Friday, February 28, 2014

SC project looks for autism breakthroughs - The State









SC project looks for autism breakthroughs

The State

GREENVILLE, S.C. — As an infant, Bo Martin cooed and cried and grabbed for his feet just like other babies. But at 18 months, his parents, Stephanie and Robert, noticed that he wasn't playing with his toys or reaching the other typical milestones either.





Fewer mutations needed for autism in boys than girls - New Scientist








New Scientist



Fewer mutations needed for autism in boys than girls

New Scientist

More genetic mutations may be needed to give rise to autism in girls than in boys. The finding supports the notion that the female brain is somehow protected against autism, and this may in turn explain why four times as many males have autism than ...





Why men are more likely to have autism: Their brains are more prone to genetic ... - Daily Mail








Daily Mail



Why men are more likely to have autism: Their brains are more prone to genetic ...

Daily Mail

Research has previously shown that autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are both more common in boys. Indeed, about 1.8 per cent of boys have autism compared to just 0.2 per cent of girls. Some researchers have suggested that ...





Is The CDC Hiding Data About Mercury, Vaccines, And Autism? - Forbes









Is The CDC Hiding Data About Mercury, Vaccines, And Autism?

Forbes

You know the rule. The answer is, “No.” But the assertion has gone viral on social media thanks to the zombie-like resurrection of a long-told, oft-debunked story that the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is hiding its own data linking autism and ...





Genetic hits for autism are more common but less severe among males - Journal and Courier









Genetic hits for autism are more common but less severe among males

Journal and Courier

It has long been clear that autism strikes boys more often than girls. But when girls do get the condition, they tend to be at the severely affected end of the spectrum. Now, a group of geneticists thinks they've figured out why. Boys, it seems, can ...





Thursday, February 27, 2014

James' journey: From autism diagnosis to mainstream class - Salt Lake Tribune









James' journey: From autism diagnosis to mainstream class

Salt Lake Tribune

Hearing her son James diagnosed with classical autism when he was about 2 years old changed Angie Watterson's life. Tweet. Photos. (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Using his finger to trace letters, · (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake ...





Researchers look at boy-girl differences in autism - USA TODAY









Researchers look at boy-girl differences in autism

USA TODAY

It has long been clear that autism strikes boys more often than girls. But when girls do get the condition, they tend to be at the severely affected end of the spectrum. Now, a group of geneticists thinks they've figured out why. Boys, it seems, can ...





'Driving for Autism' down Route 66 - The Spokesman Review









'Driving for Autism' down Route 66

The Spokesman Review

The journey pays homage to “Cars,” the favorite movie of Taylor's autistic nephew and Guilds' School alumnus Caleb Staires, and his favorite character, a talking tow truck named “Mater.” “One of his first words was 'Mater,' ” said Taylor by phone ...





Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Real Autism 'Epidemic' - Huffington Post









The Real Autism 'Epidemic'

Huffington Post

We hear so much about autism these days. In fact, hardly a day goes by without some reference to autism in the media, be it a newspaper or magazine article, a television feature, or a radio news story. The focus tends to be on the growing number of ...





New autism therapy center opens doors - Kokomo Perspective









New autism therapy center opens doors

Kokomo Perspective

Since, Paul began a nonprofit, Autism Resource Center of Kokomo, in 2008 in the hopes of helping others not feel so alone. Today, Paul is taking the resources further with the opening of Engaging Minds Autism Services, located at 614 E. Boulevard.





The Arc Carroll County to hire autism coordinator - Baltimore Sun









The Arc Carroll County to hire autism coordinator

Baltimore Sun

According to the release, The Arc will begin its search for an appropriate candidate soon and that the autism coordinator will assist in developing a program tailored to meet the needs of county residents with autism. Related; Arc of Carroll County ...





Researchers verify link between vitamin D and potential autism cure - Daily Californian









Researchers verify link between vitamin D and potential autism cure

Daily Californian

As scientists across the Bay Area work diligently toward a cure for autism, the solution might be right outside their labs, streaming in through the windows. UC Berkeley biology professor Bruce Ames and post-doctoral fellow at the Children's Hospital ...





Tuesday, February 25, 2014

How Do I Tell My Son Everything About His Autism? - Huffington Post









How Do I Tell My Son Everything About His Autism?

Huffington Post

So, we've got this guy in middle school now. And he is all sorts of cool. Savvy. Phrases like let's play have been replaced by let's hang out. He makes egg sandwiches for himself in the morning and wants to walk home from the bus stop alone in the ...





My lessons in autism - Salon








Salon



My lessons in autism

Salon

I'm a child psychologist specializing in autism spectrum disorders, and it turns out that the first of my two children fits those diagnostic criteria. My professional training has saved me some time and spared me some uncertainty. But what makes for a ...





Monday, February 24, 2014

Robotics could be a big step in autism therapy, but stumbling blocks remain - South China Morning Post









Robotics could be a big step in autism therapy, but stumbling blocks remain

South China Morning Post

Cabibihan's thoughts turned to using robots as a tool for working with children who do have developmental issues, specifically autism spectrum disorders (ASD). People with ASD often have difficulty communicating, fail to respond to social cues, tend to ...





Attention deficit in mothers raises children's autism risk - SFARI News









Attention deficit in mothers raises children's autism risk

SFARI News

Children of women who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are at increased risk for autism and attention deficit, according to a study published 21 January in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry1. This suggests the two diseases ...





Medicaid waiver for autism treatment gets nod from Senate committee - Deseret News








Deseret News



Medicaid waiver for autism treatment gets nod from Senate committee

Deseret News

If the bill ultimately passes, HB88 would allow for autism services to be provided through a Medicaid waiver program and a public employees health plan. The program previously included an autism treatment account, but funding for the account ends in June.





Autistic Dorchester Students Make Massive Ellen Mosaic - Boston magazine's Boston Daily (blog)








Boston magazine's Boston Daily (blog)



Autistic Dorchester Students Make Massive Ellen Mosaic

Boston magazine's Boston Daily (blog)

The folks at Artaic, the South Boston manufacturing shop that relies on a robot to help them make mosaics for hotels and clubs, might have a little competition on their hands. It took 150 kids with autism, and more than 33,264 tiles, placed together by ...





Franklin police search for thief who stole iPad from student with autism - WMUR Manchester








WMUR Manchester



Franklin police search for thief who stole iPad from student with autism

WMUR Manchester

Photos. Franklin police were trying to track down the person responsible for stealing an iPad Mini from a student with autism. Related. Bates College student found dead in... College student from Rye missing in Rome · Political Standing for Feb. 21 ...





Saturday, February 22, 2014

Metro organization provides service dogs for children with autism - fox4kc.com









Metro organization provides service dogs for children with autism

fox4kc.com

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. — A local organization is using autism service dogs to empower kids and their families with a new outlook on life. You've heard of k-9 cops, Seeing Eye dogs and drug dogs, but there's a new kind of service dog that is producing ...





Army Wife: Autism is no reason to disarm an American citizen - WSAV-TV









Army Wife: Autism is no reason to disarm an American citizen

WSAV-TV

An army wife at Hunter Army Airfield (HAAF) says her right to bear arms was stolen from her, by the base she lives on. Sandy Murphy feels she was ordered to remove her firearms because she has a 10 year old autistic son. "Part of it's frustration. I ...





Is The CDC Hiding Data About Mercury, Vaccines, And Autism? - Forbes









Is The CDC Hiding Data About Mercury, Vaccines, And Autism?

Forbes

You know the rule. The answer is, “No.” But the assertion has gone viral on social media thanks to the zombie-like resurrection of a long-told, oft-debunked story that the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is hiding its own data linking autism and ...





Clemson, Self Regional, Greenwood center team up to tackle autism, other ... - Greenville News









Clemson, Self Regional, Greenwood center team up to tackle autism, other ...

Greenville News

Almost a year later, the Greenville couple learned that their sweet little boy, their first-born, suffered from autism, a condition marked by impaired social and communication skills as well as a tendency for repetitive behaviors like rocking. “When we ...





Plunge for Autism Speaks set Saturday in East Haven - New Haven Register









Plunge for Autism Speaks set Saturday in East Haven

New Haven Register

As many people know, autism is a disorder that affects 1 in 88 worldwide. We are fundraising for Autism Speaks to help those families that have a loved one with this disability. We want the world to understand and realize that those with autism are no ...





Friday, February 21, 2014

VIDEO: Boy with Autism Gets a Special Gift from Sanitation Worker - People Magazine









VIDEO: Boy with Autism Gets a Special Gift from Sanitation Worker

People Magazine

Mulligan, who has autism, first became interested in garbage trucks after his mother, Robin Newberger, showed him videos of them to help him understand he didn't need to be afraid of their loud noises. "He knows which trash can is going out on which ...





New to Autism Diagnosis - Follow the Yellow Brick Road - Age of Autism









New to Autism Diagnosis - Follow the Yellow Brick Road

Age of Autism

One of the most frequent questions I get being on the front lines of social media is " My child just got a diagnosis of autism, now what?" This is where I offer a disclaimer. If you are still fragile and faint of heart you may want to pass on reading ...





Thursday, February 20, 2014

Opportunity for the autistic / Good business - Press of Atlantic City









Opportunity for the autistic / Good business

Press of Atlantic City

The autism spectrum is an umbrella term for a group of brain-development disorders. The number of children diagnosed with some form of autism has soared in recent years as disorders of differing severity, from those that cause significant disability to ...





Highlands Hospital autism center licensed site for Cleveland Clinic - Tribune-Review









Highlands Hospital autism center licensed site for Cleveland Clinic

Tribune-Review

Unveiling its new logo are staff members from the Highlands Hospital Regional Center for Autism. From left are (front) Chantel Liberty, Elizabeth Rogner, and Nicole Hixson; (back) Alysha Sweitzer, Jordan Morran, Amanda Neiderhiser, Ann Nicholson ...





Social skills, contentment evade adults with autism - SFARI News









Social skills, contentment evade adults with autism

SFARI News

The social lives of people with autism remain poor well into adulthood, and they struggle to find the sense of well-being and the fulfillment that comes from meeting one's own goals and expectations, conclude two new reviews of long-term studies in ...





Workshop clarifies services for families of people with autism - GazetteNET









Workshop clarifies services for families of people with autism

GazetteNET

HADLEY — Families of children with autism wading through confusing state insurance laws and private programs can get answers at a free workshop Tuesday led by state and local experts. Family Empowerment, a resource center for families with ...





Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Start-up opens digital door for students with autism - Philly.com








Philly.com



Start-up opens digital door for students with autism

Philly.com

Autism Expressed, her fledgling business, teaches digital skills to students with autism. It is the first program of its kind on the market, experts believe, and one McKeone hopes will modernize special-education services. It began in a way familiar to ...





On Autism, Environmental Toxicants, And Bias - Forbes









On Autism, Environmental Toxicants, And Bias

Forbes

Two clinicians who “utilize detoxification methods in their clinical practices” together with a third author have published an epic review in Translational Psychiatry claiming to evaluate the evidence for the involvement of environmental contaminants ...





Four employees on autism spectrum at Boca Raton Publix store demonstrate ... - WPTV








WPTV



Four employees on autism spectrum at Boca Raton Publix store demonstrate ...

WPTV

At another counter, Ayla Hourigan is putting bags in a grocery cart. "Hi, how are you doing?" she asks a customer. "Did you find everything OK?" Patrick Archer is getting ready to help a customer carry their groceries to their car. All of them work at ...





Obama and Autism: All the Presidents' Men - Age of Autism









Obama and Autism: All the Presidents' Men

Age of Autism

Autism. I naïvely thought I may get a break from it. I thought I might get some down time with the holiday on Monday. But on Monday, when others took time to celebrate, we simply carried on where we left off Sunday night. Presidents' Day was a regular day.





Parents of children with autism petition Quebec for $12.2M - CBC.ca









Parents of children with autism petition Quebec for $12.2M

CBC.ca

The parents of around 500 children with autism and other intellectual disabilities took their petition for an increase in resources right to Quebec's national assembly yesterday. Don Prashker was among the signatories of the petition that was tabled ...





Autism Assistance Dog Makes World Of Difference For Tulsan - News On 6









Autism Assistance Dog Makes World Of Difference For Tulsan

News On 6

You may be interested to learn there's also a program in Tulsa which provides assistance dogs to children and young adults with autism and other disabilities. Bryan Harker and his dog Freddie, a big ol' chocolate lab, have been together since last year.





Tuesday, February 18, 2014

SEE IT: Garbage man surprises truck-loving autistic boy with new toy (VIDEO) - New York Daily News









SEE IT: Garbage man surprises truck-loving autistic boy with new toy (VIDEO)

New York Daily News

An autistic boy who loves garbage trucks got a heartwarming gift from his local sanitation man, and video of the touching moment has gone viral. Manuel Sanchez, a recycling collector in Southern California, made 5-year-old Daniel Mulligan's day ...





Researchers making progress in finding answers about autism - KY3









Researchers making progress in finding answers about autism

KY3

Scientists say kids with autism have about 10 percent bigger brains than other kids. Doctors found between ages three-and-ten, children with autism and those with developmental delays had significantly less of an important brain chemical. But by age 10 ...





Robot gives kids with autism a more personal connection [video] - NorthJersey.com








NorthJersey.com



Robot gives kids with autism a more personal connection [video]

NorthJersey.com

It's not clear why some children with autism respond to this electronic instructor. “There is something about the robot that takes away the defensiveness of the autistic child, the fear or shyness,” said Harry Groveman, interim superintendent in ...





Alma College Health symposium to address 'Autism Across the Lifespan' - Midland Daily News









Alma College Health symposium to address 'Autism Across the Lifespan'

Midland Daily News

Leading experts will discuss critical issues related to “Autism Across the Lifespan” at the second annual Alma College Health Symposium, sponsored by the Integrated Health Studies Institute. Health care professionals, teachers, school administrators ...





Garbage man's amazing act of kindness for boy with autism - Daily Mail








Daily Mail



Garbage man's amazing act of kindness for boy with autism

Daily Mail

KLTA reports that Newberger wrote a facebook message to Autism Speaks expressing her gratitude that read, 'One man, one moment, touching the life of an autistic child...our hearts are overflowing.' Newberger explains how initially her son Daniel was ...