Thursday, February 28, 2013

Cleveland Clinic to get $2 million NIH grant for autism research - Plain Dealer









Cleveland Clinic to get $2 million NIH grant for autism research

Plain Dealer

CLEVELAND, Ohio--If scientific research into the causes of autism has revealed anything over the past decade, it's how complex the developmental disorder is. Long gone is the hope of a single cause or simple cure, and every new piece of evidence seems ...





Living with Autism and School Bullies - 13WMAZ








13WMAZ



Living with Autism and School Bullies

13WMAZ

In a two part series, 13WMAZ's Judy Le shows us how bullying affects children and how they're coping with it. When school lets out at 2:45, the ride back home becomes story time and Veronica Edens can only hope for a happy ending. "Did you have a good ...





Brothers with autism swim with confidence - 6abc.com








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Brothers with autism swim with confidence

6abc.com

... When you watch the Wissahickon Swim team practice, you can't help but notice the dynamic duo of brothers Dan and Will Haggerty who had quite the debut season. The 17 and 15-year-old are as close as two can be, down to their struggles with autism.





Autism Shares Genetic Features With Psychiatric Disorders - Bloomberg









Autism Shares Genetic Features With Psychiatric Disorders

Bloomberg

Autism and four other psychiatric disorders have similar genetic features, scientists discovered for the first time, opening up a potential new approach to drug treatment for these diseases. Variations in two genes involved in the balance of calcium in ...





Imagine Walk for autism on April 28 - Warwick Beacon









Imagine Walk for autism on April 28

Warwick Beacon

The Imagine Walk & Family Fun Day for Autism, presented by The Autism Project, is set to take place Sunday, April 28, at Goddard Memorial State Park in Warwick. Known for events and activities tailored to individuals on the autism spectrum, this 11th ...





Learning center claims to ease symptoms of Autism, ADHD - 9NEWS.com








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Learning center claims to ease symptoms of Autism, ADHD

9NEWS.com

ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - When we saw the commercials, we wanted to know if this could possibly be true. Children diagnosed with ADD, autism and more who no longer have the symptoms. Can one person hold the key? NewsChannel 5 talked with many ...





The Scientific and Basic Moral Reasons We Need an Autism Cure - Age of Autism









The Scientific and Basic Moral Reasons We Need an Autism Cure

Age of Autism

The real heroes are the children, and now soon to be adults of this Autism Epidemic, who live each day in the shadow of pain. Meg is one of them. I write a lot about Autism, not to complain of my struggles, but to share the hope that we are turning the ...





Insurance commissioner wants autism law enforced - San Jose Mercury News









Insurance commissioner wants autism law enforced

San Jose Mercury News

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—California's insurance regulator has been getting complaints and wants last year's autism treatment law enforced. There's been an explosion in autism and demand for behavioral therapies. The California Department of Insurance says ...





Arts 'n Autism celebrates 9 years of service - The University of Alabama Crimson White









Arts 'n Autism celebrates 9 years of service

The University of Alabama Crimson White

Arts 'n Autism, an after-school program for autistic children in the Tuscaloosa community, will be hosting their eighth “Stand Up for Autism,” a comedy night to benefit the program Friday, March 1. The event will be held at the Bama Theatre at 7 p.m ...





Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Insurers not covering behavioral therapies for autism, California says - Los Angeles Times









Insurers not covering behavioral therapies for autism, California says

Los Angeles Times

Insurers have been skirting their obligation under recently enacted state law to provide costly behavioral therapies for autism, according to the Department of Insurance, which is proposing emergency regulations aimed at enforcing the law. In July ...





Google eliminates 'die' search suggestion for autism - The Star-Ledger - NJ.com









Google eliminates 'die' search suggestion for autism

The Star-Ledger - NJ.com

How would you feel if an internet search about your neurological condition produced a suggestion you be exterminated? Autism activists have succeeded in getting Google to change the results of its automated search process so that offensive "hate speech ...





From autism to depression: Largest genetic study shows mental disorders share ... - Washington Post









From autism to depression: Largest genetic study shows mental disorders share ...

Washington Post

The disorders — autism, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder or ADHD, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder and schizophrenia — are considered distinct problems. But findings published online Wednesday suggest they're related in some way.





NIMH Head Calls For Autism Unity - Disability Scoop









NIMH Head Calls For Autism Unity

Disability Scoop

The nation's top mental health official is questioning what gains can be achieved by deep divisions currently entrenched in the autism community. In a blog post this week, Thomas Insel, the director of the National Institute of Mental Health, said that ...





Family information night planned on autism - Lancaster Eagle Gazette









Family information night planned on autism

Lancaster Eagle Gazette

Myles is a consultant with the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence and the Ziggurat Group. She is the recipient of the Autism Society of America's Outstanding Professional Award, the Princeton Fellowship Award and the Council for Exceptional ...





Children with autism show increased positive social behaviors when animals are ... - Medical Xpress









Children with autism show increased positive social behaviors when animals are ...

Medical Xpress

The presence of an animal can significantly increase positive social behaviors in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), according to research published February 20 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Marguerite E O'Haire and colleagues ...





Sprouts Farmers Markets kicks off Autism Speaks campaign - Phoenix Business Journal









Sprouts Farmers Markets kicks off Autism Speaks campaign

Phoenix Business Journal

Money raised this year will be awarded to local communities through the Autism Speaks Neighborhood Grant Program, which will provide funding to organizations that serve the autism community in the eight states Sprouts operates: Arizona, California, ...





Republic Bank supports autism programme - Demerara Waves









Republic Bank supports autism programme

Demerara Waves

The Step by Step Foundation can look forward to an enhanced autism programme with the support of Republic Bank ( Guyana ) Limited, the financial institution announced on Tuesday. The Foundation, a locally registered charitable organisation catering for ...





NYBERG: Roses for Autism - WTNH









NYBERG: Roses for Autism

WTNH

"When folks on the autism spectrum turn 21, and this is where Joan (Volpe) might be able to help me, then they are no longer able to get help through the town for education and things like that," Tom said. "So we need a place for these folks to go and ...





2013 Hope for Autism Gala - WHNT








WHNT



2013 Hope for Autism Gala

WHNT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Riley Behavioral & Educational Center is hosting the 6th Annual Hope for Autism Gala and Silent Auction on Thursday, April 11 at the Huntsville Museum of Art at 6 pm. The Riley Center is a nonprofit organization whose ...





Temple Grandin, bestselling author on autism and animal advocacy, coming to ... - Plain Dealer









Temple Grandin, bestselling author on autism and animal advocacy, coming to ...

Plain Dealer

Born with autism and educated in animal science, she discovered an innate ability to comprehend the emotional state of animals and learned how to use those skills to help shape new methods of treatment. Her 2005 book "Animals in Translation," born of ...





Playing Music Helps Cure Autism - Ultimate-Guitar.Com








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Playing Music Helps Cure Autism

Ultimate-Guitar.Com

When he was three years old, Josh Tutin from Bristol, UK was diagnosed with a severe autism which led doctors to conclusion that he will likely never go to a regular school. A year later, his mother Renitha read that playing a musical instrument might ...





'Network' analysis of the brain may explain features of autism - EurekAlert (press release)









'Network' analysis of the brain may explain features of autism

EurekAlert (press release)

A look at how the brain processes information finds a distinct pattern in children with autism spectrum disorders. Using EEGs to track the brain's electrical cross-talk, researchers from Boston Children's Hospital have found a structural difference in ...





Feet on the Autism Spectrum - The Atlantic








The Atlantic



Feet on the Autism Spectrum

The Atlantic

Psychotherapist Cary Terra works with adults with autism spectrum disorder -- the soon-to-be-official all-encompassing diagnostic term for that we currently distinguish as autism, Asperger's, and childhood disintegrative disorder. During her many years ...





Autism on the Rise, Neighbors Seek to Help - WETM-TV









Autism on the Rise, Neighbors Seek to Help

WETM-TV

CORNING, N.Y. -- The latest Center for Disease Control statistics show that one in 88 people are diagnosed with autism. To spread awareness, the Corning Chamber of Commerce is strengthening advocacy efforts to help neighbors in the southern tier who ...





Tuesday, February 26, 2013

How autism affects Southern Colorado - KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News









How autism affects Southern Colorado

KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News

Autism is a disorder that affects more and more children each year and has gained increased attention.. There is no community in the United States unaffected by autism and Colorado Springs has a higher-than-average prevalence of the disorer. So, News 5 ...





Toby Keith's I Love This Bar hosts autism benefit - FOX19









Toby Keith's I Love This Bar hosts autism benefit

FOX19

Officials say autism is the fastest growing developmental disability, affecting 1 in 88 children in the United States. In fact, every 11 minutes, another family receives news that their child has an autism spectrum disorder. The 7th annual Walk Now for ...





Adult autism group, and parents like me, protest San Francisco Magazine article - San Francisco Chronicle (blog)









Adult autism group, and parents like me, protest San Francisco Magazine article

San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

The board members of the Bay Area's Autism Asperger Syndrome Coalition for Education, Networking and Development (AASCEND), issued a letter to San Francisco Magazine last week, challenging comments made in the Magazine describing persons with ...





Oakland hosts its first Autism Summit - Oaklandpostonline









Oakland hosts its first Autism Summit

Oaklandpostonline

Oakland University held its inaugural Autism Summit Feb. 21, bringing together various parties to deal with issues related to the care and independence of those with autism and to discuss a way forward. Autism refers to a spectrum of neurological ...





Bill would require insurers to pay for autism treatment - Lincoln Journal Star









Bill would require insurers to pay for autism treatment

Lincoln Journal Star

They sought out a local pediatric behavioral psychologist specializing in autism spectrum disorders, who recommended a treatment called Applied Behavioral Analysis, which is based on theories that behaviors can be taught through a system of rewards and ...





Student wants to raise autism awareness - Beloit Daily News









Student wants to raise autism awareness

Beloit Daily News

Staff photo by Hillary Gavan Autism Speaks Field Development Manager Mallory Walsh, left, and Gwendolyn Ford are trying to drum up support for an Autism walk event to be held every summer in Beloit. Ford, a student at Roy Chapman Andrews Academy, ...





Tools, techniques used to help autistic students - Beloit Daily News









Tools, techniques used to help autistic students

Beloit Daily News

While there were 17 students with autism in Beloit schools a decade ago in 2002-2003, there are 50 in the district today. The students range from cognitively disabled to high functioning students, and are the in self-contained classroom as well as the ...





New book on autism - Delco News Network









New book on autism

Delco News Network

Can autism be prevented or cured? Contrary to popular belief, Dr. Robert Melillo, of the Brain Balance Achievement Centers, believes autism can be prevented and cured. Prenatally parents can take actions to eliminate and modify environmental risk ...





Volunteers Needed: Befriend Individuals with Autism at Emory Center - Patch.com









Volunteers Needed: Befriend Individuals with Autism at Emory Center

Patch.com

The Emory Autism Center in Decatur needs volunteers to build relationships with individuals from ages 18 to 24. Spend an afternoon each week sharing meaningful and enjoyable times together. Coordinators at the center are looking for volunteers who are ...





No, the autism “rate” in California did not go down after removing thimerosal ... - Left Brain Right Brain









No, the autism “rate” in California did not go down after removing thimerosal ...

Left Brain Right Brain

I recently attended a talk where the speaker showed autism prevalence by age group for a large HMO in California. The administrative prevalence (fraction of people in the HMO identified autistic) was still going up as of 2010, and the speaker indicated ...





Positively Milwaukee - Today's TMJ4









Positively Milwaukee

Today's TMJ4

MILWAUKEE - Eric Look proves that autism does not have to silence your passion. Eric loves playing the piano and singing to audiences in Southeast Wisconsin. "I feel like a good musician," he said. "Music is what I love. I love to listen, I like to ...





Monday, February 25, 2013

Could There Be a Cure for Autism? - KTLA









Could There Be a Cure for Autism?

KTLA

Discovering that your child has an autism spectrum disorder can be an overwhelming experience… but a local therapy center has proven results. Could there be a cure for autism? Here now is one local boy.. Who was diagnosed with autism.. And is now ...





Hundreds attend autism support day at capitol - WXIA-TV








WXIA-TV



Hundreds attend autism support day at capitol

WXIA-TV

The couple's five year old son Arturo, was diagnosed with autism one year ago. Solares' husband is a surgeon and in the past year they've spent $100,000 for special therapies for Arturo. He has undergone a transformation. They head upstairs to search ...





Autism bill likely to be shelved this year - WXIA-TV








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Autism bill likely to be shelved this year

WXIA-TV

Publicly, the autism insurance bill had the enthusiastic backing of supporters from around Georgia, who rallied at the Capitol Monday to lobby for its passage. But as they swarmed the Capitol, the measure was getting treatment likely to kill it for the ...





Mom fights for autism insurance coverage - HLNtv.com









Mom fights for autism insurance coverage

HLNtv.com

Anna Bullard's daughter Ava was diagnosed with autism at 2 years old. After learning they had no coverage for very expensive treatments, the Bullards went into debt in order to pay for the care their daughter needed. It worked. She is 8 years old now ...





Being Female Protective Against Autism? - Forbes








Forbes



Being Female Protective Against Autism?

Forbes

The typical verbiage about autism, in addition to the oft-cited “1 in 88,” is that four or five (or six, depending on whom you consult) times as many males as females have autism. Researchers, led by Harvard instructor Elise Robinson and publishing in ...





Helping Autism With High Tech - Huffington Post (blog)









Helping Autism With High Tech

Huffington Post (blog)

Video-modeling actually builds on the strengths of a child with autism: visual processing as opposed to auditory processing used in didactic teaching methods. Studies have shown that children with autism learned skills quicker using video modeling than ...