Sunday, November 30, 2014

Making a difference for autistic students - nwitimes.com









Making a difference for autistic students

nwitimes.com

The women raised $3,500 through various events, including the 2012 South County Love Your Neighborhood Christmas Dinner Theater, the Kiss the Pig contest at the 2014 Kouts Pork Fest, and a 2014 autism awareness volleyball game at the high school.





Children with autism visit Santa at The Mall at Johnson City - WCYB









Children with autism visit Santa at The Mall at Johnson City

WCYB

Peanut's dad Michael Hill says Peanut was diagnosed with autism earlier this year, and it's been an adventure the whole family is learning to adapt to. “At first, we thought it was his hearing because of his speech being delayed. Then, we also started ...





Advocate for the autistic - New York Daily News








New York Daily News



Advocate for the autistic

New York Daily News

The St. Vincent-born mom's “Situation Zane - Autism who Knew?” is her latest venture in an effort to gain needed respect for the families and individuals living with this disorder. “People get really heavy with their books sometimes,” she said about ...





Saturday, November 29, 2014

How Mercury Triggered The Age of Autism - Age of Autism









How Mercury Triggered The Age of Autism

Age of Autism

Believe me, we all recognized that autism families have plenty of demands on their money, and we are grateful, and frankly amazed, that so many were willing to put so much toward our efforts. It makes us feel like the community has our backs. We ...





Embrace the Amazing benefits autism awareness - Valdosta Daily Times








Valdosta Daily Times



Embrace the Amazing benefits autism awareness

Valdosta Daily Times

Parents and children affected by autism break the line at the start of last year's Embrace the Amazing 5K autism awareness event hosted by the Family Autism Support Team. The event will take place Saturday, Dec. 6, at Bethany Baptist Church in Hahira.





Friday, November 28, 2014

Autism treatment mandate comes at a price - Sioux Falls Argus Leader








Sioux Falls Argus Leader



Autism treatment mandate comes at a price

Sioux Falls Argus Leader

South Dakotans' health insurance costs would rise by as much as $2.50 per month if the state mandated coverage of an expensive but effective autism therapy many insurance plans won't pay for. That's the conclusion of a report prepared for the ...





Backers of autism therapy hope for Nevada aid - Las Vegas Review-Journal (blog)








Las Vegas Review-Journal (blog)



Backers of autism therapy hope for Nevada aid

Las Vegas Review-Journal (blog)

They may be giving thanks prematurely, but advocates for autistic children are optimistic that Gov. Brian Sandoval's next budget will include a major boost for therapy, expanding coverage to include applied behavior analysis, or ABA, a rehabilitative ...





Thursday, November 27, 2014

We must support all people with autism - The Guardian








The Guardian



We must support all people with autism

The Guardian

The misconception that some people with autism behave in a way that is so challenging they cannot be supported to change their behaviour resulted in a tragic outcome for Stephanie Bincliffe and her family. We believe every person with autism deserves ...





People with Autism See Faces Differently - PsychCentral.com (blog)








PsychCentral.com (blog)



People with Autism See Faces Differently

PsychCentral.com (blog)

New research suggests the way people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) gather information could explain why they gain different perceptions from peoples' faces. Investigators from the University of Montreal, however, say this difference in gathering ...





Backers of autism therapy hope for aid - Las Vegas Review-Journal (blog)








Las Vegas Review-Journal (blog)



Backers of autism therapy hope for aid

Las Vegas Review-Journal (blog)

They may be giving thanks prematurely, but advocates for autistic children are optimistic that Gov. Brian Sandoval's next budget will include a major boost for therapy, expanding coverage to include applied behavior analysis, or ABA, a rehabilitative ...





Mystery gene uncovered in autism studies may steer neurons - SFARI News









Mystery gene uncovered in autism studies may steer neurons

SFARI News

“I wasn't surprised” to find that ANK2 is involved in autism, says Matthew Rasband, professor of neuroscience at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, who is systematically deleting ANK2 from different cell types in the mouse brain. “It was ...





S.A. Gives - Autism Treatment Center - mySanAntonio.com








mySanAntonio.com



S.A. Gives - Autism Treatment Center

mySanAntonio.com

Brittany Morgan, right, ABA Therapist, works with a client at the Autism Treatment Center, Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. The swing was part of the childÕs reward after a lesson. Autism Treatment Center is San Antonio's first, and only provider of autism ...





Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Family reports loved one with autism missing, finds him dead - Fox17









Family reports loved one with autism missing, finds him dead

Fox17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – After family members reported Kurt Miller, 32, missing last week, they found him dead outside on Sunday. Now they ask why they felt alone during the days they searched for Miller. Kurt's father, Lee Miller, and younger sister ...





Mystery gene uncovered in autism studies may steer neurons - SFARI News









Mystery gene uncovered in autism studies may steer neurons

SFARI News

“I wasn't surprised” to find that ANK2 is involved in autism, says Matthew Rasband, professor of neuroscience at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, who is systematically deleting ANK2 from different cell types in the mouse brain. “It was ...





Therapist helps boy with autism, family - KTVB









Therapist helps boy with autism, family

KTVB

CALDWELL -- Imagine not being able to communicate or even connect with your own child. This was the case for a Caldwell family. That is, until an incredible therapist made a big breakthrough that has changed their lives. 5-year-old Aiden Ramirez ...





Farm On Near West Side Teaches Job Skills To Autistic Young Adults - CBS Local








CBS Local



Farm On Near West Side Teaches Job Skills To Autistic Young Adults

CBS Local

Twenty young adults with autism earned money and work experience at Growing Solutions Farm in the Illinois Medical District this year; growing everything from herbs to carrots, and giving tours. Diane Blazek, executive director of the National Garden ...





Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Report: More Pennsylvania kids with autism getting caught up in the criminal ... - The Reporter









Report: More Pennsylvania kids with autism getting caught up in the criminal ...

The Reporter

Newly published data indicates that the number of Pennsylvania minors with autism who are getting caught up in the juvenile criminal justice system increased dramatically from 2005 to 2011, prompting researchers to call for a deeper dive into the ...





Offering hope to adults with autism - WOODTV.com









Offering hope to adults with autism

WOODTV.com

(WOOD) When a family receives the diagnosis that their child has autism, one of the many questions that may run through their minds is, “what will my child's future look like during adulthood?” Because of community support and donations, Benjamin's ...





Genetics Suggest Autism Isn't Just One Disorder—It's Hundreds - Wired








Wired



Genetics Suggest Autism Isn't Just One Disorder—It's Hundreds

Wired

On a sunny Friday in October, he leans toward a computer monitor in a testing room at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he is part of a study on the genetics of autism. Waylon focuses diligently on his reaction-time test, frowning to ...





How football unlocked the heart of a boy with autism - wwlp.com








wwlp.com



How football unlocked the heart of a boy with autism

wwlp.com

“Because of my autism, I knew all the statistics whether it be previous winners or former players,” he tells CNN. “If anyone ever got lippy at school about knowing lots about football then I could crush them with my knowledge.” It's not just various ...





Monday, November 24, 2014

Raising awareness of autism through art - The National








The National



Raising awareness of autism through art

The National

The paintings will be displayed this weekend alongside the work of children at the Abu Dhabi Autism Centre, in an exhibition called Perceptions. The aim of the exhibition is to combine the artists' perception of autism and the reality of autism and to ...





Sunday, November 23, 2014

Autism treatment mandate comes at a price - Sioux Falls Argus Leader









Autism treatment mandate comes at a price

Sioux Falls Argus Leader

South Dakotans' health insurance costs would rise by as much as $2.50 per month if the state mandated coverage of an expensive but effective autism therapy many insurance plans won't pay for. That's the conclusion of a report prepared for the ...





The Push For SD Autism Insurance Reform Laws - KDLT News









The Push For SD Autism Insurance Reform Laws

KDLT News

One in 68 kids in the United States is living with Autism and that number could continue to grow. That's why a Sioux Falls woman is seeking to improve insurance coverage for Autism treatments. It's an issue she says hits close to home. Katelyn Reuter ...





In their own words: Surfers bring smiles to children with autism - The News-Press









In their own words: Surfers bring smiles to children with autism

The News-Press

Many kids on the autism spectrum don't have opportunities to participate in typical activities like soccer, baseball and play dates. Instead their days are filled with occupational, speech and behavioral therapy. They may not be included in birthday ...





Why Jerry Seinfeld relates to the autism spectrum - Standard-Examiner








Standard-Examiner



Why Jerry Seinfeld relates to the autism spectrum

Standard-Examiner

A cloud of controversy recently arose as Jerry Seinfeld declared that "On a very drawn-out scale, I think I'm on the (autism) spectrum.“ The comedian and creator of web series ”Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee“ has always been known for his brilliant ...





Parents don't cause autism, but they can make a difference - The Conversation AU








The Conversation AU



Parents don't cause autism, but they can make a difference

The Conversation AU

Since the condition was first recognised in the 1940s, parents have been and felt blamed for their children's autism. Today, most people no longer believe this, but a lingering doubt continues to niggle many parents. Autism was first identified in the ...





Pope: break down the stigma burdening those with autism - Catholic News Agency








Catholic News Agency



Pope: break down the stigma burdening those with autism

Catholic News Agency

In his address, Pope Francis said that persons affected by autism spectrum disorders represent “an area that appeals to the direct responsibility of governments and institutions, without of course forgetting the responsibility of Christian communities.”





Saturday, November 22, 2014

Canadians with autism have 'untapped skills' when it comes to employment - CTV News








CTV News



Canadians with autism have 'untapped skills' when it comes to employment

CTV News

Jaden Lake is a high-performance library worker who happens to have autism. Co-workers describe his work as fast and accurate. “He's better than us at most of these tasks,” a colleague says. “He just knows exactly where everything goes and how to do it.”.





How football unlocked the heart of boy with autism - fox4kc.com








fox4kc.com



How football unlocked the heart of boy with autism

fox4kc.com

“Because of my autism, I knew all the statistics whether it be previous winners or former players,” he tells CNN. “If anyone ever got lippy at school about knowing lots about football then I could crush them with my knowledge.” It's not just various ...





Social Scene: Aces raise money for autism school in Newport News - Daily Press









Social Scene: Aces raise money for autism school in Newport News

Daily Press

Back row to left of sign (l. to r.) Candace Snyder, Peninsula School for Autism board; Matt Abbitt; Kim Dellinger; Nosuk Kim, Peninsula School for Autism board president; Michelle Tysinger. Back row to right of sign (l. to r.) Katie Engel Hardwick ...





ADVERTISE with AGE OF AUTISM - Age of Autism









ADVERTISE with AGE OF AUTISM

Age of Autism

When Mike Nichols died Thursday, I noticed that he was born in 1931, the same year that autism began (in the person of Vivian Murdock, oldest child in Leo Kanner's case series from 1943, whom Teresa Conrick, Mark Blaxill and I first identified on AOA ...





Seinfeld Now Says He Doesn't Have Autism - Disability Scoop








Disability Scoop



Seinfeld Now Says He Doesn't Have Autism

Disability Scoop

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is backing off comments he made earlier this month suggesting that he may be on the autism spectrum. In an interview with Access Hollywood, Seinfeld clarified that he does not have the developmental disorder. “I don't have autism.