Wednesday, September 30, 2015

District apologizes after Jacksonville student with autism went missing from ... - Florida Times-Union


Florida Times-Union

District apologizes after Jacksonville student with autism went missing from ...
Florida Times-Union
District officials have apologized to parents of a student with autism who went missing from her school September 18, but her parents say they still aren't sure they want her to return to the school. On September 18, 11-year-old Shelby Hahn wandered ...

JetBlue, Orlando airport host autism travel program - Orlando Sentinel (blog)


Orlando Sentinel (blog)

JetBlue, Orlando airport host autism travel program
Orlando Sentinel (blog)
Aurora was one of 150 people to register for JetBlue's "Blue Horizons for Autism" program at Orlando International Airport. The program gives people with autism, and their families, the chance to go through the process of flying without getting in the air.
Why I Call Myself an 'Autism Mom'Huffington Post
Why Autism Isn't a Cause of DivorceHuffington Post Canada
Conquering Autism in the Inspiring Words of a Parent with an Autistic ChildWebWire (press release)
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Raising an autistic son is a daily learning process - Zanesville Times Recorder


Zanesville Times Recorder

Raising an autistic son is a daily learning process
Zanesville Times Recorder
SOUTH ZANESVILLE — Dhalton Dickerson paces from the kitchen to the living room over and over again, the television remote control pressed to his lips. Steve, the jovial, green-shirted former host of the children's show Blue's Clues, is on the ...

California couple throws all-autism wedding to celebrate people on the spectrum - Daily Mail


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California couple throws all-autism wedding to celebrate people on the spectrum
Daily Mail
It took place at the annual Love & Autism Conference in what it believed to be the first 'all-autism' wedding, with nearly all of their guests born with a type of autism. Their four-year-old flower girl Emma Amaya, 13-year-old usher David Rivera, and ...
Florida Couple with Autism Marries in All-Autism Wedding CelebrationKMBZ

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Couple With Asperger's Sends Important Message With All-Autism Wedding - Huffington Post


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Couple With Asperger's Sends Important Message With All-Autism Wedding
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The couple, who first met at an Asperger's support group that Lesko was facilitating, were married at the Love & Autism conference in San Diego, California on Saturday. Everyone in the wedding party and many involved in the celebration identified as ...
Fla. couple holds first-ever 'all-autism' wedding ceremonyPalm Beach Post
All-Autism Wedding Ceremony: Autistic Couple Marry In First All-Autism Wedding ...The Inquisitr
US couple gets married in all-autism wedding celebration9news.com.au

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Scientists identify key receptor as potential target for treatment of autism - EurekAlert (press release)


EurekAlert (press release)

Scientists identify key receptor as potential target for treatment of autism
EurekAlert (press release)
The study made use of an animal model of mutations in the gene Pten, a risk factor present in a subgroup of individuals with autism. Treatment of this model with a drug that suppresses the activity of a particular serotonin receptor, 5-HT2cR, can have ...

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Autism and Public Performances: How Do We Do This? - Huffington Post


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Autism and Public Performances: How Do We Do This?
Huffington Post
Experiencing live music in the fine arts is totally elusive to the growing number of people in our society on the autism spectrum. This is not okay. This is why I got started with the concept of Sensory Friendly Concerts, and why it's been developing ...

House passes long-stalled autism insurance bill - WRAL.com


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House passes long-stalled autism insurance bill
WRAL.com
Raleigh, N.C. — Insurance plans would have to cover certain treatments for autism under a long-stalled bill that cleared the state House Monday night. Measures like Senate Bill 676 have been popular in the House over the past four years, passing ...

Why I Call Myself an 'Autism Mom' - Huffington Post


Huffington Post

Why I Call Myself an 'Autism Mom'
Huffington Post
I honestly didn't know that could be offensive to some, but apparently it is -- like really offensive. I was told that in calling myself an autism mom, I am implying that I "have" something that is not mine at all. Implying that I am trying to own ...
Why Autism Isn't a Cause of DivorceHuffington Post Canada
Conquering Autism in the Inspiring Words of a Parent with an Autistic ChildWebWire (press release)

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Fla. couple holds first-ever 'all-autism' wedding ceremony - Palm Beach Post


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Fla. couple holds first-ever 'all-autism' wedding ceremony
Palm Beach Post
Anita Lesko and Abraham Nielson, who both have autism, met at an autism group that Lesko created after she was diagnosed at age 50. Although Nielson is only 28, the couple said their age difference is “irrelevant” and the most important thing is “to ...
All-Autism Wedding Ceremony: Autistic Couple Marry In First All-Autism Wedding ...The Inquisitr
US couple gets married in all-autism wedding celebration9news.com.au

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TED Speaker Rosie King Explains How Autism 'Freed' Her To Be Herself And ... - Medical Daily


Medical Daily

TED Speaker Rosie King Explains How Autism 'Freed' Her To Be Herself And ...
Medical Daily
If you never imagined that an autistic person could be one of the most inspiring and eloquent speakers about identity and creativity, then Rosie King is here to prove you wrong. The 16-year-old, who diagnosed herself with Asperger's Syndrome at age 9 ...

Study: Children with autism benefit from theater-based program Vanderbilt ... - EurekAlert (press release)


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Study: Children with autism benefit from theater-based program Vanderbilt ...
EurekAlert (press release)
Children with autism who participated in a 10-week, 40-hour, theatre-based program showed significant differences in social ability compared to a group of children with autism who did not participate, according to a Vanderbilt study published in the ...
Cuts on autism program taking its toll on children with autism in IllinoisAutism Daily Newscast

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Children with autism benefit from theater-based program - Medical Xpress


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Children with autism benefit from theater-based program
Medical Xpress
Children with autism who participated in a 10-week, 40-hour, theatre-based program showed significant differences in social ability compared to a group of children with autism who did not participate, according to a Vanderbilt study published in the ...

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Home Videos Can Reveal Secrets of Autism - Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

Home Videos Can Reveal Secrets of Autism
Wall Street Journal
Analyzing home videos could help to distinguish toddlers with temporary autistic symptoms from those who are likely to develop autism, suggests a study published online in Early Human Development. The first signs of autism normally appear around age 2, ...

Leawood mother's 120-mile run to help children with autism - KCTV Kansas City


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Leawood mother's 120-mile run to help children with autism
KCTV Kansas City
But one Leawood mother is running to help raise money for a program that could potentially save the lives of children with autism. Four days a week, Sydney Sorkin starts her day with a run. "I'm running 20 races in 20 weeks," Sorkin said. Those morning ...

After a boy with autism disrupted a Broadway show, this actor leapt to his ... - Upworthy


Upworthy

After a boy with autism disrupted a Broadway show, this actor leapt to his ...
Upworthy
I leave you with this- Shows that have special performances for autistic audiences should be commended for their efforts to make theater inclusive for all audiences. I believe like Joseph Papp that theater is created for all people. I stand by that and ...

Police: Teen with autism tortured with jumper cables over missing wallet - kfor.com


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Police: Teen with autism tortured with jumper cables over missing wallet
kfor.com
“That's just, that's just wrong; a 15-year-old autistic boy,” said the teen's sister. Eventually, McDowell let the boy go, who then went home and called 911. Officers told KSN that McDowell believed that he was robbed by the 15-year-old boy's friends ...
Man Arrested For Torturing Autistic Teenager With Jumper CablesPerezHilton.com
Autistic teen tied up, shocked with jumper cablesGlobalnews.ca

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Autism program only one of its kind in region - Danville Commercial News


Danville Commercial News

Autism program only one of its kind in region
Danville Commercial News
9, 2015, photo, Eastern Illinois University student Nick Teresky, left, explains to graduate assistant Meghan Levy some issues and triumphs he has had overcoming the symptoms of his high-functioning autism during a group support session for students ...

Families uniting for autism walk - Newbritainherald


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Families uniting for autism walk
Newbritainherald
NEW BRITAIN — Stephen Arasimowicz and his family are hosting the inaugural Welcome to My World Autism walk at Walnut Hill Park on Saturday, Oct. 10. Arasimowicz and his wife, Livia, founded the nonprofit in 2010 to give a voice to families like theirs ...

Police: Teen with autism tortured with jumper cables over missing wallet - kfor.com


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Police: Teen with autism tortured with jumper cables over missing wallet
kfor.com
“That's just, that's just wrong; a 15-year-old autistic boy,” said the teen's sister. Eventually, McDowell let the boy go, who then went home and called 911. Officers told KSN that McDowell believed that he was robbed by the 15-year-old boy's friends ...
Man Arrested For Torturing Autistic Teenager With Jumper CablesPerezHilton.com
Autistic teen tied up, shocked with jumper cablesGlobalnews.ca
Man arrested after shocking autistic teen with jumper cablesJewocity.com (press release) (blog)

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Autism Speaks Partners with Efferent Media on Video to Raise Awareness For ... - Patch.com


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Autism Speaks Partners with Efferent Media on Video to Raise Awareness For ...
Patch.com
“This video is a great initiative to help promote Autism Speaks' partnership with Google to map the genes of 10,000 people diagnosed with autism. Google will compile this information and cross-reference the genes of all 10,000 people - keeping in mind ...
Houston Walk Now for Autism Speaks set for Oct. 10Your Houston News

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Calia Harris, woman charged in encouraging attack on girl with autism, sentenced - newsnet5.com


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Calia Harris, woman charged in encouraging attack on girl with autism, sentenced
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CLEVELAND - The woman convicted for encouraging two 12-year-old girls to attack a 12-year-old girl with autism was sentenced on Tuesday. Calia Harris, 30, of Cleveland, was sentenced to serve 18 months in the Ohio State Reformatory for Women as well ...

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All-Autism Wedding Ceremony: Autistic Couple Marry In First All-Autism Wedding ... - The Inquisitr


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All-Autism Wedding Ceremony: Autistic Couple Marry In First All-Autism Wedding ...
The Inquisitr
An all-autism wedding ceremony took place in San Diego, California, on Sunday when Anita Lesko and Abraham Talmage Nielsen got married before their family and friends. The couple and their entire wedding party were comprised of autistic individuals.
US couple gets married in all-autism wedding celebration9news.com.au

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Autism conference scheduled for Friday - Kearney Hub


Autism conference scheduled for Friday
Kearney Hub
The conference will provide resources and options related to autism for parents, families and the public. There will be six speakers, including Kristin Selby Gonzalez, the event's keynote speaker. She is the President of Autism Hope Alliance and is a ...

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Autism Speaks Partners with Efferent Media on Video to Raise Awareness For ... - Patch.com


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Autism Speaks Partners with Efferent Media on Video to Raise Awareness For ...
Patch.com
“This video is a great initiative to help promote Autism Speaks' partnership with Google to map the genes of 10,000 people diagnosed with autism. Google will compile this information and cross-reference the genes of all 10,000 people - keeping in mind ...
Houston Walk Now for Autism Speaks set for Oct. 10Your Houston News

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2 specially trained dogs help kids on the autism spectrum come out of their shells - Deseret News


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2 specially trained dogs help kids on the autism spectrum come out of their shells
Deseret News
Will Fairbanks loves to play fetch with his dog, Jenks. The boy has a an autism spectrum disorder, which can make it hard for him to talk to people. The dog, which came from Canine Companions for Independence in Oceanside, California, helps bridge that ...

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