Friday, October 31, 2014

Eden Autism Services unveils new mascot 'Edgar the Hedgehog' at Halloween ... - The Times, Trenton - NJ.com








The Times, Trenton - NJ.com



Eden Autism Services unveils new mascot 'Edgar the Hedgehog' at Halloween ...

The Times, Trenton - NJ.com

Eden Autism Services was founded in 1975 as a family-oriented school for children with autism. In the last 30 years, it has expanded its wide variety of programs and services for children and adults with autism, and it also offers services and ...





Utah families, researchers play role in discovery of genes linked to autism - Deseret News








Deseret News



Utah families, researchers play role in discovery of genes linked to autism

Deseret News

Utah researchers are playing a part in an ongoing international study that may lead to more information on what makes changes in the brain that signal or spur autism, a developmental disorder that impairs various social and communication skills, as ...





Thursday, October 30, 2014

Exclusive: Manhattan boy with autism dropped off at wrong school, left alone - WABC-TV









Exclusive: Manhattan boy with autism dropped off at wrong school, left alone

WABC-TV

A young boy with autism was dropped off at the wrong school in Manhattan Thursday morning. His parents were alerted to the mistake, and the boy is safe, but they are demanding to know how this could happen. It's an Eyewitness News exclusive.





New Autism Risk Genes Identified, Adding Even More Pieces To ASD Puzzle - Medical Daily








Medical Daily



New Autism Risk Genes Identified, Adding Even More Pieces To ASD Puzzle

Medical Daily

There has long been speculation that autism has a genetic basis, but due to a lack of empirical evidence, this theory has remained just that, a theory. A recent study has identified 33 new genes that contribute to autism risk, increasing the list of ...





Autism screening closer as 100 genes linked to disorder are identified - Telegraph.co.uk








Telegraph.co.uk



Autism screening closer as 100 genes linked to disorder are identified

Telegraph.co.uk

Prof David Skuse, Head of the Social Communication Disorders Team at Great Ormond Street Hospital and co-author of this research says: “This work is very important as it brings us closer to interpreting genetic data from families affected by autism and ...





Scavenger hunt in Va. Beach benefits autism awareness - 13newsnow.com








13newsnow.com



Scavenger hunt in Va. Beach benefits autism awareness

13newsnow.com

VIRGINIA BEACH -- Use your hunting skills to bag prizes and help young people with autism and their families. The annual Scavenger Hunt for Autism is Sunday, Nov. 9. It begins at 11 a.m. at 31st Street on the Va. Beach Boardwalk. Form a team, collect ...





Study points to new genetic risks for autism - BBC News








BBC News



Study points to new genetic risks for autism

BBC News

A massive international study has started to unpick the "fine details" of why some people develop autism, researchers have said. They looked at thousands of DNA samples from children with autism and their parents. The results, in the journal Nature ...





Dancing robots combat autism - MedCity News








MedCity News



Dancing robots combat autism

MedCity News

Two 24-inch-tall, interactive robots were the source of entertainment for 3 autistic children at the River Street School in Windsor, Conn. recently, and it looks like this kind of technology could be a unique source of treatment to help improve ...





Autism researchers find over 100 new genes linked to the social disorder - Daily Mail








Daily Mail



Autism researchers find over 100 new genes linked to the social disorder

Daily Mail

A British school using robots to teach autistic children. Pupils (L to R) Libbi Cooper, 5, James Munro, 6, and Corbin Chow, 5, learn while playing with 'Max' a £15,000 robot. Small variations in up to 1,000 genes may eventually be found to contribute ...





More Than 100 Genes Tied To Autism - Disability Scoop








Disability Scoop



More Than 100 Genes Tied To Autism

Disability Scoop

Moreover, 60 of the genes pinpointed are considered “high-confidence” meaning that there is more than a 90 percent likelihood that mutations in the genes are tied to autism risk. The genes identified are involved in critical processes in the brain ...





Anarchic Autism Genetics Gain a Touch of Clarity - Scientific American (blog)









Anarchic Autism Genetics Gain a Touch of Clarity

Scientific American (blog)

One of the studies looked at 2,515 families from a database maintained by the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative. The families had only one child with autism, suggesting the involvement of a rare, spontaneously occurring—writ de novo—mutation.





CMU, Pitt researchers help identify genes that contribute to autism - Tribune-Review









CMU, Pitt researchers help identify genes that contribute to autism

Tribune-Review

The research team, including professors Kathryn Roeder at Carnegie Mellon University and Bernie Devlin at the University of Pittsburgh, determined at least 33 genes have definitive links to autism, a developmental disorder found in 1 in 68 children in ...





Many more genes linked to autism - CBS News









Many more genes linked to autism

CBS News

The genetic cards a child is dealt at birth play an important role in determining their risk of developing autism. Up until now, scientists have only been able to identify nine gene mutations linked to the disorder. But new research finds evidence that ...





Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Pine, Ross Girl Scouts pen award-winning book about autism - Tribune-Review









Pine, Ross Girl Scouts pen award-winning book about autism

Tribune-Review

Girl Scouts Maria Ciao of Ross (left) and Isabella Haberstock of Pine give a copy of their book, 'My Amazing Graceland,' to Renee Watson, manager of girl awards for the Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania. Maria and Isabella wrote the book, which aims ...





Study Identifies New Autism Genetic Risks - GoLocalPDX








GoLocalPDX



Study Identifies New Autism Genetic Risks

GoLocalPDX

“This work establishes the largest number of high-confidence genetic risk factors for autism to date and provides important insights into the underlying biology of the disorder,” said Brian J. O'Roak, Ph.D., an assistant professor of molecular and ...





As autism diagnoses increase, therapy and treatment services strive to keep up - Columbia Missourian








Columbia Missourian



As autism diagnoses increase, therapy and treatment services strive to keep up

Columbia Missourian

Some medications can be used to treat minor symptoms of autism, but predicting which medicine will have the greatest benefit for the child and what the dosage of that medicine should be, has proven to be difficult. For example, selective serotonin re ...





Holding my son with autism accountable - Washington Post









Holding my son with autism accountable

Washington Post

This is totally unacceptable, autism or no autism, so TJ was immediately sent to his room and told his screen time for the next day was lost. I told him he was not allowed downstairs until he calmed down. It took a while, with a lot more colorful ...





Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Guest Column: Toomey turns his back on those with autism - The Delaware County Daily Times









Guest Column: Toomey turns his back on those with autism

The Delaware County Daily Times

The commonwealth estimates that there are at least 47,000 Pennsylvania children with autism (again, one in 68) who need more visible leadership from Washington. Autistic adults add at least another 8,000, a total exceeding 55,000. Future-looking ...





Understanding Autism - Maine Public Broadcasting









Understanding Autism

Maine Public Broadcasting

Diagnosing and treating autism. Medical experts discuss how to deal with the often challenging behaviors associated with the developmental disorder. Learn about the latest research into our understanding of autism, treatment options, and, where to turn ...





Group classes teach parents effective autism therapy, study finds - Stanford Medical Center Report









Group classes teach parents effective autism therapy, study finds

Stanford Medical Center Report

Parents can learn to use a scientifically validated autism therapy with their own children by taking a short series of group classes, a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital ...





Building a Story on Autism's Impact on Dental Care - New York Times








New York Times



Building a Story on Autism's Impact on Dental Care

New York Times

An anecdote from a friend led Catherine Saint Louis, a health reporter, to a story that ran last week about the difficulty children on the autism spectrum have receiving proper dental care. She explains the reporting process. Sometimes reporters hear ...





As autism diagnoses increase, hospitals and schools try to keep up - Columbia Missourian








Columbia Missourian



As autism diagnoses increase, hospitals and schools try to keep up

Columbia Missourian

Some medications can be used to treat minor symptoms of autism, but predicting which medicine will have the greatest benefit for the child and what the dosage of that medicine should be, has proven to be difficult. For example, selective serotonin re ...





Teenagers on Little Sleep, Preemies and Steroids, Autism and the Dentist - New York Times









Teenagers on Little Sleep, Preemies and Steroids, Autism and the Dentist

New York Times

“Dentists Open a Closed Door for Autism” (Oct. 21) points to the fact that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are medically underserved. To address this health inequity, Special Olympics, a global movement that transforms lives ...





Health: Understanding, diagnosing and treating autism spectrum disorder - Glenwood Springs Post Independent









Health: Understanding, diagnosing and treating autism spectrum disorder

Glenwood Springs Post Independent

if it seems like autism is popping up more in the news lately, that's not a coincidence. On the web stories about autism abound, with headlines like “Mom's iron intake might be associated with autism risk” from The Huffington Post and “Children born ...





Monday, October 27, 2014

How a student with autism taught me to kayak - PBS NewsHour








PBS NewsHour



How a student with autism taught me to kayak

PBS NewsHour

Daniel Hernandez is a 10th grader with striking eyes and a ready smile who is prone to answer questions with a polite “Yes, ma'am.” This young man, who is 16, used to be described as “shy,” but he knows a lot about kayaking: how to set up the seats ...





Scientists catalog effects of PTEN mutations in autism - SFARI News









Scientists catalog effects of PTEN mutations in autism

SFARI News

People with autism who have mutations in a gene called PTEN have a distinct profile of cognitive impairments and structural abnormalities in the brain. The profile, published 7 October in Molecular Psychiatry1, points to a subtype of autism with these ...





Autism after high school - Medical Xpress








Medical Xpress



Autism after high school

Medical Xpress

Melanie laments that many people with disabilities end up living in poverty unless they have families and other resources that can save and plan for them. With an ever-increasing number of students on the autism spectrum coming through the school ...





C-sections 'raise autism risk' - Daily Mail








Daily Mail



C-sections 'raise autism risk'

Daily Mail

Babies born through Caesarean section are more likely to develop autism, a new study claims. In a report published today in an international scientific journal, academics warn increasingly popular C-section deliveries heighten the risk of the disorder ...





Sunday, October 26, 2014

Wish granted for Panthers fan with autism - WSOC Charlotte









Wish granted for Panthers fan with autism

WSOC Charlotte

Fonz has autism and ADHD. He is an avid Carolina Panthers fan. Fonz's room is decorated in black and blue; his walls are covered with his favorite Panthers players. His closet is full of Panthers gear. Fonz's autism makes it difficult for him to ...





Course focuses on interior design for people with autism - Orlando Sentinel









Course focuses on interior design for people with autism

Orlando Sentinel

Tara Filegar begged to be in the first-ever Seminole State College class about interior design for people with autism. The topic hits close to home for Filegar. Her 13-year-old son, Capers, has Asperger's Syndrome, a mild form of the condition. "I've ...





Airborne Pollutants And Autism: Exposure To Chromium, Styrene May Increase ... - Medical Daily








Medical Daily



Airborne Pollutants And Autism: Exposure To Chromium, Styrene May Increase ...

Medical Daily

According to new research out of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, kids that have been exposed to two air pollutants, chromium and styrene, may have an increased risk of developing autism. If children are exposed to ...





Word grasp at 12 months may reflect autism symptoms - SFARI News









Word grasp at 12 months may reflect autism symptoms

SFARI News

Conversely, they are more likely than controls to understand words for objects, such as 'bubbles,' 'TV,' 'blanket' and 'bottle,' and more likely than high-risk children without autism to grasp the word 'boots.' They are also more likely than both the ...





Wings For Autism Lands In Greensboro - WFMY News 2








WFMY News 2



Wings For Autism Lands In Greensboro

WFMY News 2

According to the CDC 1 in 68 kids in the United States has some form of Autism. Sometimes traveling can be stressful for them. The Arc had Wings for Autism at the Piedmont Triad International Airport Saturday to help kids with Autism practice checking ...