Monday, March 31, 2014

Show Your support for World Autism Awareness Day on April 2 - HamletHub









Show Your support for World Autism Awareness Day on April 2

HamletHub

"World Autism Awareness Day is about more than generating understanding; it is a call to action. I urge all concerned to take part in fostering progress by supporting education programmes, employment opportunities and other measures that help realize ...





Support, understanding sought during Autism Awareness Month - Ledger Independent









Support, understanding sought during Autism Awareness Month

Ledger Independent

Now that the CDC has discovered the incidence of autism (has risen to the highest level ever) to be one in 50 boys, one in 88 children, it is time to realize the societal crisis autism has become. Autism not only wreaks havoc with an individual's ...





Autism Seen From the Eyes of the Autistic - Guardian Liberty Voice








Guardian Liberty Voice



Autism Seen From the Eyes of the Autistic

Guardian Liberty Voice

Autism is becoming one of the common birth disorders, with the newest reports released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of having 1 in 68 children in the autism spectrum. The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental ...





Understanding Autism - WJXT Jacksonville









Understanding Autism

WJXT Jacksonville

It's alarming NEW information -- one in 68 children in the U-S is diagnosed with Autism. That's 30 percent higher than the Centers for Disease Control's estimate just two years ago. Catching it early is critical. But research shows that parents still ...





Autism One of Several Disorders on the Rise - Guardian Liberty Voice








Guardian Liberty Voice



Autism One of Several Disorders on the Rise

Guardian Liberty Voice

Recent reports have circulated regarding the rise in autism diagnoses among U.S. children. According to USA Today, autism rates have jumped 30 percent between 2008 and 2010 and one in 68 8-year-olds is now believed to suffer from the condition.





SAP launches Autism at Work in Palo Alto - SFGate (blog)








SFGate (blog)



SAP launches Autism at Work in Palo Alto

SFGate (blog)

Last week SAP launched its Autism at Work Initiative in Palo Alto, and I was fortunate to be there and hear from SAP's Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Anka Wittenberg and a panel of autism experts about how it will work. You may remember that ...





New autism study included kids in St. Louis - KSDK









New autism study included kids in St. Louis

KSDK

Health officials say the increase is likely because doctors are becoming better at diagnosing autism. One of the sites at the center of the research was right here in the St. Louis metro area. Doctors here say about 1 in 70 St. Louis children have some ...





Sunday, March 30, 2014

Yukon boys with autism raise pigs, place in Oklahoma livestock show - NewsOK.com









Yukon boys with autism raise pigs, place in Oklahoma livestock show

NewsOK.com

There had been dogs and cats in the household where he lives in Yukon. Jacob, and his brothers, Keegan and Harrison, are triplets. All are on the autism spectrum with various challenges with social, communication and motor skills, said their father ...





Working to understand autism's 'traffic jam' - The Tribune-Democrat









Working to understand autism's 'traffic jam'

The Tribune-Democrat

Autism spectrum includes a wide range of symptoms and characteristics. At one end, some people with autism can cook and do their own laundry but might not understand they should leave a burning building. At the other, many autistic people need help ...





Cavs, Kids Hit Court for Autism Awareness - fox8.com









Cavs, Kids Hit Court for Autism Awareness

fox8.com

“The CDC just released new information that autism now affects one in 68 children, so the need is there more than ever to really help with early identification,” said Dr. Leslie Markowitz, of the Cleveland Clinic. “We have a lot of great interventions ...





Brain Study Suggests Autism Starts Before Birth - NBCNews.com









Brain Study Suggests Autism Starts Before Birth

NBCNews.com

A detailed study of brain samples of children with autism who died young shows remarkably clear changes in their brains, researchers reported on Wednesday. The differences are seen both on the genetic level and in the physical structure of the brain ...





Autism: Key facts and figures - WDIV Detroit








WDIV Detroit



Autism: Key facts and figures

WDIV Detroit

Autismspeaks.org. One in 68 U.S. children now has some form of autism, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Here are some key facts and figures provided by Autismspeaks.org to help raise awareness of the disorder.





Autism may originate during pregnancy, study says - Fox News









Autism may originate during pregnancy, study says

Fox News

A small study that examined brains from children who died found abnormal patterns of cell growth in autistic children. The research bolsters evidence that something before birth might cause autism, at least in some cases. Clusters of disorganized brain ...





Saturday, March 29, 2014

How to Think About the Risk of Autism - New York Times









How to Think About the Risk of Autism

New York Times

A STUDY published last week found that the brains of autistic children show abnormalities that are likely to have arisen before birth, which is consistent with a large body of previous evidence. Yet most media coverage focuses on vaccines, which do not ...





When Your Grandchild Has Autism - Huffington Post (blog)









When Your Grandchild Has Autism

Huffington Post (blog)

I'm always struck at the number of grandparents who turn up at my readings. During the discussion afterwards, they usually ask similar questions; "I have a granddaughter with autism. What should I do when she flaps her hands?" or, "Why do the tags on ...





Why No One is Talking About the Possible Overdiagnosis of Autism - PsychCentral.com (blog)








PsychCentral.com (blog)



Why No One is Talking About the Possible Overdiagnosis of Autism

PsychCentral.com (blog)

Why No One is Talking About the Possible Overdiagnosis of Autism With the latest CDC figures out, it appears autism is now appearing in about 1 in 68 children in the United States. The disorder — now officially known as autism spectrum disorder — is ...





Friday, March 28, 2014

Autism continues to climb, with NJ rates now the highest - Hunterdon County Democrat









Autism continues to climb, with NJ rates now the highest

Hunterdon County Democrat

The national autism rate continues its upward march, the federal government said today, with New Jersey leading the way. One in 68 children are now diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder nationally — with boys nearly five times more likely than girls ...





Autism Can Start During Second Trimester of Pregnancy - TIME









Autism Can Start During Second Trimester of Pregnancy

TIME

While autism is almost certainly the result of a combination of contributing factors, from genes to environmental exposures such as pollution, scientists say some of those influences may start during pregnancy. In a report published in the New England ...





One in 68: Living With Autism - TIME









One in 68: Living With Autism

TIME

Rates of autism in the U.S. have continued to soar, hitting an all-time in the latest statistics, which found that one in 68 eight year olds, or and estimated 1.2 million children under 21, are affected by the developmental disorder. For those families ...





1 in 68 Kids Has Autism, CDC Says - ABC News (blog)









1 in 68 Kids Has Autism, CDC Says

ABC News (blog)

One in 68 kids has autism, according to new study that suggests the developmental disorder is on the rise. The sobering new stat, based on 2010 data released today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, represents a 29 percent increase ...





US Autism Estimates Rise by 30 Percent for Kids - WebMD









US Autism Estimates Rise by 30 Percent for Kids

WebMD

The continuing increase in the percentage of kids diagnosed with autism could be due to better detection of the developmental disorder, Boyle said, but also might reflect an actual increase in autism. "It could be a combination of better recognition ...





Autism rates soar, federal funding urged - Politico









Autism rates soar, federal funding urged

Politico

The rate of autism and related conditions continues to climb sharply in the United States, with new figures showing that 1 in 68 children has been identified with the serious communication and behavior deficits that lead to a diagnosis. A report ...





Does Regressive Autism Exist? - Forbes









Does Regressive Autism Exist?

Forbes

Some clinicians and researchers divide autism into two types: one they refer to with some variation of “infantile” or “early onset” and another that they describe as “regressive.” And the going narrative among many who link the first signs of autism ...





U.S. autism rates up 30% in two years; N.J. is highest in study - Philly.com








Philly.com



U.S. autism rates up 30% in two years; N.J. is highest in study

Philly.com

Nancy and Craig Taylor play with their son, Ryan, 3, at their home in Canton, Conn., Friday, April 22, 2005. Ryan was diagnosed in 2004 with autism. Since then, the Taylor's home is doubling as a classroom with his parents as his teachers. (AP Photo ...





Thursday, March 27, 2014

CDC: 1 in 68 children on autism spectrum - Boston.com









CDC: 1 in 68 children on autism spectrum

Boston.com

An estimated 1 in 68 children have an autism spectrum disorder, a 30 percent spike in rates over two years, according to findings released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The latest findings are based on surveillance data ...





Report: New Jersey's autism rate is the highest in the US - NorthJersey.com









Report: New Jersey's autism rate is the highest in the US

NorthJersey.com

Autism rates continue to rise sharply across the nation, with New Jersey now reporting the highest rates in the country – one in 45 children here are diagnosed with some form of the developmental disability, though federal officials said they are ...





New CDC Report Finds 1 in 68 Children Have Autism Spectrum Disorders, Up ... - Daily Beast









New CDC Report Finds 1 in 68 Children Have Autism Spectrum Disorders, Up ...

Daily Beast

One in 68 children in the U.S. are identified with autism spectrum disorders, according to the latest estimates from the Centers for Disease Control. This estimate is 30 percent higher than the prevalence reported in 2012. CDC says that since the ...





Autism rates rise 30 percent in two-year span: CDC - CBS News









Autism rates rise 30 percent in two-year span: CDC

CBS News

One in 68 children have an autism spectrum disorder, according to the new numbers released Thursday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The statistics, collected in 2010 from 8-year-olds at 11 U.S. sites, reflect nearly a 30 percent ...





Research: Autism Set In Motion Before Birth - CBS Local









Research: Autism Set In Motion Before Birth

CBS Local

Half had known autism, half did not. They are finding that in the womb certain brain cells do not mature properly, cells in regions that control emotion, language, and social perception. The researchers found patches of disrupted brain development in ...





Autism Activists Oppose State's Plan To Cut Classroom Program - CBS Local









Autism Activists Oppose State's Plan To Cut Classroom Program

CBS Local

(CBS) – Despite the skyrocketing autism numbers, the state is getting ready to cut a program that helps children succeed in the classroom. CBS 2's Dana Kozlov takes a look at what it is and who's fighting to save it. Christopher Jurwic found his voice ...





Study: Autism begins during pregnancy - UPI.com









Study: Autism begins during pregnancy

UPI.com

First author Rich Stoner and Eric Courchesne of the Autism Center of Excellence at the University of California, San Diego and Ed S. Lein of the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle analyzed 25 genes in post-mortem brain tissue of children with ...





Autism may be tied to flawed prenatal brain growth - Washington Post









Autism may be tied to flawed prenatal brain growth

Washington Post

A small study that examined the brains of children who died found that certain abnormalities were common in autistic children but not in kids without the disorder. The research bolsters evidence that something before birth might cause autism, at least ...





CDC: Autism rate increases, one in 68 US children impacted - wtvr.com









CDC: Autism rate increases, one in 68 US children impacted

wtvr.com

(CNN) — One in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a 30 percent increase from 1 in 88 two years ago, according to a new report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This newest estimate is based on ...





New study shows increase in diagnosis of autism in children - 7Online.com








7Online.com



New study shows increase in diagnosis of autism in children

7Online.com

Damian has autism, and his mother Christina says it is a journey. "You'll cry some days, you'll be happy others," says Christina, "I don't wish that on anyone." Now, a new report from the CDC estimates 1 in 86 children now has an autism spectrum disorder.





UCSD study: Autism begins in pregnancy - U-T San Diego









UCSD study: Autism begins in pregnancy

U-T San Diego

Autism begins in pregnancy with subtle disruption of the brain's cortex, according to a study led by UC San Diego researchers. Moreover, it identifies a mechanism of abnormal gene activity explaining how the disruption causes autism. If the study is ...





Autism may be tied to flawed prenatal brain growth - Dallas Morning News








Dallas Morning News



Autism may be tied to flawed prenatal brain growth

Dallas Morning News

A small study that examined brains from children who died found abnormal patterns of cell growth in autistic children. The research bolsters evidence that something before birth might cause autism, at least in some cases. Clusters of disorganized brain ...





Autism may originate during pregnancy, study says - Fox News









Autism may originate during pregnancy, study says

Fox News

A small study that examined brains from children who died found abnormal patterns of cell growth in autistic children. The research bolsters evidence that something before birth might cause autism, at least in some cases. Clusters of disorganized brain ...





Seeking Autism's Biochemical Roots - New York Times









Seeking Autism's Biochemical Roots

New York Times

The biochemist Ricardo E. Dolmetsch has pioneered a major shift in autism research, largely putting aside behavioral questions to focus on cell biology and biochemistry. Dr. Dolmetsch, 45, has done most of his work at Stanford. Since our interviews ...





New Evidence That Autism Begins During Pregnancy - Business Insider








Business Insider



New Evidence That Autism Begins During Pregnancy

Business Insider

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Researchers say they have uncovered key abnormalities in some of the layers of the brains of children with autism, an indication that the foundation for the problem is laid early in fetal development. Using a unique ...





STUDY: Autism likely caused by abnormal brain growth in fetus during pregnancy - WXYZ








WXYZ



STUDY: Autism likely caused by abnormal brain growth in fetus during pregnancy

WXYZ

The abnormalities were found in 10 of 11 children with autism, but in only one of 11 children without the disease. The children's brains were donated to science after death; causes of death included drowning, accidents, asthma and heart problems.