Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Ride For Autism This Saturday - CBS Local









Ride For Autism This Saturday

CBS Local

SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) – Hundreds of Metro Detroit bikers are gearing up for a big ride this weekend, raising money and awareness for families living with autism. It started out as a fundraiser to help one family affected by autism. “There was a friend at ...





Temple Grandin on "Happy Aspies," Autism, and Start-Ups - Inc.com








Inc.com



Temple Grandin on "Happy Aspies," Autism, and Start-Ups

Inc.com

It was hardly an auspicious start for the woman who would become perhaps our foremost authority on animal welfare and our best-known advocate for people with autism. In her new book, The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum, Grandin looks at ...





Artistas Cafe offers employment opportunities for young adults with autism - ABC Action News








ABC Action News



Artistas Cafe offers employment opportunities for young adults with autism

ABC Action News

At, 24, this is the first-ever job for the aspiring barista, as one of the all-autistic workforce in place at Artistas Cafe , a coffee bar and lunch spot located within the friendly confines of the huge Jabil Circuit complex in St. Petersburg. "Our ...





KU autism researchers get $1.2M grant - San Francisco Chronicle









KU autism researchers get $1.2M grant

San Francisco Chronicle

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — University of Kansas researchers have received a $1.2 million grant to test whether an iPad voice output application can help children with autism. The researchers will train preschoolers with autism and their classmates to use ...





Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Kids With Autism Benefit From Early Intervention, Regardless of Method - Newsday (subscription)









Kids With Autism Benefit From Early Intervention, Regardless of Method

Newsday (subscription)

Autism spectrum disorder occurs in about one in 88 children in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with boys more likely to have the condition. Symptom severity can vary widely, but kids with autism ...





Autism symptoms not explained by impaired attention - Science Codex









Autism symptoms not explained by impaired attention

Science Codex

Autism is marked by several core features — impairments in social functioning, difficulty communicating, and a restriction of interests. Though researchers have attempted to pinpoint factors that might account for all three of these characteristics ...





Kids With Autism Play Video Games Twice As Much: Is This Cause For Concern? - Medical Daily









Kids With Autism Play Video Games Twice As Much: Is This Cause For Concern?

Medical Daily

While it's difficult enough to get the average kid to skip the video games and go play with friends, new research has found that kids with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) — two disorders with impaired ...





The Reason I Jump: One Boy's Voice from the Silence of Autism - The Guardian









The Reason I Jump: One Boy's Voice from the Silence of Autism

The Guardian

A European minister's comments in 2009 about the "autistic" nature of British foreign policy were not merely politically naive (or perhaps merely dishonest), they reflected a common misconception. The autistic person, in this view, is someone so self ...





Autism Day includes demonstration by local savant artist - Sammamish Review









Autism Day includes demonstration by local savant artist

Sammamish Review

Celebrated savant artist Michael Tolleson will put his special gift on display next month as part of the 13th Autism Day Washington celebration on Aug. 10 at the Jubilee Farm in Carnation. The entire day is presented free of charge for participants and ...





More residential support needed for adults with autism - Fox News









More residential support needed for adults with autism

Fox News

Today, the number of children suffering from autism spectrum disorders stands at 1 in 88, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As these children grow older, one of the primary challenges for families lies in finding ...





Study indicates new approach to treat, diagnose autism - Alexandria Town Talk









Study indicates new approach to treat, diagnose autism

Alexandria Town Talk

INDIANAPOLIS — A team of researchers from Indiana University and Rutgers University has developed a new approach that could help better pinpoint therapies for children with autism. The method relies on a quantitative analysis of a way a person moves.





Jenny McCarthy preaches belligerent ignorance to the world on vaccines and ... - Toronto Star








Toronto Star



Jenny McCarthy preaches belligerent ignorance to the world on vaccines and ...

Toronto Star

From McCarthy's point of view, it's a major victory in her battle to get her message out: vaccines are bad and autism can be cured, if you just ignore the scientists and sawbones who insist on pesky factual data. It's David vs. Goliath, Warrior Mom vs ...





Needing an Autism Jackpot - Age of Autism









Needing an Autism Jackpot

Age of Autism

I have been doing a lot of thinking lately. Megan regressed into illness and then received an Autism diagnosis 18 years ago this coming September. The memories of her infancy, vaccines, chronic infections, and then the DSM Autism diagnosis, play over ...





Autism therapy - Salt Lake Tribune









Autism therapy

Salt Lake Tribune

... program funded through Medicaid. But what of the thousands of other Utah children and their families who are struggling with autism, cannot get into the pilot program, whose insurance won't cover treatment and who can't afford to pay for it on ...





Monday, July 29, 2013

For Boys With Autism, Video Gaming Can Be Problematic - Disability Scoop









For Boys With Autism, Video Gaming Can Be Problematic

Disability Scoop

Boys with autism are spending significantly more time playing video games than their typically developing peers and are at higher risk for gaming to be problematic or addictive, researchers say. On a daily basis, boys with autism are spending more than ...





CDS assists with Delaware's strategic plan for autism spectrum disorder - University of Delaware









CDS assists with Delaware's strategic plan for autism spectrum disorder

University of Delaware

1:07 p.m., July 29, 2013--One in 88 children has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) throughout the United States. For parents and guardians who aren't familiar with ASD, receiving this diagnosis can lead to concern and confusion ...





Rutgers autism researcher publishes article on 'avatar' project - NJ.com









Rutgers autism researcher publishes article on 'avatar' project

NJ.com

Children with autism spectrum disorders struggle to communicate and learn. Torres and her team at the Rutgers Sensory Motor Integration Lab have pioneered a technique that involves wiring children with sensors that record their every movement ...





Wii-style therapy for kids with autism - Futurity: Research News









Wii-style therapy for kids with autism

Futurity: Research News

What is often interpreted as autistic children's lack of emotion or willingness to socialize is rooted in their inability to make physical gestures that convey feeling and responsiveness. "Every autistic person I have met yearns for social acceptance ...





Twilight at the Zoo, Harness Race Rally, Autism Speaks, more - Social Calendar - Plain Dealer









Twilight at the Zoo, Harness Race Rally, Autism Speaks, more - Social Calendar

Plain Dealer

7-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10. Cuyahoga Community College Hospitality Management Center, 180 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. $150. Includes tasting prepared by Chef Michael Symon and other renowned chefs, silent and live auction. Benefits Autism Speaks.





The Reason I Jump: One Boy's Voice from the Silence of Autism, by Naoki ... - The Guardian








The Guardian



The Reason I Jump: One Boy's Voice from the Silence of Autism, by Naoki ...

The Guardian

A European minister's comments in 2009 about the "autistic" nature of British foreign policy were not merely politically naive (or perhaps merely dishonest), they reflected a common misconception. The autistic person, in this view, is someone so self ...





Sunday, July 28, 2013

Hope for autistic children might lie in medical marijuana, study says - msnNOW








msnNOW



Hope for autistic children might lie in medical marijuana, study says

msnNOW

The study, released in April, shows that cannabinoids, which are found in cannabis, might help treat autism. In the human brain, endocannabinoid signaling affects memory formation, learning, and other processes, but forms of autism can block these signals.





Autism Sings raises over $5K for charity - WXIX









Autism Sings raises over $5K for charity

WXIX

Organized by Rockstars Glued in coordination with Thompson House, Autism Sings Kentucky's goal was to bring together the Greater Cincinnati music scene to help raise money for Autism Speaks - the leading autism science and advocacy organization.





The painful autism stories no one hears - Tbo.com









The painful autism stories no one hears

Tbo.com

BOSTON Several inspiring people with autism and their families were profiled on Katie Couric's show this summer. It was wonderful to see part of a talk show dedicated to educating people on what it is like to live with autism. But part of the autism ...





The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida: Autism from the inside - New Statesman









The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida: Autism from the inside

New Statesman

When we think of autism, we think of solitude – of the child who prefers to play alone, away from the hurly-burly of the rest of the class, or the adult who would rather not join in with everyone else this weekend, thanks all the same. Collectively, we ...





Mercury And Autism Not Linked, Again - Forbes









Mercury And Autism Not Linked, Again

Forbes

A “sentinel” population in the vastness of the Indian Ocean has long attracted scientific interest because of how much dietary methylmercury its members consume. The thing is, though, that as much as scientists have looked, they have yet to find any ...





Saturday, July 27, 2013

Moms, Are Your Autoantibodies Causing Autism? - Forbes









Moms, Are Your Autoantibodies Causing Autism?

Forbes

The headlines went big with this one, with most of them latching onto a value of 25% or “a quarter” and blaring that maternal antibodies might be linked to that percentage of autism cases. The stories beneath the headlines are almost breathless in some ...





YMCA hosts five-week summer program for children with autism - The Star Beacon









YMCA hosts five-week summer program for children with autism

The Star Beacon

ASHTABULA — For the past five weeks, happy summer days filled with swimming, cooking, playing basketball, playing outdoors and field trips have kept 19 autistic children busy, thanks to the Autistic Children's Foundation Reach and Teach Summer Camp.





MU Autism Training Center Director named Professional of the Year - State Journal









MU Autism Training Center Director named Professional of the Year

State Journal

Barbara Becker-Cottrill, executive director of the West Virginia Autism Training Center at Marshall University was named autism professional of the year. Barbara Becker-Cottrill, executive director of the West Virginia Autism Training Center at ...





Autism therapy - Salt Lake Tribune









Autism therapy

Salt Lake Tribune

Autism therapy can help children and parents, and the earlier the therapy is provided, the better the outcome. That seems to be a consensus among the few Utah families receiving treatment through a state pilot program funded through Medicaid. But what ...





Commentary/Addressing the full spectrum The autism stories that no one hears - HeraldNet









Commentary/Addressing the full spectrum The autism stories that no one hears

HeraldNet

BOSTON -- Several inspiring people with autism and their families were profiled on Katie Couric's show this summer. It was wonderful to see part of a talk show dedicated to educating people on what it is like to live with autism. But part of the autism ...





A blood test to detect autism? - Houston Chronicle









A blood test to detect autism?

Houston Chronicle

Scientists are researching a blood test that may detect autism in very young children, a needed tool in the effort to diagnose the neurological disorder as early as possible. The test, under investigation at Texas Children's Hospital and 19 other sites ...





Friday, July 26, 2013

A blood test to detect autism? - Houston Chronicle









A blood test to detect autism?

Houston Chronicle

"A blood test for autism would be a huge boost," said Robin Goin-Kochel, the principal investigator of the study in Houston. "When a disorder is behaviorally based, it's a tricky diagnosis for the family doctors and pediatricians that parents are the ...





Ypsilanti mom creates app to help son with autism - WXYZ








WXYZ



Ypsilanti mom creates app to help son with autism

WXYZ

(WXYZ) - Nabeela Jaffer has watched her son, Salman, struggle to communicate for years. He's 16 years old now, but was diagnosed with autism by age 4. "His receptive language good, but it's his expressive language where he has some issues," she says.





Analysis of 26 networked autism genes suggests functional role in the cerebellum - Science Daily (press release)









Analysis of 26 networked autism genes suggests functional role in the cerebellum

Science Daily (press release)

July 25, 2013 — A team of scientists has obtained intriguing insights into two groups of autism candidate genes in the mammalian brain that new evidence suggests are functionally and spatially related. The newly published analysis identifies two ...





Stanford University Study Finds That Marijuana Could Help With Autism - Opposing Views








Opposing Views



Stanford University Study Finds That Marijuana Could Help With Autism

Opposing Views

A study conducted by Stanford University has found that there might be some compounds in marijuana that have some very specific health benefits. The study's results reveal that cannabinoids – which are found in cannabis – may help to treat autism.





Beverly's Cummings Foundation awards grant to organization helping young ... - Boston.com









Beverly's Cummings Foundation awards grant to organization helping young ...

Boston.com

“We are thrilled to partner with Cummings Foundation to help young adults with autism build healthy and fulfilling lives,” Bob Stearns, Bridgewell president and CEO said in a recent announcement. “We thank the Foundation wholeheartedly for its ...





Seattle Children's receives $7 million for adult autism program - Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle) (blog)









Seattle Children's receives $7 million for adult autism program

Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle) (blog)

Seattle Children's Hospital received a $7 million donation to start a new program to support adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. Charles and Barbara Burnett donated the money to launch the Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Program. The ...





VAC set to launch autism program - Rutland Herald









VAC set to launch autism program

Rutland Herald

VAC is enrolling children for its “Indigo Room,” a space for children ages 3 through 5 who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. “We're starting a classroom specifically for children on the autism spectrum,” said Mitch Golub, CEO and ...





Thursday, July 25, 2013

Detroit's Own 'Dancing With The Stars' To Benefit Jack's Place For Autism - CBS Local









Detroit's Own 'Dancing With The Stars' To Benefit Jack's Place For Autism

CBS Local

Detroit's favorite sport stars along with their wives and girlfriends will lace up their dancing shoes for a fun-filled ballroom dance competition to benefit Jack's Place for Autism Foundation. Dancers will compete with each other to earn the most ...





It's Not Easy Being Green: Living With Autism and Synesthesia - Huffington Post









It's Not Easy Being Green: Living With Autism and Synesthesia

Huffington Post

The recent discovery that my son Jeremy sees and feels emotions as colors has been a life changer. Until now, I only saw the difficulties associated with his living in a world that is too loud and too bright. I did not know about the beautiful ...





Autism study focuses on movement - First Coast News








First Coast News



Autism study focuses on movement

First Coast News

INDIANAPOLIS -- A team of researchers from Indiana University and Rutgers University has developed a new approach that could help better pinpoint therapies for children with autism. The method relies on a quantitative analysis of a way a person moves.





Autistic boy breaks his silence, prompted by the rumblings of a garbage truck - NBCNews.com (blog)









Autistic boy breaks his silence, prompted by the rumblings of a garbage truck

NBCNews.com (blog)

Four-year-old Greyson, who has autism, broke his silence recently to say "I want truck" – a milestone spurred by the arrival of the neighborhood garbage truck, something he looks forward to every week. NBC's Miguel Almaguer reports. Thursday on ...