Monday, June 30, 2014

It was rxpansion for Autism LifeSpan creates opportunity to impact more lives - Enterprise-Record









It was rxpansion for Autism LifeSpan creates opportunity to impact more lives

Enterprise-Record

Recently reported 1 in 68 children are identified with autism spectrum disorder, up from 1 in 88 children in 2008 and 1 in 150 in 2000. The numbers have increased every two years, according to a 2010 report from the Centers for Disease Control.





Advocate shows autistic people how to have safe encounters with police - Los Angeles Times









Advocate shows autistic people how to have safe encounters with police

Los Angeles Times

People on the autism spectrum often have trouble socializing and communicating; they may exhibit inappropriate behavior, misread social cues or become agitated under stress. Statistics suggest that they are seven times as likely as someone without ...





It was rxpansion for Autism LifeSpan creates opportunity to impact more lives - Mercury-Register









It was rxpansion for Autism LifeSpan creates opportunity to impact more lives

Mercury-Register

Recently reported 1 in 68 children are identified with autism spectrum disorder, up from 1 in 88 children in 2008 and 1 in 150 in 2000. The numbers have increased every two years, according to a 2010 report from the Centers for Disease Control.





Artistic licence for children with autism - Irish Times









Artistic licence for children with autism

Irish Times

'It can be difficult to be in a public place when you have a loved one with autism,” says Jennefer Cullinan, social media officer with Irish Autism Action. “People with autism are easily overwhelmed by outside stimuli, such as bright lights and crowds ...





The Color by Numbers Epidemic: Formerly Low Autism Rates among Ethnic ... - Age of Autism









The Color by Numbers Epidemic: Formerly Low Autism Rates among Ethnic ...

Age of Autism

The study group comprised children born in Los Angeles County with a primary diagnosis of autism at ages three to five years from 1998 through 2009. The children were linked to 1995–2006 California birth certificates (7,540 children with autism from a ...





Sunday, June 29, 2014

Annual Autos for Autism benefits Burger School - Hometownlife.com









Annual Autos for Autism benefits Burger School

Hometownlife.com

The Burger Autistic School Association is putting out the call for vehicles to show off at Autos for Autism planned for Monday, July 14. The14th annual fundraiser will benefit the Burger School for Students with Autism and will be held, starting at 5 p ...





The cost of autism - Reading Eagle









The cost of autism

Reading Eagle

For Smith and other families caring for someone with autism, costs are always at the forefront. A recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics estimated the lifetime cost of care for someone with autism at $1.4 million to $2.4 million, depending on ...





Saturday, June 28, 2014

People in Bangor Step Up to the Plate for Autism - WABI









People in Bangor Step Up to the Plate for Autism

WABI

“We do a lot of events from free summer camp to a wonderful free lending library,” says Cathy Dionne, one of the directors with the Maine Autism Society. “We do family retreat weekend, we have a program called autism information specialists – they go ...





Autism Awareness Fundraiser getting set for third annual baseball game in St ... - SILive.com









Autism Awareness Fundraiser getting set for third annual baseball game in St ...

SILive.com

The third annual Autism Awareness Fundraiser features a High School Senior Game as One on One Physical Therapy and the Staten Island Yankees join forces for the charity event. Met Foods, with a tip of the cap to owners Bill Fani and Mike Valenzo, is ...





Friday, June 27, 2014

Waterloo autism center closes - kwwl.com









Waterloo autism center closes

kwwl.com

The center served close to about 250 families and is the only organization like it in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls area. Ryne Philp's 6th birthday is Monday but he's already got his present - a brand new bike. His mom, Crystal, says she loves her son but ...





Routine Ultrasounds May Detect Autism in Utero - WebMD









Routine Ultrasounds May Detect Autism in Utero

WebMD

June 27, 2014 (London) -- Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may have more rapidly growing brains and bodies at the beginning of the second trimester than children without the disorder, new research suggests. A small study looking at ...





Marin Humane Society offers innovative program for children with autism - abc7news.com









Marin Humane Society offers innovative program for children with autism

abc7news.com

For children living with autism, communication can be a challenge, but an innovative program in Marin County is hoping to change that by pairing some of those talented kids with some very talented dogs. The program, called Jumping for Joy, is run ...





Thursday, June 26, 2014

How shamans, horses and global adventure gave an autistic boy his voice - Express.co.uk








Express.co.uk



How shamans, horses and global adventure gave an autistic boy his voice

Express.co.uk

That achievement is remarkable in itself but is more so if you learn that 10 years ago – when Rowan was diagnosed with autism – his parents were told to expect nothing from their non-speaking and socially isolated son. “Rowan is amazing,” says Rupert.





Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Autism Risk Much Higher for Children of Pregnant Women Living Near ... - Newsweek








Newsweek



Autism Risk Much Higher for Children of Pregnant Women Living Near ...

Newsweek

Pregnant women who live near agricultural land where pesticides are applied have a 60 percent higher risk of giving birth to children with autism or other developmental delays, a new study from the University of California Davis found. The study, which ...





Senate panel advances autism research bill - The Hill (blog)









Senate panel advances autism research bill

The Hill (blog)

The bill's approval in committee is a victory for autism advocates who pushed Congress to renew programs before lawmakers leave for the August recess. The underlying statute, the Combating Autism Act, is due to expire at the end of September unless it ...





When It Comes to Autism, Everyone Can Advocate, Everyone Can Help ... - Roll Call









When It Comes to Autism, Everyone Can Advocate, Everyone Can Help ...

Roll Call

The Ten Thousand Genomes project is the culmination of 15 years of work and represents the ideal intersection of science, business and philanthropy — an important milestone that could lead to breakthroughs in the causes and subtypes of autism, and ...





Study further confirms link between autism and pesticide exposure - The Verge









Study further confirms link between autism and pesticide exposure

The Verge

Complications during pregnancy, viral infections, and genetic disorders have all been associated with autism. But for the past few years, an increasing number of researchers have started to focus their attention on another important risk factor ...





What It's Like to Have Anorexia and Autism - New York Magazine








New York Magazine



What It's Like to Have Anorexia and Autism

New York Magazine

Researchers have discovered a number of surprising connections between autism and anorexia, which run in the same families and share many similar symptoms. Some experts even suspect that autism is sometimes misdiagnosed as anorexia in girls.





Study Links Farm Pesticide Use To Autism - CBS Local








CBS Local



Study Links Farm Pesticide Use To Autism

CBS Local

CHICAGO (CBS) — A new study has found a link between a mother's exposure to pesticides and her child's risk of autism. Conducted in California, the findings have potential global implications for agricultural production and the inevitable use of ...





Tuesday, June 24, 2014

10 Striking Photos That Capture What Autism Looks Like Around The World - Huffington Post









10 Striking Photos That Capture What Autism Looks Like Around The World

Huffington Post

"I wanted to offer those not familiar with autism an opportunity to see what autism looks like, a safe space where social mores would not prevent them from staring," Rasiel told The Huffington Post. Her project, titled "Picturing Autism," was recently ...





Study links pesticide exposure in pregnancy to autism - New York Daily News








New York Daily News



Study links pesticide exposure in pregnancy to autism

New York Daily News

In a new study from California, children with an autism spectrum disorder were more likely to have mothers who lived close to fields treated with certain pesticides during pregnancy. Proximity to agricultural pesticides in pregnancy was also linked to ...





Study suggests possible link between autism and pesticide exposure - Al Jazeera America









Study suggests possible link between autism and pesticide exposure

Al Jazeera America

The report, "Childhood Autism Risks from Genes and Environment" or CHARGE, was carried out by researchers at University of California, Davis, and published in the online scientific journal Environmental Health Perspectives. It's release comes as ...





Autism, developmental delays linked to pesticide exposure during pregnancy ... - RT








RT



Autism, developmental delays linked to pesticide exposure during pregnancy ...

RT

Exposure to several common agricultural pesticides during pregnancy increases the risk of developmental delays and autism in children by two-thirds, a new study found. While researchers did not say pesticides cause autism, a direct link is plausible.





Monday, June 23, 2014

Pesticide exposure during pregnancy linked to autism - Fox News








Fox News



Pesticide exposure during pregnancy linked to autism

Fox News

In a new study from California, children with an autism spectrum disorder were more likely to have mothers who lived close to fields treated with certain pesticides during pregnancy. Proximity to agricultural pesticides in pregnancy was also linked to ...





Offspring autism risk linked to pesticide exposure during pregnancy - Medical News Today









Offspring autism risk linked to pesticide exposure during pregnancy

Medical News Today

Past research has indicated that pregnant women exposed to high levels of air pollution have an increased risk of their child developing autism. Now, a new study from the MIND Institute at the University of California-Davis suggests that expectant ...





Autism risk higher near pesticide-treated fields, study says - Environmental Health News








Environmental Health News



Autism risk higher near pesticide-treated fields, study says

Environmental Health News

Babies whose moms lived within a mile of crops treated with widely used pesticides were more likely to develop autism, according to new research published today. The study of 970 children, born in farm-rich areas of Northern California, is part of the ...





UC Davis study: Autism risk, pesticide exposure associated - KCRA Sacramento









UC Davis study: Autism risk, pesticide exposure associated

KCRA Sacramento

UC Davis study links autism to pesticides. Show Transcript Hide Transcript. Pregnant women who live near fields and farms where pesticides are used face a higher risk of having a child with autism, according to a study by the UC Davis Mind Institute ...





Study Highlights Link Between Autism and Exposure of Mothers to Chemicals - Science World Report








Science World Report



Study Highlights Link Between Autism and Exposure of Mothers to Chemicals

Science World Report

The multisite California-based study found that pregnant women who reside close to fields and farms where the use of chemical pesticides is high, suffered a two-third risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder or other development delays. But ...





UC Davis study finds link between pesticides, autism - Sacramento Bee









UC Davis study finds link between pesticides, autism

Sacramento Bee

Pregnant women who live near areas where agricultural pesticides are applied experience a higher risk of delivering children with autism or other developmental delays, a UC Davis study has found. The study, published today in the periodical ...





Autism Risk Higher Near Pesticide-Treated Fields, Study Says - Mintpress News








Mintpress News



Autism Risk Higher Near Pesticide-Treated Fields, Study Says

Mintpress News

One in every 68 U.S. children has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder—a group of neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by difficulties with social interactions, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “This study ...





Pesticide exposure during pregnancy may be linked with autism — but it's ... - Vox









Pesticide exposure during pregnancy may be linked with autism — but it's ...

Vox

Autism rates have skyrocketed in recent years: currently, about 1 in 68 children born in the US are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Though there are some genes involved in causing autism, this increase suggests some sort of environmental ...





Autism Risk Higher Near Pesticide-Related Fields - Scientific American









Autism Risk Higher Near Pesticide-Related Fields

Scientific American

The study of 970 children, born in farm-rich areas of Northern California, is part of the largest project to date that is exploring links between autism and environmental exposures. The University of California, Davis research – which used women's ...





Pesticide Exposure During Pregnancy Strongly Linked to Autism - TIME









Pesticide Exposure During Pregnancy Strongly Linked to Autism

TIME

Autism cannot be attributed to any one risk factor—genes play a role, as does an expectant mom's diet, some medications and exposure to environmental pollutants. While previous studies have connected autism to prenatal exposure to agricultural ...





Skydivers Took to the Skies for Autism - KAALtv.com









Skydivers Took to the Skies for Autism

KAALtv.com

Seeking a thrill was not the sole reason that they jumped off a plane with professional skydivers. They're family and friends with someone who has autism. Skydiving for Autism, an annual event, took place at Willow Creek Golf Course and Rochester ...





Exposure to Pesticides during pregnancy Ups Autism Risk - Nature World News








Nature World News



Exposure to Pesticides during pregnancy Ups Autism Risk

Nature World News

Mothers who were exposed to pesticides during pregnancy have high risk of having children with autism, new study suggests. Previous research has shown that pesticides raise birth-defect risk in children. The current study by researchers with the UC ...





Crop sprays 'raise risk of autism in unborn children': Campaigners claim odds ... - Daily Mail








Daily Mail



Crop sprays 'raise risk of autism in unborn children': Campaigners claim odds ...

Daily Mail

Pregnant women who live near fields sprayed with pesticides can run more than three times the risk of having a child with autism, a study has found. It is feared that the crop chemicals stunt the development of the unborn child's brain, setting it up ...





Sunday, June 22, 2014

Study further confirms link between autism and pesticide exposure - The Verge









Study further confirms link between autism and pesticide exposure

The Verge

Complications during pregnancy, viral infections, and genetic disorders have all been associated with autism. But for the past few years, an increasing number of researchers have started to focus their attention on another important risk factor ...





Research mattress may sense autism seizures - Kansas.com








Kansas.com



Research mattress may sense autism seizures

Kansas.com

Shiwei Luan, left, a doctoral student in electrical engineering, and Steve Rubenthaler, a graduate student in electrical engineering at K-State, have created mattress and bed sensors that can alert paraeducators of seizures.