Wednesday, April 30, 2014

FDA warns consumers about claims regarding autism treatments - fox13now.com









FDA warns consumers about claims regarding autism treatments

fox13now.com

“It's important for folks to realize that there isn't a medication or medical procedure which cures autism: It just doesn't exist yet,” said Dr. Deborah Bilder, the medical director of the Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic at the University of Utah ...





Study Confirms Tummy Issues More Common In Kids With Autism - Disability Scoop









Study Confirms Tummy Issues More Common In Kids With Autism

Disability Scoop

Children with autism are four times more likely than other kids to experience gastrointestinal troubles, researchers say in a new study providing the largest look ever at the issue. Digestive problems like constipation and diarrhea are three times more ...





A First-Person Perspective on Anxiety and Autism - Huffington Post









A First-Person Perspective on Anxiety and Autism

Huffington Post

In honor of Autism Awareness Month, I spoke to Dr. Catharine Alvarez so that she could share her perspective on autism and anxiety as an adult on the autism spectrum. We hear primarily about children and teens with autism, and it's so important to hear ...





Autism Affects Motor Skills, Too - WebMD









Autism Affects Motor Skills, Too

WebMD

MONDAY, April 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Autism affects the development of motor skills in infants and toddlers, and the more severe their disorder, the slower their progress in being able to do things such as grasp objects and move around. That's ...





A First-Person Perspective on Anxiety and Autism - Huffington Post









A First-Person Perspective on Anxiety and Autism

Huffington Post

In honor of Autism Awareness Month, I spoke to Dr. Catharine Alvarez so that she could share her perspective on autism and anxiety as an adult on the autism spectrum. We hear primarily about children and teens with autism, and it's so important to hear ...





Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Blame Wakefield For Missed Autism-Gut Connection - Forbes









Blame Wakefield For Missed Autism-Gut Connection

Forbes

This Pediatrics review of autism and gut disorders found higher rates of constipation, diarrhea, and stomach pain among autistic people. But the authors do not once mention anxiety. That in spite of the fact that anxiety is a key feature of autism and ...





17 Photos Of Children That Show What Autism Is Really All About - Huffington Post









17 Photos Of Children That Show What Autism Is Really All About

Huffington Post

Last year, Autism Shines, a project that aims to debunk negative myths about ASDs, asked parents for photos and stories of children on the spectrum to show just that. The project kicked off after the Sandy Hook shooting, when speculations swirled that ...





Agencies use National Autism Month to spread awareness - nwitimes.com









Agencies use National Autism Month to spread awareness

nwitimes.com

"We took him to several physicians and not many knew much about autism then," Martin said. "He went to some of the area programs, like TradeWinds. He never went to the school. There was no program for autistic children at the school system then.".





Autism Patients Could Be Helped with Cannabis - TheStreet.com









Autism Patients Could Be Helped with Cannabis

TheStreet.com

The bigger potential market for GW Pharmaceuticals could be autism. PiperJaffrey analyst Josh Schimmer has noted that subsets of these diseases share similar features with epilepsy. He writes, "It's possible that some children have subclinical seizure ...





Children with autism benefit from behavioral therapies - Great Falls Tribune









Children with autism benefit from behavioral therapies

Great Falls Tribune

All three children have shown marked improvement in their behavior and social skills after entering a program called applied behavior analysis, or ABA, which has become the standard for autism intervention. ABA programs are tailored for each child ...





FDA Moves to Crack Down on Quack Autism 'Cures' - Daily Beast









FDA Moves to Crack Down on Quack Autism 'Cures'

Daily Beast

Thus, it is heartening to learn that the Food and Drug Administration is going to be cracking down on some the purveyors of worthless products meant to treat or cure autism through the removal of toxins. Among the sham treatments facing possible legal ...





Monday, April 28, 2014

A boy with autism inspires a family business - ABC30.com









A boy with autism inspires a family business

ABC30.com

REEDLEY, Calif. (KFSN) -- Sometimes inspiration and success comes in the most unexpected ways. For one Fresno County couple, it was their struggle to help their young autistic son live a normal life that pointed them in the right direction and led them ...





Risperidone use in children with autism carries heavy risks - SFARI News









Risperidone use in children with autism carries heavy risks

SFARI News

... with autism, but sleepiness is a common side effect. Risperidone, the first drug approved for children with autism and the most widely used, improves some children's behavior but can have severe side effects, suggests an informal analysis of the ...





Designing Buildings for Children With Autism - The Atlantic Cities









Designing Buildings for Children With Autism

The Atlantic Cities

Can we design a building that makes life easier for people with autism? A place where autistic children can learn more easily and develop with less stress? According to architect Magda Mostafa, the answer is yes. And creating these kinds of places, she ...





Autism does not define Molnar family - Fayetteville Observer









Autism does not define Molnar family

Fayetteville Observer

Miller Molnar, 14, watches his dad coach the Terry Sanford girls soccer team on Wednesday April 09, 2014. Miller goes every where with the family. The family incorporates Miller's diagnosis of autism into their busy lives. "His autism does not define ...





BC girl with autism, epilepsy denied student exchange trip to PEI - Globalnews.ca









BC girl with autism, epilepsy denied student exchange trip to PEI

Globalnews.ca

Months ago, Brooklyn signed up for a student exchange program to Prince Edward Island through her school, raising funds to pay for the trip and hosting a student from the eastern province in her home. But Brooklyn has now called off the trip because ...





Kids gets active to help fight autism - Columbus Dispatch








Columbus Dispatch



Kids gets active to help fight autism

Columbus Dispatch

“Combine for Autism” was expected to raise at least $2,000 for Nationwide Children's Hospital's Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders. The event was scheduled to coincide with Autism Awareness Month this month, and the NFL draft coming up next month.





How Technology Has Changed the Face of Autism - Yahoo News









How Technology Has Changed the Face of Autism

Yahoo News

Because April is National Autism Awareness month, I thought I'd try to learn more about this complex and mysterious disorder. One of the more remarkable things I've discovered is both how deeply embedded ASD is in the world of tech, and how technology ...





Sunday, April 27, 2014

Autism apps: UCI contest put tech on task - OCRegister









Autism apps: UCI contest put tech on task

OCRegister

A smartphone app that helps children with autism communicate with their parents was selected as the winner of this year's Autism App Jam at UC Irvine, a competition that pits students against one another to create helpful technology for those with autism.





Durham mom starts Triangle-wide group for girls with autism - Chapel Hill News









Durham mom starts Triangle-wide group for girls with autism

Chapel Hill News

My Circle of Girls, a new group for girls ages 2 to 6 years old living with autism in the Triangle area, will hold its may outing at at Defy Gravity Trampoline Arena, 4300 Emperor Blvd. in RTP from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, with a post-jump gathering ...





Autism Walk of Surry raises $32000 - Mount Airy News









Autism Walk of Surry raises $32000

Mount Airy News

Support for autism in Surry County was on full display Saturday, with more than 1,600 people showing up for the third annual Autism Walk of Surry. The goal of $30,000 was exceeded, with a total of $32,000 raised for the Surry County chapter of the ...





Friday, April 25, 2014

Autism outlook improving, expert says - The Tennessean









Autism outlook improving, expert says

The Tennessean

Kaleb Briggs, right, who is autistic, will graduate as valedictorian from Big Picture High School. His friend Christian Whitaker, center, spoke Friday at an event about autism research, along with Shawn M. Stewart, left, director of the Nashville ...





Disney Characters Help Boy With Autism Find His Voice - NBCNews.com









Disney Characters Help Boy With Autism Find His Voice

NBCNews.com

Ron and Cornelia Suskind had just moved to Washington, D.C., with their two young children when their 2-year-old son, Owen, suddenly stopped speaking. He went from saying "I love you,” “Let's get ice cream,” or, “Where are my ninja turtles?" to one ...





Autism Awareness: More Teens Going to College - fox8.com









Autism Awareness: More Teens Going to College

fox8.com

KENT, Ohio– For the first time, more teenagers with autism are enrolling in college, according to a study by a leading university. Nicholas Piazza, 19, is a student at Kent State University who hasn't missed a class during his freshman year. “Intro to ...





As autism diagnoses rise, parents shift into overdrive - Springfield News-Leader









As autism diagnoses rise, parents shift into overdrive

Springfield News-Leader

The number of children identified with autism has been increasing at a robust rate in recent years. A month ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the ratio of children with autism is 1 in 68, based on data from 2010. Last ...





Hamad Alsuwat allegedly assaults girl with autism, had affair with girl's mother - WJLA









Hamad Alsuwat allegedly assaults girl with autism, had affair with girl's mother

WJLA

It is being reported that the teenage girl has autism. But on Wednesday, in a surprising twist to the story, police revealed that they have charged the mother of that girl with actually trying to help Alsuwat escape. "Somebody posted on Facebook, 'the ...





Emergency responders undergo training for understanding autism - Bennington Banner









Emergency responders undergo training for understanding autism

Bennington Banner

The training came toward the end of April, which is National Autism Awareness Month. Autism spectrum disorders are a range of developmental neurological disorders that can cause problems with an individual's thinking, feeling and the ability to relate ...





Parents of autistic children fear their children being bullied — for good reason - Washington Post









Parents of autistic children fear their children being bullied — for good reason

Washington Post

Murray is a clinical manager at the Center for Autism and Related Disorders in Alexandria. She works with children who have been diagnosed with autism, and the number one concern that parents want her to address is that their vulnerable, trusting ...





Thursday, April 24, 2014

Autism Awareness: Clinic Working on Test for Early Detection - fox8.com









Autism Awareness: Clinic Working on Test for Early Detection

fox8.com

Researchers are using a small sample of participants to hopefully find a way to diagnose autism early in life. According to researchers, there are some metabolites and amino acids in the urine that are different between people with autism and people ...





Nutley center helps families affected by autism - NorthJersey.com









Nutley center helps families affected by autism

NorthJersey.com

The Hernandez family of Belleville attends the Phoenix Center's Autism Awareness Restaurant Night at the Shannon Rose in Clifton. Pictured, from left, are Anthony Hernandez, Tony Hernandez, Phoenix Center aide Marie Wyatt and Loida Hernandez.





Mapping Autism in the Developing Brain - MIT Technology Review









Mapping Autism in the Developing Brain

MIT Technology Review

A recent study on the brains of children who had died found that the majority of children with autism had disorganized patches of neurons in the cortex, the outer layer of the brain, which develops during the second and third trimesters. Another recent ...





Boulder teen raises autism awareness by telling own story - The Denver Post









Boulder teen raises autism awareness by telling own story

The Denver Post

Tarasewicz, an outgoing, social teenager who was non-verbal as a toddler, is sharing his story of living with high-functioning autism. He's on a mission, in his own words, "to foster understanding and help discourage teasing and bullying that kids who ...





Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Autism Awareness: Teacher's Moving Words to Students Go Viral - fox8.com









Autism Awareness: Teacher's Moving Words to Students Go Viral

fox8.com

A teacher from Northern California wrote a special 'love letter' to students with autism that has received worldwide attention. “Dear Child With Autism, You brighten each and every day,” wrote Sheila Chako, a fifth-grade teacher who blogs with her ...





Early detection, intervention are key in helping children on the autism spectrum - SILive.com









Early detection, intervention are key in helping children on the autism spectrum

SILive.com

... key in helping children on the autism spectrum. lfs rlt autism.jpg. Lisa Moskie of Great Kills says her son, Christopher, 11, who is on the autism spectrum, has taught her how to appreciate every moment in life and not take anything for granted ...





Autistic students navigate job hunt with help from campus groups - The Daily Tar Heel









Autistic students navigate job hunt with help from campus groups

The Daily Tar Heel

A job interview is a daunting task. Pressure builds. Stress looms. The handshake, the nods, the eye contact — it feels like a test. For people with autism, the stress can linger long after the interview is over, as they grapple with hindered social ...





Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Kennedy Krieger Helps Break The Silence With Annual ROAR For Autism ... - CBS Local









Kennedy Krieger Helps Break The Silence With Annual ROAR For Autism ...

CBS Local

BALTIMORE (WJZ)—The prevalence of autism is growing in the United States. It now affects one of every 68 children. Ron Matz reports some of the most important research into the social disability is being done right here in Baltimore. Zeke is two and a ...





Autism Awareness: Being Yourself at 'Brandon's Place' - fox8.com









Autism Awareness: Being Yourself at 'Brandon's Place'

fox8.com

OAKWOOD VILLAGE, Ohio – A Northeast Ohio mother opened 'Brandon's Place,' a one-of-a-kind facility for parents and their children with autism. The center, located on Broadway Avenue, is a non-profit that offers a relaxing and fun atmosphere for kids ...





Year of Awareness: Autism - Newsday









Year of Awareness: Autism

Newsday

Iallonardi's son is part of a growing population. While previous statistics from the Centers for Disease Control indicate that 1 in 88 children is diagnosed with autism, new numbers recently released show an uptick to 1 in every 68 children. Even so ...





In April, focus on building build for those with autism: Mary McGrath - The Patriot-News









In April, focus on building build for those with autism: Mary McGrath

The Patriot-News

The CDC estimates additional costs of $17,000 each year to care for a child with autism spectrum disorder, arising from a combination of health care, education, therapy and caregiver expenses. Autism stretches across all racial, ethnic and ...





Parents of Autistic Adults Worry About Future - Voice of America









Parents of Autistic Adults Worry About Future

Voice of America

He is one of an estimated 1.2 million American adults with autism, a developmental disorder that causes communication difficulties and often, social awkwardness. Many parents like Prince worry about the future of their adult child, who can face ...





Monday, April 21, 2014

Car Wash Offers Employment to Autistic Young Adults - NBCNews.com









Car Wash Offers Employment to Autistic Young Adults

NBCNews.com

At the Rising Tide Car Wash in Parkland, Fla., most of the employees have one thing in common: they've been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. As young adults they began to age out of the school system, with employment options in short supply.





Autism Awareness: Unique Treatment Plan Brings 'Great Hope' - fox8.com









Autism Awareness: Unique Treatment Plan Brings 'Great Hope'

fox8.com

WICKLIFFE, Ohio– A mother from Texas temporarily moved 1,100 miles to Northeast Ohio to enroll her twins in a special program to treat autism. Lesley Brooks has twin 5-year-old boys on the opposite sides of the spectrum. “Jake's verbal; Luke's non-verbal.





Good Cause: Grants benefit families struggling with autism - Aurora Beacon News









Good Cause: Grants benefit families struggling with autism

Aurora Beacon News

Aurora resident Wanda Malone is determined to help local families who have children with autism. She wants to keep others from the struggle her family faced when looking for appropriate therapies and resources to benefit her 10-year-old autistic son D.J..





Parents of autistic children fight for treatment in an unforgiving market - The Guardian








The Guardian



Parents of autistic children fight for treatment in an unforgiving market

The Guardian

Gorksi remembered the multiple letters to his home in Canton, Ohio that told him that one of his sons could not renew his health insurance for a popular autism therapy because the insurance officials decided treatment was no longer necessary. “One time ...





Sunday, April 20, 2014

NIH Seeking Public Comment On DSM Autism Update - Disability Scoop









NIH Seeking Public Comment On DSM Autism Update

Disability Scoop

Nearly a year after new diagnostic criteria for autism took effect, the National Institutes of Health is asking everyone from families to health experts to weigh in on the changes. The NIH has issued a request for information urging stakeholders to ...





Chicago Family Makes Difference For Autism Awareness - CBS Local









Chicago Family Makes Difference For Autism Awareness

CBS Local

... of the one in 68 children now affected. In fact, autism rates climbed nearly 30 percent between 2008 and 2010 and have more than doubled since the turn of the century, according to a new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.





Autism Awareness Walk - whnt.com









Autism Awareness Walk

whnt.com

The walk gives people a chance to get to know local children with autism. It is designed to be a family-friendly event with inflatables, music, face painting, children's games, bubbles and an Easter egg hunt. It also gave parents the opportunity to get ...





Club teaches archery, life skills to kids with autism - Indianapolis Star









Club teaches archery, life skills to kids with autism

Indianapolis Star

A father-son moment for Southsider Johnny Sons II and his 9-year old boy has grown into an effort to teach Autistic kids patience, posture and life skills through archery. Dad was tuning up his bow for hunting season last summer; his son, Johnny Sons ...