BTN LiveBIG: OSU's CAST center helps underserved group of autism sufferers
Big Ten Network
However, very little resources have been devoted to treatment and support for adults with autism. As a result, many ASD sufferers who made great strides in behavior and confidence in their adolescence find themselves adrift when they cross the ...
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Autism is no barrier for Birthright
For 10 years, the rabbi has been staffing Birthright trips catering to individuals with autism and related disorders; she shuns the term “special needs” to describe them. The differences between these trips and ones that Winick described as ...
What's Working: Jackson Autism Center Part 2
Chris Greer is also the father of an autistic boy. He says, " You know you freak out when your child disappears, and they can't talk. My name is Chris. My mom and dad are Chris and Tonya. He's got 1 track. He wants to go, to do what he wants to do. It ...
Orlando Business Journal
Devereux acquires Threshold Center for Autism
Orlando Business Journal
Devereux Florida is acquiring the Threshold Center for Autism, a 36-bed program that includes a residential center, three group homes, a dental clinic, an adult day treatment program and a specialty school that serves children, adolescents and adults ...
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Autism and Glyphosate:
I'm getting a lot of emails about a ridiculous prediction by Stephanie Seneff that "half of all children will be autistic by 2025". As far as I can tell, this is more of the same as what she was peddling in a 2013 article about glyphosate, and that one ...
Autism by Any Other Name and the National Vaccine Injury Compensation ...
Age of Autism
Despite the use of verbal camouflage regarding autism in the NVICP, there are times when the truth leaks out. The following is from the case record of the US Government's concession that vaccines triggered autism in the case of Child Doe 77 (aka ...
Children with autism who live with pets are more assertive
"When I compared the social skills of children with autism who lived with dogs to those who did not, the children with dogs appeared to have greater social skills," said Gretchen Carlisle, research fellow at the Research Center for Human-Animal ...
Why Eric Garner's death worries this dad of an autistic son
While it's been hard to watch all of the incidents with police officers and people of color in America, the Eric Garner incident really struck a nerve for my family. Two months ago, my son was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and with that ...
SLED to investigate arrest of man with autism
GREENVILLE, S.C. — Greenville's police chief says he has asked state agents to investigate after officers shocked a 34-year-old autistic man with a Taser and arrested him after he apparently ran away from them because he was scared. Chief Ken Miller ...
Monday, December 29, 2014
Wish Book 2014: Pacific Autism Foundation needs a playground
San Jose Mercury News media center
The Pacific Autism Center for Education in Santa Clara uses part of its paved parking lot as an exercise yard where students work with staff on their "motor planning" skills and bilateral coordination. Wish Book readers can help PACE with its goal of ...
Illinois doctor disciplined in controversial autism case
An Illinois doctor nationally known for offering alternative autism treatments has agreed to have her state medical license placed on probation for at least a year after state regulators accused her of subjecting two children to unwarranted, dangerous ...
Governor Snyder Signs Bill Expanding Autism Funding
The state is continuing to try to help people with autism and their families. Governor Snyder has signed a bill from state Senator-elect Margaret O'Brien of Portage sending $3 million to Western Michigan University and $500,000 each to Central Michigan ...
Exposure To Air Pollution In Womb Raises Risk Of Autism, Study Finds - NoCamels - Israeli Innovation News (press release) (blog)
Exposure To Air Pollution In Womb Raises Risk Of Autism, Study Finds
NoCamels - Israeli Innovation News (press release) (blog)
For years, researchers have struggled to understand the spike in instances of autism, believing that genetics alone could not account for the worrisome trend. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, autism is becoming an ...
Teen's efforts bring hope for children with autism
Sharwani Kota, 15, of Edison, uses skills gleaned from volunteering at the New Jersey Institute for Disabilities to work with children at a school in Southern India. Her charity work helps raise money for children with autism in India and the United ...
Flutie Foundation Targets Three Key Autism Areas for Grant Support
Huffington Post (blog)
When we say something is driving us up the wall, most of us instantly know that it is something that is annoying us or irritating us. But to Brett Anderson, he literally thought it meant a car was going to drive up the wall of the house. Brett has ...
To My Son's Autism Therapists
Hi Therapists,. I feel like I know you all pretty well now. You've been in my home with my son for almost a year. Four, five, six days a week, you're here. You've seen me in my pajamas, watched me do laundry and cook dinner. I spend more time with you ...
Autism support dogs are helping to transform lives in Merthyr Tydfil
The lives of children and adults with autism in Merthyr Tydfil are being transformed thanks to man's best friend. Royvon Dog Hotels and Training, based at Incline Top Merthyr, have expanded their training school to work with dogs who will help change ...
Sunday, December 28, 2014
New clinic in New Albany targets autism
Evening News and Tribune
Nassim McMonigle & Mescia PSC, a pediatric practice that has been in New Albany for 26 years, recently opened an early evaluation clinic for autism at its Green Valley Road location. The clinic is a partnership with Riley Hospital for Children at ...
Raising funds for autism by raising altitude among climbers
Burlington County Times
Fisher has a 16-year-old son diagnosed with autism. Until recently, she said, parents in her position had few resources for information and support. The monies raised at Elite Climbing, she noted, would pay for things such as “The First 100 Days Kit ...
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Noblesville church welcomes kids with autism on Christmas Eve
Nanette Blackburn, her husband, Dan, and their twins never felt completely comfortable with going to church on Christmas Eve. Until now. For the first time, the Blackburn twins, who have autism, will be able to attend the annual holiday service. "We've ...
Friday, December 26, 2014
Connellsville woman's granddaughter donates birthday proceeds to assist with ...
Alexa Sanders Colbert is 9, but her understanding of selflessness and helping others in need is uncanny for her age. Recently, the Ohio girl asked for those who attended her birthday party to make donations to autism research rather than bring her gifts.
Preeclampsia during pregnancy could raise autism risk
Dr. George also says it's usually between a year to two years when a pediatrician can detect autism. Doctors still have a lot more to study when it comes to the development. But health officials say the best thing a mother can do for her and her baby ...
Kickstarting a US show of pieces by Japanese weavers with autism
Local fashion designers in the U.S. will be paired up with one Saori weaver with autism in Japan and create a garment for our gallery event in April. The proceeds from this event will be put towards creating a Saori weaving non profit organization ...
Blue Valley students build chairs that snuggle children with autism into calm
Kansas City Star
Stuart Jackson was on a mission. For years, the Overland Park father had searched for a way to help his son find relief from the stress and anxiety often experienced by children with autism. Like many of those children, Joshua could be soothed through ...
Catalyst for Early Autism Project inspires by earning USC degree
Rock Hill Herald
Nearly 20 years ago, the struggle to find help for Collin led to the creation of the S.C. Early Autism Project. This year, that group founded by Collin's mother and his former preschool teacher, Ann Eldridge, is working to get the best results for ...
SC Early Autism Project pays dividends
As Collin Butler walked across the stage at the University of South Carolina's December graduation, he carried with him the hopes of thousands of parents who dream their children with autism can follow in his footsteps. Collin didn't feel that weight ...
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Blessing bags, 'scaring away' autism, show communities that care
His daughter, Melissa, who is autistic, loved Halloween, with its costumes and candy, so Marcus put an array of ghosts and witches in his front yard to delight her and his neighbors. He called the annual show “Scare Away Autism” and it now draws crowds ...
Twin Falls Times-News
Twin Falls Resident Plans First-reponder Training for Autism
Twin Falls Times-News
Bobango, owner of Stokin' Joe Coffee, which plans to donate some of the proceeds from online coffee sales to autism awareness charities, is planning a February training event to help first responders when dealing with people with autism or other ...
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Treatment for autism could help veterans suffering from PTSD
Thousands of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan have suffered the effect of post-traumatic stress syndrome. A treatment developed for children with autism, could offer help. Jonathan Warren left the army four years ago. The staff sergeant ...
Still No Smile: A Disabled Mother Gives Her Autistic Son a Spider-Man Party
New York Times
Jamel has autism, and slight variations from his routines can be jarring, sending him into screaming fits or silent retreats to his own thoughts. The party was a huge leap. The volume of the music, the rows and rows of trays of barbecue and soft drinks ...
What's Working: The Jackson Autism Center
A diagnosis that their child falls on the autistic spectrum can be hard for parents to hear, but the sooner that child begins therapy, the better. Whether it's a problem communicating, recognizing social cues or simply staying focused the Jackson ...
Accelerating the pace
Eventually Owen was diagnosed with autism. Ron and his family tried all sorts of ways of reaching Owen but it was the Disney films that Owen loved that would prove to be the bridge. Doctors have yet to discover the origin of this disorder, but a recent ...
Killeen Daily Herald
Air Cav trooper fights to raise autism awareness
Killeen Daily Herald
Through participating in the Autistic Diagnostic Observation Schedule exam (an instrument for diagnosing and assessing autism), Charles was found by the Albuquerque Public School District to be mildly autistic and was enrolled in a curriculum for ...
A Father's Quest: Homewood Dad Seeks to Create Children's Book about Autism
Ben Salus' son Asher was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the age of 3—and suddenly his erratic behaviors made sense. Asher and his 2-year-old sister Mina, along with the rest of his family, developed a unique rhythm in step with Asher's ...
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Autism + artistic passion = employment?
Phil Shemanski's 23-year-old daughter, Naomi, was diagnosed with autism when she was 5-years old. From the time she was very young, she loved art and kept busy sketching for hours. Phil wanted to find a way to nurture his daughter's interest and talent ...
Charges dropped in Montgomery County autism abuse case
Montgomery County prosecutors on Tuesday dropped criminal charges against the mother of two adult autistic twins who were found locked in a Rockville basement this summer — concluding that the twins' living conditions were deplorable but their mother ...
Samsung's 'Look at Me' app teaches autistic children to communicate
Autism is a developmental disorder that hampers a person's ability to communicate with people, but it's believed that its sufferers do enjoy using computers. It was from that spark that Samsung, working with two universities in Seoul, was inspired to ...
Gemiini System uses video to help autistic children communicate
Even after an early diagnosis of autism, many parents have to wait for the referral process or insurance coverage approval to start services for their children. But Laura Kasbar says with the Gemini System, parents don't have to wait to start the ...