Sunday, March 31, 2013

Teamsters shine in autism fund-raiser - Boston Globe








Boston Globe



Teamsters shine in autism fund-raiser

Boston Globe

Teamsters Local 25 held its annual Light Up the Night Gala on Saturday to raise money for autism research. Angela Peri's Boston Casting helped with the night by donating items from local films for auction, including a boxing glove signed by “The ...





Vaccine-autism connection debunked again - CNN (blog)









Vaccine-autism connection debunked again

CNN (blog)

Many expectant parents are wary of all the recommended vaccines their newborns are supposed to get in the first hours, days and even the first couple of years, believing that too many vaccines too soon may increase their child's risk for autism. A new ...





Donald Trump rants about vaccines and autism - Twitchy









Donald Trump rants about vaccines and autism

Twitchy

Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concluded that even when multiple inoculations are given on the same day, children are at no higher risk of developing autism, according to the report published in the Journal of ...





Autism: inside the brain bank - The Guardian








The Guardian



Autism: inside the brain bank

The Guardian

A severe shortage of brains is hampering potentially groundbreaking research into the causes and nature of autism. Although funding from the charity Autistica is in place for the research, it is extremely difficult to get people to donate their brains ...





Sequestration is Rolling Back Advances in Autism - PolicyMic








PolicyMic



Sequestration is Rolling Back Advances in Autism

PolicyMic

April 2 is World Autism Day as declared by the United Nations to draw attention to "inadequate support structures" for this life-long developmental disability. To celebrate, Congress sequestered. For families living with autism, sequestration is the ...





Autism Awareness Month observed at Maplewood bookstore - Independent Press - NJ.com









Autism Awareness Month observed at Maplewood bookstore

Independent Press - NJ.com

Recently, [words] owner, Jonah Zimiles, welcomed visitors from national autism organizations to the store, including Leslie Long, Director, Adult Services of Autism Speaks, David Kearon of Autism Speaks, and Van Hatchell of Extraordinary Ventures.





Grandfathers' Age Linked to Autism - New York Times (blog)









Grandfathers' Age Linked to Autism

New York Times (blog)

Older paternal age has been linked to autism in a man's offspring, but now researchers have found that the older a man is when his child is born, the greater the risk for autism in his grandchild. Writing online in JAMA Psychiatry, researchers used ...





Is North Dakota's autism database proposal the best approach for research? - MedCity News









Is North Dakota's autism database proposal the best approach for research?

MedCity News

A bill under consideration in the North Dakota Legislature is prompting concern among some parents of children with autistic spectrum disorders. The bill, Senate Bill 2193, creates a database of information about autistic people and establishes the ...





World Autism Awareness Day Campaign - The Hindu









World Autism Awareness Day Campaign

The Hindu

On the occasion, INOX & SWABHIMAAN willlaunch the Autism Awareness Campaign and release the Autism Awareness Poster followed by artistic talent display by children with Autism. The timing of the event is scheduled between 10.00am and 11.30am ...





Union County officers confronting autism, filling a training gap - Suburban News









Union County officers confronting autism, filling a training gap

Suburban News

But the man, who had autism and struggled to communicate, was not the bandit, Union County Prosecutor Theodore Romankow said. “He volunteered that he robbed the bank and he had nothing to do with it,” Romankow said last week, speaking before more ...





Autism Awareness Ceremony Tuesday at Braintree Town Hall - Patch.com









Autism Awareness Ceremony Tuesday at Braintree Town Hall

Patch.com

Mayor Joseph C. Sullivan will declare April to be Autism awareness month in Braintree during a ceremony to be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 5pm in the Carl Johnson Memorial Chambers at Braintree Town Hall. Sullivan will begin the ceremony by ...





LEND A HAND: Walk for Autism fundraiser partners with CrossFit event - Tuscaloosa News (subscription)









LEND A HAND: Walk for Autism fundraiser partners with CrossFit event

Tuscaloosa News (subscription)

TUSCALOOSA | The Autism Society of Alabama will hold its annual Walk for Autism fundraiser Saturday on the grounds of the Tuscaloosa Magnet School, 315 McFarland Boulevard, Tuscaloosa. The 3k walk will start at 9 a.m. The participation fee is $30 and ...





Autism experts to meet in Bahrain - Trade Arabia








Trade Arabia



Autism experts to meet in Bahrain

Trade Arabia

Experts from across the region will meet in Bahrain to raise awareness about autism during a major conference this week. They will also discuss latest technologies to treat people with the condition at the Sheraton Bahrain Hotel on Wednesday and ...





Saturday, March 30, 2013

Study: Children with abused mothers 4 times more likely to have autism - Haaretz








Haaretz



Study: Children with abused mothers 4 times more likely to have autism

Haaretz

Children are nearly four times more likely to suffer from autism if their mothers were abused as kids, researchers have found. The report, published by U.S. researchers earlier this month, appears to confirm previous findings by Israeli scientists ...





Autism risk not increased by early vaccines: study - Reuters









Autism risk not increased by early vaccines: study

Reuters

In a study slated to appear in The Journal of Pediatrics, researchers said there is no association between receiving "too many vaccines too soon" and autism, despite some fears among parents around the number of vaccines given both on a single day and ...





Autism support group to hold Grand Blanc candlelight vigil on April 2 - The Flint Journal - MLive.com









Autism support group to hold Grand Blanc candlelight vigil on April 2

The Flint Journal - MLive.com

Autism Support and Resource Center president Amy Daleo said that the vigil will feature informational presentations about autism awareness and facts. In addition, area teenagers and adults with autism will talk about how it has affected their day-to ...





More than 6000 turn out for San Diego Race for Autism: Race raises money for ... - 10News








10News



More than 6000 turn out for San Diego Race for Autism: Race raises money for ...

10News

SAN DIEGO - More than 6,000 people turned out Saturday for the annual San Diego Race for Autism in Balboa Park. For Summer Carlin, raising three children with autism has been a road full of surprises and challenges. She says attending events like the ...





Autism risk not increased by early vaccines: study - Yahoo! News (blog)









Autism risk not increased by early vaccines: study

Yahoo! News (blog)

In a study slated to appear in The Journal of Pediatrics, researchers said there is no association between receiving "too many vaccines too soon" and autism, despite some fears among parents around the number of vaccines given both on a single day and ...





No link found between autism and number of vaccines - CBS News








CBS News



No link found between autism and number of vaccines

CBS News

About one-third of parents worry that vaccines cause autism, and 10 percent of parents refuse or delay vaccinations because they think it is safer than what the CDC recommends. One of the top issues is that some parents fear that their children are ...





Study: Autism risk not increased by vaccine schedule - WND.com









Study: Autism risk not increased by vaccine schedule

WND.com

(Bloomberg) Autism risk isn't increased by the use of recommended childhood vaccines, U.S. health officials found in a study addressing parent concerns that too many immunizations may cause the disorder. An analysis of 1,000 toddlers showed no ...





One in 50 American kids has autism: What the latest figures tell us - New York Daily News








New York Daily News



One in 50 American kids has autism: What the latest figures tell us

New York Daily News

Although National Autism Awareness Month doesn't officially start until Monday, the campaign got a jump-start last week with the finding that autism spectrum disorders, or ASDs, affect 1 in 50 American children, according to the Centers for Disease ...





Study says vaccines don't cause Autism - WANE









Study says vaccines don't cause Autism

WANE

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - It's been an age-old discussion between parents and physicians: Do vaccines cause Autism? About one in ten parents refuse or delay vaccinations because they're afraid they cause Autism, even though no medical evidence ...





Another study proves no link between autism and vaccines - Fox 59








Fox 59



Another study proves no link between autism and vaccines

Fox 59

Victoria's son, Connor, was diagnosed with autism in 1997 and at the time vaccine, were looked at as a major trigger. “The vaccine thing was out there,” Victoria said. “I didn't think it was the vaccines. I internally thought maybe it was something I ...





New study finds no link between 'too many vaccines' and autism - NBCNews.com (blog)









New study finds no link between 'too many vaccines' and autism

NBCNews.com (blog)

According to a new report in the Journal of Pediatrics, vaccines are not associated with an increased risk of developing autism. After analyzing records from more than 1000 children the researchers found no link between the amount of antigen exposure ...





Vaccine-Autism Link Knocked Down Again - MedPage Today









Vaccine-Autism Link Knocked Down Again

MedPage Today

"These results indicate that parental concerns that their children are receiving too many vaccines in the first 2 years of life or too many vaccines at a single doctor visit are not supported in terms of an increased risk of autism," DeStefano's group ...





Another Study Sees No Vaccine-Autism Link - WebMD









Another Study Sees No Vaccine-Autism Link

WebMD

The findings, which appear online March 29 in the Journal of Pediatrics, cast further doubt on a link between vaccines and autism spectrum disorders -- a group of developmental brain disorders that impair a child's ability to communicate and socialize.





New CDC Study Says No Link Between Vaccinations and Autism - Yahoo! News (blog)









New CDC Study Says No Link Between Vaccinations and Autism

Yahoo! News (blog)

Yet another study has found no link between the number of vaccines a child gets in their early years and an increased risk of being diagnosed with autism. The study, which was published online in the Journal of Pediatrics on Friday, also found that the ...





United Services to host autism fair in St. Peters - STLtoday.com









United Services to host autism fair in St. Peters

STLtoday.com

Parents of children with autism and professionals who work with children can hear the latest on research, treatment and strategies at United Service's autism information fair, scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 6 in the Community Commons at Spencer ...





Friday, March 29, 2013

Study: No Link Between Vaccine Schedule, Autism - Disability Scoop









Study: No Link Between Vaccine Schedule, Autism

Disability Scoop

Despite concerns from some parents that the number of vaccines and the timing with which they are given to young children may contribute to autism risk, a new study backed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds otherwise.





Do Vaccines Cause Autism? CDC Finds No Link Between Number Of Shots And ... - Huffington Post









Do Vaccines Cause Autism? CDC Finds No Link Between Number Of Shots And ...

Huffington Post

Children with autism were exposed to about same total number of antigens as children without autism at ages 3 months, 7 months and 2 years. There was also no difference between the two groups in terms of the total number of antigens they were exposed ...





Risk of Autism Is Not Increased by 'Too Many Vaccines Too Soon,' Study Shows - Science Daily (press release)









Risk of Autism Is Not Increased by 'Too Many Vaccines Too Soon,' Study Shows

Science Daily (press release)

Mar. 29, 2013 — Although scientific evidence suggests that vaccines do not cause autism, approximately one-third of parents continue to express concern that they do; nearly 1 in 10 parents refuse or delay vaccinations because they believe it is safer ...





LCHS baseball team raises autism awareness - Ledger Independent









LCHS baseball team raises autism awareness

Ledger Independent

VANCEBURG | The Lewis County High School baseball team is hosting the third annual "Making Music for Autism" event today. The event will kick off Autism Awareness Month, which begins April 1, according to LCHS baseball coach Keith Prater. Numerous ...





Multiple Vaccinations on Same Day Does Not Raise Autism Risk - TIME








TIME



Multiple Vaccinations on Same Day Does Not Raise Autism Risk

TIME

While claims about the correlation between vaccines and autism continue to simmer, the body of evidence doesn't provide any support for the connection. Dr. Andrew Wakefield, the British researcher responsible for raising the alarm about immunizations ...





Harlingen Police Raising Awareness on Autism - KGBT-TV









Harlingen Police Raising Awareness on Autism

KGBT-TV

“Right now the prevalence (of Autism) is 1 in 88 children, however the (Center for Disease Control) recently, in the past month, released a statement saying that it may be as high as 1 in 50 school aged children,” speech therapist Jessica Lenden-Holt said.





Autism not linked to too many vaccines - UPI.com









Autism not linked to too many vaccines

UPI.com

Dr. Frank DeStefano and colleagues at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Abt Associates, Inc. analyzed data from 256 children with autism spectrum disorder and 752 children without autism spectrum disorder born from 1994-99 from three ...





Kid Host Colin Brennan Invited To Autism's Got Talent - BlogTalkRadio (blog)








BlogTalkRadio (blog)



Kid Host Colin Brennan Invited To Autism's Got Talent

BlogTalkRadio (blog)

At the age of 10, BlogTalkRadio host Colin Brennan is now garnering a fan base around the world according to a recent article on insideHalton.com. He was just invited to perform at the 600-seat Mermaid Theater for Autism's Got Talent in London this May.





The autism spectrum - Aljazeera.com









The autism spectrum

Aljazeera.com

No two persons with autism are alike, which means caring for someone with the disorder requires an individualised plan. While the United States leads the world in autism research, many parents find themselves having to self-advocate in order to get ...





More Vaccinations for Toddlers Does Not Increase Risk for Autism - Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants









More Vaccinations for Toddlers Does Not Increase Risk for Autism

Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants

The researchers found that there was no increase in the risk of autism spectrum disorder per 25-unit increase in total antigen exposure for cumulative exposure up to 2 years of age (adjusted odds ratio, 0.999). They also found no increase in the risk ...





Racial disparties in autism treatment - News-Medical.net









Racial disparties in autism treatment

News-Medical.net

The need for professional care of African-American children with autism can go unmet. Some of the disparity could stem from cultural differences in parental perceptions of behavior, says autism expert Margaret C. Souders, PhD, RN, assistant professor ...