Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Armada native Heinzelman selected to oversee state autism plan - The Macomb Daily









Armada native Heinzelman selected to oversee state autism plan

The Macomb Daily

“The Michigan Autism Council plays an important role in working with the Community Health Department to improve the quality of life for people with autism spectrum disorders and their families,” Snyder said. “Diane Heinzelman is a respected expert in ...





Adults with autism deserve a system that allows them to thrive - PBS NewsHour








PBS NewsHour



Adults with autism deserve a system that allows them to thrive

PBS NewsHour

He is a representative of the many with autism who are not well known to the media, or to society — not the verbal, gifted, and in some ways sympathetic Rain Man, but the ones with very little social awareness, scattered skills and often challenging ...





At Sea-Tac, Kids With Autism Take Flight - KUOW News and Information








KUOW News and Information



At Sea-Tac, Kids With Autism Take Flight

KUOW News and Information

The Vegas are taking part in Wings for Autism. It's a program that started in Boston and has been adopted in 12 other cities to helps children with autism get used to airport noise and activity. Air travel, stressful for just about everyone, can be ...





How to Manage Challenging Behavior in Children With Autism - Health Hub from Cleveland Clinic









How to Manage Challenging Behavior in Children With Autism

Health Hub from Cleveland Clinic

Aggression toward a sibling or classmate. Self injury. Wandering off without warning. Many children with autism exhibit these challenging behaviors. When they do, parents get frightened — understandably. We see it frequently in the children and ...





Raun Kaufman, 'Autism Breakthrough' author, plans Portland lecture - The Oregonian - OregonLive.com









Raun Kaufman, 'Autism Breakthrough' author, plans Portland lecture

The Oregonian - OregonLive.com

Raun Kaufman, who along with his parents gained fame in the 1970s for what they tout as his full recovery from severe autism, will give a lecture from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.





Barkley Attends Autism Society Fundraiser - Over the Mountain Journal








Over the Mountain Journal



Barkley Attends Autism Society Fundraiser

Over the Mountain Journal

Backstage Florist and Design staged the event with large multicolored puzzle piece arrangements for the tables accented with red table toppers and chair sashes. Puzzle pieces are associated with autism because of the complexity and mystery of the ...





Monday, September 29, 2014

Local family shares autism story in film - Pittsburgh Post Gazette









Local family shares autism story in film

Pittsburgh Post Gazette

The Lund family, from left, Don, Brian (in front), Nikki, Catie, Donna and Donny, is the focus of the documentary "The Family Next Door" which explores the challenges, grace and determination of living with Brian's and Donny's autism.





Kids with Autism Inactive, Yet Similar Fitness Levels to Peers - PsychCentral.com








PsychCentral.com



Kids with Autism Inactive, Yet Similar Fitness Levels to Peers

PsychCentral.com

New research discovers that children with autism are more sedentary and inactive than their developing peers. Oregon State University investigators found that children with autism averaged 50 minutes less a day of moderate physical activity and 70 ...





Robots for Autism - wwlp.com









Robots for Autism

wwlp.com

It's that ability to draw people in that researchers are using to help reach children with autism. Sheldon is good with autistic kids because he does slow deliberate actions, and he can do them repeatedly, and if you talk to him or touch him, he reacts.





Disney autism disability lawsuit moves to Orlando federal court - Orlando Sentinel









Disney autism disability lawsuit moves to Orlando federal court

Orlando Sentinel

The suit alleges that Disney's Disability Access Service, which began in 2013, discriminates against autistic children because it no longer allows them to skip lines. Disney started the DAS program after ending its previous program, the Guest ...





Medicated Gestational Diabetes May Up Risk for Autistic Child - Medscape









Medicated Gestational Diabetes May Up Risk for Autistic Child

Medscape

VIENNA — Toddlers whose mothers had gestational diabetes mellitus that required medication were more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder compared with other children, in a new study of Californian women. But while this is an ...





Sunday, September 28, 2014

Police to box for autism awareness - Journal Times









Police to box for autism awareness

Journal Times

They took him to a specialist and eventually his family learned he was autistic, although he is considered to be high-functioning. Kelley said even though he has a son with autism, there is a lot he still has to learn about it and that is one of the ...





Autism Radio, founded by Wayne native, plans fundraising event in Parsippany - NorthJersey.com









Autism Radio, founded by Wayne native, plans fundraising event in Parsippany

NorthJersey.com

Seven years ago, Cimins founded Autism Radio, a non-profit organization committed to making a difference in the autism community. Its mission is to improve the lives of the individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and their friends and ...





WALK FOR AUTISM - Indiana's NewsCenter









WALK FOR AUTISM

Indiana's NewsCenter

"Our mission is to improve the lives of everyone touched by autism," said Renay. Kelly Pence is a mother of two who have different forms of autism. She says she is thankful for the support system put in place by the Society. "In addition to supporting ...





Autism expert Temple Grandin to appear in Siouxland - Sioux City Journal









Autism expert Temple Grandin to appear in Siouxland

Sioux City Journal

Then, at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Grandin will detail aspects of the autistic brain in a conference at the Sioux City Convention Center. Grandin's mother, Eustacia Cutler, a playwright and author, will speak at 10:30 a.m. on the history of autism, and Dr. Jim ...





9 Year old boy faces deportation back to Philippines because of autism - Autism Daily Newscast









9 Year old boy faces deportation back to Philippines because of autism

Autism Daily Newscast

Townsville, Australia – 9-year-old Tyrone Sevilla, son of Ma Cecilia “Maria” Sevilla is being threatened with deportation to the Philippines by the Immigration Department because of his autism. His mother might be forced to leave as well, due to the ...





Saturday, September 27, 2014

Humanoid robots help kids with autism - KSN-TV









Humanoid robots help kids with autism

KSN-TV

It's that ability to draw people in that researchers are using to help reach children with autism. Sheldon is good with autistic kids because he does slow deliberate actions, and he can do them repeatedly, and if you talk to him or touch him, he reacts.





Friday, September 26, 2014

St. Louis Walk Now for Autism Speaks Saturday, October 11th - fox2now.com









St. Louis Walk Now for Autism Speaks Saturday, October 11th

fox2now.com

(KTVI)- Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the U.S, affecting one in 68 children. Autism only receives 5 percent of the research funding of many other childhood diseases. On October 11th, 20,000 people will meet in Forest Park ...





8-year-old autistic boy missing from Skokie - WLS-TV








WLS-TV



8-year-old autistic boy missing from Skokie

WLS-TV

A family is reunited after a frantic search a child with autism. The boy disappeared at Westfield shopping mall. Family and friends let out a cheer after getting word 8-year-old Brooklyn Venter is safe. More than a hundred volunteers showed up to help ...





Thursday, September 25, 2014

Broadway In Boston To Put On Autism-Friendly Performance Of 'The Lion King' - CBS Local









Broadway In Boston To Put On Autism-Friendly Performance Of 'The Lion King'

CBS Local

BOSTON (CBS) – It's a Broadway blockbuster now playing at Boston's Opera House, but the actors, musicians and producers of “The Lion King” are preparing for a unique performance. One they're calling Autism Friendly. Conor Farrell, 16, of Lynnfield, is ...





UNC makes autism research breakthrough - The Daily Tar Heel









UNC makes autism research breakthrough

The Daily Tar Heel

Dendritic spines receive messages from neurons in the brain, and the overgrowth of spines has been shown to be a possible cause of autism. It might sound like a tough concept filled with science jargon, but Patricia Maness, professor of biochemistry ...





Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Autism Didn't Stop This Teen From Becoming Captain Of His High School ... - Huffington Post









Autism Didn't Stop This Teen From Becoming Captain Of His High School ...

Huffington Post

At 6-foot-6 and weighing 270 pounds, Josh Bailey definitely has the build of a football team captain. But in the earlier years of his life, the Michigan teen's struggles with autism made playing on team, much less serving as its captain, seem ...





Golfers Raise Money For Autism - WTVQ









Golfers Raise Money For Autism

WTVQ

Greg Stumbo, Speaker of the House, and his wife Mary Karen held the sixth annual Speak Out "Fore" Autism golf tournament. John Francis golfed in the tournament and described his great-nephew as battling with autism since birth. "It's challenging for ...





Study: A mother's iron intake may be connected to autism risk - The Week Magazine









Study: A mother's iron intake may be connected to autism risk

The Week Magazine

After interviewing hundreds of women, researchers have discovered that mothers of children with autism were less likely to remember to take iron supplements before and after pregnancy than other moms. That can't prove a link, since "it's just an ...





Housing news for adults with autism - SFGate (blog)









Housing news for adults with autism

SFGate (blog)

If you have been meaning to research housing options for your child with autism who will be an adult before you know it, I have some good news for you: 1) The Autism Society of the San Francisco Bay Area is hosting a practical “how-to” one-day ...





Attention to detail may aid visual learning in autism - SFARI News (blog)









Attention to detail may aid visual learning in autism

SFARI News (blog)

Adults with high-functioning autism excel at learning visual patterns, according to research published 25 August in Neuropsychology. The study contrasts with a report earlier this year that children with the disorder struggle with visual learning. A ...





Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Rare autism store opens in Benicia - Vallejo Times Herald









Rare autism store opens in Benicia

Vallejo Times Herald

A remarkable story under any circumstances, made all the more so because Geoffrey Arnwine, now 19, was diagnosed with autism as a toddler and has learned to tap into his uncanny visual abilities to start making himself a photography career, for which ...





Iron Consumption While Women are Pregnant May Reduce Autism Risks - iStreet Research









Iron Consumption While Women are Pregnant May Reduce Autism Risks

iStreet Research

HealthDay News reports that if pregnant women consume iron pills during pregnancy, the risks of autism in the child will be considerably reduced. Women of 35 or of old age who don't use iron pills have 5 times more chances that they will give birth to ...





Brainwave Test Could Identify Kids with Autism Early and Accurately - Healthline









Brainwave Test Could Identify Kids with Autism Early and Accurately

Healthline

Measuring how quickly the brain responds to sights and sounds could help doctors identify children at risk of developing autism, both earlier and more accurately. The new research is several years away from being used in the clinic, but researchers ...





Playground tales: Learning to socialize with autism - ABC30.com









Playground tales: Learning to socialize with autism

ABC30.com

Psychiatry Professor at Vanderbilt University, Blythe Corbett, PhD, is leading the study and looking at how children with autism spectrum disorder play and interact with typically developing kids. Corbett told ABC30, "So we can better understand what ...





Low Iron Intake During Pregnancy May Raise Autism Risk - University Herald








University Herald



Low Iron Intake During Pregnancy May Raise Autism Risk

University Herald

"The association between lower maternal iron intake and increased [autism spectrum disorder] ASD risk was strongest during breastfeeding, after adjustment for folic acid intake," researcher Rebecca J. Schmidt said. "Further, the risk associated with ...





Monday, September 22, 2014

South View's Matthew Novak uses soccer to sprint past Autism - Fayetteville Observer









South View's Matthew Novak uses soccer to sprint past Autism

Fayetteville Observer

Matthew, a senior forward for the Tigers, is on the Autism spectrum. Autism is a neurological disorder, characterized by social impairments, communication difficulties and restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behavior. Its severity ...





Could an iron deficiency during pregnancy lead to autism? - Tech Times









Could an iron deficiency during pregnancy lead to autism?

Tech Times

The use of iron supplements during pregnancy may actually influence whether or not a child develops autism, a new study finds. Mothers with autistic children were significantly less likely to have taken iron supplements before and after pregnancy than ...





Researchers discover link between low iron intake and autism spectrum disorder - Daily Digest








Daily Digest



Researchers discover link between low iron intake and autism spectrum disorder

Daily Digest

Mothers of children with autism are far less likely to take iron supplements before and during pregnancy than are mothers whose children develop normally, according to a new study. The study was conducted by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute.





Iron defenciency during pregnancy linked with autism - UPI.com








UPI.com



Iron defenciency during pregnancy linked with autism

UPI.com

22 (UPI) -- New research -- the first to explore the connection between iron intake and autism rates -- has found that children of women who didn't take iron supplements before and during their pregnancy were significantly more likely to develop autism.





Low Supplemental Iron Intake During Pregnancy Tied to Increased Risk of ... - Science World Report








Science World Report



Low Supplemental Iron Intake During Pregnancy Tied to Increased Risk of ...

Science World Report

The risk of having children with autism was high if the mother was aged 35 years or older at the time of childbirth or if she had certain metabolic conditions including obesity, diabetes and hypertension. This is the first study that evaluated the link ...





Autism Linked to Low Iron Intake in Pregnant Women - News on Wellness








News on Wellness



Autism Linked to Low Iron Intake in Pregnant Women

News on Wellness

Researchers from the University of California-Davis discovered that children born to mothers with low intake of iron during pregnancy have a five-times greater risk of developing autism. The study, which was conducted at the university's MIND institute ...





Dubai Autism Centre organises awareness campaign - The National









Dubai Autism Centre organises awareness campaign

The National

DUBAI // The Dubai Autism Centre has organised a campaign to raise awareness of the disorder for government organisations in the emirate. Rita Stephan, head of operations at the centre, said the campaign received a good response from the public.





Autism Research: Sep 19, 2014 Week in Review - Autism Daily Newscast








Autism Daily Newscast



Autism Research: Sep 19, 2014 Week in Review

Autism Daily Newscast

In a rare new discovery, a study has linked together a rare genetic medical condition Jacobsen syndrome with autism. Researchers jointly from the San Diego State University and University of California have found that the rates of autism amongst ...