Thursday, June 30, 2016

Boy with autism uses Disney films to communicate with parents - KTRK-TV


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Boy with autism uses Disney films to communicate with parents
KTRK-TV
As a child with autism, Owen Suskind was unable to speak and had trouble connecting to the world around him. That is, until his family cracked the code of how to communicate with him. It was a code that was hiding inside some of Owen's favorite movies ...
Documentary 'Life, Animated' Looks At Using Disney Characters To Communicate10:47Here And Now
'Life, Animated' follows an autistic boy's astonishing journey back to the world with the help of Disney moviesLos Angeles Times
Disney helps an autistic boy navigate life in this new docNew York Post
NewsOK.com -L.A. Biz
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Andy And His Service Dog, Corky, Overcome Challenges Of Autism Together - DNAinfo


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Andy And His Service Dog, Corky, Overcome Challenges Of Autism Together
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Cristy Calderon, an Autism Behavior and Childhood consultant, has worked with the family for almost three years. "When we first started with Andy, his perception of safety was non-existent," Calderon said. "Most children on the autism spectrum just do ...

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Scary Situation: Fireworks and children with autism - WTOC


Scary Situation: Fireworks and children with autism
WTOC
Loud, colorful and flashy is what makes fireworks attractive to most of us. However, that's not the case for some children with autism. Tia Nicholson is the mother of 15-year-old twin boys. She said the first time her sons experienced a fireworks show ...

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Autism More Likely If Parent, Sibling Have Epilepsy - Medscape


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Autism More Likely If Parent, Sibling Have Epilepsy
Medscape
Individuals with epilepsy, as well as their children and siblings, are at an increased risk for autism, a new study has shown. The Swedish study, the largest so far to look at the link between epilepsy and autism, was published online in Neurology on ...

7-year-old boy with autism dies days after near-drowning - MLive.com


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7-year-old boy with autism dies days after near-drowning
MLive.com
MARQUETTE, MI - A 7-year-old boy with autism who was pulled from K.I. Sawyer's Little Trout Lake on June 19 has died, the Associated Press reported. Izayah Michael Roy Pedrin, of Curtis, Mich., was taken off life support on June 24, according to an ...

What to Know When Coworking With Someone With Autism - BostInno


What to Know When Coworking With Someone With Autism
BostInno
Seen from an autistic perspective, the social, shared, and flexible attributes of the modern shared office can be intimidating. As work and life spill into each other, they clash with coping mechanisms for autism spectrum disorder, in which high-level ...

Updated Touro University autism center will increase staff, cut wait-list times - Las Vegas Review-Journal


Las Vegas Review-Journal

Updated Touro University autism center will increase staff, cut wait-list times
Las Vegas Review-Journal
People attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Sharon Sigesmund Pierce and Stephen Pierce Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at Touro University Nevada on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, in Henderson. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas ...

Metro-east autism center closes - Belleville News-Democrat


Metro-east autism center closes
Belleville News-Democrat
The Center for Autism in Maryville announced this week that it would be closing permanently at the end of the state's fiscal year without a budget plan. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Democratic-controlled Legislature have been unable to come to ...

Boy with autism uses Disney films to communicate with parents - WTVD-TV


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Boy with autism uses Disney films to communicate with parents
WTVD-TV
As a child with autism, Owen Suskind was unable to speak and had trouble connecting to the world around him. That is, until his family cracked the code of how to communicate with him. It was a code that was hiding inside some of Owen's favorite movies ...

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Boy with autism uses Disney films to communicate with parents - WABC-TV


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Boy with autism uses Disney films to communicate with parents
WABC-TV
As a child with autism, Owen Suskind was unable to speak and had trouble connecting to the world around him. That is, until his family cracked the code of how to communicate with him. It was a code that was hiding inside some of Owen's favorite movies ...
'Life, Animated' Parents Describe How Animated Characters Helped Son With Autism ConnectABC News
Documentary turns Disney-loving autistic man into a starAlbuquerque Journal
How Disney Movies Helped Ron Suskind's Autistic Son Find His VoiceVanity Fair
A.V. Club -Wall Street Journal -San Francisco Chronicle
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SundanceTV's 'The A Word' Shines Light on Family Grappling with Autism - Variety


Variety

SundanceTV's 'The A Word' Shines Light on Family Grappling with Autism
Variety
Leaders from New York's community of autism service orgs gathered Tuesday night at the Museum of Arts and Design for the premiere of SundanceTV's “The A Word,” a warm and funny drama that depicts a British family coming to grips with their 5-year-old ...

7-year-old boy with autism dies days after near-drowning - MLive.com


7-year-old boy with autism dies days after near-drowning
MLive.com
MARQUETTE, MI - A 7-year-old boy with autism who was pulled from K.I. Sawyer's Little Trout Lake on June 19 has died, the Associated Press reported. Izayah Michael Roy Pedrin, of Curtis, Mich., was taken off life support on June 24, according to an ...

New clinic providing autism services as older one holds on - The Southern


The Southern

New clinic providing autism services as older one holds on
The Southern
Brittany Maertzig (left) and Avonne Cross (right) work with 4-year-old Liam Thompson at the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Southern Illinois University on Monday afternoon. Stephanie Brown, autism society: Face of budget impasse. Buy Now.

Study reveals reasons for delays in early autism diagnoses - Medical Xpress


Medical Xpress

Study reveals reasons for delays in early autism diagnoses
Medical Xpress
QUT has found many Australian children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may not be diagnosed until long after initial signs appear. Credit: Queensland University of Technology. A new study has found many Australian children with autism spectrum ...
Autism New Zealand Conference 2016Scoop.co.nz

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Firefighter Dad of Child with Autism Innovates Training - FireEngineering.com


FireEngineering.com

Firefighter Dad of Child with Autism Innovates Training
FireEngineering.com
"We had the firefighters sharing stories from years back about incidents that they went to where kind of the light bulb turned on .. oh I think that call 5 years ago that individual might have had autism," said Capt. Ben Wilson of the District of North ...

Andy And His Service Dog, Corky, Overcome Challenges Of Autism Together - DNAinfo


DNAinfo

Andy And His Service Dog, Corky, Overcome Challenges Of Autism Together
DNAinfo
Cristy Calderon, an Autism Behavior and Childhood consultant, has worked with the family for almost three years. "When we first started with Andy, his perception of safety was non-existent," Calderon said. "Most children on the autism spectrum just do ...

Police launch investigation at Somerset centre for people with autism - The Guardian


The Guardian

Police launch investigation at Somerset centre for people with autism
The Guardian
Police have launched an investigation following allegations concerning the welfare of vulnerable residents at a leading specialist centre for people with autism in Somerset. The National Autistic Society, which runs Somerset Court, alerted the police ...

Surfers Healing Provides Waves of Joy for Autism Community at Doheny... - Patch.com


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Surfers Healing Provides Waves of Joy for Autism Community at Doheny...
Patch.com
Surfers Healing Provides Waves of Joy for Autism Community at Doheny State Beach. San Juan Capistrano charity Surfers Healing provides a perfect day to Autism community: free, joyous surf experience in Southern California.

Autism and Epilepsy Comorbidity: Shared Etiology? - Psychiatry Advisor


Autism and Epilepsy Comorbidity: Shared Etiology?
Psychiatry Advisor
Results from a large Swedish study suggest that epilepsy and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have a shared etiology. The study, which followed nearly 87 000 individuals with epilepsy over a median of 5.5 years, found that participants with epilepsy were ...

Why Autism Therapies Are Moving Out Of The Home And Into The Community Center - Huffington Post


Huffington Post

Why Autism Therapies Are Moving Out Of The Home And Into The Community Center
Huffington Post
For years, people on with Autistic Disorder - or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) - have participated in home-based therapy. The concept behind home-based treatment is that it helps to facilitate behavioral intervention in the natural environment. For ...

Autism Ontario: Government Restores Funding For Children Older Than 5 With Autism - Huffington Post Canada


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Autism Ontario: Government Restores Funding For Children Older Than 5 With Autism
Huffington Post Canada
TORONTO — Children five and older with autism will no longer be cut off from government-funded intensive therapy, as the Ontario government announced new funding Tuesday, but some parents are not ready to forgive the Liberals for the "misery" they ...
Waterloo mother happy autism treatment to be based on need, not ageCBC.ca
New autism program announcement brings mixed feelingsSt. Catharines Standard
Ontario backs off controversial autism changes, boosts services after parents protestToronto Star
Belleville Intelligencer -The Kingston Whig-Standard -Woodstock Sentinel Review
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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Autism New Zealand Conference 2016 - Scoop.co.nz


Autism New Zealand Conference 2016
Scoop.co.nz
The Autism New Zealand Conference 2016 provides a unique opportunity for delegates to network with the New Zealand autism community, experts and international speakers –and share our celebrations at the inaugural Autism New Zealand awards dinner.

Teacher Charged With Murder After Stepson With Autism Drowns in Bathtub - Inside Edition


Inside Edition

Teacher Charged With Murder After Stepson With Autism Drowns in Bathtub
Inside Edition
An elementary school teacher was charged in the death of his 11-year-old autistic stepson after the boy drowned in a bathtub in their Georgia home, authorities said. Michael David Smith, 32, was allegedly helping the wheelchair-bound child in the bath ...
11-year-old boy with autism drowns in bathtub; step-father charged11alive.com
Stepfather jailed after stepson with autism drowns in bathtubFOX 5 Atlanta

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Newly renamed and renovated autism center will increase staff, cut waitlist times - Las Vegas Review-Journal


Newly renamed and renovated autism center will increase staff, cut waitlist times
Las Vegas Review-Journal
People attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Sharon Sigesmund Pierce and Stephen Pierce Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at Touro University Nevada on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, in Henderson. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas ...

Analyses of gene activity may yield clues to roots of autism - Spectrum


Spectrum

Analyses of gene activity may yield clues to roots of autism
Spectrum
The number of genetic variants implicated in autism is large and growing, but it's increasingly clear that identifying these variants is only the beginning of the quest to understand the biology of autism. Genes not only store information but also ...

'Life, Animated' Parents Describe How Animated Characters Helped Son With Autism Connect - ABC News


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'Life, Animated' Parents Describe How Animated Characters Helped Son With Autism Connect
ABC News
Owen Suskind's world came to a halt in 1993. The toddler stopped talking, showing affection and engaging in the world around him. His parents Ron and Cornelia Suskind took him to a doctor and heard a shattering diagnosis: regressive autism. “We just ...
Boy with autism uses Disney films to communicate with parentsWABC-TV
Life, AnimatedA.V. Club
Documentary turns Disney-loving autistic man into a starFox News
Wall Street Journal -San Francisco Chronicle -Vanity Fair
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New laws starting July 1 concern mopeds, gas tax, autism - Burlington Times News


Burlington Times News

New laws starting July 1 concern mopeds, gas tax, autism
Burlington Times News
RALEIGH — Be sure you're covered if you're puttering around on a moped. Also get it registered on time or you could be fined. But at least it should be slightly cheaper when you fill up at the pump. Several changes covering four- and two-wheeled motor ...

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SundanceTV's 'The A Word' Shines Light on Family Grappling with Autism - Variety


Variety

SundanceTV's 'The A Word' Shines Light on Family Grappling with Autism
Variety
Leaders from New York's community of autism service orgs gathered Tuesday night at the Museum of Arts and Design for the premiere of SundanceTV's “The A Word,” a warm and funny drama that depicts a British family coming to grips with their 5-year-old ...

New laws starting July 1 address mopeds, gas tax, autism - WITN


WITN

New laws starting July 1 address mopeds, gas tax, autism
WITN
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Several changes covering two- and four-wheeled motor vehicles are about to take effect. They're among about a dozen laws approved that North Carolina legislators agreed should be implemented with the start of state government's ...

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