Sunday, June 30, 2013

In Queens, an Effort to Combat Autism's Stigma Among Korean-Americans - New York Times









In Queens, an Effort to Combat Autism's Stigma Among Korean-Americans

New York Times

Autism, or the fear of it, chased one Korean mother from her Queens church. “I very carefully told the mom: 'I think your child is a little different. Why don't you take the test for autism?'” said the Rev. Joy Lee of the Korean Presbyterian Church in ...





In Queens, an Effort to Combat Autism's Stigma Among Korean-Americans - New York Times









In Queens, an Effort to Combat Autism's Stigma Among Korean-Americans

New York Times

Autism, or the fear of it, chased one Korean mother from her Queens church. “I very carefully told the mom: 'I think your child is a little different. Why don't you take the test for autism?'” said the Rev. Joy Lee of the Korean Presbyterian Church in ...





Breaking Point - Age of Autism









Breaking Point

Age of Autism

The first day of avoiding Facebook, some Yahoo boards and my daily go-to autism news sites was a challenge. What a terrible habit I have created to want to constantly check in somewhere! But, after a day or two of going internet-free, and after I'd ...





Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Theories to digest - Irish Examiner









Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Theories to digest

Irish Examiner

Though there is scant scientific evidence that special diets are effective, the US-based Interactive Autism Network (IAN) online survey found that 16% of parents were using at least one special diet (including melatonin, vitamin B12 injections and ...





New study links air pollution to increased autism risk - SouthCoastToday.com









New study links air pollution to increased autism risk

SouthCoastToday.com

Women living in high air pollution areas while pregnant are up to twice as likely to have a child with autism as those living in low pollution areas, according to a study released June 18 by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. The ...





Saturday, June 29, 2013

FUN song has Cranberry Township autistic boy singing like star - Tribune-Review









FUN song has Cranberry Township autistic boy singing like star

Tribune-Review

Casey Foreaker says it's hard for her to get her 5-year-old son, Dalton, who is autistic, to answer simple, direct questions. So she was especially shocked earlier this month when the boy sang a 4-minute song called “Some Nights” by the pop rock band ...





Video: Special movie screening, concert for youngsters with autism planned ... - NewsOK.com









Video: Special movie screening, concert for youngsters with autism planned ...

NewsOK.com

For families of children with autism or other sensory disorders, there are two special events planned today to let those youngsters enjoy a new movie and live music. The Warren Theatre in Moore has started showing movies for children with autism or ...





Autism charity condemns new rules on eligibility for social care - The Guardian








The Guardian



Autism charity condemns new rules on eligibility for social care

The Guardian

The National Autistic Society said new criteria for those who should receive social care completely "overlooks" autistic people who would not be recognised as needing support. Many people with autism already struggle to have their condition identified.





Autism fundraiser will be held today in Guntown - Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal









Autism fundraiser will be held today in Guntown

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

The Autism Center of North Mississippi offers individualized instruction for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities. The center relies on private funding and community support to offset the cost of those ...





Buffalo's autism center provides faster diagnosis to children with autism ... - News-Medical.net









Buffalo's autism center provides faster diagnosis to children with autism ...

News-Medical.net

For families with a child on the autism spectrum, early intervention is the mantra. The earlier their child is diagnosed, the sooner intervention can start, making a tremendous difference in the life of both the child and family. But early diagnosis ...





David Mitchell: learning to live with my son's autism - The Guardian








The Guardian



David Mitchell: learning to live with my son's autism

The Guardian

So. The child psychologist across the desk has just told you that your three-year-old is "presenting behaviour consistent with that of an individual on the autistic spectrum". You feel trepidation, sure, a foreboding that your life as a parent is going ...





Autism Screening App Released Amid Hopes of Faster Diagnosis - Newsday









Autism Screening App Released Amid Hopes of Faster Diagnosis

Newsday

To empower parents and clinicians with reliable tools for autism screening, WebTeam Corporation, with expert guidance from Dr Michael Lewis, M.D., has come out with a screening app that will help parents and pediatricians know whether or not an infant ...





Friday, June 28, 2013

LV autism startup wins Project Vesto $100000 prize - Reno Gazette Journal









LV autism startup wins Project Vesto $100000 prize

Reno Gazette Journal

Sport-Social helps children with autism and other special needs through sports, art and other activities at its facility. The startup was chosen from 12 finalists among more than 230 original entrants via online voting at the Project Vesto website. The ...





Cross Link Radio to feature program on autism - Dentistry IQ









Cross Link Radio to feature program on autism

Dentistry IQ

Nearly half the boys born today will be identified as being on the autism spectrum and one in 88 children are born with this condition. The call-in program will speak with numerous parents, specialists, and professionals who have knowledge of the ...





Autism And Air Pollution Caveats, Again - Forbes









Autism And Air Pollution Caveats, Again

Forbes

We've been here before, coupling autism and air pollution. Now, there's a new study out, making the same claims of correlation between air pollution exposure during pregnancy and the risk of having a child with autism. When the previous studies ...





Touro University helps families with autism - KTNV Las Vegas









Touro University helps families with autism

KTNV Las Vegas

Henderson, NV (KTNV) -- More kids than ever are being diagnosed with Autism and these children and their families need treatment and help. They're finding it at Touro University's Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. "Very nice, what's ...





Three Graduating Seniors Win Autism Scholarships to Attend College - Newsday









Three Graduating Seniors Win Autism Scholarships to Attend College

Newsday

He hoped someday to help those with autism like him. He came to this aspiration a little while after he found out about his diagnosis of autism when he was a high school junior. Despite this, Derek has not stopped his pursuit of higher learning and now ...





A Night for Autism - NorthJersey.com









A Night for Autism

NorthJersey.com

Bergenfield coach Melissa Smith hosted a breast cancer fund-raising softball tournament after becoming Bears head softball coach in 2011. Then her fund-raising tournament switched its focus to autism awareness. "Last year we brought it up because ...





First responders get tips for dealing with autism - Times Herald-Record









First responders get tips for dealing with autism

Times Herald-Record

GOSHEN — Patience when giving instructions and sensitivity to noise and touch issues are vital when responding to emergencies involving people with autism, according to a local policeman and father of two teenage boys with autism. "If you haven't ...





Thursday, June 27, 2013

School custodian spurs redesign of autism classroom in Lambertville - Hunterdon County Democrat - NJ.com









School custodian spurs redesign of autism classroom in Lambertville

Hunterdon County Democrat - NJ.com

LAMBERTVILLE — Lambertville Public School's autism students return for the summer session next week to find new lighting, the walls painted dark blue and other changes in their classroom. Change is typically difficult for children on the autism ...





Watch how a pro surfer inspires autistic kids to smile - Yahoo! Movies (blog)









Watch how a pro surfer inspires autistic kids to smile

Yahoo! Movies (blog)

It was a summer day in 1969 on Tourmaline Canyon Beach in San Diego, when Israel “Izzy” Paskowitz fell in love with surfing. He was 6 when his father, legendary surfer Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz, took him out to ride together on his board. “I will never ...





Advocates seek insurance coverage for autism treatment - WRAL.com









Advocates seek insurance coverage for autism treatment

WRAL.com

"These children cannot wait on the treatment that they need and that their doctors are prescribing," said Lorri Unumb, vice president for government affairs for advocacy group Autism Speaks. "To have an insurance policy that purports to cover autism ...





Watch how a pro surfer inspires autistic kids to smile - Yahoo! Movies (blog)









Watch how a pro surfer inspires autistic kids to smile

Yahoo! Movies (blog)

It was a summer day in 1969 on Tourmaline Canyon Beach in San Diego, when Israel “Izzy” Paskowitz fell in love with surfing. He was 6 when his father, legendary surfer Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz, took him out to ride together on his board. “I will never ...





US Kids Born in Polluted Areas More Likely to Have Autism - Jackson Free Press









US Kids Born in Polluted Areas More Likely to Have Autism

Jackson Free Press

Building on two smaller, regional studies, the Harvard University research is the first to link air pollution nationwide with autism. It also is the first to suggest that baby boys may be more at risk for autism disorders when their mothers breathe ...





$160000 raised for Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism. - MetroWest Daily News









$160000 raised for Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism.

MetroWest Daily News

On Monday and Tuesday, $160,000 was raised for the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism at two events. On Monday, a party was held at the Hard Rock Café in Boston. On Tuesday, a golf tournament was conducted at the Pine Hills Golf Club in Plymouth.





Autism Speaks funds high priority research for treatment of ASD - News-Medical.net









Autism Speaks funds high priority research for treatment of ASD

News-Medical.net

Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced awards totaling $685,968 funding new research in areas of high priority that will advance understanding and treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD).





Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Autism testing delay frustrates Hillsboro mother - kgw.com









Autism testing delay frustrates Hillsboro mother

kgw.com

HILLSBORO, Ore. -- Oregon has the second-highest rate of autism in the country and being diagnosed early is key to helping these kids. But getting in to see a specialist for that test is not easy. Mycah, 6, is just like any other kid in so many ways ...





Jerry Davich: Autism world under seige these days - Post-Tribune









Jerry Davich: Autism world under seige these days

Post-Tribune

Moreno, whose adult daughter is within the spectrum, distributes written information, provides referrals, conferences and forums to share autism knowledge. She also has written several books and spoken internationally, as well as provide similar ...





OFFBEAT: Art charity event Thursday at Lighthouse proof autism not a secret - nwitimes.com









OFFBEAT: Art charity event Thursday at Lighthouse proof autism not a secret

nwitimes.com

Just like her devoted husband, Irving Mansfield, a producer for "The Arthur Godfrey Show," Susann wouldn't talk about the couple's only child, their son Guy, who was born with autism. By age 4, they had Guy committed to an institution in Arizona ...





Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Is road traffic pollution really a cause of autism? - Nursing Times









Is road traffic pollution really a cause of autism?

Nursing Times

If you're a parent-to-be you shouldn't be unduly worried by this story, as the science it's based on cannot and does not show a definite link. And other than moving house or changing jobs, avoiding environmental pollutants is likely to prove difficult.





Experts Address Autism Into Adulthood At Annual Conference - NBC4i.com









Experts Address Autism Into Adulthood At Annual Conference

NBC4i.com

The Ohio State University Nisonger Center held its annual autism institute where they focus on research. Experts in the field are tackling a big problem in the world of autism – how those on the spectrum deal with it as they grow into adults. "Autism ...





Lawmakers lecture insurance companies about paying for autism treatments - Lexington Herald Leader









Lawmakers lecture insurance companies about paying for autism treatments

Lexington Herald Leader

FRANKFORT — Legislators told the state's insurance companies Tuesday to work with parents of autistic children to ensure that legitimate claims are being paid, as required by a bill lawmakers approved three years ago. If continuing payment snafus are ...





Michael Symon, Cleveland chefs team for Autism Speaks event Aug. 10 ... - Plain Dealer (blog)









Michael Symon, Cleveland chefs team for Autism Speaks event Aug. 10 ...

Plain Dealer (blog)

SYMON-CHEW.JPG Michael Symon on the set of "The Chew," the daytime television show the chef co-hosts on the ABC Network. Symon and fellow Cleveland chefs will cook for an Autism Speaks benefit Aug 10.Tina Fineberg, Associated Press.





Autism in Children Affects Not Only Social Abilities, but Also a Broad Range ... - Science Daily (press release)









Autism in Children Affects Not Only Social Abilities, but Also a Broad Range ...

Science Daily (press release)

"This impaired connectivity suggests that autism is not simply a disorder of social and communicative abilities, but also affects a broad range of sensory and motor systems," Müller said. Disturbances in the development of both the structure and ...





Race, Ethnicity May Influence Access To Autism Care - Disability Scoop









Race, Ethnicity May Influence Access To Autism Care

Disability Scoop

Researchers looked at medical records from over 3,600 individuals ages 2 to 21 with autism who were treated at Massachusetts General Hospital or its affiliates between 2000 and 2010, analyzing each clinical visit to assess what types of specialty care ...





Developing a treatment for autism - euronews








euronews



Developing a treatment for autism

euronews

Autism affects around one in 100 children with boys at a higher risk than girls. The number of people diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder has been dramatically increasing since the 1980s. Some of this is down to better diagnosis but what doctors ...





Autism testing delay frustrates parents as disorder increases - kgw.com









Autism testing delay frustrates parents as disorder increases

kgw.com

HILLSBORO-- Oregon has the second highest rate of autism in the country and being diagnosed early is key to helping these kids. But getting in to see a specialist for that test is not easy. Mycah, 6, is just like any other kid in so many ways, but then ...





Advocates Push For Hate Crimes Prosecution In Autism Death - Disability Scoop









Advocates Push For Hate Crimes Prosecution In Autism Death

Disability Scoop

A federal agency is joining a group of disability self-advocates to call for hate crimes charges in the death of a teen with autism. Advocates say that federal charges are warranted after 14-year-old Alex Spourdalakis of River Grove, Ill. was found ...





Monday, June 24, 2013

Sports shorts: Morgan Autism Center Golf Classic set for July 22 - San Jose Mercury News









Sports shorts: Morgan Autism Center Golf Classic set for July 22

San Jose Mercury News

The seventh annual Morgan Autism Center Golf Classic will be held on July 22 with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start for the scramble tourney at the San Jose Country Club. The registration fee of $250 includes green fees, a golf cart, tee prizes, a barbecue ...





Special Needs Bus Drivers make final stop for student with Autism - Packet Online








Packet Online



Special Needs Bus Drivers make final stop for student with Autism

Packet Online

“At 21 years old, adults with developmental disabilities 'age out' out of eligibility for state-funded programs, such as those provided through the public education system,” says Tom McCool, President & CEO of Eden Autism Services. “It is imperative ...





Tournament hits home run for autism - Vineland Daily Journal









Tournament hits home run for autism

Vineland Daily Journal

Bill Askins of the Atlantic County Sheriff's Department pitches during the 2nd annual Step Up to the Plate for Autism softball tournament hosted by the Millville PBA held at the Rob Shannon Sports Complex in Millville on Saturday. / Staff photo/Cody Glenn.





Analysis: Minister's indecision blocked €3m autism support - Irish Times









Analysis: Minister's indecision blocked €3m autism support

Irish Times

Beechpark Services, Woodford Business Park, Santry, Co Dublin, a HSE-run clinical service for children up to 18 years old who have a diagnosis of ASD (autism spectrum disorder): At a meeting in June 2012, Dr Reilly expressed his concern at the high ...





Two youths arrested for attack on juvenile with autism - Buffalo News









Two youths arrested for attack on juvenile with autism

Buffalo News

Two juvenile males were arrested early Sunday on South Lane in connection with an attack on another juvenile with autism, according to Buffalo Police reports. The suspects allegedly punched the autistic boy in the face and stomach and tried to steal ...





Autism diagnosis throws adults into tailspin - Chicago Tribune









Autism diagnosis throws adults into tailspin

Chicago Tribune

Dear Amy: My fiance has a 4-year-old son from a previous relationship who was recently diagnosed with high-functioning autism. That prompted my fiance's parents to finally tell him that he also was diagnosed with this as a child. Neither diagnosis was ...





Sunday, June 23, 2013

Hip hop artist with autism finds his voice - 9NEWS.com









Hip hop artist with autism finds his voice

9NEWS.com

Fugere refused to accept "never" as her son's reality and pursued treatments for autism. They tried everything from dietary changes and speech therapy to therapeutic horseback riding and visual integration training. While those therapies helped, Justin ...





Two youths arrested for attack on juvenile with autism - Buffalo News









Two youths arrested for attack on juvenile with autism

Buffalo News

Two juvenile males were arrested early Sunday on South Lane in connection with an attack on another juvenile with autism, according to Buffalo Police reports. The suspects allegedly punched the autistic boy in the face and stomach and tried to steal ...