Saturday, February 28, 2015

Autism a spectrum disorder, not 'illness' - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle









Autism a spectrum disorder, not 'illness'

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Although I am glad to see that good people are responding to the needs of children with autism, I have to take issue with the use of the word "illness" to describe autism in your Feb. 14 "Thumbs Up" column. Autism is not an illness, but a spectrum ...





Aquarium's day for autistic visitors 'a godsend' - Knoxville News Sentinel








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Aquarium's day for autistic visitors 'a godsend'

Knoxville News Sentinel

That's why Gray — who made the trip Saturday from Corbin, Ky., with her husband, Ryan, and 7-year-old autistic son, Logan — called Autism Family Day at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies a godsend for her family. "This type of experience is priceless ...





Search for young man with autism continues in Brooklyn - WABC-TV








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Search for young man with autism continues in Brooklyn

WABC-TV

The desperate search for a missing young man with autism is focusing on Brooklyn transportation hubs. Brian Gewirtz, 20, has been missing for more than a week now after he walked out of his home. "You never think your child, I mean, you never ...





My Autism 'Top 10' List - Huffington Post









My Autism 'Top 10' List

Huffington Post

"I want my son to be autistic." She said it like I might say, "I want my son to stop peeing on the floor." Quite sure I misunderstood her, I donned my polite smile, and eloquently said, "HUH?" She repeated herself. "I wish he had autism. But just the ...





Friday, February 27, 2015

High Court Rejects Autism-Vaccine Case - Disability Scoop








Disability Scoop



High Court Rejects Autism-Vaccine Case

Disability Scoop

Chandra D. Price sought compensation in 2008 from the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, later claiming that her son Christopher T. Wynn's autism was caused by vaccines “being given in back-to-back increments, and by mercury toxicity.”.





New car given to mother who helps families dealing with Autism - WPVI-TV








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New car given to mother who helps families dealing with Autism

WPVI-TV

New car given to mother who helps families dealing with Autism. VIDEO: New car given to mother who helps families dealing with Autism. It was a life changing moment for a North Philadelphia mother today. She was given a car, and it caught her totally ...





TUSD presentation shines a light on autism - The Turlock Journal








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TUSD presentation shines a light on autism

The Turlock Journal

“Pick one goal and build success for you as well as your child with autism.” This was one piece of advice spoken by behavioral analyst Michelle Max during a free autism presentation hosted by the Turlock Unified School District Special Education ...





This Autism Nonprofit Is Looking For A Cure, But Some Actually Autistic People ... - MTV.com









This Autism Nonprofit Is Looking For A Cure, But Some Actually Autistic People ...

MTV.com

According to their website, Autism Speaks, the world's largest autism advocacy organization, is: “Dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and a cure for Autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and ...





Things Not to Try for Autism - PsychCentral.com (blog)








PsychCentral.com (blog)



Things Not to Try for Autism

PsychCentral.com (blog)

When a child has communication challenges related to an autism spectrum disorder, parents and educators will often try a variety of remedies — many of which lack scientific evidence. Often, the interventions or “therapies” may actually do more harm ...





Frantic search for 20 year old man with autism 10 days after he vanished in ... - New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV









Frantic search for 20 year old man with autism 10 days after he vanished in ...

New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV

MARINE PARK, Brooklyn (PIX11) – When Kathleen and Steven Gewirtz left their Marine Park home for their hospital pharmacy jobs in the early hours of Tuesday, Feb. 17, their middle child, Brian—who is autistic and diabetic—was sleeping on the living ...





Thursday, February 26, 2015

'Hairspray' cast to perform at Arts for Autism - The Advocate









'Hairspray' cast to perform at Arts for Autism

The Advocate

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- Members of Zachary High's cast of 'Hairspray', rehearsing a scene in January, will reprise their roles March 2 at Arts for Autism, a fundraising showcase at the Manship Theatre. Cast members, from left, are Tony ...





Adami: Teen with autism charged after incident at Ottawa school - Ottawa Citizen








Ottawa Citizen



Adami: Teen with autism charged after incident at Ottawa school

Ottawa Citizen

The mother of a 14-year-old boy with autism says she's angry at the police and feeling betrayed by the Ottawa Catholic School Board after her son was charged with assault following an incident involving his former principal and vice-principal ...





U-M fraternities, sororities raise more than $35k for Autism Alliance of Michigan - MLive.com








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U-M fraternities, sororities raise more than $35k for Autism Alliance of Michigan

MLive.com

Colleen Allen, the president and CEO of the Autism Alliance of Michigan, said the whole event was months in the making, and that she admires the resolve of the fraternity responsible for putting on this event that contributes so much to her organization.





Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Insulinlike Growth Factor Promising for Rare Autism Type - Medscape









Insulinlike Growth Factor Promising for Rare Autism Type

Medscape

Insulinlike growth factor–1 (IGF-1) is safe, effective, and significantly improves social withdrawal in children with a rare type of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) but may also have treatment implications for other ASDs, early research suggests. Known ...





Resources To Help Families With Autism - WLTX.com








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Resources To Help Families With Autism

WLTX.com

Columbia (WLTX) Sandi Bretten has been blessed with two wonderful boys... who happen to have autism. "Some children with autism are brillant and some children like mine are learning disabled. Some children have splinter skills, " said Bretten. Those ...





Autism Speaks Celebrates 10th Anniversary - ABC News









Autism Speaks Celebrates 10th Anniversary

ABC News

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One Man's Autism Inspired His Dad and Brother to Start a Business. Now They're ... - TheBlaze.com








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One Man's Autism Inspired His Dad and Brother to Start a Business. Now They're ...

TheBlaze.com

Some 80 percent of the employees at the Rising Tide Car Wash in Parkland, Florida, are on the autism spectrum, including Andrew D'Eri, whose father and older brother teamed up to buy the wash in 2013 as part of their mission to help Andrew find and ...





Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Leading advocate for autism speaks at Seguin university - San Antonio Express-News









Leading advocate for autism speaks at Seguin university

San Antonio Express-News

Temple Grandin believes that the world wouldn't have iPhones if it weren't for autism. On one end of the spectrum are nonverbal kids who can't dress themselves, but on the other, she says, are the geniuses of Silicon Valley, many of whom have ...





Training Aims To Tackle Autism Knowledge Gap Among Doctors - Disability Scoop








Disability Scoop



Training Aims To Tackle Autism Knowledge Gap Among Doctors

Disability Scoop

Using web conferencing and other virtual technology, the first-of-its-kind training program will bring working physicians together with autism experts for biweekly, two-hour sessions in order to learn about the developmental disorder and commonly ...





Helping local Somalis deal with autism - U-T San Diego








U-T San Diego



Helping local Somalis deal with autism

U-T San Diego

In 2013, the Somalis of Minneapolis — the largest East African population in the U.S. — were studied by the Centers for Disease Control, the National Institutes of Health and Autism Speaks, a nonprofit. In this group, autism was diagnosed at a rate ...





Autism Rates To Increase By 2025? Glyphosate Herbicide May Be Responsible ... - Center for Research on Globalization








Center for Research on Globalization



Autism Rates To Increase By 2025? Glyphosate Herbicide May Be Responsible ...

Center for Research on Globalization

By 2025, half the children born in the United States will be diagnosed with autism, says Dr. Stephanie Seneff, a senior research scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. “Is there a toxic substance that is currently ...





Boy with autism severely beaten at Liberty Middle School - fox4kc.com









Boy with autism severely beaten at Liberty Middle School

fox4kc.com

LIBERTY, Mo. — The parents of a 12-year-old boy with autism say their son is lucky to be alive after an older boy severely beat him in the school cafeteria. The boy's parents say they warned the principal at Liberty Middle School about their son's ...





Autism expert Temple Grandin to speak in Colorado Springs - Colorado Springs Gazette









Autism expert Temple Grandin to speak in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs Gazette

"Just imagine normal noises, like a noisy restaurant, that don't bother most people would really bother you," said Temple Grandin, a leading autism expert, best-selling author, inventor and professor of animal science at Colorado State University. "One ...





My Autism 'Top 10' List - Huffington Post









My Autism 'Top 10' List

Huffington Post

"I want my son to be autistic." She said it like I might say, "I want my son to stop peeing on the floor." Quite sure I misunderstood her, I donned my polite smile, and eloquently said, "HUH?" She repeated herself. "I wish he had autism. But just the ...





Program helping adults with autism - WJXT Jacksonville








WJXT Jacksonville



Program helping adults with autism

WJXT Jacksonville

The most recent statistics show one in every 68 babies has autism. The U.S. spends 11 and a half billion dollars a year on education and treatment for kids with the disorder. But what happens when those kids grow into adults?





Monday, February 23, 2015

Training for Family, Friends of People with Autism This Week - CapeCod.com News








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Training for Family, Friends of People with Autism This Week

CapeCod.com News

Kathy Ohman of FORWARD, Bill Cannata of Autism & Law Enforcement Education Coalition, Troy Smith of Cape Abilities and Glenn Loomis of Cape Abilities talk about safety training for first responders, as well as family and friends of people with autism ...





These High-Tech Shirts And Pants Can Help Protect Kids With Autism - Huffington Post








Huffington Post



These High-Tech Shirts And Pants Can Help Protect Kids With Autism

Huffington Post

Many children with autism are prone to wandering away from their home or supervised space. While parents of these children face the daunting task of keeping tabs on them at all times, a GPS-equipped clothing line designed specifically for these ...





Ohio State University program helps adults with autism thrive - WNDU-TV








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Ohio State University program helps adults with autism thrive

WNDU-TV

The 24-year-old is also living with autism. "It's hard living on your own because you don't know what to do for yourself," said Gertz. Dr. Christopher Hanks, a pediatric and internal medicine specialist at Ohio State University, says only about 10 to ...





FAU center helps parents of autistic children - Sun Sentinel








Sun Sentinel



FAU center helps parents of autistic children

Sun Sentinel

With autism spectrum rates soaring, Jack Scott wants to make sure there's early diagnosis and intervention for children as young as 2, usually boys. "If parents aren't alert to fussy behavior, these kids become an expert and a lot of it is behavioral ...





Health Beat: Scanning the brain: Unraveling autism? - WFMZ Allentown








WFMZ Allentown



Health Beat: Scanning the brain: Unraveling autism?

WFMZ Allentown

Grant has been diagnosed with autism. "I know a lot of families that struggle with trying to help their kids reach their potential," said Chris Osmon, Grant's mother. Grant is part of a research study of a new, optical brain scanner. The technology is ...





Sunday, February 22, 2015

Haircuts for a cause; 8th Annual Cut-A-Thon for Autism - WWSB ABC 7








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Haircuts for a cause; 8th Annual Cut-A-Thon for Autism

WWSB ABC 7

“There are a lot of kids in our community (who) can't afford to get therapy or who don't get therapy on a regular basis,” Carmen Penker, chair of the Cut-A-Thon for Autism event, told ABC 7 on Sunday. “It's good for the community to know what autism is ...