Saturday, November 30, 2013

Autism fundraiser sale scheduled for Dec. 6 - Henderson Daily Dispatch (registration)








Henderson Daily Dispatch (registration)



Autism fundraiser sale scheduled for Dec. 6

Henderson Daily Dispatch (registration)

Dixie Borst joins Tammie Crawford and Kassidy Dickerson (from left) at 943 West Andrews Avenue in preparation for a Garage and Bake Sale For Autism on Dec. 6. The sale will be from 5 to 8 p.m. at the same address. There will be new and gently used ...





Malls offer quieter Santa visits for kids with autism - BabyCenter (blog)









Malls offer quieter Santa visits for kids with autism

BabyCenter (blog)

It's an annual tradition for so many families, tallying up the Christmas wish list, making the trek to the mall, waiting in line, tempering the excitement, perhaps even wiping away a few tears. For children with autism, though, the experience can be ...





Malls Now Offer 'Quiet' Santa Visits For Kids With Autism (PHOTOS) - Huffington Post









Malls Now Offer 'Quiet' Santa Visits For Kids With Autism (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post

Meeting Santa Claus at a shopping mall can be horribly hectic. There are large crowds, long lines, and holiday music blaring from speakers. It's a recipe for madness -- and for children with autism, it's especially unbearable. So, malls across Canada ...





Birdville football player with autism finds his place on and off the field - WFAA









Birdville football player with autism finds his place on and off the field

WFAA

Manny has autism, but the Birdville football team has embraced him as one of their own. "Our players really care about Manny," said head coach Jim Skinner. "They look after Manny, they take care of Manny, and nobody messes with Manny." Manny isn't just ...





Increasing Opportunities for Maryland Youth with Autism - Southern Maryland Online









Increasing Opportunities for Maryland Youth with Autism

Southern Maryland Online

Because of their high sensitivity to external stimuli, those affected by autism spectrum disorder often have difficulty participating in traditional entertainment activities, said Shelly McLaughlin, communication director of Maryland's largest autism ...





Autism prevailance increasing, public needs more awareness - MyWebTimes.com









Autism prevailance increasing, public needs more awareness

MyWebTimes.com

"Having an Autism Spectrum Disorder is not a choice, and an increased prevalence means that more and more people will be interacting with children with autism," she said. "Children deserve to be treated with kindness and respect regardless of whether ...





Friday, November 29, 2013

Autistic people may have a tangling of the senses - Bluefield Daily Telegraph









Autistic people may have a tangling of the senses

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

People with autism experience a more extreme version of the world than the rest of us. For more than 90 percent, sounds are louder, colors are brighter, and touch can be a disturbing intrusion. The reason, according to a new study, may be that many ...





US of Autism Movie Now Available for Preorder - Age of Autism









US of Autism Movie Now Available for Preorder

Age of Autism

I had my guard up this week when I sat down with Cat Jameson and her husband, Steve, to watch The United States of Autism. Let's face it, there are a lot of autism movies, and a lot more in the pipeline. I'm interested in causation, not awareness, and ...





Autism and a home of his own - Autism Support Network









Autism and a home of his own

Autism Support Network

With a diagnosis of autism and grim predictions from the specialists, was it any wonder that I worried over his future? What would happen to this precious little boy if something happened to me? Would they put him away like an unwanted toy and forget him?





Golden Hammer: Autism research gets federal aid not once, but twice - Washington Times









Golden Hammer: Autism research gets federal aid not once, but twice

Washington Times

The latest case of duplicative spending is the roughly $1.4 billion the government spent on autism research from 2008 to 2012. But investigators at the Government Accountability Office, Congress' watchdog arm, are concerned that as much as 84 percent ...





The Autism Therapy That Works For Us: Time - WBUR









The Autism Therapy That Works For Us: Time

WBUR

My autistic son Nat was born 24 years ago this month. And 24 years later scientists would learn that you could diagnose autism at two months of age. When I look back, I knew something was off after only two days, but I had no idea that it was autism. I ...





Finding employment tricky for people with autism: families - Globalnews.ca








Globalnews.ca



Finding employment tricky for people with autism: families

Globalnews.ca

HALIFAX – Several Halifax families say it can often be tough for their children with autism to find meaningful work but they hope more education and an attitude change will help change things. Iain Downey, 25, has autism and occupies his time building ...





Thursday, November 28, 2013

Event designed to raise autism awareness will feature live music - Valley morning Star









Event designed to raise autism awareness will feature live music

Valley morning Star

“It's just for people to get information about autism spectrum disorder,” he said. “My daughter's a 13-year-old non-verbal autistic child.” He said his daughter has had speech and physical therapy in school and other locations and she is also a part of ...





People with autism should be supported throughout their lives - Poots - Belfast Telegraph









People with autism should be supported throughout their lives - Poots

Belfast Telegraph

Addressing an audience of cross sectoral professionals and families of people with autism, Minister Poots said that a new draft cross-Departmental Autism Strategy and Action Plan is presently being finalised. He said: “I am keenly aware that people ...





Former Elmhurst Mayor Pete DiCianni appointed lead on Autism Task Force - Suburban Life Publications









Former Elmhurst Mayor Pete DiCianni appointed lead on Autism Task Force

Suburban Life Publications

He hopes to include Brianna's Law in the Affordable Care Act to create a national mandate to expand autism coverage to the 17 remaining state that have not adopted Brianna's Law. Also, the federal law would support the states who have already adopted ...





Pay It Backward. Meet a Young Adult with Vaccine Injury AKA Autism. - Age of Autism









Pay It Backward. Meet a Young Adult with Vaccine Injury AKA Autism.

Age of Autism

Thanks Managing Editor's Note: Thank you to Laura for this beautiful video of her son. We are grateful for all of our readers, supporters, contributors this Thanksgiving. And we'd like to thank you for the generous support you have shown during our ...





Wednesday, November 27, 2013

DHH: New service for autistic children could cost $30 million - The Advocate









DHH: New service for autistic children could cost $30 million

The Advocate

Comments. There are only two children enrolled and a handful of medical providers yet the state health agency is projecting it will cost $30 million to provide a new service for autistic children between now and June 30 — the end of the state budget year.





Military mom determined to raise autism awareness - Theredstonerocket









Military mom determined to raise autism awareness

Theredstonerocket

Amy Fruchtnicht will be the first to tell you that raising a special needs child with an active duty spouse is not an easy road, but in that honesty is a grace and peace that makes you believe that she is just the person to do it. “I want to be a true ...





Elimination diets may improve autism - KAJ18 Kalispell Montana News









Elimination diets may improve autism

KAJ18 Kalispell Montana News

GREAT FALLS - Health officials say one in every 88 children have autism and many of those children suffer from gastrointestinal distress. This has prompted a question: can a diet change improve the disorder? Two mothers say their children are proof ...





New service for autistic children could cost $30 million - The Advocate









New service for autistic children could cost $30 million

The Advocate

Comments. There are only two children enrolled and a handful of medical providers yet the state health agency is projecting it will cost $30 million to provide a new service for autistic children between now and June 30 — the end of the state budget year.





HowardCenter's Autism Spectrum Program director receives national award - vt.Buzz (blog)









HowardCenter's Autism Spectrum Program director receives national award

vt.Buzz (blog)

Amy Cohen, the director of HowardCenter's Autism Spectrum Program, received a national award in appreciation of exceptional advocacy on behalf of individuals with autism in Vermont during a national conference on autism in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 13.





Schumer: Autism doesn't 'age out' at 22 - Times Herald-Record









Schumer: Autism doesn't 'age out' at 22

Times Herald-Record

Chuck Schumer, left, talks to Patrick H. Dollard, president and CEO of the Center for Discovery, Tuesday in the Town of Thompson at the unveiling of legislation aimed at young adults with autism.Dawn J. Benko/For the Times Herald-Record. of 3 clicks ...





Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Autistic people may have a tangling of the senses - Cumberland Times-News









Autistic people may have a tangling of the senses

Cumberland Times-News

People with autism experience a more extreme version of the world than the rest of us. For more than 90 percent, sounds are louder, colors are brighter, and touch can be a disturbing intrusion. The reason, according to a new study, may be that many ...





Canadian malls offer quieter, calmer visits with Santa for kids with autism - CTV News









Canadian malls offer quieter, calmer visits with Santa for kids with autism

CTV News

Malls across Canada are making special arrangements so that kids with autism can take part in a popular holiday tradition: taking a photo with Santa. While visiting Santa is a rite of passage for many Canadian kids, the location -- crowded, noisy malls ...





Eugenic prenatal cleansing spreads to Autism - Lifesite (blog)









Eugenic prenatal cleansing spreads to Autism

Lifesite (blog)

More boys than girls have autism, so now, an Australian IVF clinic will search out male embryos for destruction before implantation, e.g., sex selection. A bioethicist thinks that accepting prenatal autism cleansing needs to be respectfully debated ...





Canine Named 'Dog Of The Year' For Helping Boy With Autism - Disability Scoop








Disability Scoop



Canine Named 'Dog Of The Year' For Helping Boy With Autism

Disability Scoop

A puppy that was once abandoned and left for dead has now been named “Dog of the Year” for changing the life of a boy with autism. The pit bull who came be known as Xena, the Warrior Puppy, was discovered in Georgia last year severely malnourished.





Monday, November 25, 2013

Yale researchers find genetic links to autism - New Haven Register









Yale researchers find genetic links to autism

New Haven Register

Particular neural circuits were affected by genes that carry a risk for autism, the researchers found, as well as “when, where and in what cell types those genes exert their effects on the developing human brain and lead to autism spectrum disorders ...





Turning autism upside down: When symptoms are strengths - Medical Xpress









Turning autism upside down: When symptoms are strengths

Medical Xpress

In the article "Symptoms as Solutions: Hypnosis and Biofeedback for Autonomic Regulation in Autism Spectrum Disorders," published in the winter edition of the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, Dr. Laurence Sugarman, a pediatrician and researcher ...





UCLA team first to map autism-risk genes by function - UC Los Angeles









UCLA team first to map autism-risk genes by function

UC Los Angeles

In addition, they discovered disturbances in neural circuits that define key pathways between parts of the cerebral cortex that are known to be involved in autism. The research suggests that these disruptions are created by mutations in genes during ...





Gridiron Gala for Autism Awareness celebrates the season with Big Al, Aubie ... - al.com









Gridiron Gala for Autism Awareness celebrates the season with Big Al, Aubie ...

al.com

At that moment, Mary Catherine illustrated the purpose of the evening's festivities benefiting the Autism Society of Alabama. Mary Catherine has been the recipient of a Camp FROG scholarship for the past five years, and it was there that her vocal ...





9 tips to help autism parents survive the holidays - San Francisco Chronicle (blog)








San Francisco Chronicle (blog)



9 tips to help autism parents survive the holidays

San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

The year was 1991. Matthew, who had yet to receive a formal diagnosis of autism, was 4, and Andy was 2. My husband and I dressed them matching reindeer sweaters and took them to the company holiday party, where Santa was making an appearance.





Sunday, November 24, 2013

Search continues for missing teen with autism: 'We know he's going to be found' - New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV









Search continues for missing teen with autism: 'We know he's going to be found'

New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV

Long Island City, QUEENS (PIX 11) — On this bitterly cold night, two teenagers with autism are missing, believed to be in New York City and scores a volunteer say they are not giving up no matter the weather. “He's going to be found. We know he's ...





BC boy with diabetes, autism kept out of preschool, parents say - CBC.ca









BC boy with diabetes, autism kept out of preschool, parents say

CBC.ca

The parents of a Maple Ridge boy living with diabetes and autism have filed a Human Rights Tribunal complaint, claiming that a Montessori school denied their son a spot because of his conditions. The parents of three-year-old Jesse Weiser tried to ...





Lee County autism group breaks boards, raises funds in Auburn - Opelika Auburn News









Lee County autism group breaks boards, raises funds in Auburn

Opelika Auburn News

Adam Phillips breaks a board with his knees as Sean Squiers, 11, holds it during the "Break for Autism" fundraiser for the Lee County Autism Resource and Advocacy on Saturday at Auburn Mixed Martial Arts in Auburn, Ala. Squiers is a child with autism.





Autism and the Dangers of Water - WebWire (press release)









Autism and the Dangers of Water

WebWire (press release)

For reasons not entirely clear, individuals with autism seem quite drawn to water. This BBC article from 2012 details how a lost 28 year old man with autism was found just in time when the search concentrated on a nearby river. A more recent article ...





Santa makes special visit for Autistic children - abc11.com








abc11.com



Santa makes special visit for Autistic children

abc11.com

Spare Some for Autism was founded in Raleigh by Beth Jarvis, a local CEO and mother of an autistic daughter. The nonprofit organization's mission is to improve the quality of life for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. For more information on ...





Saturday, November 23, 2013

Surf event puts focus on autism - OCRegister (subscription)









Surf event puts focus on autism

OCRegister (subscription)

... his balance while surfing in his Fourth Annual Surfing Santa Competition at Salt Creek Beach Saturday. The contest is a fundraiser for Surfer's Healing, founded by Paskowitz, whose son Isreal has autism. KEVIN SULLIVAN, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER.





Friday, November 22, 2013

NU basketball gives voice to autism awareness - Chicago Daily Herald









NU basketball gives voice to autism awareness

Chicago Daily Herald

One of the main reasons McKeown left a thriving program at George Washington six years ago to take on the struggling Wildcats was so his son Joey could take advantage of some of the highly rated programs in Illinois for children with autism. Advertisement.





Study: EHR Autism Module Boosts Adherence to Screening Guidelines - iHealthBeat









Study: EHR Autism Module Boosts Adherence to Screening Guidelines

iHealthBeat

The inclusion of an autism module in an electronic health record's clinical decision support system can boost screening rates for the disorder and help identify at-risk patients at an earlier age, according to a study published in the journal Infants ...





Miss Navajo County Speaks For Children With Autism - AzJournal.com









Miss Navajo County Speaks For Children With Autism

AzJournal.com

Miss Navajo County Kylie Koerperich is actively pursuing her Opportunities for Autism platform to raise awareness for the disorder. In general, autism is a disorder making it difficult to engage in social interaction whether by speaking or by non ...





Study Linking Childhood Vaccine And Autism Was Fraudulent - OPB News









Study Linking Childhood Vaccine And Autism Was Fraudulent

OPB News

In the latest issue of BMJ, the British Medical Journal, investigative reporter Brian Deer makes the case that the infamous Lancet study, withdrawn last year, wasn't just wrong — it was fraudulent because key facts were altered to support the autism link.





Neurons in 'face recognition center' respond differently in autistic brain - Science Daily (press release)









Neurons in 'face recognition center' respond differently in autistic brain

Science Daily (press release)

Autism spectrum disorder and autism are general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development that affect social interactions, communication skills and behaviors. "Many studies have found that people who have autism fail to focus on the ...





Concerns Raised About Overlapping Autism Research - Disability Scoop









Concerns Raised About Overlapping Autism Research

Disability Scoop

Most federally-funded autism research is “potentially duplicative,” according to a new government report that finds coordination and oversight lacking. No less than 12 federal agencies allocated $1.4 billion for autism research, awareness projects ...





Autism spectrum disorders subject of Albany workshop - The Albany Herald









Autism spectrum disorders subject of Albany workshop

The Albany Herald

Dr. Felissa Goldstein, child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Marcus Autism Center, conducts an autism workshop at Phoebe Northwest on Thursday. Officials say motivation to arrange the workshop was sparked by an increased interest in the topic, in ...





Thursday, November 21, 2013

Why Autism Documentary 'Best Kept Secret' May Be the Best Kept Secret of the ... - TheWrap









Why Autism Documentary 'Best Kept Secret' May Be the Best Kept Secret of the ...

TheWrap

Made for less than $400,000, “Best Kept Secret” chronicles 18 months in the lives of Janet Mino, a New Jersey teacher whose students have special-education needs as a result of autism and other learning disabilities. As graduation nears, she helps ...