Monday, February 29, 2016

Comprehensive Autism Training for Educators and Health Professionals Advances Science-Based Practices across ... - Newswise (press release)


Comprehensive Autism Training for Educators and Health Professionals Advances Science-Based Practices across ...
Newswise (press release)
Newswise — COLUMBIA, Mo. – According to the CDC, approximately one in 68 children is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) each year. These children have difficulties with social communication and social interaction and require specific ...

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Agnesian HealthCare to expand autism services - Fond du Lac Reporter


Fond du Lac Reporter

Agnesian HealthCare to expand autism services
Fond du Lac Reporter
For more than 40 years, Agnesian HealthCare has benefited from a partnership with Darold Treffert, M.D., an autism and savant syndrome expert. A psychiatrist, Dr. Treffert has been studying savant syndrome for more than 50 years. He served as a ...

UW-Madison spin-off company studies potential autism identifiers - The Daily Cardinal


The Daily Cardinal

UW-Madison spin-off company studies potential autism identifiers
The Daily Cardinal
UW-Madison spin-off organization Stemina Biomarker Discovery is attempting to create a biological method to diagnose autism by screening blood samples. CEO Elizabeth Donley and UW-Madison professor in the Department of Animal Sciences Gabriela ...

Center for children with autism continues to fundraise for school bus - WWAY NewsChannel 3


Center for children with autism continues to fundraise for school bus
WWAY NewsChannel 3
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A local non-profit that helps kids with autism said they are traveling along with fundraising for a new bus. WWAY originally told the story of their GoFundMe campaign two weeks ago. They hope to raise money for a new bus to ...

Orange fundraiser aims to help people on the autism spectrum stay fit - New Haven Register


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Orange fundraiser aims to help people on the autism spectrum stay fit
New Haven Register
ORANGE >> The Bethany Leapley Autism Spectrum Disorder Scholarship Fund will hold its third annual Craft Beer and Wine Tasting Fundraiser Saturday to raise money for scholarships to ASD Fitness, so that those in need can attend the gym designed ...
ASD: Why comorbidities may increase mortality riskModernMedicine

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New Skylanders Toys Released to Benefit Autism Awareness - GameSpot


GameSpot

New Skylanders Toys Released to Benefit Autism Awareness
GameSpot
Activision has announced a new Skylanders-based initiative to help raise awareness for autism. The company is releasing new "Light it up Blue" Skylanders toys for April's Autism Awareness Month. The new line of SuperChargers toys are blue and white, ...
Skylanders Teams Up With Autism Speaks for Autism AwarenessIGN
Special Skylanders toys help support autism awareness groupGamesRadar (blog)
Skylanders and Autism Speaks Partner for Autism Awareness Month with Limited-Edition Skylanders Superchargers ToysBusiness Wire (press release)
Gamasutra -Nintendo Enthusiast
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Matthew Garnett: Autistic teenager stuck inside psychiatric unit for six months 'is being kept like a prisoner' - The Independent


The Independent

Matthew Garnett: Autistic teenager stuck inside psychiatric unit for six months 'is being kept like a prisoner'
The Independent
The family of an autistic teenager who has spent the last six months stuck inside a psychiatric unit say he is being kept “like a prisoner”. Matthew Garnett, 15, has autism, learning difficulties and ADHD, as well as mental health issues that are yet ...

judges take course on dealing with autistic defendants - WTRF


judges take course on dealing with autistic defendants
WTRF
So Swan has a keen sense of how the developmental disability could affect the responses he gets from people with autism - like his 19-year-old son - who come into his West Deer courtroom. "If you read him his Miranda rights and asked him if he ...

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Brain's social 'river' carries clues about autism - Spectrum


Spectrum

Brain's social 'river' carries clues about autism
Spectrum
But autism researchers are taking aim at certain hot spots to learn how people acquire, or fail to acquire, this important set of abilities. They have found that many of these skills involve a long groove on the brain's bumpy surface that runs along ...

Skylanders and Autism Speaks Partner for Autism Awareness Month with Limited-Edition Skylanders Superchargers Toys - Business Wire (press release)


Business Wire (press release)

Skylanders and Autism Speaks Partner for Autism Awareness Month with Limited-Edition Skylanders Superchargers Toys
Business Wire (press release)
In partnership with Autism Speaks, Skylanders® is recognizing kids and families affected by autism by offering limited edition toys – the Power Blue Skylanders SuperChargers. The Power Blue roster includes Trigger Happy, Splat, Splatter Splasher and ...

Women with autism: do they really suffer less than men? - New Statesman


New Statesman

Women with autism: do they really suffer less than men?
New Statesman
“I happened to meet a boy who told me he was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder as a child,” she says. “Curious to know more, I Googled it and happened to come across articles about Asperger's symptoms in women. It was like reading a description ...

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Novel Autism Diagnostics Study 2016 Featuring Asuragen, Google Genomics, Illumina, and LabCorp - GlobeNewswire (press release)


Novel Autism Diagnostics Study 2016 Featuring Asuragen, Google Genomics, Illumina, and LabCorp
GlobeNewswire (press release)
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) includes many syndromes that can range in severity from the social awkwardness and narrow interests to severe communication and intellectual disabilities. There is a growing demand for cost efficient tests that can help ...

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Pittsburgh man, 18, with autism found after 18-hour search - Washington Times


Pittsburgh man, 18, with autism found after 18-hour search
Washington Times
PITTSBURGH (AP) - An 18-year-old Pittsburgh man with severe autism has been found about 18 hours after he went missing. Searchers found Vance Meinhart-McBurney at the residence of someone who knows him about 6 a.m. Monday. He was reported ...

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Skylanders Teams Up With Autism Speaks for Autism Awareness - IGN


IGN

Skylanders Teams Up With Autism Speaks for Autism Awareness
IGN
By Seth G. Macy Activision Blizzard and Autism Speaks are joining forces for Autism Awareness month. A new set of Skylander SuperCharger toys in the official blue and white colors of Autism Speaks are available now as part of the campaign. Splat and ...

Helping patients with autism navigate the stressful ER - CNN


CNN

Helping patients with autism navigate the stressful ER
CNN
For instance, at the Nemours Children's Hospital emergency department in Orlando, Fla., parents are asked if their child has autism. If yes, staffers designate the child specifically, performing any procedures in a room reserved for autistic patients ...

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Helping patients with autism navigate the stressful ER - CNN International


CNN International

Helping patients with autism navigate the stressful ER
CNN International
For instance, at the Nemours Children's Hospital emergency department in Orlando, Fla., parents are asked if their child has autism. If yes, staffers designate the child specifically, performing any procedures in a room reserved for autistic patients ...

Autism advocates hopeful budget boost will speed intervention - CBC.ca


CBC.ca

Autism advocates hopeful budget boost will speed intervention
CBC.ca
When it release its budget Thursday, government announced that over the next five years it will invest hundreds of millions of dollars into the redesign and consolidation of autism services across the province, "so that more children and youth receive ...

Log InRegister - CBS Local


CBS Local

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CBS Local
In the early morning hours of Monday, police were searching part of Frick Park for Meinhard-McBurney. He was known to frequent the Nine Mile Run and Duck Hollow area of the park. “He has severe autism,” said Pittsburgh Police spokeswoman Sonya Toler.

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Big Apple Circus in Bridgewater embraces autism - MyCentralJersey.com


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Big Apple Circus in Bridgewater embraces autism
MyCentralJersey.com
Though not a "child," Greg Maron is a 24-year-old nonverbal young man on the autism spectrum. Last fall, Alisa Maron's sister Jodi Benway bought the family of three tickets to the Big Apple Circus for a special performance geared to an autism spectrum ...

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Pa. district judges take course on how to identify, work with autistic defendants in court - Tribune-Review


Pa. district judges take course on how to identify, work with autistic defendants in court
Tribune-Review
Allegheny County had the state's highest number of people with autism — 4,900 — who received state services. Philadelphia County followed with about 4,600 people. • About 1,300 people with autism who receive state services live in Westmoreland County.

Waterloo, Iowa police search for missing man with autism - WQAD.com


WQAD.com

Waterloo, Iowa police search for missing man with autism
WQAD.com
WATERLOO, Iowa — The Waterloo Police Department continue to ask the public for help finding 22-year-old Rashon Shamaras Montgomery. Montgomery has diminished mental capacities and autism. He was last seen Friday, Feb. 26 around 6 p.m. leaving ...

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What having autism really means; comparing perceptions - WRVO Public Media


WRVO Public Media

What having autism really means; comparing perceptions
WRVO Public Media
Autism works much in this way and can make it difficult for people with the disorder to perform certain tasks. But having the disorder does not mean a person is incapable of anything someone without it can do. This week on “Take Care,” Dr. Barry ...

Campaign to help autistic boy, Matthew Garnett, who thinks he's in prison - BBC News


BBC News

Campaign to help autistic boy, Matthew Garnett, who thinks he's in prison
BBC News
Matthew is 15 and believes he's in prison indefinitely. He has autism, ADHD and learning difficulties. For six months now, he's been detained under the mental health act. He's in a psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU), which is for people with ...

On-the-job autism: Initiatives address challenges for employers and workers - Worcester Telegram


On-the-job autism: Initiatives address challenges for employers and workers
Worcester Telegram
Sue Loring, as director of Autism Resource Central in West Boylston, knows how exhausting it can be to care for an autistic child. And Lauri Tenney, senior director of benefits at Hopkinton-based EMC Corp., knows how to create an environment that works ...

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Agnesian HealthCare to expand autism services - Fond du Lac Reporter


Fond du Lac Reporter

Agnesian HealthCare to expand autism services
Fond du Lac Reporter
For more than 40 years, Agnesian HealthCare has benefited from a partnership with Darold Treffert, M.D., an autism and savant syndrome expert. A psychiatrist, Dr. Treffert has been studying savant syndrome for more than 50 years. He served as a ...

Pa. district judges take course on how to identify, work with autistic defendants in court - Tribune-Review


Pa. district judges take course on how to identify, work with autistic defendants in court
Tribune-Review
Allegheny County had the state's highest number of people with autism — 4,900 — who received state services. Philadelphia County followed with about 4,600 people. • About 1,300 people with autism who receive state services live in Westmoreland County.

Conscious party: Supporting summer camp for children with autism - Mountain Xpress


Mountain Xpress

Conscious party: Supporting summer camp for children with autism
Mountain Xpress
“Camp Tikvah enables children on the autism spectrum to enjoy the fun and community of Camp Ruach in an individually monitored and highly structured program,” says camp director Seth Kellam, noting activities like Shabbat and Havdalah song sessions, ...

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'The Story of Autism' authors call for compassion - 12news.com


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'The Story of Autism' authors call for compassion
12news.com
They joined me for an interview this weekend on "Sunday Square Off" to discuss a sweeping book that traces the history of autism through the stories of Donald Triplett and the doctor who diagnosed him; the "Refrigerator Mothers" wrongly blamed by ...

Waterloo, Iowa police search for missing man with autism - WQAD.com


WQAD.com

Waterloo, Iowa police search for missing man with autism
WQAD.com
WATERLOO, Iowa — The Waterloo Police Department continue to ask the public for help finding 22-year-old Rashon Shamaras Montgomery. Montgomery has diminished mental capacities and autism. He was last seen Friday, Feb. 26 around 6 p.m. leaving ...