Saturday, August 31, 2013

College can be challenging for students with autism - KPLC-TV









College can be challenging for students with autism

KPLC-TV

Because people on the autism spectrum can have trouble with organization, time management and social skills, Fritz's parents have been working with the school's office of disability services, lining up support, a peer tutor and counseling services. "I ...





EHS booters join battle against autism - The Edwardsville Intelligencer









EHS booters join battle against autism

The Edwardsville Intelligencer

Members of the EHS Girls' Soccer Team, Tiger Soccer Booster officers and President of AFAStL, Brad Buechler along with VP of Communications and Administration, Monica Combs pose with a check presented to AFAStL from the EHS Girls' Soccer Program.





Walk for autism set for Laurel - Billings Gazette









Walk for autism set for Laurel

Billings Gazette

Rebekka Lynn is a straight-A student, starting her freshman year at Cody High School and is passionate about art and writing. The teenager from Deaver, Wyo., volunteers at the library, where she's good at organizing books, and at the local Humane Society.





Friday, August 30, 2013

Targeted Medical Pharma Develops New Medical Food for Autism Spectrum ... - DailyFinance









Targeted Medical Pharma Develops New Medical Food for Autism Spectrum ...

DailyFinance

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Targeted Medical Pharma, Inc. (OTCQB: TRGM) today announced that the company will begin a clinical trial on a new medical food indicated for the dietary management of Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders.





Mother Responds to Hateful Letter Aimed At Autistic Son - MyFox Philadelphia









Mother Responds to Hateful Letter Aimed At Autistic Son

MyFox Philadelphia

A family from Newcastle, Ontario received a very disturbing letter that targeting their teenage son who has autism.Take a look at the note above. It's all about 13-year old Max Begley. The person. A family from Newcastle, Ontario received a very ...





Autism may be linked to antibodies in mother's blood - UPI.com








UPI.com



Autism may be linked to antibodies in mother's blood

UPI.com

MANHASSET, N.Y., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- One-in-10 U.S. mothers of children with autism have antibodies in their bloodstream that react with proteins in the brain of their babies, researchers say. Study leader Dr. Betty Diamond, head of the Center for ...





Beyond The Fold: Autism Linked To Abnormal Placentas? - WFTV Orlando









Beyond The Fold: Autism Linked To Abnormal Placentas?

WFTV Orlando

Here's a frightening statistic: One in every fifty school children in the US will be diagnosed with autism. Unfortunately, it can take doctors years to identify the disorder, delaying much needed treatment, but a new research may help doctors predict a ...





First large scale study links autism and autoimmunity - Science Daily (press release)









First large scale study links autism and autoimmunity

Science Daily (press release)

Aug. 29, 2013 — A new, large-scale study of more than 2,700 mothers of children with autism shows that about one in 10 mothers have antibodies in their bloodstream that react with proteins in the brain of their babies.





Thursday, August 29, 2013

Autism Balm: more therapeutic care - Yahoo! News









Autism Balm: more therapeutic care

Yahoo! News

Philadelphia, PA - Olfactory Biosciences Corp. (OLFC) the makers of NOXO Autism Aid(TM) herald the recent success of their Autism balm. NOXO's innovation is making Autism Respite Care less stressful for Autistic individuals and caregivers while ...





Impaired Enzymes Linked To Autism, Suggests Environmental Causes Over ... - RedOrbit








RedOrbit



Impaired Enzymes Linked To Autism, Suggests Environmental Causes Over ...

RedOrbit

A team of researchers from the University of North Carolina has found important new information about a group of enzymes that could be used to treat or prevent autism. According to their report in the journal Nature, the scientists found that ...





Traits of autism seen in some kids with ADHD - Fox News









Traits of autism seen in some kids with ADHD

Fox News

Nearly one in five children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have traits that are common among children with autism, and having these traits appears to increase children's risk of experiencing impairments in their everyday lives, a ...





Traits of Autism Seen in Some Kids with ADHD - LiveScience.com









Traits of Autism Seen in Some Kids with ADHD

LiveScience.com

Nearly one in five children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have traits that are common among children with autism, and having these traits appears to increase children's risk of experiencing impairments in their everyday lives, a ...





Researchers Look into Potential Cause of Autism Through Brain Examination - Science World Report








Science World Report



Researchers Look into Potential Cause of Autism Through Brain Examination

Science World Report

"Inhibiting these enzymes has the potential to profoundly affect neurodevelopment -- perhaps even more so than having a mutation in any one of the genes that have been linked to autism." The study looked at important implications when it comes to ...





Colorado mountain camp helping children with autism - kwgn.com









Colorado mountain camp helping children with autism

kwgn.com

He helps his parents pack his clothes, toys, and gear for his trip to the Roaring Fork Valley. But this isn't just any camp. It's Extreme Sports Camp, and Gary is autistic. “You see how magical it is to see these guys out there doing amazing things ...





UCSB to Host International Conference on Autism Intervention and Treatment - Santa Barbara Independent









UCSB to Host International Conference on Autism Intervention and Treatment

Santa Barbara Independent

Sponsored by UCSB's Koegel Autism Center, the conference will take place Thursday and Friday, September 19 and 20, at the campus's Corwin Pavilion. Open to the public, it will feature scholars, health care professionals, educators, and parents ...





Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Movement therapy helping children with Autism - WKTV









Movement therapy helping children with Autism

WKTV

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - Heading back to school can be a difficult transition for any child, but for those with Autism, it can be even more challenging. A program that started at Herkimer ARC in December is helping children with Autism develop ...





Karla Begley's Touching Response To Hate Letter Targeting Her Son With Autism - Huffington Post









Karla Begley's Touching Response To Hate Letter Targeting Her Son With Autism

Huffington Post

Karla Begley, the mother whose son with autism was the subject of a shockingly disturbing hate letter is taking a stand against intolerance and hate. The missive -- which suggested her 13-year-old son, Max, should be euthanized -- shook Begley's ...





New autism school focuses on helping teens and young adults prepare for ... - WPTV









New autism school focuses on helping teens and young adults prepare for ...

WPTV

Matthew transferred to the Unicorn Village Academy in Boca Raton, a school for students with autism and other neurological disorders. Carol says when her son was in public school, he had a personal aid to keep him on task in class, he no longer needs one.





Delaware organization matches people with autism and tech jobs - Newsworks.org









Delaware organization matches people with autism and tech jobs

Newsworks.org

One year after coming to Delaware, an international program that aims to find tech jobs for individuals with autism is seeing its first successes. The program is called "Specialisterne," which means "The Specialists," and comes to Delaware from Denmark.





Delaware organization matches people with autism and tech jobs - Newsworks.org









Delaware organization matches people with autism and tech jobs

Newsworks.org

One year after coming to Delaware, an international program that aims to find tech jobs for individuals with autism is seeing its first successes. The program is called "Specialisterne," which means "The Specialists," and comes to Delaware from Denmark.





Harley-Davidson stories: Reaching out to those with autism; husband and wife ... - Journal Times









Harley-Davidson stories: Reaching out to those with autism; husband and wife ...

Journal Times

My son, Gavin, and Rusty (his autism service dog) recently went to the Autism Speaks Harley Ride at the House of Harley in Greenfield. Gavin is limited verbally and spelled out on his Rapid Prompting Method Letter Board “Harley riders are cool dudes.”.





Autistic children, and adults, find calm in a 'Snoezelen' room - Tampabay.com








Tampabay.com



Autistic children, and adults, find calm in a 'Snoezelen' room

Tampabay.com

In a room illuminated only by a lightup ball pit, colorful tubes, fiber-optic ropes draped over a swinging chair and psychedelic patterns projected on the walls, 3-year-old A.J. Gaskin sprints from corner to corner, giggling with delight. With calm ...





The First 10 Years Of Cash'an's Autism Challenge - Hartford Courant









The First 10 Years Of Cash'an's Autism Challenge

Hartford Courant

My son Cash'an turns 10 today. I can remember when he was born and my promise to him that I would always fight for him. I did not know the magnitude of the fight would be to give him relevance in a world where he cannot fully communicate in the ...





Funds raised to get dog for Sandwich boy with autism - Capecodonline









Funds raised to get dog for Sandwich boy with autism

Capecodonline

SANDWICH — Zachary Fiorillo, a 5-year-old boy with autism, is one giant step closer to getting a service dog that will help calm him if he has an unpredictable outburst or track him should he wander off. The Fiorillo family has reached its goal of ...





Tuesday, August 27, 2013

"Plasticity Pill" Could Rewire Brain to Treat Autism and Schizophrenia - Discover Magazine









"Plasticity Pill" Could Rewire Brain to Treat Autism and Schizophrenia

Discover Magazine

Manipulating such molecules, these scientists believe, may be key to treating many devastating neurological ailments, from autism and schizophrenia to Alzheimer's and ALS. Shatz even dreams of a “plasticity pill” to restore the neural suppleness of ...





Dr. Molly Losh, Northwestern University – Birth Weight and Autism - WAMC









Dr. Molly Losh, Northwestern University – Birth Weight and Autism

WAMC

Monozygotic twins who share all of their genes show high concordance rates, which means that if one twin has autism the other is very likely to have it as well. However, not all cases of autism can be explained entirely by genes. For instance, not all ...





The First 10 Years Of Cash'an's Autism Challenge - Hartford Courant









The First 10 Years Of Cash'an's Autism Challenge

Hartford Courant

My son Cash'an turns 10 today. I can remember when he was born and my promise to him that I would always fight for him. I did not know the magnitude of the fight would be to give him relevance in a world where he cannot fully communicate in the ...





How gender influences the autism brain - SFARI News









How gender influences the autism brain

SFARI News

Boys are far more likely to be affected by autism than are girls, with about four times as many boys being diagnosed as girls1-4. This well-known sex bias, or sexual dimorphism, is probably at least partly the result of differences in prenatal as well ...





Dr. Molly Losh, Northwestern University – Birth Weight and Autism - WAMC









Dr. Molly Losh, Northwestern University – Birth Weight and Autism

WAMC

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder occurring in approximately 1% of individuals. There is strong evidence that genetic factors play a large role in causing autism –A number of genes that can cause autism have now been identified. Twins studies ...





Mother Claims Target Employees Initially Refused To Page Missing Son With ... - CBS Local









Mother Claims Target Employees Initially Refused To Page Missing Son With ...

CBS Local

Bonilla's son, who she said has severe autism, is trained to listen for his name if he ever gets lost. After searching frantically, Bonilla asked the store's staff for help. She was shocked when they told her that Target has a “no noise” policy and ...





Monday, August 26, 2013

Study aims to capture autism's transition into adulthood - SFARI News









Study aims to capture autism's transition into adulthood

SFARI News

Adjusting to adulthood can be difficult for any young person, but for adolescents with autism or other developmental disorders, the transition can be especially difficult. Leaving high school often means losing valuable social services1 as well as a ...





Centre for autism looks for funds from State - The Hindu









Centre for autism looks for funds from State

The Hindu

The uncertainties around the functioning of two centres under INSIGHT-- the centre that imparts ICT education for visually-challenged persons at Vellayambalam and centre for autism children at Murinjipalam -- has been going on for some months now.





An autism registry - The Providence Journal








The Providence Journal



An autism registry

The Providence Journal

Helped by a $1.2 million grant from the New York-based Simons Foundation, a group called the Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research and Treatment (RI-CART) hopes to create a registry of virtually every Rhode Islander afflicted with autism.





Sunday, August 25, 2013

Autism, Apps and iPads: Unlocking the Puzzle - No Jitter









Autism, Apps and iPads: Unlocking the Puzzle

No Jitter

The opportunity is to determine best strategies and discover effective methods for autistic children to use iPads, Droids and tablets. Autism impacts about one in 88 children and one in 54 are boys, according to estimates from CDC's Autism and ...





Autism and unconditional acceptance - Autism Support Network









Autism and unconditional acceptance

Autism Support Network

Growing up with an older brother with autism, in a time where 'autism' didn't even exist as a diagnosis, and the term 'retarded' was commonly used by doctors and lay people, I still feel my (now deceased) parents' silent pain in the face of relatives ...





Star runner, autistic boy form unexpected friendship - The Virginian-Pilot









Star runner, autistic boy form unexpected friendship

The Virginian-Pilot

A year has passed since Ashton, now 14, met Marc, now 17, when the two were paired for an 8K through Team Hoyt VB, a group that offers people with disabilities the chance to participate in races with runners. Ashton has autism, but has clicked with ...





11-year-old boy with autism gets 'fresh start' at Great Lakes Center for ... - Mlive Kalamazoo









11-year-old boy with autism gets 'fresh start' at Great Lakes Center for ...

Mlive Kalamazoo

Jessica Macaulay talks about insurance for son with autism Jessica Macaulay's son was the first resident to undergo residential treatment at the Great Lakes Center for Autism Treatment and Research. She discusses the family's insurance options now ...





Staten Island's Drive for Autism will hold golf outing at Royce Brook - SILive.com









Staten Island's Drive for Autism will hold golf outing at Royce Brook

SILive.com

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - The Drive for Autism Foundation will hold its annual golf outing on Monday, September 16, at Royce Brook Golf Club in Hillsborough, N.J. Registration will be on a first come, first served basis at 7 a.m., with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.





Summer concert raises money for autism school - ABC 4









Summer concert raises money for autism school

ABC 4

But the real star of the night was Clear Horizons Academy, a school that gives kids with autism the special educational tools they need to learn. “We've had parents who have moved to Utah to put their kids in our school because of our unique education ...





Saturday, August 24, 2013

Understanding elopement in those with autism - WKBN/WYFX-TV









Understanding elopement in those with autism

WKBN/WYFX-TV

Specialists call it elopement, and in recent months we've reported on local searches for missing autistic children. Pam Wells of Kinsman is the grandmother to autistic and non-verbal J.J., who is seven years old. “J.J.'s a joy, he's a blessing,” Wells ...





Children with autism learn to surf on Lake Ontario - CBC.ca









Children with autism learn to surf on Lake Ontario

CBC.ca

About 300 children with autism are riding the waves of Lake Ontario this weekend in a free learn-to-surf program being offered by a California couple. Izzy and Daniel Paskowitz started the Surfers Healing program after their son was diagnosed with ...





One dog just right for two girls with autism - Lincolnshire Review









One dog just right for two girls with autism

Lincolnshire Review

It's been an emotional year for Bridget Fitzpatrick of Northbrook. Last spring, Fitzpatrick and her husband Michael learned that both of their identical toddler girls had autism. But the shock over the diagnosis of twins Norah and Emma, 2, has given ...





Autism Speaks Sued by Mother of Autistic Child - Care2.com









Autism Speaks Sued by Mother of Autistic Child

Care2.com

Many mothers of children with disabilities do not work, and the case of Simone Greggs suggests why. Caring for an autistic child like her son Jeremiah can mean that a parent needs a job with a really flexible schedule. Greggs' story offers yet more ...





Zorba Paster: Autism-immunization link is a myth - Buffalo News









Zorba Paster: Autism-immunization link is a myth

Buffalo News

There is a theory that has simmered for years that immunizations cause autism. The best scientific evidence out there says this is a myth. Period. Now, I know that sentence will get me in trouble. The anti-immunization lobby will fight tooth and nail ...





Friday, August 23, 2013

Who will care for children with autism when they're adults? - Medical Xpress









Who will care for children with autism when they're adults?

Medical Xpress

An estimated one of every 88 children in the United States has an autism spectrum disorder, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That means that 45,000 to 50,000 kids with autism turn 18 each year, says autism researcher ...