Boulder Valley considers standalone program for students with autism
The Daily Camera
The Boulder Valley School District is considering starting a standalone program for up to 30 students with the most severe forms of autism, while some advocates and parents are raising concerns that the district is cutting back on placements to private ...
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Music for Autism concerts create safe, judgment-free fun
In 2007, Accordino, who specializes in child psychiatry, brought "Music for Autism" from the United Kingdom to the United State. The group seeks top notch performers -- and in New York that means Broadway -- for its events, which are free for families ...
Friday, May 30, 2014
Dallas Morning News
Theater gives student with autism a social outlet
Dallas Morning News
“There's not really a feeling tied with Asperger's or autism,” says Mason Burruss, with dad John. “It's a defining part of who you are. Thousands of children grow up to live great lives and have careers. There are many who can't, but in my case I'm ...
Editorial: Valuable lessons to be learned by including those with autism in NJ ...
As he continues the long-established mission of the Eden Autism Services, recently appointed president and CEO Peter Bell is reaching out into the the business world with a message about a largely untapped resource. That would be individuals with autism.
Identifying autism early
(WTVA) - Isla Carr of Guntown takes advantage of a free autism screening for her child being offered in Tupelo by the University of Southern Mississippi. Carr brought her four year old daughter here in large part because her older brother, an eight ...
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Boy with autism bowls two perfect games; finds happiness
However, Trey's autism sometimes got in the way. "He was in the Cub Scouts and he had problems. He just didn't enjoy it," Richard recalled. "They had a lot of sit-down activities. He wanted to be up and doing something. He had problems with group ...
PETA's Misleading New Campaign Links Autism To Dairy Consumption
Animal rights group PETA have recently relaunched an old scare campaign, and soon they'll probably wish that they hadn't. Even for an organisation with an 'ends justify the means' mentality, an autism scare campaign is a pretty bold move — one that ...
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Jasper County Emergency Responders learn about autism
"An increase of autism just increases our chances of someone that has the disability, and deal with then outside their confront zone," said Training Officer Carthage Fire Department Dan Myers. A recent incident resulting in the death of a child ...
Asheville Zipping for Autism ziplining fundraiser is Sunday
Even if you slacked on getting a team of 10 together by the May 23 deadline, you can STILL pull it together and get a team going for the third annual Wells Fargo Zipping for Autism fundraiser, which is this Sunday, June 1. The ziplining fundraiser is ...
The scaremongering witchdoctors of Peta are trying to link autism and dairy ... - Telegraph.co.uk (blog)
The scaremongering witchdoctors of Peta are trying to link autism and dairy ...
We already know that the "animal rights" group Peta is fanatical. But this week it moved into opportunistic scaremongering – and its target audience are the parents of autistic children. Nice. "Has you child got autism?" asks its new ad campaign. "Got ...
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
St. Albert autism program completes 2nd year
Dayton Daily News
Megan Apple, the director of the Autism Program at St. Albert the Great School in Kettering, said its program was developed at the school after parishioners approached school administrators because they wanted a Catholic education for their autistic ...
Your child has autism. How (and when) do you tell him?
I recently spoke with Jim Ball, the executive chairman of the National Board for the Autism Society, and Amy Keefer, a clinical psychologist at Kennedy Krieger Institute's Center for Autism and Related Disorders. They agreed with the approach advocated ...
Mice with mohawk hairdos offer researchers clues for treating autism
If the effects of this genetically determined pathway are reversible, says senior study investigator Gordon Fishell, PhD, the Julius Raynes Professor of Neuroscience and Physiology at NYU Langone, new treatments for autism could soon be available.
Toni Braxton's strange diagnosis: Checking the science on her autism claims
Thus, when I first read of Toni Braxton's revelation in a new book that she had had an abortion after becoming pregnant while taking the known teratogen Accutane and later came to believe God punished her with an autistic son as a result, the most ...
Local non-profits team up for Auto Run for Autism
Providence Eyewitness News
Two local groups are teaming up for the Auto Run for Autism, an event that's working to raise funds to help combat autism. Joanne Quinn from the Autism Project, along with Tsetse Lavallee, joined the Rhode Show Tuesday to talk more about the project.
Autism, allyship and Autism Speaks
The Stanford Daily
That you, and three million other people like you, were stolen from your family, your friends, and your community? According to Suzanne Wright, co-founder of Autism Speaks – the most prominent and well-known autism advocacy group in America – I am lost.
Unusual circumstances leads to two musicians with autism coming together and ...
They are an unlikely duet, brought together by music, their teachers and autism. "It's very unusual and it's very exciting to put them together see how far they've come," says piano instructor Lori White. Brian Chen, 19, has been playing the piano for ...
Monday, May 26, 2014
Early diagnosis of autism can be crucial: Editorial
It's a medical advance that could have a positive impact in the lives of children with autism spectrum disorder. New research from the Hospital for Sick Children suggests that autism begins its development in the womb, a finding that should lead to ...
Sunday, May 25, 2014
La Crescent family uses Autism tracking bracelet
LA CRESCENT, Min. (WXOW) - Autism affects one in 88 children. Children with Autism, or any other cognitive disorder, are at constant risk of wandering. It's not because they have a bad home life, they run because something draws them there. And they ...
Autism Center at Everett hospital to officially open in August
In August, the 3,000-square-foot Providence Autism Center will be opened on the fifth floor of Providence's Pavilion for Women and Children on Pacific Avenue in Everett — the first center of its kind in Snohomish County.
Saturday, May 24, 2014
New Autism Center opens in Avon
AVON, Ind. (May 24, 2014) — People gathered in Avon, Saturday to celebrate the opening of a new place to help children with Autism. The Bierman ABA Autism Center held its grand opening in the Hendricks Regional Health YMCA on Santori Parkway.
Students host those facing autism spectrum disorders for day of family fun
SALT LAKE CITY — Families with ties to those with autism spectrum disorders were invited to Westminster College Saturday for an annual event that helps students learn while providing a day of fun for families. Students put on the event as a final ...
Weekly Wrap: The Modern Treatment of Autism
Age of Autism
It was frustrating, but in a weird way fascinating, to sit through the House subcommittee hearing on the federal response to autism this week, and to hear Tom Insel lecture members of Congress – he called it a “teachable moment” – about the scientific ...
More Than 1600 People Participate in Autism Society 5K
Erica Hamlin walked to raise awareness about autism. Her five-year-old son, Elijah, has autism. She said organizations like Autism Society play a major role in helping families. "Everybody's so wonderful and just thankful that they had it in their ...
SC researcher turns to crowd-funding to raise $ for his autism research
Video games that require teamwork could be used to improve the social skills of children with autism. It's a simple idea that makes a lot of sense, but University of South Carolina researcher Roger Newman-Norlund has had trouble landing grants to pay ...
Friday, May 23, 2014
Philadelphia Police Searching For Missing Man With Autism
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia Police are asking for the public's help finding a 21-year-old autistic man last seen in Northeast Philadelphia Friday morning. Police say Matthew W. Bell was last seen at his home on the 300 block of Loney Street ...
Poodle combats autism in local elementary school
WEST LAKE HILLS, Texas (KXAN) – If you're a parent or friend of a child with autism you know the challenges it can bring. For a local second grader, life is drastically changing. The morning routine is changing a bit at Barton Creek Elementary. As soon ...
Schumer calls for tracking devices for kids with autism
The Hill (blog)
“Thousands of families face the awful reality each and every day that their child with autism may run away,” Schumer said. “Making voluntary tracking devices available will help put parents at ease, and most importantly, help prevent future tragedies.”.
Kienbaum gives back via 'iPads for Autism'
When they were talking over which charity they wanted to support this year — and there were many worthy ones under consideration — the iPad for Autism project really appealed to Joseph. “He said, 'then I could give an iPad to another kid,'” Barb said.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
No, Timothy McVeigh Was Not Autistic
According to mental health professionals who personally diagnosed serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, he had a personality disorder. That didn't stop the authors of a recent paper attempting to link autism and mass murderers, serial killers, and other ...
New Study Strengthens Gut Bacteria-Autism Link
In a small study, researchers from Arizona State University found evidence that gut bacteria may differ between children with and without autism. Specifically, the researchers found that the fecal concentrations of certain metabolites -- which are ...
Big Ten Network
BTN LiveBIG: Firefighter raising autism awareness at Purdue
Big Ten Network
Last October, Purdue University firefighter and paramedic Blair Blanch attended a program led by Bill Cannata of the Autism Law Enforcement Education Coalition (ALEC). For Blanch, the session was not just any old lecture. Blanch's son, Nicholas, who ...
'Redundant' spending claim on autism research stirs outrage
A Capitol Hill hearing about autism research Tuesday quickly broadened into a larger debate on government spending as the top Democrat said federal investigators' report that research funding may have been redundant and wasteful was “almost insidious.”.
Parents sought for autism panel
BENNINGTON -- A local counseling service wants to get parents of children with autism to help design an autism program. "Parents are the experts here," said Michelle Burnham, children's clinical supervisor at United Counseling Service. "They are out ...
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Explaining autism to a child who's affected by autism
About a year went by before we had a strong understanding of Asperger's as an autistic spectrum disorder; and as our son grew older, he'd heard the words “autism” and “Asperger's” and began to ask questions. The time came when I felt my son and I ...
Autism gene may be key to discovering new candidates
CHD8, a gene that has emerged as one of the strongest risk factors for autism, regulates the expression of more than half of a set of 'high-confidence' risk genes for the disorder. The unpublished data were presented Saturday at the 2014 International ...
Monday, May 19, 2014
14-year-old boy with autism found safe: NYPD
New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV
Frantic, Nancy Reavis said she couldn't help but be reminded of the tragic case of Avonte Oquendo, the 14-year-old boy with autism whose remains were found on the banks of the East River nearly four months after he walked out of his school in Long ...
Specialisterne links businesses, autistic workers
The News Journal
The global IT service firm, commonly called CAI, is one of several companies coordinating with a nonprofit called Specialsterne, which helps link employers with potential employees living with autism. “It's a great job-creation model,” said Ernest ...
Sunday, May 18, 2014
The Arc Carroll County adult autism assistant director uses theater creatively - Carroll County Times
The Arc Carroll County adult autism assistant director uses theater creatively
Carroll County Times
Last year, The Arc Carroll County decided to see if residents were interested in a program just for autistic adults. The nonprofit servicing those with intellectual and developmental disabilities held informational sessions, garnering ideas from ...
Rock for Autism benefit on Saturday
Surfers Healing's mission is to keep their camps for children with autism free with the help of donations and fundraisers like this. Last year the Surfers Healing camps around the U.S. took out over 4,500 kids by providing the experience of surfing and ...
San Rafael school for children with autism looking to build new facility - Marin Independent Journal
San Rafael school for children with autism looking to build new facility
Marin Independent Journal
On the verge of outgrowing its San Rafael facility, the Anova Center for Education is seeking a bigger shell. Anova, a school for children with autism spectrum disorder, has been operating at Davidson Middle School since 2008, in an old wing of the campus.