Friday, January 31, 2014

GPS tracking to be available for children with autism - myfox8.com









GPS tracking to be available for children with autism

myfox8.com

Parents with Autism Unbound in Greensboro say tracking devices could potentially save lives, because children with the disorder are four times more likely to wander away from caregivers. “It's absolutely one of the most frightening things I could ever ...





Chicagoland Chapter of Autism Speaks to Host AN EVENING WITH THE STARS ... - Broadway World









Chicagoland Chapter of Autism Speaks to Host AN EVENING WITH THE STARS ...

Broadway World

On Sunday, March 2, the Chicagoland Chapter of Autism Speaks is proud to announce its 6th annual Oscar-themed fundraising event, An Evening with the Stars Red Carpet Spectacular, taking place at the InterContinental O'Hare Hotel in Rosemont, IL.





College coaches team up for Autism Speaks this weekend - WBTV









College coaches team up for Autism Speaks this weekend

WBTV

"The goal is to educate all of the country about autism and the depth of what autism is," said Herrion. "It's to talk about how it's affecting our society, including the lives of me and Coach Skerry's. We believe that using the platform and stage of ...





Stomp the Swamp returns to raise awareness for autism - The Independent Florida Alligator









Stomp the Swamp returns to raise awareness for autism

The Independent Florida Alligator

“I think it's important to raise awareness of autism in the community and to have people come out to support the cause while having fun,” said Jillian Roberts, IMPACT Autism's vice president and a 20-year-old communication sciences and disorders junior.





Thursday, January 30, 2014

A closer look at ABA, a science-based approach to treating autism - myfox8.com









A closer look at ABA, a science-based approach to treating autism

myfox8.com

At 2-years-old, doctors diagnosed Michael, with autism – a developmental disability that affects his social and communication skills. 4 “It was something I looked up on my own. I was afraid that's what it was. But you always want to hear something ...





Feds To Fund Tracking Devices For Kids With Autism - Disability Scoop









Feds To Fund Tracking Devices For Kids With Autism

Disability Scoop

Y., said he was introducing legislation that would allocate $10 million to the Justice Department to create a grant program to provide tracking devices to families wishing to monitor their kids with autism and other developmental disabilities due to ...





Hidden Costs of Autism: Fighting Tooth and Nail for Realistic View - Age of Autism









Hidden Costs of Autism: Fighting Tooth and Nail for Realistic View

Age of Autism

This is Keith, a young adult with autism, and son of my friend Crystal S. I asked her if I could share this glimpse into the version of autism often (purposefully) overlooked by self-advocates and the general media alike. While Keith himself is a ...





Autistic New York City boy's death prompts GPS plan from DOJ - Fox News









Autistic New York City boy's death prompts GPS plan from DOJ

Fox News

NEW YORK – Following the death of an autistic teenager who walked away from his New York City school last year, the U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday it will fund voluntary tracking devices for children with autism or other conditions that put ...





Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Service dog build communication skills for children with autism - FOX43.com









Service dog build communication skills for children with autism

FOX43.com

Autistic children in York County have a new tool to help them engage in their communication skills. His name is Buster and he's a 6-month old Black English Lab. From the moment he enters the room, children and adolescents instantly improve their ...





Raffle to benefit iPads for Autism program - The Oshkosh Northwestern









Raffle to benefit iPads for Autism program

The Oshkosh Northwestern

iPads for Autism is a program being put on by Oshkosh Mid-Morning Kiwanis, an organization dedicated to helping the youth in our community. Their current project is to raise money to buy iPads for kids with autism who applied to receive one. They hope ...





Big changes for a mom and her son on the autism spectrum after he was voted ... - WPTV








WPTV



Big changes for a mom and her son on the autism spectrum after he was voted ...

WPTV

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla - It was a story that had people talking: A Treasure Coast kindergarten student voted out of class, a teacher defending her actions, the mother of the child on the autism spectrum outraged. It happened six years ago, and for some ...





Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Autism spectrum disorders commission plans first meeting - Turn to 10









Autism spectrum disorders commission plans first meeting

Turn to 10

Members of a special joint commission focusing on autism will have their first meeting Wednesday. The commission was formed in 2013 with the goal of improving the quality of life for people on the spectrum and their families. The panel includes ...





Queens Museum's Autism Education Program Expands to Spain - DNAinfo









Queens Museum's Autism Education Program Expands to Spain

DNAinfo

CORONA — A Queens group that works with the parents of autistic children is reaching out across the Atlantic to help set up a similar program in Spain, using the Internet and a federal grant. The ArtAccess program at the Queens Museum has teamed up ...





Connections: The elusive essence of autism - SFARI News









Connections: The elusive essence of autism

SFARI News

Underlying this approach is what philosophers would call an “essentialist” view of autism — somehow, beneath all the variation, people with autism share some essential property that sets them apart from those without a diagnosis. As SFARI senior ...





Autism Numbers May Drop - WTAJ








WTAJ



Autism Numbers May Drop

WTAJ

How prevalent is autism spectrum disorder? The Centers for Disease Control says estimates of the number of cases of the disorder, now at 1 in 88 children, may drop. The diagnostic criteria used to identify autism spectrum disorder were revised last ...





Mark your Calendars: Autism Expo returns to Raleigh - WRAL.com









Mark your Calendars: Autism Expo returns to Raleigh

WRAL.com

The All About Autism Expo, which first stopped in Raleigh last March, will return to the N.C. State Fairgrounds on April 5 and April 6. The event offers information and discussion about autism for families - from the initial diagnosis through adulthood ...





Age of Autism Contest: Autism Mom by Shirley Blaier-Stein - Age of Autism









Age of Autism Contest: Autism Mom by Shirley Blaier-Stein

Age of Autism

When her son Dan was diagnosed with autism at age three, her world falls apart. Lonely, isolated, and with no answers or hope from doctors, she realizes that she has to pave her own road to Dan's healing. Determined to not leave a rock unturned ...





Monday, January 27, 2014

Number Of Kids With Autism May Decline Under New Diagnostic Criteria (STUDY) - Huffington Post









Number Of Kids With Autism May Decline Under New Diagnostic Criteria (STUDY)

Huffington Post

The number of U.S. children estimated to have autism could decline as a result of new criteria to diagnose the condition, a new study suggests. The findings show that 81 percent of children in the study diagnosed with autism under the old criteria ...





Schumer Introduces 'Avonte's Law' for Children with Autism - WKBW-TV









Schumer Introduces 'Avonte's Law' for Children with Autism

WKBW-TV

In November Senator Schumer called on the Department of Justice to expand the voluntary innovative Alzheimer's tracking program to include at risk kids with autism and is now continuing his efforts by introducing the legislation. Under Avonte's Law ...





Steller: Ranch for young adults with autism goes on, despite death - Arizona Daily Star









Steller: Ranch for young adults with autism goes on, despite death

Arizona Daily Star

Chris Guerrero was at the supermarket last year, with a shopping list for his new little home, when a problem arose: He wanted something on the grocery-store shelf that wasn't on the list. For a person with autism, as Chris was, this can be a ...





Kalamazoo College professor's new memoir delves into one family's life with ... - MLive.com









Kalamazoo College professor's new memoir delves into one family's life with ...

MLive.com

Mills, who also co-edited the book, "Siblings and Autism: Stories Spanning Generations and Cultures," turns to the language of archaeology in his moving new memoir, using memories as his artifacts and placing them in a broader context, including his ...





"Avonte's Law" Proposed to Fund Tracking Devices for Autistic Children - NBC New York








NBC New York



"Avonte's Law" Proposed to Fund Tracking Devices for Autistic Children

NBC New York

The federal government would pay for GPS tracking devices for autistic children under legislation proposed Sunday by Sen. Charles Schumer and named for a Queens boy who wandered away from his school and was found dead three months later.





Ordinary Jobs Are "Extraordinary" For Young Adults With Autism - WUNC









Ordinary Jobs Are "Extraordinary" For Young Adults With Autism

WUNC

A group of young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities have a proven track record of entrepreneurship in the Triangle. A conference in Chapel Hill this week will highlight that work. Lori Ireland is co-founder of Extraordinary ...





Schumer Unveils Legislation for Voluntary Tracking Program for Kids With Autism - NY1








NY1



Schumer Unveils Legislation for Voluntary Tracking Program for Kids With Autism

NY1

Schumer offered a simple solution Sunday: place GPS devices on the belts, shoelaces or wristwatches, for example, of children with autism, some of whom do not speak, so that unlike Avonte, they can be quickly located and returned to safety if they flee.





Sunday, January 26, 2014

Schumer: 'Avonte's Law' Would Offer Tracking Devices For Autistic Children - CBS Local









Schumer: 'Avonte's Law' Would Offer Tracking Devices For Autistic Children

CBS Local

“The technology will allow parents of all children with autism, no matter how much or how little money they have, to enjoy the benfits of a high-tech solution to an age-old problem.” Avonte Oquendo had been missing since Oct. 4, 2013. The medical ...





Croatian Researchers Pioneer Use Of Robots To Diagnose Autism - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty








RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty



Croatian Researchers Pioneer Use Of Robots To Diagnose Autism

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

"For children with autism, the robot is a stimulus that is very simple and always the same," says researcher Jasmina Stosic. "Its eyes are always in the same place. Its mouth is always in the same place. People are rather complicated for such children ...





Autistic artist proves good role model at Good Purpose gallery - Berkshire Eagle









Autistic artist proves good role model at Good Purpose gallery

Berkshire Eagle

Updated: 01/26/2014 12:10:17 AM EST. Click photo to enlarge. Justin Canha, 24, a Montclair, N.J.-based artist, who also happens to have autism, led a cartooning workshop for other students with autism from the Berkshire College Internship Program. « 1; ».





Steller: Ranch for autistic adults goes on, despite death - Arizona Daily Star









Steller: Ranch for autistic adults goes on, despite death

Arizona Daily Star

Chris Guerrero was at the supermarket last year, with a shopping list for his new little home, when a problem arose: He wanted something on the grocery-store shelf that wasn't on the list. For a person with autism, as Chris was, this can be a ...





Saturday, January 25, 2014

New Autism Therapy Facility Comes to Valley - MyWabashValley








MyWabashValley



New Autism Therapy Facility Comes to Valley

MyWabashValley

Officials hope this new location will let the group reach even more kids and families who are dealing with autism. "We're going to be able to provide a whole different level of service and much more expanded services to our families. Families are ...





Smith: Ex-pitcher Guardado wants to deliver strike against autism - OCRegister (subscription)









Smith: Ex-pitcher Guardado wants to deliver strike against autism

OCRegister (subscription)

... head to make eye contact or respond the way other 2-year-old toddlers did. That was the day Ava was diagnosed with autism, a neurological developmental disorder characterized by difficulties with social interaction, communication and motor ...





Age of Autism Weekly Wrap: Outcomes - Age of Autism









Age of Autism Weekly Wrap: Outcomes

Age of Autism

The death of Avonte Oquendo, whose remains were identified this week, brings that fear into high relief. The only good is its reminder, if one were needed, that "being autistic" is not the same as being "differently abled," and that the autism ...





Friday, January 24, 2014

Gala for Autism - KIMT









Gala for Autism

KIMT

They use the proceeds for various things that help the community become more Autism friendly including helping out school districts to enhance Autism classrooms, educating law enforcement on what to do in a situation with an Autistic person and more.





Gut woes may accompany repetitive behaviors in autism - SFARI News (blog)









Gut woes may accompany repetitive behaviors in autism

SFARI News (blog)

Although children with autism frequently complain of gastrointestinal (GI) problems, the link between gut health and autism is not entirely clear. Researchers have now begun to trace a connection between the two. Children with autism who have ...





Health plans should cover autism - Atlanta Journal Constitution









Health plans should cover autism

Atlanta Journal Constitution

I was particularly struck by the number of families whose children have autism and the rising cost of their health care. I have a heart for those with specials needs and proudly sit on the board of directors for EnAble of Georgia. For these reasons, I ...





Mom's holistic quest to help the autistic - Newsday









Mom's holistic quest to help the autistic

Newsday

Dylan was diagnosed as autistic at age 5, but his mom started noticing signs of the disorder when he was 2, like failing to make eye contact and losing the couple of words he had begun to utter. Stone, who lives on the South Shore with husband Matthew ...





Autism roundtable set for Saturday - Finger Lakes Times









Autism roundtable set for Saturday

Finger Lakes Times

CANANDAIGUA — As the number of children diagnosed with autism continues to rise, local service providers want to hear from affected parents and explain what assistance is available to them. It's one of the reasons state Sen. Mike Nozzolio and ...





Thursday, January 23, 2014

New diagnostic criteria may abate autism prevalence - SFARI News









New diagnostic criteria may abate autism prevalence

SFARI News

About one in five children who appeared to have autism in 2006 and 2008 would lose that classification with the diagnostic criteria for autism released last year, according to a study published yesterday in JAMA Psychiatry1. The study is the largest ...





MMO Gaming May Help Mitigate the Effects of Autism - Guardian Liberty Voice









MMO Gaming May Help Mitigate the Effects of Autism

Guardian Liberty Voice

MMOs May Help Mitigate the Effects of Autism Video games and mental health have an interesting relationship with one another and some even feel massively multiplayer online (MMO) gaming can help mitigate the effects of Autism. The media feeds off of ...





Glenn's Strategies for Well-Being: Understanding Autism - Eurweb.com









Glenn's Strategies for Well-Being: Understanding Autism

Eurweb.com

*With a rise in diagnosed cases and a sea of conflicting information, autism is a condition that leaves many parents terrified. Yet affected families have every reason to be hopeful about the future. Today, according to the Centers for Disease Control ...





Autism Numbers May Decline Under New DSM - Disability Scoop









Autism Numbers May Decline Under New DSM

Disability Scoop

After years of escalating growth, a new study looking at data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that autism rates could drop off thanks to new diagnostic criteria for the developmental disorder. In a review of ...





First issue of autism comic book released in York stores - York Dispatch









First issue of autism comic book released in York stores

York Dispatch

Jared Wolf manages Comix Connection which is selling "Face Value Comics," a locally produced comic. The comic is the first to feature a superhero with autism. Issue No. 1 just went on sale now at Comix Connection and other local comic book stores.





One Michigan family's journey with autism - Michigan Radio









One Michigan family's journey with autism

Michigan Radio

Credit user blwphotography / Flickr. What can a parent do to reach an autistic child, to forge some path through the barrier of autism spectrum disorder – a path that might somehow lead to greater understanding of that child's mind, heart and soul? Listen.





Wednesday, January 22, 2014

UMass Autism Speaks chapter continues work despite organizational changes - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian








The Massachusetts Daily Collegian



UMass Autism Speaks chapter continues work despite organizational changes

The Massachusetts Daily Collegian

A senior communication disorders major at the University of Massachusetts, Simons is working to develop a tool to decode differences in the way children with high functioning autism tell stories compared to typically developing children. Over the next ...