Thursday, July 31, 2014

More Colleges Expanding Programs For Students On Autism Spectrum - Forbes









More Colleges Expanding Programs For Students On Autism Spectrum

Forbes

Planning a route, getting gas and changing a flat tire don't sound challenging to most young adults, but for students on the autism spectrum at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, FL, it was one of the greatest tests of their independence ...





The Kids Who Don't Beat Autism - New York Times (blog)









The Kids Who Don't Beat Autism

New York Times (blog)

The other day a stranger called our house, out of the blue, to discuss my son Jonah's health. He'd seen my memoir about our family and autism in the library and he wanted to know if I'd heard about a treatment that was getting remarkable results ...





Carbondale hosting film and discussion about autism and trauma - Aspen Times









Carbondale hosting film and discussion about autism and trauma

Aspen Times

The Roaring Fork Autism Network, the Aspen Hope Center and the Extreme Sports Center Speaker Series is hosting a film screening with the 40-minute documentary titled “Autism and Trauma” at the Crystal Theatre in Carbondale at 7 p.m. Thursday.





The Kids Who Beat Autism - New York Times








New York Times



The Kids Who Beat Autism

New York Times

A few months later, B. received a diagnosis of autism. His parents were devastated. Soon after, L. attended a conference in Newport, R.I., filled with autism clinicians, researchers and a few desperate parents. At lunch, L. (who asked me to use ...





Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Youth football tournament raises awareness for Mountaineers School of Autism - Sun-Sentinel









Youth football tournament raises awareness for Mountaineers School of Autism

Sun-Sentinel

The tournament is named after Malcolm Walsh-Watson, a 12-year-old who is autistic and deaf. School president Mary Jo Walsh-Watson, a nurse of 16 years, is aiming to provide children with autism and other disabilities with a fair education, something ...





Island Autism Group Fundraiser to be Held Wednesday - Martha's Vineyard Gazette








Martha's Vineyard Gazette



Island Autism Group Fundraiser to be Held Wednesday

Martha's Vineyard Gazette

The Island Autism Group is building momentum this summer before the school year begins. The organization was the charity recipient for the Oak Bluffs Bluewater Classic fishing tournament held over the weekend, and is getting ready for its eighth annual ...





14 potential signs of autism you may be overlooking - Deseret News









14 potential signs of autism you may be overlooking

Deseret News

Autism spectrum disorder is surely prevalent in the United States. In fact, about one in 68 kids have autism in the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. Though the disorder is more popular in boys (one in 42 boys are ...





Emily Paine Carter: Poseidon's Children reaches kids with autism - Roanoke Times









Emily Paine Carter: Poseidon's Children reaches kids with autism

Roanoke Times

It is one she has had for 25 years – inspired, sadly, by the drowning death of a neighbor's daughter. Now she has expanded her Aquatic Adventures programs in a new venture: teaching swimming to children with autism. She cited startling statistics ...





Partnership to help autistic children announced - Las Vegas Review-Journal









Partnership to help autistic children announced

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Lynda Tache and Mindy Rice, right, hug next to a rendering of a new center for autism and related disorders at Gaudin Automotive Classic Car Warehouse Tuesday, July 29, 2014. UNLV School of Medicine, the Grant a Gift Autism Foundation, the University ...





The High Cost of A Family's All-Out Battle with Autism - MyFox Houston









The High Cost of A Family's All-Out Battle with Autism

MyFox Houston

For the Pfisters that world altering event was sparked by a diagnosis of autism. A physician, Irma recognized the tell-tale signs in her little boy Sean. It was a hefty dose of heartbreak made worse by the absence of cutting-edge treatment in their ...





Tuesday, July 29, 2014

New autism study conducted at UR - News 10NBC









New autism study conducted at UR

News 10NBC

It is encouraging news for people who are touched by autism. A University of Rochester team studied a brain receptor in mice. Researchers found that mice without the receptor, displayed autistic behaviors. The lead researcher says further studies are ...





Annual Island Autism Group Fundraiser Wednesday - Martha's Vineyard Gazette








Martha's Vineyard Gazette



Annual Island Autism Group Fundraiser Wednesday

Martha's Vineyard Gazette

The Island Autism Group is building momentum this summer before the school year begins. The organization was the charity recipient for the Oak Bluffs Bluewater Classic fishing tournament held over the weekend, and is getting ready for its eighth annual ...





Why inferring autism's causes from epidemiology is dangerous - SFARI News









Why inferring autism's causes from epidemiology is dangerous

SFARI News

In the past few years, I've seen several reports that suggest that health disparities in autism are related to social factors such as culture, race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status. For example, claims abound that a mother's ethnicity is associated ...





Autism Parents Build Virtual Birdhouse for Others - Huffington Post (blog)









Autism Parents Build Virtual Birdhouse for Others

Huffington Post (blog)

Ben, 29, came up with the idea for "Birdhouse for Autism" not only so the two could raise Brodie using the data of her daily patterns, but also to help other parents of autistic children find the answers they need. Just as Dani, 36, has been a ...





Clermont, Eustis programs will educate residents about autism spectrum disorder - Orlando Sentinel









Clermont, Eustis programs will educate residents about autism spectrum disorder

Orlando Sentinel

The center helps families cope with the challenges of living with someone who is autistic. This week, the center will hold a pair of programs in Clermont and Eustis to educate area residents about a state-funded program that provides support for those ...





Dachel Media Update: Why No Programs for Adults With Autism? (Supply and ... - Age of Autism









Dachel Media Update: Why No Programs for Adults With Autism? (Supply and ...

Age of Autism

This year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released figures showing 1 in 68 children in the United States have Autism Spectrum Disorder, a term that captures the wide range of ways autism affects children. That was a 30 percent jump from ...





Huntsville Running Roundup: Fundraising footrace for autism, bike ride to ... - al.com









Huntsville Running Roundup: Fundraising footrace for autism, bike ride to ...

al.com

The Riley Behavioral & Education Center in Huntsville will host its inaugural race to bring in some funds to support families facing autism. The center has a variety of programs and education for treatment, support and education in the face of this ...





Autism-Friendly 'Into the Woods' Is New Tack for Old Globe - Times of San Diego









Autism-Friendly 'Into the Woods' Is New Tack for Old Globe

Times of San Diego

Photo by Jim Cox An “autism-friendly” performance of the musical featuring characters from “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Jack and the Beanstalk,” “Rapunzel” and “Cinderella” is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9. “Slight adjustments will be made to the ...





Monday, July 28, 2014

Can qigong massage help kids with autism? Oregon study seeks families to help ... - The Oregonian









Can qigong massage help kids with autism? Oregon study seeks families to help ...

The Oregonian

Families with autistic children between the ages of 6 and 11 are invited to enroll in a study on Parent-Delivered Massage Treatment, funded by a federal grant to Western Oregon University and led by Dr. Louisa Silva, founder of the Qigong Sensory ...





Get Marty: Family Needs Service Dog For Son With Severe Autism - CBS Local








CBS Local



Get Marty: Family Needs Service Dog For Son With Severe Autism

CBS Local

LEECHBURG (KDKA) – A local couple is looking for a way to pay for a service dog that could change their son's life. The Snedeor family is a unique one. Parents Cassie and Matt have an 8-year-old son Jack, who is severely autistic. Jack is non-verbal ...





Why People With Autism Shouldn't Be Labelled 'Different' - Huffington Post Canada









Why People With Autism Shouldn't Be Labelled 'Different'

Huffington Post Canada

Trust me, I get it. I have two autistic sons and I know the challenges that it brings on a daily basis. But to insinuate that such acts could have stemmed from desperation from having limited available options is mitigating the seriousness of this act ...





Ontario boy's love of wind chimes helping to raise funds for autism - CTV News









Ontario boy's love of wind chimes helping to raise funds for autism

CTV News

Tyler Doi is no ordinary eight year-old. The Toronto boy has a remarkable passion for wind chimes. He also has autism. And now, he's helped inspire a chime to raise money for autism research. Tyler been fascinated by wind chimes since he was three ...





Autism Research: July 25, 2014 Week in review - Autism Daily Newscast








Autism Daily Newscast



Autism Research: July 25, 2014 Week in review

Autism Daily Newscast

Researchers from Brown University have studied and come up with the most definitive diagnostic criteria for Christianson syndrome, an autism-like disorder characterized by intellectual disability. The severe condition can now be easily diagnosed by ...





Sunday, July 27, 2014

Colorado company finds success working with autism - 9NEWS.com








9NEWS.com



Colorado company finds success working with autism

9NEWS.com

"Generally we see the negative aspects of autism, but autism has attributes like a propensity for systematic work, procedural work, repetitive tasks," Morris said. So, he created Blue Star Recyclers. Those skills are precisely what's needed to break ...





UCLA Campus Report: A Communication Breakthrough for Children w Autism ... - Bruins Nation









UCLA Campus Report: A Communication Breakthrough for Children w Autism ...

Bruins Nation

This week's post includes a study regarding communication with children with autism, good news for California's commercial real estate sector, news of a pop star who recorded a performance in Royce Hall and a look at Real Madrid's annual visit to campus.





Public can vote on autism conference Logo - Bismarck Tribune









Public can vote on autism conference Logo

Bismarck Tribune

The N.D. Department of Human Services' Autism Services Unit is inviting the public to vote for a logo for the first statewide Autism Conference. People with autism and family members have submitted their creations on how autism impacts their lives or ...





Saturday, July 26, 2014

Autism and haircuts - ChicagoNow (blog)









Autism and haircuts

ChicagoNow (blog)

There comes a time when a mom's gotta do what a mom's gotta do. Whether or not your child likes what that thing is, you just have to take the screams, and the tantrums while you try your best to avoid flying limbs, heads or ear splitting screams. So ...





Autism Awareness - WCJB









Autism Awareness

WCJB

Gainesville, Florida -- Employees at the Gainesville Elks Lodge held a fundraiser Saturday for the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities. The goal of Summer Splash Family Fun Day is to raise money, as well as bring awareness to autism. According ...





Helping those with autism find employment - Indianapolis Star









Helping those with autism find employment

Indianapolis Star

On the flip side, adults with autism — particularly those who are high-functioning or who have Asperger's syndrome — may have skills that mesh well with an employer's needs. They tend to arrive to work on time and be detailed-oriented, says Tommy ...





Friday, July 25, 2014

'Every Turtle Counts': New Children's Book Combines Autism Story With Cape ... - WBUR









'Every Turtle Counts': New Children's Book Combines Autism Story With Cape ...

WBUR

Statistics on the prevalence of autism in children are widely cited but still startling: an estimated one of every 68 kids has some kind of autism spectrum disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control. So it's no surprise that a huge amount ...





Why This Tech Winner Takes a Different Approach to Autism - Inside Philanthropy









Why This Tech Winner Takes a Different Approach to Autism

Inside Philanthropy

If you've been coming to this site for a while, you'll be familiar with Ed Scott. He's the Silicon Valley entrepreneur who founded the Center for Global Development, bankrolling its early years, and has also given millions of dollars to support other ...





Local college grad finds way working at Charlie's Gift Autism Center - Suburban Life Publications









Local college grad finds way working at Charlie's Gift Autism Center

Suburban Life Publications

Charlie's Gift Director of Clinical Services Kathy Ruffulo said the not-for-profit is looking for more dedicated volunteers like Tariq this summer as it continues an expanded roster of Saturday morning activities geared towards children with autism and ...





Autism, and jet lag - ChicagoNow (blog)









Autism, and jet lag

ChicagoNow (blog)

It's that early even the sun doesn't want to know. So what's causing him to get up with the milk man? Autism and jet lag. Mini Man has no off switch at the best of times, but add messing with his circadian rhythm, and you have yourself a little bundle ...





Two Wellington brothers explain how autism affects their relationship - WPTV








WPTV



Two Wellington brothers explain how autism affects their relationship

WPTV

But there's another factor in their relationship: Max is on the autism spectrum. "Sometimes it's hard for someone to have autism," he explains. "It's sometimes, things are difficult for you." Autism doesn't affect only Max, it also has an impact on Sam ...





Thursday, July 24, 2014

The vaccine and autism debate - myfox8.com









The vaccine and autism debate

myfox8.com

Over the last half-century or so there has been an explosion in the rates of autism — particularly among boys. While there is no argument over those numbers, there is a huge debate over what caused it. Some families blame vaccines, and particularly ...





LIFESAVER: Children with autism are more likely to drown - KVOA Tucson News









LIFESAVER: Children with autism are more likely to drown

KVOA Tucson News

According to the National Autism Association, about half of all kids with the spectrum disorder will put themselves in unsafe situations. In 2009, 2010 and 2011 91% of the child autism deaths in the U.S. (kids 14 years old and under) were from ...





Autism Linked to Common Genes - The Slatest








The Slatest



Autism Linked to Common Genes

The Slatest

Few topics in science are as divisive as autism. The disorder affects roughly one in 68 children, and more children than ever are receiving the diagnosis. In 6- to 17-year-old children, autism diagnoses increased by almost 1 percentage point between ...





Soccer helps local with autism expand his horizons - Fauquier Now








Fauquier Now



Soccer helps local with autism expand his horizons

Fauquier Now

Casey McCorkindale catches a ball at Rady Park as he warms up for a pick-up soccer game. The 22-year-old uses the game to socialize and stay active. Photo/Mark Trible. Once frustrated with his autism, McCorkindale sees the pitch as a place to mature.





Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Names in the News: Carey talks about autism - Journal Gazette and Times-Courier









Names in the News: Carey talks about autism

Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MATTOON -- Reagan Carey, director of The Autism Program (TAP) at CTF Illinois, was the guest speaker at the July 9 Mattoon Kiwanis Club meeting. Carey talked about autism and the struggles families with an autistic member have trying to find services.





Film camp helps those with autism - SFGate









Film camp helps those with autism

SFGate

The camp, in its fourth year in Pittsburgh, aims to help those with autism spectrum disorders like Nacarella'?s son, Eric, develop confidence and communication skills through acting and filmmaking. Started in 2006, the camp is held in four locations ...





Press Release: Common gene variants account for most genetic risk for autism - Left Brain Right Brain









Press Release: Common gene variants account for most genetic risk for autism

Left Brain Right Brain

Most of the genetic risk for autism comes from versions of genes that are common in the population rather than from rare variants or spontaneous glitches, researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have found. Heritability also outweighed ...