Wednesday, October 30, 2013

'Come to the flashing lights': finding a lost autistic child in a city of 8 ... - The Verge









'Come to the flashing lights': finding a lost autistic child in a city of 8 ...

The Verge

But police and volunteers are taking extra, unconventional steps to find Oquendo because his case is different in one vital way: Oquendo is severely autistic. "We worry about this kind of situation all the time," says Dr. Gary Goldstein, chair of the ...





'Real Housewives' star slated to headline autism conference at TradeWinds - Tampa Bay Business Journal









'Real Housewives' star slated to headline autism conference at TradeWinds

Tampa Bay Business Journal

Jacqueline Laurita, a cast member of the “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” and the mother of a child with autism, is slated to be featured speaker at the National Autism Association's annual conference at the TradeWinds Island Resorts in St. Pete Beach.





Autism center vying for new vehicle in Toyota contest - WTVA









Autism center vying for new vehicle in Toyota contest

WTVA

Martin said she remembered being told that after Jack had been at the Autism Center of North Mississippi for only two weeks. At the time, he was four years old. "When I walked in, he had a peg board in front of him, and he was able to count one through ...





Teen with autism wowed the crowd at recent talent show - kfor.com









Teen with autism wowed the crowd at recent talent show

kfor.com

One particular student stole the show with his rendition of Huey Lewis' “Power of Love.” Jordan Ochab is a 15-year-old boy with autism. He had very limited expectations from the medical community at an early age, but this evening he was the star of the ...





Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Salem County Center for Autism marks Disability Mentoring Day in Deptford - NJ.com









Salem County Center for Autism marks Disability Mentoring Day in Deptford

NJ.com

“It's all about people with disabilities getting out into the employment world,” said Debra Behnke, executive director of the Salem County Center for Autism. “Often, people with disabilities are reluctant to find employment because they are unsure of ...





Super heroes, face painting and more at today's free Autism Awareness festival ... - al.com (blog)









Super heroes, face painting and more at today's free Autism Awareness festival ...

al.com (blog)

“Nationally autism affects 1 out of about 66 kids, but in Huntsville, that number is closer to 1 in 40,” said Supper Heroes owner Mark Woodard. “We have quite a few regular customers whose children are on the autism spectrum and those kids often ...





Researchers study possible link between pregnancy weight gain and autism - fox13now.com









Researchers study possible link between pregnancy weight gain and autism

fox13now.com

Utah has the highest rate of children diagnosed with autism in the country. One in 63 children in Utah have an autism spectrum disorder, according for the Centers for Disease Control. Autism spectrum disorders are a group of developmental brain ...





The 5 Scariest Autism 'Treatments' - Forbes









The 5 Scariest Autism 'Treatments'

Forbes

Autism invites its share of quacks. In fact, it might have more quacks in its vicinity than a duck pond. After almost a decade of watching “cures” and “treatments” come and go … or stay and stay and stay, bafflingly … I've unconsciously created a ...





Men's Soccer Volunteers For "Kick It Up For Autism" - Rutgers Scarlet Knights








Rutgers Scarlet Knights



Men's Soccer Volunteers For "Kick It Up For Autism"

Rutgers Scarlet Knights

LIVINGSTON, N.J. (October 28, 2013) -- While not in action this weekend, the Rutgers men's soccer team volunteered its time for “Kick It Up For Autism” and helped raise money for Parents of Autistic Children (POAC). POAC strives to help individuals ...





Is it right to try to 'normalise' autism? - The Guardian








The Guardian



Is it right to try to 'normalise' autism?

The Guardian

Her son, Jack, who is four, has autism, and she felt overwhelmed by his demanding behaviour. "He was having two-hour meltdowns nearly every day," says Barber, who lives with Jack in Thurrock, Essex. "I've got a bad back just from trying to manage him.





More Weight Gain in Pregnancy Tied to Higher Autism Risk for Kids: Study - HealthDay









More Weight Gain in Pregnancy Tied to Higher Autism Risk for Kids: Study

HealthDay

"Although weight gain during pregnancy was associated with autism risk, the modest difference in weight gain found suggests that weight gain serves as a marker rather than a cause for autism," said study lead author Dr. Deborah Bilder, a pediatrician ...





Monday, October 28, 2013

NightSide - Dr. Jason Bourret and Lisel Macenka Talk About Autism - CBS Local









NightSide - Dr. Jason Bourret and Lisel Macenka Talk About Autism

CBS Local

BOSTON (CBS) – The rates of children born with autism have been steadily rising. As our understanding of this disorder evolves, so do the resources and options available to those who suffer from it. The New England Center for Children is one of the ...





Make a Burger, Make a Friend with Autism Speaks and BurgerFi - NorthFulton.com









Make a Burger, Make a Friend with Autism Speaks and BurgerFi

NorthFulton.com

In 11 BurgerFi locations across the country, teens will partner with teens on the autism spectrum to create gourmet burgers. At Alpharetta's "Make a Burger, Make a Friend" event, the purpose is to create compassion and a connection among teens and ...





Creating Great Employees (Who Happen To Be Autistic) - Forbes









Creating Great Employees (Who Happen To Be Autistic)

Forbes

Thirty-year-old Tobias Ussing admits that his Asperger syndrome, on the milder end of the autism spectrum, is “a lot to work with.” Despite loads of motivation and experience, finding a permanent job has been a challenge, even though he is a highly ...





For Californians Who Can Afford It, Autism Coverage Should Improve Under ACA - California Healthline









For Californians Who Can Afford It, Autism Coverage Should Improve Under ACA

California Healthline

Some California families dealing with autism are "relatively lucky," according to advocates. California is one of 24 states, along with Washington, D.C., requiring autism coverage on the list of essential benefits in policies sold through new ...





David Mitchell on autism, expectations and 'The Reason I Jump' - Los Angeles Times









David Mitchell on autism, expectations and 'The Reason I Jump'

Los Angeles Times

Higashida has a severe form of autism, but, as a 13-year-old, wrote this book about what it's like to live inside his head. Mitchell collaborated with his wife, Yoshida, on the translation from the Japanese; as parents of an autistic child, they see ...





Fall celebration offers fun, information for families affected by autism - Florida Times-Union









Fall celebration offers fun, information for families affected by autism

Florida Times-Union

In this case, Zach was one of attractions at the fall celebration for families affected by autism and served by the HEAL Foundation (Healing Every Autistic Life), a nonprofit based in Ponte Vedra Beach. The event was organized by JCP Cares, a nonprofit ...





Sunday, October 27, 2013

As Search Goes On for Queens Boy With Autism, Adults at His School Face ... - New York Times








New York Times



As Search Goes On for Queens Boy With Autism, Adults at His School Face ...

New York Times

Eleven days after a teenager with autism walked away from his school in Queens in the middle of the day, a senior police commander, Chief of Department Philip Banks III, said on Tuesday that an intensifying search had failed to turn up even a trace of ...





Levittown teen with autism chosen as first MacArthur High School homecoming ... - Newsday








Newsday



Levittown teen with autism chosen as first MacArthur High School homecoming ...

Newsday

Gallagher, who is autistic, waved to community members and clapped his hands together as he led the homecoming parade Saturday. Sporting his honorary football jersey, No. 83, he raised his arms in the air and smiled when friends shouted “Hi Brendan!”.





Saturday, October 26, 2013

The Week In Science: Autism Test A Dud, NASA Shoots The Moon, Doomed Frog - International Business Times









The Week In Science: Autism Test A Dud, NASA Shoots The Moon, Doomed Frog

International Business Times

Last year, a team of Australian scientists claimed to have developed a genetic test for a person's risk for autism-spectrum disorders. But when a team led by researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital checked their work, it seemed to be faulty ...





Concert raises $3000 for Autism Speaks - The Edwardsville Intelligencer









Concert raises $3000 for Autism Speaks

The Edwardsville Intelligencer

Since vocalist Ally Cooper's sister Kiki had recently been diagnosed with Autism, the band knew first hand the struggles of finding support for someone with Autism. Ally's family suggested the charity Autism Speaks, and executive director Angela ...





Friday, October 25, 2013

MU Sorority Using Giant Puzzle Pieces To Raise Awareness For Autism - WCHS-TV8








WCHS-TV8



MU Sorority Using Giant Puzzle Pieces To Raise Awareness For Autism

WCHS-TV8

Alpha Xi Delta teamed up with Autism Speaks to raise money and awareness for autism. This year, they made these puzzle pieces that you can "rent" for the night to stick in someone's yard. They'll stay there for about 24 hours, and the girls will talk ...





Nobel Prize-Winning Autism Researcher Gives Natick Family Cause For Optimism - WBUR









Nobel Prize-Winning Autism Researcher Gives Natick Family Cause For Optimism

WBUR

That's where their mother thought the boys, who are 8 and 10 years old and severely autistic, would be the most calm and least stressed for a very important introduction. “We, we, we go see the doctor?” 10-year-old Stuart asked his mother. His mother ...





David Royko and autism - Chicago Reader








Chicago Reader



David Royko and autism

Chicago Reader

Above that are the links to "Psychology" (a psychologist, Royko runs the divorce mediation program for the Cook County court) and "Music" (he began covering bluegrass for the Tribune in the early 90s). Higher still are the links to "Autism," and to the ...





Recognizing autism a priority for 1st responders - Ct Post









Recognizing autism a priority for 1st responders

Ct Post

Talking to or asking questions of a severely autistic person, such as Ted, is not going to end well either, so firefighters, paramedics or police using such tactics — typical standard procedures in emergency responses — soon will be on the receiving ...





'Our claim to fame has been autism' - KOIN.com








KOIN.com



'Our claim to fame has been autism'

KOIN.com

"A lot of our claim to fame has been autism," Cole said. "...In 1998 or 1999 I had a parent call me and ask if I thought it would work with autism, and I told her I had no idea -- but we sent her some free product and told her to try it. Thirty days ...





Thursday, October 24, 2013

Cary teen with autism raises money to train with service dog - Cary News









Cary teen with autism raises money to train with service dog

Cary News

Fifteen-year-old Marisa, who was diagnosed with autism two years ago, also cares for three sugar gliders, tiny marsupials she carries around her family's Cary home. Her pets are her solace – a break from stressful days at school at West Lake Middle in ...





Parents of Autistic Children: Never Throw Away Hopes of Independence - Hartford Courant









Parents of Autistic Children: Never Throw Away Hopes of Independence

Hartford Courant

My mother and I were in the kitchen Wednesday night when my son, Cash'an, 10, suddenly ran in to adjust the garbage can lid to ensure it was perfectly aligned (one of his many compulsions, characteristic of autism). Then, he walked over next to the ...





Nobel Prize-Winning Autism Researcher Gives Natick Family Cause For Optimism - WBUR









Nobel Prize-Winning Autism Researcher Gives Natick Family Cause For Optimism

WBUR

That's where their mother thought the boys, who are 8 and 10 years old and severely autistic, would be the most calm and least stressed for a very important introduction. “We, we, we go see the doctor?,” 10-year-old Stuart asked his mother. His mother ...





Chefs, folks with autism collaborate - Pittsburgh Post Gazette









Chefs, folks with autism collaborate

Pittsburgh Post Gazette

A boy who loves fish sticks, and who also happens to have autism, inspired the latest culinary creation by Chef Jordan Eback of Monterey Bay Fish Grotto. Mr. Eback is one of 14 local chefs who have created unique dishes inspired by individuals on the ...





Prestonsburg autism center works to protect kids in emergencies - WKYT









Prestonsburg autism center works to protect kids in emergencies

WKYT

PRESTONSBURG, Ky (WYMT) - A recent survey found almost half of respondents with autistic kids had a child wander off at least once. It is a startling statistic made even more real when news broke that an autistic boy went missing in New York. In ...





Autistic artist gives hope to many through his eco-art - Your Houston News









Autistic artist gives hope to many through his eco-art

Your Houston News

Grant Manier, an eco-friendly artist living with autism, makes collaged images from puzzle pieces, wrapping paper, magazines and other reused items in Spring Tuesday afternoon. Go to HCNPics.com to view and purchase this photo and others like it.





Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Autistic man defies the odds (VIDEO, DOCUMENTS) - The Northwest Florida Daily News








The Northwest Florida Daily News



Autistic man defies the odds (VIDEO, DOCUMENTS)

The Northwest Florida Daily News

The 27-year-old autistic man will release his first CD more than 20 years after doctors told his parents their best option would be to institutionalize him. Jo and Rick Soria balked at the advice and focused on their faith to raise a violent, non ...





Rockland Autism Symposium to Fill Pearl River Hilton Thursday - Patch.com









Rockland Autism Symposium to Fill Pearl River Hilton Thursday

Patch.com

The symposium draws experts who provide information related to various aspects of life for people on the spectrum of autism. Rockland County Legislator John A. Murphy, the Autism Science Foundation, Camp Venture and Mindworks sponsor the event.





Autism FAQ: Which battles are not worth fighting? - San Francisco Chronicle (blog)









Autism FAQ: Which battles are not worth fighting?

San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

But there are times when you have to let things slide, and when you have a child with autism, there are battles that just aren't worth fighting. I asked parents on my facebook forum to share their battle tales; their stories a reminder of how broad and ...





Parents of twin sons with autism face challenges when children won't eat solid ... - WPTV








WPTV



Parents of twin sons with autism face challenges when children won't eat solid ...

WPTV

Every meal, every morsel is cause for celebration for Candi and her husband Daniel, the parents of twin boys with autism. "This right here is a miracle," she says. "The first time he allowed food to go near his face was two weeks ago." Jaden touched ...





Study identifies new genes involved in autism - News-Medical.net









Study identifies new genes involved in autism

News-Medical.net

A scientific study published on the journal Molecular Psychiatry identifies new genes involved in autism, a polygenic disorder that is difficult to diagnose and treat. Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) represent a group of neurodevelopmental disorders ...





Guest blog: Best practices - SFARI News (blog)









Guest blog: Best practices

SFARI News (blog)

With the increasing ease of use and availability of electroencephalography (EEG) in the study of autism, having guidelines on what is technologically possible, what is most methodologically robust, and how the technology interacts with the participants ...





Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Cancer pathway connects autism to set of rare disorders - SFARI News









Cancer pathway connects autism to set of rare disorders

SFARI News

About one in four people diagnosed with a group of rare disorders have autism, according to a study published 7 October in the Journal of Medical Genetics1. The disorders all affect the same cancer-related pathway, driven by a protein called RAS. The ...





Monday, October 21, 2013

Massive hunt for missing NYC autistic boy continues - CBS News









Massive hunt for missing NYC autistic boy continues

CBS News

"The child being autistic responds better to the sound of his mother's voice then to a stranger," said Tommy Brennan, a volunteer for Citywide Disaster Services. With over 200 tips and at least two possible sightings, police have expanded the search ...





Embryo Sex Selection To Select Against Autism? - Forbes









Embryo Sex Selection To Select Against Autism?

Forbes

There are no genetic tests for autism, so instead of looking for a gene mutation, the screening identifies the embryo's sex because boys are at least four times more likely to develop autism. The test, says the report, would be done in pre-implantation ...