Parents say son is cured of Autism thanks to extensive behavior training
“It was really difficult for me,” said Tony Burgett, whose sons were diagnosed with Autism. “We started to notice odd behaviors,” said Cara Burgett, his wife. “He would flap his hands and get really close to the television and jump up and down.” The ...
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
My Turn: Autism treatment is a right being shortchanged by insurance
You probably know someone with autism – a child, student, nephew, neighbor. Autism is a communication/behavioral disorder that makes it hard for a person to connect with others without a great deal of strain. People with autism are intelligent, but as ...
Children fight stigma through art on World Autism Day
World Autism Day was marked with artwork by autistic children at the Arabian Wings Gallery on Monday. The exhibition was organized by the Saudi Autism Society and Arabian Wings with the aim of spreading awareness on autism while at the same time ...
Scotch Plains fifth grader hosts bake sale for autism awareness
Mallory Banks a fifth grader at Terrill Middle School in Scotch Plains is the 2013 Autism Awareness Junior Ambassador for the third year in a row. On Saturday, April 27, along with friends and family she hosted a Bake Sale at Parker Gardens in Scotch ...
The reality of finding a job with autism
(CNN) -- Smiling is something 30-year-old Sarah Still constantly has to remind herself to do, especially when she is going into a job interview. Still has Asperger's, a high-functioning form of autism. For the past 10 years, she has experienced the ...
Zipping for Autism
All of the donations raised go to the Autism Society of NC and remain here in western NC. This is not a "we will donate $10/person" or "a portion of the proceeds will go to the Autism Society." 100% of team funds raised for the event goes to the Autism ...
Developers dive in to create a wealth of autism apps
Los Angeles Times
In his role as senior vice president for scientific affairs at Autism Speaks, a national advocacy organization based in New York, Shih helped organize a "hacking autism" event in San Francisco with cosponsor AT&T Inc. that drew 135 developers. It was ...
Children With Autism 'Fall Off the Cliff' After Graduation
For four years, Janet Mino has worked with her young men, preparing them to graduate from JFK High School, a place that caters to those with special needs in the heart of one of the poorest cities in America, Newark, N.J.. All six of them have the ...
Autism: of mice, men and my little bro
The severity of my brother's autism did not prevent me enjoying a novel about a character who, though less profoundly disabled, shares many of his traits – the tendency to obsess, the "does not compute" response to human emotions. I recall weeping ...
An autism support group in the pages of a book
In it, she describes a life-changing trip to the Barnegat Lighthouse with her two sons, both of whom have autism. The youngest, Ben (then 5 years old), flew up the stairs, exhilarated by the height and the view. Her oldest, Alex (then 8), was afraid of ...
Autism academy, foundation join forces
Warren Tribune Chronicle
The effort is to help promote the school and the foundation in helping those with autism and their families. The two are also working together to raise money for playground equipment and other necessary items needed to help aid the students who attend ...
Monday, April 29, 2013
Renowned autism researcher speaks to parents, educators
NORWALK -- Renowned autism researcher Margaret Bauman spoke to a packed Community Room at City Hall Monday night, briefing parents and educators on behaviors that get wrongly attributed to autism. The talk, sponsored by the Norwalk SPED ...
Autistic Kids Can Experience 'No Sensory Night' With Fun Jump
CANTON (WWJ) – For most kids … it's just plain fun, but for the autistic it can be a great therapy tool. Monday night, Skyzone in Canton is throwing open the doors to children with autism and similar disorders for it's first ever “No Sensory Night ...
Can doctors detect autism in my unborn baby?
Thank you for your question. Autism is definitely a subject close to my heart. My thirteen year old niece was diagnosed with autism ten years ago. It took a while for the family to accept it and indeed it has been difficult over the years. It's never ...
Near (eg Raleigh, Five Points or 27606)
Many of us all know someone who has Autism and we all know there is still so much research that is needed. Please come join us to help raise money for The Autism Society of NC. We will have door prizes, swag bags, silent auction items and several ...
Orange and Wallingford gear up for autism benefit events
New Haven Register
As the cases of autism have grown, so has the support for the walk. Rosenwald says the crowd has grown from around 300 to 3,200 last year. A lot of the support comes from local businesses, teachers, community providers and people from all different ...
Radio Smart Talk: Autism Awareness Month
Autism is being diagnosed more often today as society, educators, and the medical community learn more about it. The Centers for Disease Control reports that one in 88 babies born have some form of autism. That works out to about 1% of children ages 3 ...
Your Autism Questions—Answered! - Parade
Last Friday, Parade hosted a Facebook chat with Alycia Halladay, Ph.D., senior director of clinical and environmental sciences at Autism Speaks, the world's largest autism advocacy organization. For those who couldn't make the chat, here's what we ...
Brewers support MLB Autism Awareness Initiative April 30th
MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club will support Major League Baseball's league-wide autism awareness initiative on Tuesday, Apr. 30, which marks the end of Autism Awareness Month. In support of area families affected by autism, ...
Traveling with an autistic child
The Seattle Times
Children on the autism spectrum tend to become more easily “dysregulated” (a term favored by the mental health community) than their typically developing counterparts, and can be set off by changes in routine or unfamiliar situations. Travel obviously ...
My Phil of autism - She Knows
Adrienne and Rio were followed in the studio by my son Ethan (who also happens to be on the autism spectrum), for his first foray into a real recording session. Autism Speaks invited Ethan to participate; Converse — a huge Autism Speaks supporter and ...
Autism vaccine developed from bacteria found in sufferers' guts
Researchers at the University of Guelph have created the first vaccine for a specific species of bacteria that resides in the gastrointestinal tract of a majority of autistic children —bacteria some scientists believe is responsible for a number of ...
For Your Family: Autism Awareness
April 29,2 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- In this For Your Family, we want to bring some attention April as Autism Awareness Month. The numbers are alarming. It is estimated 1 in 50 children are born with autism. That is more than childhood cancer, pediatric ...
Are Ultrasounds Causing Autism In Unborn Babies?
Casanova contends that Rakic's mice research helps confirm a disturbing hypothesis that he and his colleagues have been testing for the last three years: that ultrasound exposure is the main environmental factor contributing to the exponential rise in ...
Hoffman: Treadmills, autism and more: state worker health in Legislature
Senate Bill 365: Would establish requirements for how PEBB and OEBB must cover autism spectrum disorders. It looks set to pass. A unanimous vote sent it out of the Senate Health Care and Human Services Committee, and it's on to the budget committee.
Westfield Dad Joins 100 Hole Hike in Honor of Son With Autism
For Vedder, his charity of choice, Els for Autism, supports a cause that is close to his heart. Seamus, Vedder's 4-year-old son, was diagnosed with autism, a neurological disorder that affects the brain's typical development of social and communication ...
Drugs taken during pregnancy increase baby's autism risk
A worrisome study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association found women who took the anti-seizure drug valproate during pregnancy had nearly triple the risk of giving birth to a child who later developed autism compared to ...
Fundraiser for Autism New Jersey
According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, autism now affects 1 in 88 children nationwide, and 1 in 49 children in New Jersey. Kelly will be singing — with young autistic musical prodigy Jodi DiPiazza of Rochelle Park (who ...
Hundreds spring forward for autism at Mackay Stadium
KRNV My News 4
The fun-filled event is raising money that will go toward providing things ranging from birthday parties and presents, to gas, or a date night for parents of a child with autism. "Just a night out can mean so much for a marriage," Art said. "80 percent ...
Sunday, April 28, 2013
NEW VIDEOS: Walks held to raise Parkinson's, autism awareness
Fundraising walks were held today in Rhinebeck and Poughkeepsie to raise awareness and money for the fight against Parkinson's disease and autism. The 12th annual Autism Walk & Expo of the Hudson Valley Region was held at the Dutchess County ...
'Coast in for Autism' raises money and awareness for research
Two motorcyclists braved the soggy weather and headed out on the open road for the annual "Coast in for Autism" on Sunday. The ride usually draws hundreds of people, but this year only two people participated. Coyote Joe's helped in its effort to raise ...
Autism rally takes over Ritter Park
MU The Parthenon
On Saturday, more than 1,000 Huntington community members walked and biked their way around Ritter Park for the 12th annual Rally for Autism, which featured a 25-mile bike tour and the fourth annual Seaton and Moira Taylor 5k walk and run. The Autism ...
Hundreds Come Out For Eleventh Annual Walk For Autism in Bangor
With so many affected by autism here in Maine,"We see the prevalence rate changing more frequently than we have in the past," said Dionne. "In the past, the prevalence rate would be 1 in 250, 1 in 110, 1 in 88, and we're waiting for the next change." ...
Abnormal Placenta May Reveal Autism Risk
Abnormal Placenta May Reveal Autism Risk A relatively high number of abnormal folds and cell growths in the placenta could be a strong indicator of an infant's risk for developing autism, according to new research at the Yale School of Medicine.
Teams walk to understand autism (video)
Autism spectrum disorder and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and ...
Bakersfield organization improves the way young people with Autism watch ...
Young people living with autism are getting the chance to see what its really like enjoying a day at the movies. Susan Odom is taking her grandson, Logan to experience his first ever movie. "This is so exciting," she said. It's a moment they both have ...