 2013

PR Web (press release)

It's a time we observed April as Autism Independence Month instead of Autism Awareness Month, say the people at Somerset-based autism app development firm WebTeam Corporation (WTC). Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google+ Share ...





The Autism Channel is profiled on NPR's On The Media - PR Web (press release)









The Autism Channel is profiled on NPR's On The Media

PR Web (press release)

The Autism Channel targets people on the spectrum and their supporting family members and caregivers, an audience of roughly 16 million in the United States and 50 million worldwide. The show is available at On The Media's website. The program profiles ...





Local educator/author looks at life with autism - Foster's Daily Democrat









Local educator/author looks at life with autism

Foster's Daily Democrat

Portsmouth —Ellen Walker and her husband Alvin Walker began their family in the late 1970s with the birth of their son, John, a seemingly healthy if colicky baby boy. As John grew it was clear that his brain excelled at some tasks, but was slow to ...





Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Armando Salguero: For Irelands, family needs changed with autism diagnosis - MiamiHerald.com








MiamiHerald.com



Armando Salguero: For Irelands, family needs changed with autism diagnosis

MiamiHerald.com

Autism when we had our children years ago affected one in 175 kids,” Ireland said as he and his wife Rachel talked for more than an hour about the disease that has attacked their family. “Now it's one in 88 kids. It's an epidemic. It's growing faster ...





Ricky Gervais' pal Stephen Merchant in autism 'jibe' row - The Sun








The Sun



Ricky Gervais' pal Stephen Merchant in autism 'jibe' row

The Sun

Stephen, 38, replied: “Yes he wrote the role of a sort of socially autistic nerd who always says the wrong thing.” Autism campaigner Anna Kennedy branded his comment “disgraceful”. Merchant yesterday said: “I'm sorry if it caused offence.” Back to top ...





More support needed for Scots with autism - report - Scotsman








Scotsman



More support needed for Scots with autism - report

Scotsman

The charity, presenting its findings to the Scottish Parliament , also called for the creation of an “autism employment ambassador” to help people with autism find jobs and stay in the workforce. The report said councils should also look at where ...





Models Take to Runway for Families Touched by Autism - Falls Church News Press









Models Take to Runway for Families Touched by Autism

Falls Church News Press

The Autism Society of Northern Virginia will hold its third Arts for Autism gala and fashion show on Saturday at Clarendon Ballroom in Arlington. The event enlists model-fundraisers from the local fashion community and educational institutions to post ...





Autism Cares Half Marathon Charitable Partner - Patch.com









Autism Cares Half Marathon Charitable Partner

Patch.com

A portion of the proceeds from the Bucks County Half Marathon, to be held on April 14, will go to the Richboro-based Autism Cares Foundation. The Austim Cares Foundation is a nonprofit that seeks to help those with autism and their families with the ...





8 year old asks for donations for autism instead of birthday gifts - WKTV









8 year old asks for donations for autism instead of birthday gifts

WKTV

Michael's younger brother Shawn recently graduated from the Kelberman Center's Promise Program for children with autism spectrum disorder, and Michael decided that instead of toys or other gifts for himself, that this year he would collect donations ...





Parents Speak About Autism, 'Colored My Mind' Film - Viacom Corporate (blog)









Parents Speak About Autism, 'Colored My Mind' Film

Viacom Corporate (blog)

Viacom's Office of Global Inclusion, The Parenthood, SOMOS, and The BEAT partnered to host an inspiring film screening and panel that successfully moved the silence around autism and encouraged the difficult dialogue about what it's like to parent a ...





Foundation Funds Service Dog for Autism Center - The Roanoke Star









Foundation Funds Service Dog for Autism Center

The Roanoke Star

Saint Francis Service Dogs has placed a facility dog at the Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center (BRAAC). The dog, a black Labrador retriever named Deuce, was placed recently thanks to funding provided by the Foundation for Roanoke Valley.





AutisMate: an iPad app for personalized autism therapy - VentureBeat








VentureBeat



AutisMate: an iPad app for personalized autism therapy

VentureBeat

For children and adults with autism, who face daily challenges with basic social interaction, the iPad has been something of a godsend. Apple's tablet has ushered in a slew of autism therapy apps that aim to replace equipment that previously cost ...





An alternative to autism? - Scienceline









An alternative to autism?

Scienceline

When Shannon Des Roches Rosa's son Leo was diagnosed with autism in 2003, her world turned upside down. All of her hopes and expectations for their lives disappeared in an instant, and Shannon, a mother of three in California, became intensely ...





Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders Debuts at SUNY Old Westbury - LongIsland.com (press release)









Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders Debuts at SUNY Old Westbury

LongIsland.com (press release)

Old Westbury, NY - January 28th, 2013 - SUNY College at Old Westbury has joined a statewide network of colleges and universities by becoming a Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders serving the Long Island region. “Some estimate that one in ...





Centered Around Autism - New University Online








New University Online



Centered Around Autism

New University Online

UC Irvine recently received $14.8 million in funding to create a center dedicated to finding a treatment for autism. With $14.8 million of financial support from private donors of the William & Nancy Thompson Family Foundation and the Children ...





Vaccine Court Tacitly Admits Vaccines Cause Autism - Personal Liberty Digest









Vaccine Court Tacitly Admits Vaccines Cause Autism

Personal Liberty Digest

The Federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (aka, the absolve Big Pharma of liability at your expense program) has awarded millions of dollars to two children with autism-related disorders. It's a tacit admission that the vaccines administered to ...





Monday, January 28, 2013

Aging Out of Autism - TIME









Aging Out of Autism

TIME

There's no shortage of therapies for autism, some of which work well, some not so well. But there is one simple treatment that hasn't been getting the attention it may deserve: time. According to a new study in the Journal of Child Psychology and ...





Project Hope Foundation Implements Skills® to Help Treat Children with Autism - Eurweb.com








Eurweb.com



Project Hope Foundation Implements Skills® to Help Treat Children with Autism

Eurweb.com

“Project Hope Foundation serves the autism community through four core programs that focus on helping families, opening minds, promoting inclusion and expanding potential,” said Project Hope Foundation's clinical director, Mark Knight. “The Skills® ...





Brotherly Love Prompts Young Entrepreneur's Autism App - All Things Digital









Brotherly Love Prompts Young Entrepreneur's Autism App

All Things Digital

Some apps, such as Proloquo2go, replicate a staple of the autism field — the sentence builder that kids can use to build sentences using symbols and basic concepts such as “I want.” Such devices have long existed as standalone machines that can cost ...