Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Seahawks Support Autism Awareness Month - Seahawks.com









Seahawks Support Autism Awareness Month

Seahawks.com

The Seattle Seahawks announced today the arch lights on the roof of CenturyLink Field will be among many iconic monuments around the world being illuminated blue to support the United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day on April 2.





Hofstra Research Could Lead To New Autism Treatments - CBS Local








CBS Local



Hofstra Research Could Lead To New Autism Treatments

CBS Local

“Every parent that has a child with autism goes to sleep every night worrying, 'What's going to happen when I am no longer here to take care of my child?'” said Evelyn Ain. Like other autistic children, Ain's 15-year-old son, Matthew, responds ...





BrainCore Therapy Offers New Hope for Autism Patients - TWC News








TWC News



BrainCore Therapy Offers New Hope for Autism Patients

TWC News

CHARLOTTE -- April is Autism Awareness Month and one Charlotte doctor is using an alternative treatment to help children with the disorder. It's called BrainCore Therapy and works to retrain the brain. While some patients are still hesitant about the ...





Kaiser to search for causes of autism in large-scale study - SFGate









Kaiser to search for causes of autism in large-scale study

SFGate

Kaiser Permanente is about to begin what is believed to be the largest genetic research project ever conducted by a health organization into the causes of autism, gathering biologic and other health information from 5,000 Northern California families ...





Walk for Autism Awareness in Hoopes Park scheduled for April 26 - Auburn Citizen








Auburn Citizen



Walk for Autism Awareness in Hoopes Park scheduled for April 26

Auburn Citizen

The event is meant to promote understanding and knowledge of autism, and to raise funds for autism-related services. The E. John Gavras Center, which is organizing the event, is a key provider of services for autism in Cayuga County; all funds raised ...





Sub-set savants: they can have autism and super brains, but we know little ... - Deutsche Welle








Deutsche Welle



Sub-set savants: they can have autism and super brains, but we know little ...

Deutsche Welle

Sub-set savants: they can have autism and super brains, but we know little about them. People have autism. But we still need to raise public awareness about the autism spectrum disorders. There are sub-groups too, such as savants. They have super ...





Monday, March 30, 2015

Student play offers insight into autism - Chicago Tribune








Chicago Tribune



Student play offers insight into autism

Chicago Tribune

Those who are autistic have a group of problems in the areas of social interaction, communication and behaviors. In the 25-minute play, Rivera explains the behavior of some people with autism, such as avoiding eye contact, repetitive behavior and ...





McAuliffe signs autism legislation - WDBJ7








WDBJ7



McAuliffe signs autism legislation

WDBJ7

"Intervention needs to continue until a doctor or physician says it can be reduced or can stop altogether," said Lavada Robertson, of the Virginia Autism Project. "Autism is a lifelong disability, so why would you stop treatment just because a child ...





Mom: 'My adult son has benefited from additional assistance with his autism' - Washington Post









Mom: 'My adult son has benefited from additional assistance with his autism'

Washington Post

I found “For adults with autism, a lack of support when they need it most” [March 24], on the lack of support and guidance for both adults on the spectrum and their families, very moving. Autistic adults are not all alike. They have varying abilities ...





BRAAC announces special events for Autism Awareness Month - Roanoke Times








Roanoke Times



BRAAC announces special events for Autism Awareness Month

Roanoke Times

Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center, a nonprofit, nonsectarian center that provides education and services for children and families affected by autism and unique learning challenges, announced a series of special events that will be the focus of ...





Open Letter Bombshell: New Jersey Housewife Jacqueline Laurita Blasts ... - RadarOnline








RadarOnline



Open Letter Bombshell: New Jersey Housewife Jacqueline Laurita Blasts ...

RadarOnline

Laurita added she is a very proud mother of a child with autism and made various points, including that there is no prenatal test that will tell you that your child will be born with the disorder and that she went through five miscarriages to finally ...





New Autism-causing Genetic Variant Identified - Science 2.0









New Autism-causing Genetic Variant Identified

Science 2.0

A team of researchers has identified a new genetic cause of the disease by focusing on a rare genetic variant which offers important insights into the root causes of autism, they believe. And, they suggest, their unconventional method can be used to ...





Applied behavior analysis key to autism - Uniontown Herald Standard









Applied behavior analysis key to autism

Uniontown Herald Standard

“The benefit of using it (ABA) with autism is if we work off of that, we can structure teaching and behavior modification in a very specific way so that we can maximize that we are using the most effective teaching,” she said. “In all of the ABA that ...





Sunday, March 29, 2015

Number of Minnesota students with autism increased in 2014 - Duluth News Tribune









Number of Minnesota students with autism increased in 2014

Duluth News Tribune

While that number has been steadily growing since the state Department of Education began collecting data on students with autism nearly two decades ago, the increase has tapered off in recent years, said Jonah Weinberg, executive director of the ...





asperger syndrome assistance dogs autism - Daily Mail








Daily Mail



asperger syndrome assistance dogs autism

Daily Mail

Australian kids suffering the effects of autism are getting a helping paw from assistance dogs. Asperger's syndrome and other disorders on the autism spectrum often make it hard for sufferers to recognise mainstream social cues and form friendships ...





Vaccines do not cause autism - Hattiesburg American








Hattiesburg American



Vaccines do not cause autism

Hattiesburg American

Lastly, techniques for detecting autism are better than they were several decades ago. One potential warning sign is that infants with autism are reluctant to make eye contact with others. Our son Josh showed this sign — and we openly wondered at the ...





Northern Iowa Therapy Kids to host discussion on autism - Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier








Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier



Northern Iowa Therapy Kids to host discussion on autism

Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WAVERLY | Suzanne Bartlett, a medical doctor and parent of a child who has autism, will lead a discussion on understanding autism in Waverly. The presentation, hosted by Northern Iowa Therapy Kids, will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Waverly Civic Center.





Autism and ill health: how to spot the subtle signs that something is wrong - The Guardian








The Guardian



Autism and ill health: how to spot the subtle signs that something is wrong

The Guardian

That's what the well-meaning care worker said about my autistic older brother after he broke his nose in an epileptic seizure some years ago. Except that Timothy wasn't being brave or good – he's just not able to tell us when something is wrong; he ...





Brothers team up for autism awareness - Goshen News








Goshen News



Brothers team up for autism awareness

Goshen News

David was officially diagnosed with severe autism and communication disorder at the age of 3. His mom, Diane Price, said they started noticing signs at age 2. “He lost his babble and wouldn't make eye contact,” she said. Diane and her husband, Ray ...





Hazleton native hopes idea to aid autism awareness takes off - Standard Speaker








Standard Speaker



Hazleton native hopes idea to aid autism awareness takes off

Standard Speaker

A Hazleton native has his own idea for a visually intriguing, if not potentially entertaining, fundraiser to generate buckets of money for autism treatment and awareness. Max Jamelli is a 1997 graduate of Hazleton Area High School. He holds a ...





Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Weekend Read: Autism in entertainment from 'Rain Man' to 'Community' - HitFix








HitFix



The Weekend Read: Autism in entertainment from 'Rain Man' to 'Community'

HitFix

Looking at the film, now, I'm amazed how much things seem to have changed in the past 26 years, both in society and in how we handle stories about the autistic in film and television. "Rain Man" still has someone use the phrase "idiot savant" as a ...





Mom cheers broadening of autism treatment coverage - The Coloradoan








The Coloradoan



Mom cheers broadening of autism treatment coverage

The Coloradoan

Cari Brown expected a “massive fight” to expand autism treatment this legislative session. Instead, it soared through the general assembly. Starting January 2017, private insurance companies in Colorado will no longer have caps for autism treatment ...





Minnesota mom with son on autistic spectrum combines solution to housing and ... - TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press









Minnesota mom with son on autistic spectrum combines solution to housing and ...

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Ricky is with Erik's Ranch and Retreats which sponsors tours by autistic people who have interests in specific fields. (During a little break he had shown them a cell phone picture of himself dressed as Gene Kelly from Singing in the Rain at a ...





Big idea: A charter school for kids with autism - Houston Chronicle








Houston Chronicle



Big idea: A charter school for kids with autism

Houston Chronicle

Big idea: Start a public charter school for high-school students on the autistic spectrum. Where it came from: At age five, Michelle's son Luke was diagnosed with a potential mild case of PDD-NOS — Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified.





Nonprofit helping adults with autism turns 15 - Knoxville News Sentinel








Knoxville News Sentinel



Nonprofit helping adults with autism turns 15

Knoxville News Sentinel

But after his mother had a severe stroke and will require a home health nurse, his sister, Liz Taylor, decided there was a good opportunity for Taylor, who is on the autism spectrum, to have a little more independence. With her encouragement, Taylor ...





David Meador: The autism crisis and Michigan - Lansing State Journal








Lansing State Journal



David Meador: The autism crisis and Michigan

Lansing State Journal

International Autism Awareness Day is Thursday, April 2. I call it a crisis, but why? With no known cause or cure, autism impacts 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys, (in Michigan) and the incidence rate continues to increase at an alarming rate. While ...





Friday, March 27, 2015

Church holds special service for kids with autism - WWMT-TV









Church holds special service for kids with autism

WWMT-TV

For children with disabilities, specifically autism, a large sanctuary and loud music can be incredibly overwhelming and even distracting, which is why a local church has created a whole new service for families with special needs and holds it in a ...





Vaccines aren't to blame for causing autism - Statesman Journal









Vaccines aren't to blame for causing autism

Statesman Journal

I am writing to express my thoughts on recent articles about how doctors are spending precious time, money and tools trying to find out whether vaccines can make people become autistic. My parents are both in the medical field and they both know of ...





South Jersey moms go extra mile to combat autism - Cherry Hill Courier Post








Cherry Hill Courier Post



South Jersey moms go extra mile to combat autism

Cherry Hill Courier Post

MEDFORD LAKES – Christina Singh had an idea about six months ago, and she's seen it come to fruition. With a son on the autism spectrum, the Medford Lakes mother of three began to organize a 5K to benefit Autism Speaks of Southern New Jersey.





Thursday, March 26, 2015

2015 Summit Autism Awareness Walk - WGRZ-TV









2015 Summit Autism Awareness Walk

WGRZ-TV

The 2015 Autism Awareness Walk is a family-friendly event benefiting Summit Educational Resources. The Walk is centered around a 2.2-mile or a 0.9-mile walk from Summit Central (150 Stahl Road) along the Amherst Bike Path, and back to Summit.