Monday, September 30, 2013

Austin Webb Performing at Autism Sings! Benefit Concert - The Boot









Austin Webb Performing at Autism Sings! Benefit Concert

The Boot

Austin Webb is using his talents to help a cause close to his heart. The singer will participate in the Second Annual Autism Sings! benefit on Oct. 1 in Nashville. “One of my many jobs growing up was doing carpet cleaning. I was sent out to clean the ...





Sunday, September 29, 2013

After son's autism diagnosis, mom finds voice for her son, other families - WRAL.com









After son's autism diagnosis, mom finds voice for her son, other families

WRAL.com

Braxton Alford seemed to be hitting all the milestones 13 years ago when his preschool teacher started to note some changes. He wasn't talking as much or making eye contact - telltale signs that he might have autism. The teacher suggested the family ...





Autism event scheduled - Mason City Globe Gazette









Autism event scheduled

Mason City Globe Gazette

CLEAR LAKE | The Opportunity Village Children's Autism Center will be holding a free seminar 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, for parents and caregivers for children with autism and related disorders. Alyson Beytien, the author of "Autism Everyday" will ...





Taylor Hawkins' Chevy Metal Plays Intimate Autism Benefit In L.A. - RollingStone.com









Taylor Hawkins' Chevy Metal Plays Intimate Autism Benefit In L.A.

RollingStone.com

Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins jokes that he's such a fan of performing with his side cover project Chevy Metal, he would do it at parties, bar mitzvahs and weddings. But when he can do it while raising money for autism research, as he did last ...





'Wall Street' Actress Daryl Hannah Also Autistic Woman - Forbes









'Wall Street' Actress Daryl Hannah Also Autistic Woman

Forbes

Daryl Hannah has made headlines for opening up publicly about being autistic, a diagnosis she received as a child. Hannah is 52 and female, which makes her what some people consider to be a rare entity in the autistic population: female and middle-aged.





Find 'An Evening of Laughter' at autism fund-raiser gala - Greenwich Post









Find 'An Evening of Laughter' at autism fund-raiser gala

Greenwich Post

Enjoy 'An Evening of Laughter' and support an all-volunteer nonprofit on Friday Oct. 4 at the Friends of Autistic People's (FAP) annual fund-raising gala at a private, backcountry residence. The event will feature Jane Condon, a well known comedian and ...





East Valley resident wins Autism walk T-shirt contest - East Valley Tribune









East Valley resident wins Autism walk T-shirt contest

East Valley Tribune

When the ninth-annual Zoowalk for Autism Research kicks off next Saturday at the Phoenix Zoo, the participants will sport a T-shirt featuring the design of a Mesa resident who has worked to rise above the disorder. The winner, 21-year-old Chris Weemes ...





Autism event scheduled - Mason City Globe Gazette









Autism event scheduled

Mason City Globe Gazette

CLEAR LAKE | The Opportunity Village Children's Autism Center will be holding a free seminar 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, for parents and caregivers for children with autism and related disorders. Alyson Beytien, the author of "Autism Everyday" will ...





Shock and Autism - Part 2 - Age of Autism









Shock and Autism - Part 2

Age of Autism

We've had some mishaps with our computer over the last few weeks. Its age, and several unwelcome viruses, made for a big electronic mess. We had to finally stop using it last Monday. Since then, and on the days I could not sit down and write, I had ...





Where Are All The Older Autistic People? Scotland, For Example - Forbes









Where Are All The Older Autistic People? Scotland, For Example

Forbes

Folks who adhere to the “autism epidemic” as a new phenomenon confined only to our youngest generation are fond of asserting that no older autistic people exist. Typically, their evidence for the claim comes only from their personal experience, as they ...





Saturday, September 28, 2013

Spikeyhairs inspires, donates to autism-related organizations - ABC7Chicago.com








ABC7Chicago.com



Spikeyhairs inspires, donates to autism-related organizations

ABC7Chicago.com

"They're in the process of changing how they categorize children with autism right now he would probably fall on the mild to moderate end of the spectrum," said Richards. "He struggles with coping with his anger sometimes he gets frustrated it's hard ...





Daryl Hannah: I've battled autism since childhood - Today.com









Daryl Hannah: I've battled autism since childhood

Today.com

But actress Daryl Hannah, 52, has fought a private battle with autism for years, and tells People magazine that when she was a child, doctors wanted to put her in an institution. Her mother refused, but Hannah was horribly shy and felt isolated by her ...





Friday, September 27, 2013

'We are proud of our autism; we're not broken' - KOMO News








KOMO News



'We are proud of our autism; we're not broken'

KOMO News

SEATTLE – Local autistic residents will protest the national nonprofit Autism Speaks during their annual fundraiser this Saturday at Seattle Center in opposition to the organization's mission to find a cure for autism. Despite the fact that the U.S ...





Guest blog: Mind the gender gap - SFARI News (blog)









Guest blog: Mind the gender gap

SFARI News (blog)

Autism has long been perceived as a condition that is predominantly seen in males. This probably comes from its initial description: Leo Kanner reported seeing eight boys and three girls with it in 1943, and Hans Asperger's four initial case reports in ...





Thursday, September 26, 2013

Annual Autism Speaks Walk is Saturday - WWLP 22News









Annual Autism Speaks Walk is Saturday

WWLP 22News

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - In just a few days, hundreds of people will walk to raise money for Autism research. Thursday night, 22News spoke with Springfield author Jacqueline Williams-Hines who will walk with her team, "Team No Small Victories.".





Autism parents group holding conference in Madison - 77Square.com









Autism parents group holding conference in Madison

77Square.com

Kate Whelan and her sons Jack, 10, left, and Luke, 7, are shown in the family's backyard in McFarland. Luke has autism and Jack has sensory processing disorder, a milder condition that is on the autism spectrum, Whelan said. She is co-coordinator of ...





TEMECULA: Autism task force decries new Disney policy - Press-Enterprise (blog)








Press-Enterprise (blog)



TEMECULA: Autism task force decries new Disney policy

Press-Enterprise (blog)

The Southwest Riverside Autism Task Force, a body of local elected leaders that meets to find solutions for issues affecting the autism community, is asking Disney to reconsider a proposed change to its guest assistance card program. That program, for ...





SF Bay Area Activist Publishes Magazine on Autism - India West








India West



SF Bay Area Activist Publishes Magazine on Autism

India West

Her child was just two years old when Shanti Kurada started noticing a variety of unexplainable behaviors. Her child had started spinning objects, babbling, and had started to use fewer and fewer words. This behavior alarmed Shanti and her husband.





Teen with autism, down syndrome rocks fashion world - Deseret News








Deseret News



Teen with autism, down syndrome rocks fashion world

Deseret News

What quickly followed was the trip of a lifetime for this 17-year-old who has Down syndrome and autism — to a modeling gig in California. Illinois resident Sue Brown, Karrie's mother, posted a picture to Facebook on Aug. 12 of her daughter wearing Wet ...





Gene disorder link to autism questioned - San Francisco Chronicle









Gene disorder link to autism questioned

San Francisco Chronicle

GENETIC DISORDER. Link to autism questioned. Children with a genetic disorder known as 22q11.2 deletion syndrome are often also diagnosed with autism at rates of up to 50 percent. But those children may not be autistic, according to a new study from ...





Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Where Are All The Older Autistic People? Scotland, For Example - Forbes









Where Are All The Older Autistic People? Scotland, For Example

Forbes

Folks who adhere to the “autism epidemic” as a new phenomenon confined only to our youngest generation are fond of asserting that no older autistic people exist. Typically, their evidence for the claim comes only from their personal experience, as they ...





Great support for autism - Monadnock Ledger Transcript









Great support for autism

Monadnock Ledger Transcript

Our grandson, Landon, has autism and we are raising funds for a 5K walk for autism. We would like to publicly express our gratitude to Rick of Rick and Diane's of Antrim for allowing us to place a can for fundraising for autism in the restaurant. It is ...





Swedish Study Finds No Link Between Celiac Disease and Autism - Healthline









Swedish Study Finds No Link Between Celiac Disease and Autism

Healthline

A large study led by Swedish researchers adds some clarity to the issue, finding no connection between autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and celiac disease (CD). The role of gluten and gluten-free diets in autism, however, is still unclear. Celiac disease ...





Daryl Hannah Opens Up About Having Autism: 'I Was Terrified' In Early ... - Radar Online









Daryl Hannah Opens Up About Having Autism: 'I Was Terrified' In Early ...

Radar Online

Daryl Hannah was a solid A-list movie star, even dating John F. Kennedy Jr., but she opened up and revealed that she was diagnosed with Autism as a child and struggled with her life for years. “I've never been comfortable being the center of attention ...





Our Autism Job Club Pivots - Fox and Hounds Daily








Fox and Hounds Daily



Our Autism Job Club Pivots

Fox and Hounds Daily

In the workforce field, as in other fields, most start-ups will need to pivot several times to survive. So it is with our Bay Area Autism Job Club. The Autism Job Club is a project of AASCEND (Autism, Asperger Syndrome Coalition for Education ...





Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Three Siblings Living with Autism - 1011now









Three Siblings Living with Autism

1011now

A mother of three children, Stephanie Hervey, is frequently overwhelmed: three of her children have autism, a social and communication disorder. “Some days are so hard. They will cry for hours and hours. And there's nothing you can do. You start to ...





Autism Deserves Better Responses From Adults - Huffington Post (blog)









Autism Deserves Better Responses From Adults

Huffington Post (blog)

With the news of Jaelen Edge's death, we hear yet another report of an autistic child being killed by a parent. We must recognize our own responsibilities as adults to keep our children safe. An adult's response to an autistic child's upset is the ...





Autism can't slow teenage golfer in Lutz tournament - South Tampa News and Tribune









Autism can't slow teenage golfer in Lutz tournament

South Tampa News and Tribune

He's not shy about his autism and is candid when it comes to talking about it. He gets sad sometimes, and he said he has a bit of a trigger temper, but that's another area where golf comes in handy. “When I am playing golf I can let my anger out by ...





Monday, September 23, 2013

Run/walk supports, promotes opportunities for those with autism - WRAL.com









Run/walk supports, promotes opportunities for those with autism

WRAL.com

Today, one out of every 70 children born in North Carolina has autism. Here in the Triangle, the incidence rate is even higher. The Autism Society of North Carolina shared those numbers with me the other day. But I didn't need to see them to know that ...





Georgia autism project looks to early detection - Fox News









Georgia autism project looks to early detection

Fox News

ATLANTA – In a small room similar to a doctor's office, Marlaina Dreher broke into applause as her 5-year-old son, Brandon, grabbed a red plastic spoon filled with pureed lasagna and fed himself. "Good job taking a bite, buddy," she said, joining in as ...





Karmel Puzzuoli: Autism families empathize - Battle Creek Enquirer









Karmel Puzzuoli: Autism families empathize

Battle Creek Enquirer

It hit me hard on a Thursday night when the 11 o'clock news mentioned an attempted murder-suicide in a well-known family struggling with autism. Kelli Stapleton of northern Michigan tried to kill herself and her autistic daughter, Issy, by locking them ...





Autism: A Whole Body Disorder? - Huffington Post









Autism: A Whole Body Disorder?

Huffington Post

In 1943, a child psychiatrist, Leo Kanner M.D., first described autism. Since then, the "blame" for autistic children that had originally been erroneously placed on parents, particularly mothers, has largely disappeared. But before it did, and with the ...





Grandpa's Age Linked To Autism - Forbes









Grandpa's Age Linked To Autism

Forbes

Results of a study in a Swedish population have linked grandpa's age to an increased risk of autism in grandchildren. More specifically, the study authors found that men who sired children at age 50 or older were almost twice as likely as younger ...





How mom's immune system is linked to autism risk - Medical Xpress









How mom's immune system is linked to autism risk

Medical Xpress

(Medical Xpress)—Activating a mother's immune system during her pregnancy disrupts the development of neural cells in the brain of her offspring and damages the cells' ability to transmit signals and communicate with one another, researchers with the ...





Cashing In On Fears Of Autism: Scientists Claim They Can Predict Whether A ... - Forbes









Cashing In On Fears Of Autism: Scientists Claim They Can Predict Whether A ...

Forbes

Autism has been the subject of much discussion and controversy in recent years. Rates of diagnosis are rising, and many parents-to-be are understandably worried. Despite the efforts of many good scientists, we still don't have an explanation for most ...





Children With Autism Practice Travel at NYC's JFK - ABC News









Children With Autism Practice Travel at NYC's JFK

ABC News

Tom and Zsuzsa Price arrived Saturday to Kennedy International Airport, their four young children in tow, full of anxiety. Four-year-old Callum has autism and the whole family had never been on a plane together. They checked in, went through airport ...





Sunday, September 22, 2013

Geneticist gives tips on helping autistic children - St. George Daily Spectrum









Geneticist gives tips on helping autistic children

St. George Daily Spectrum

About one in 50 children has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control. That number represents nearly triple the incidences from a decade ago. “Initially, we attributed the rise to the ...





Can a blood test detect autism? Google Ventures is betting it can - The Verge









Can a blood test detect autism? Google Ventures is betting it can

The Verge

The chances a child will receive a diagnosis of autism has increased 72 percent over the last five years, a dramatic rise that has stumped many health care experts. While there is no cure for autism, early detection and treatment in the form of ...





Cyclist Sam Hays rides for autism charity - Newcastle Herald









Cyclist Sam Hays rides for autism charity

Newcastle Herald

SAM Hays has been given a hero's welcome at Speers Point Park, marking one of the final legs on his journey to cycle 1500 kilometres – one for every Hunter child on the autism spectrum. ''It was great to come and see a big cheer squad here waiting ...





At 'Hang Ten for Autism,' special-needs children catch some waves - Sarasota Herald-Tribune









At 'Hang Ten for Autism,' special-needs children catch some waves

Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The event, organized by the Compound Boardshop and the Center for Autism Research and Education, is the only event in the region that allows autistic children to learn how to surf from bona fide surfers. More than 150 volunteers showed up to surf with ...





Autism research project aims for early detection - 10News









Autism research project aims for early detection

10News

Research shows that 1 in 88 children in the U.S. have autism spectrum disorder, which includes developmental disabilities that affect ability to communicate, understand language and relate to others. In Georgia, state and contract employees are being ...





Ga. autism partnership looks to training opportunities, early detection ... - Washington Post








Washington Post



Ga. autism partnership looks to training opportunities, early detection ...

Washington Post

ATLANTA — In a small room similar to a doctor's office, Marlaina Dreher broke into applause as her 5-year-old son, Brandon, grabbed a red plastic spoon filled with puréed lasagna and fed himself. “Good job taking a bite, buddy,” she said, joining in ...





Saturday, September 21, 2013

At 'Hang Ten for Autism,' special-needs children catch some waves - Sarasota Herald-Tribune









At 'Hang Ten for Autism,' special-needs children catch some waves

Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The event, organized by the Compound Boardshop and the Center for Autism Research and Education, is the only event in the region that allows autistic children to learn how to surf from bona fide surfers. More than 150 volunteers showed up to surf with ...