Thursday, April 30, 2015

In Kids Who Lose Autism Label, Struggles Often Persist - Disability Scoop


Disability Scoop

In Kids Who Lose Autism Label, Struggles Often Persist
Disability Scoop
Matthew Richards participates in an early intervention program for children with autism. Researchers say that some kids lose their diagnosis on the spectrum as they get older, but often that does not mean they are free of difficulties. (J.B. Forbes/St ...

Senate passes expanded autism coverage over Obamacare objection - Charleston Post Courier


Charleston Post Courier

Senate passes expanded autism coverage over Obamacare objection
Charleston Post Courier
The measure would ensure that those who have health insurance through a small business and those who buy individual health insurance policies can get autism treatment under a 2007 law known as Ryan's Law. That law requires the State Employee ...

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Eustis exhibit features works of 'Artists with Autism' - Orlando Sentinel


Orlando Sentinel

Eustis exhibit features works of 'Artists with Autism'
Orlando Sentinel
A new exhibit at the Lake Eustis Museum of Art is a collaboration with the UCF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities and demonstrates expressions by three artists whose lives with autism offer a different perspective. Gesa Barto. Tom Benitez ...

The business of autism in Utah - Daily Herald


Daily Herald

The business of autism in Utah
Daily Herald
Currently, statistics show that in the United States autism affects one in 68 children. In Utah, that stat is one in 54. Regardless of the many possible reasons behind these numbers, autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the ...

Lessons for swimmers with autism making a splash - WPTZ The Champlain Valley


WPTZ The Champlain Valley

Lessons for swimmers with autism making a splash
WPTZ The Champlain Valley
She's spent time in the pool with swimmers of all different abilities including some with mild to severe autism. She says swimming has built up her students' confidence. One mother says her daughter was hardly communicating just a few months ago and ...

Mom Petitions To Improve Travel For People With Autism - Huffington Post


Huffington Post

Mom Petitions To Improve Travel For People With Autism
Huffington Post
Four-year-old Vivie has regressive autism and is mild to moderate on the spectrum, so her mom booked the April 2014 trip six months in advance. She also confirmed with Hawaiian Airlines three times that the toddler could have a doctor-prescribed ...

Senate passes expanded autism coverage over Obamacare objection - Charleston Post Courier


Charleston Post Courier

Senate passes expanded autism coverage over Obamacare objection
Charleston Post Courier
The measure would ensure that those who have health insurance through a small business and those who buy individual health insurance policies can get autism treatment under a 2007 law known as Ryan's Law. That law requires the State Employee ...

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Governor Nathan Deal signs autism bill - 13WMAZ


13WMAZ

Governor Nathan Deal signs autism bill
13WMAZ
Ava's Law is named after Ava Bullard, a young girl from Lyons, Georgia, whose early autism treatment helped her in school and restored her speech. Her mom Anna and the group "Autism Speaks", lobbied for six years for Georgia to require health insurance ...
Gov. Nathan Deal signs autism billWSB Atlanta
Georgia law now guarantees autism coverage for childrenAtlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
Autism bill signing caps seven year struggleWXIA-TV
The Albany Herald -CBS Local -WCTV
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Expanded coverage for autism passes Senate, with some Obamacare concern - Charleston Post Courier


Charleston Post Courier

Expanded coverage for autism passes Senate, with some Obamacare concern
Charleston Post Courier
The measure, S. 135, would ensure that those who have health insurance through a small business and those who buy individual health insurance policies can get autism treatment under a 2007 law known as Ryan's Law. That law already requires the State ...

Rauner reverses cuts to Autism Program, Tobacco Quitline, other social services - The State Journal-Register


The State Journal-Register

Rauner reverses cuts to Autism Program, Tobacco Quitline, other social services
The State Journal-Register
Gov. Bruce Rauner has decided to restore $26 million in cuts to social service programs, including those serving people with autism and smokers trying to quit. The move comes amid criticism from social-service providers that the cuts, which Rauner's ...
Governor Rauner's Democratic allies roll a Trojan Horse into townChicago Reader

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Teen working to Turn Orange Blue to raise autism awareness - The Daily Progress


The Daily Progress

Teen working to Turn Orange Blue to raise autism awareness
The Daily Progress
Locust Grove Middle School eighth-grader Ben Corner has seen up close the challenges autistic students face. That's why, for the past two years, he's been working to promote autism awareness throughout the county as part of his Project Turn Orange Blue ...

Naperville mom creates jobs for son with autism, maybe others - Chicago Daily Herald


Chicago Daily Herald

Naperville mom creates jobs for son with autism, maybe others
Chicago Daily Herald
Kristy LaCrosse and her 16-year-old son, Austin Love, use their Naperville basement as a warehouse for coffee mugs and other items sold by their business, Have A Happy. The gift product line employs Austin, who has autism, and aims to give jobs in the ...

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Autism is not a tragedy. Take it from me - The Guardian


The Guardian

Autism is not a tragedy. Take it from me
The Guardian
The existence of autistic people like me is not a “tragedy”. Yet many autism awareness narratives insist it is because they prioritize the feelings of neurotypicals (non-autistic people) and dismisses the rest of us as little more than zombies. And ...
Why Girls With Autism Are Diagnosed Later Than BoysTIME
Kids blow bubbles at Bayonne elementary schools to raise autism awarenessNJ.com
Why girls with autism are diagnosed later than boys: Symptoms are different ...Daily Mail
Medical News Today -fox2now.com -WebMD
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School for autism helps kids reach potential - Palm Beach Post


Palm Beach Post

School for autism helps kids reach potential
Palm Beach Post
The daily trek from western Boca Raton to Lake Worth can be arduous, but it's worth it to Jenn Betesh. Because at the end of the journey, peace of mind awaits. It's the Palm Beach School for Autism where, she says proudly, her son Ryan is reaching his ...

Tech Firm Recruits People On Autism Spectrum - KEYE TV


KEYE TV

Tech Firm Recruits People On Autism Spectrum
KEYE TV
Velasco says they know people on the autism spectrum probably won't ace the interview. But at SAP they get a pass on that part of the job application and get mainstreamed into SAP's workforce with a support system to help them succeed. See more on that ...

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Kids blow bubbles at Bayonne elementary schools to raise autism awareness - NJ.com


NJ.com

Kids blow bubbles at Bayonne elementary schools to raise autism awareness
NJ.com
BAYONNE -- Children at elementary schools all across Bayonne blew billows of bubbles into the air this afternoon to raise awareness for autism. "Autism can be compared to living inside a bubble as it is often difficult for individuals affected by the ...
Girls with autism 'fly under the radar'9NEWS.com
Autism: 5 facts to considerU-T San Diego
May Institute 'A Closer Look:' What causes autism and other questions answeredMassLive.com
KIOW -WKMS -Foster's Daily Democrat
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Autism: Maybe It's Not What We've Been Told - Huffington Post


Huffington Post

Autism: Maybe It's Not What We've Been Told
Huffington Post
I felt a tear beginning to well up. As we sat on the floor, my 3-year-old little boy with autism was looking directly into my eyes, something he hadn't done in almost a year. What's more, he was smiling and calm. He seemed to be enjoying the moment. He ...

Teens With Autism Stretch, Grow And Laugh In Improv Classes At Second City - Huffington Post


Teens With Autism Stretch, Grow And Laugh In Improv Classes At Second City
Huffington Post
In a 2014 interview with Clef Notes, Dr. Robert E. Daniels, a psychologist at Chicago Children's Clinic who specializes in treating autism in children, said the classes "perfectly complement what we do in therapy, providing an outlet for creativity and ...

Gov. Nathan Deal signs autism bill - WSB Atlanta


WSB Atlanta

Gov. Nathan Deal signs autism bill
WSB Atlanta
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed the autism insurance coverage bill called "Ava's law" today at 11:30 a.m.. The bill passed last month forces insurance companies to cover treatment for autistic children 6 years old or younger. Now that Ava's law has ...
Georgia law now guarantees autism coverage for childrenAtlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
Gov. Deal signs autism billAtlanta Business Chronicle (blog)
Governor signs autism billThe Augusta Chronicle
41 NBC News (blog)
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Newest Research Finds No Link Between MMR Vaccine and Autism - Health Hub from Cleveland Clinic


Health Hub from Cleveland Clinic

Newest Research Finds No Link Between MMR Vaccine and Autism
Health Hub from Cleveland Clinic
Ongoing beliefs that the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine causes autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have persisted. However, ongoing research has shown no link between the vaccine and the disorder. Now, a large new study published by the Journal ...
Autism: Maybe It's Not What We've Been ToldHuffington Post
Training Parents of Autistic Children as Effective as Medicine: New StudyKNWA

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Georgia law now guarantees autism coverage for children - Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)


Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

Georgia law now guarantees autism coverage for children
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
Nathan Deal signed legislation Wednesday that requires insurers to provide up to $30,000 a year in coverage for children 6 and under who have been diagnosed with autism. It makes Georgia the nation's 41st state to require insurers cover some therapy ...
Gov. Nathan Deal to sign autism billWSB Atlanta

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UW autism center marks 15 years of research and service - UW Today


UW Today

UW autism center marks 15 years of research and service
UW Today
When the University of Washington Autism Center opened its doors in 2000, the notion that the disorder could be detected in preschool-aged children was controversial. “We were diagnosing kids between 3 and 4 years of age,” recalled Steve Dager, a UW ...
Helping patients with autismThe FINANCIAL

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Golden Door Film Festival honoring Jersey City kids, filmmakers with autism - NJ.com


NJ.com

Golden Door Film Festival honoring Jersey City kids, filmmakers with autism
NJ.com
The Golden Door International Film Festival is awarding more than $5,000 in scholarships to Jersey City students, festival officials announced. On Friday, Jersey City's only Academy Award winner, Leon Gast, will present scholarships to students from ...

Support offered for families facing autism diagnosis - Fox 59


Fox 59

Support offered for families facing autism diagnosis
Fox 59
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 29, 2015) – April is Autism Awareness Month, but the Autism Society of Indiana wants families to know resources are available to them anytime. “The saying is, if you've seen one child with autism, you've seen one child with ...

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Helping to unlock the secrets of autism - The Guardian


The Guardian

Helping to unlock the secrets of autism
The Guardian
Harber, 54 is autistic, with severe learning difficulties and limited speech. On Tuesday, she was one of the special guests invited to the House of Lords for the launch of the National Autism Project which she will participate in. Her involvement ...

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Abilis, Autism Speaks to hold safety workshop - Greenwich Time


Abilis, Autism Speaks to hold safety workshop
Greenwich Time
It's been called the worst-case scenario for an autistic person who has become lost. Avonte Oquendo wandered away from his New York City school after pleas from his mother for his new school to keep a careful eye on him went unheeded. A massive ...