Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Post Falls Police offer autism cards - KHQ Right Now


KHQ Right Now

Post Falls Police offer autism cards
KHQ Right Now
“The individual would hold it up to the officer and tell them 'hey I have autism' and it tells them some of the diagnosis,” Knight said, “like 'hey I may react a certain way, please don't take it as an act of me defying what you're trying to tell me ...

Dogs at Snohomish farm helping comfort kids with autism - Q13 FOX


Q13 FOX

Dogs at Snohomish farm helping comfort kids with autism
Q13 FOX
SNOHOMISH, Wash. -- Puppies are, of course, cute, but the pups hopping around Holly Kohls' Snohomish farm may have a higher purpose. “They seem to have a sixth sense,” said Kohls. “An innate ability to comfort and to know when something's wrong and ...

Faulty cell signaling derails cerebral cortex development, could it lead to autism? - Medical Xpress


Medical Xpress

Faulty cell signaling derails cerebral cortex development, could it lead to autism?
Medical Xpress
The Anton lab findings come on the heels of other studies in autism suggesting that, in some cases, the long path toward autism symptoms begins when the development of progenitor cells in the cerebral cortex is disrupted. Other researchers conducted ...

Texas Autism Academy now teaching Applied Behavior Analysis-infused curriculum - Community Impact Newspaper


Texas Autism Academy now teaching Applied Behavior Analysis-infused curriculum
Community Impact Newspaper
Following a two-week delay due to Hurricane Harvey, Texas Autism Academy began its inaugural school year Sept. 18 at 1009 Pruitt Road, The Woodlands. Founded by ASD Hope, Inc., a nonprofit organization comprised of local educators, TAA is a private ...

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Parental age ups rate of new mutations passed to children - Spectrum


Parental age ups rate of new mutations passed to children
Spectrum
The increase in these 'de novo' mutations may explain why older parents are more likely to have a child with a condition such as autism. Men accumulate de novo mutations four times faster than women, the researchers found. However, in about 10 percent ...

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What is stimming? Self-stimulating behavior a common symptom of ... - ABC15 Arizona


ABC15 Arizona

What is stimming? Self-stimulating behavior a common symptom of ...
ABC15 Arizona
"Stimming" is repetitive body movement that self-stimulates one or more senses. In those with autism, the behaviors can help soothe during times of amplified ...

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Acting through Autism, bullying - Del Mar Times


Del Mar Times

Acting through Autism, bullying
Del Mar Times
For Jacob Redmon, the theatre means breaking out of his shell and the stereotypes associated with Asperger's syndrome. For his sister, Rachael Redmon, it's a chance to stand up to bullying. The Carlsbad siblings' mother enrolled them in the ...

PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE: Volunteers needed for support group, Georgia Race for Autism - Gwinnettdailypost.com


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PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE: Volunteers needed for support group, Georgia Race for Autism
Gwinnettdailypost.com
After having a son with autism, my focus is now more around autism and families impacted by disability. Helping families is now my passion, as I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience to assist those navigating the often challenging and overwhelming ...

Study may provide insights into treating autism and other neuropsychiatric disorders - News-Medical.net


Study may provide insights into treating autism and other neuropsychiatric disorders
News-Medical.net
Alterations in a naturally occurring chemical in the brain called serotonin have been linked to a number of neuropsychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder as well as autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Randy Blakely ...

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Fever eases behavioral problems in some children with autism - Spectrum


Spectrum

Fever eases behavioral problems in some children with autism
Spectrum
About 17 percent of children with autism are calmer and more communicative than usual when they have a fever, according to a new analysis. Children with severe autism features are most likely to show these gains. Understanding how fever affects autism ...

Dogs at Snohomish farm helping comfort kids with autism - Q13 FOX


Q13 FOX

Dogs at Snohomish farm helping comfort kids with autism
Q13 FOX
SNOHOMISH, Wash. -- Puppies are, of course, cute, but the pups hopping around Holly Kohls' Snohomish farm may have a higher purpose. “They seem to have a sixth sense,” said Kohls. “An innate ability to comfort and to know when something's wrong and ...

SEE IT: Police officer detains boy with autism after mistaking him for druggie - New York Daily News


New York Daily News

SEE IT: Police officer detains boy with autism after mistaking him for druggie
New York Daily News
A police officer in Arizona mistook a 14-year-old boy who has autism for a drug user and detained the teen, newly-revealed video and documents show. In the video, released this week by the Buckeye, Az., police department, Officer David Grossman was ...
A police officer thought an autistic teen was on drugs — and held him on the ground, video showsMiami Herald
Case Of Buckeye Teen Shows Need For Autism Education For Police: ReportPatch.com
Police officer ignorantly and aggressively detained autistic boy who was just stimmingBoing Boing
WTOL.com -Police News
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Cool It With the 'Autism Awareness' T-Shirts - Racked


Racked

Cool It With the 'Autism Awareness' T-Shirts
Racked
If you so much as mention autism on social media, your feeds will suddenly be inundated with suggested content and ads somehow related to the neurodevelopmental disorder. Twitter will recommend accounts run by allistic (non-autistic) experts and the ...

Autism in reel life - Kankakee Daily Journal


Kankakee Daily Journal

Autism in reel life
Kankakee Daily Journal
The show is a latest in a pattern that's been emerging in the last few years, a stark shift in how people with autism and other disabilities are portrayed in the media, compared to old favorites such as "Forest Gump," "I am Sam" and "Rain Man." While ...

Yardley Makefield's Special Stars program helps kids with autism or Asperger's learn soccer - Bucks County Courier Times


Yardley Makefield's Special Stars program helps kids with autism or Asperger's learn soccer
Bucks County Courier Times
The program is run so that the Pals/volunteers help walk the Stars/the kids with autism or Asperger's through the drills and cheer them on during games and coaches, who are either high school students or adults, run the drills and ref the games ...

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WNY's Great Kids: Jamestown Teen's Bottle Drive for Autism - WGRZ-TV


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WNY's Great Kids: Jamestown Teen's Bottle Drive for Autism
WGRZ-TV
JAMESTOWN, NY- This week, "WNY's Great Kids" is highlighting a teen from Jamestown who is giving back to a place that helped him, and is helping other families who have loved ones with autism, and he's doing it one nickel at a time. Christopher Decker ...

A police officer thought an autistic teen was on drugs — and held him on the ground, video shows - Miami Herald


A police officer thought an autistic teen was on drugs — and held him on the ground, video shows
Miami Herald
Newly-released body-camera footage shows an Arizona police officer holding a 14-year-old boy with autism on the ground because the cop thought he was on drugs. The incident happened in mid-July, when officer David Grossman of the Buckeye Police ...
VIDEO: Officer cleared after detaining, injuring teen with autismWTOL.com

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Intern with autism inspires, impresses researchers at Duke - WNCN


WNCN

Intern with autism inspires, impresses researchers at Duke
WNCN
DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Families dealing with autism often turn toward Duke's Center for Autism and Brain Development. Researchers are working to learn more about autism and help those who have it. This summer the center hired its first intern with ...

A 'cure' for autism at any cost - Spectrum


A 'cure' for autism at any cost
Spectrum
From the moment her 18-month-old son Sam was diagnosed with autism, Elizabeth B., or Liz, found it difficult to accept. When Sam failed to make much progress in an early-intervention program and, later, at a special-needs preschool in Manhattan, Liz ...

A police officer thought an autistic teen was on drugs — and held him on the ground, video shows - Miami Herald


A police officer thought an autistic teen was on drugs — and held him on the ground, video shows
Miami Herald
Newly-released body-camera footage shows an Arizona police officer holding a 14-year-old boy with autism on the ground because the cop thought he was on drugs. The incident happened in mid-July, when officer David Grossman of the Buckeye Police ...
VIDEO: Officer cleared after detaining, injuring teen with autismWTOL.com

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Yardley Makefield's Special Stars program helps kids with autism or Asperger's learn soccer - The Intelligencer


Yardley Makefield's Special Stars program helps kids with autism or Asperger's learn soccer
The Intelligencer
It's called Special Stars, which is a volunteer-based program aimed at helping kids and young adults with autism or Asperger's syndrome learn how to play soccer. The program is run so that the Pals/volunteers help walk the Stars/the kids with autism or ...

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Yardley Makefield's Special Stars program helps kids with autism or Asperger's learn soccer - Bucks County Courier Times


Yardley Makefield's Special Stars program helps kids with autism or Asperger's learn soccer
Bucks County Courier Times
The program is run so that the Pals/volunteers help walk the Stars/the kids with autism or Asperger's through the drills and cheer them on during games and coaches, who are either high school students or adults, run the drills and ref the games ...

Robokind Teams Up With SoftBank Robotics For Autism Focused Robotics Workshop - Nibletz


Nibletz

Robokind Teams Up With SoftBank Robotics For Autism Focused Robotics Workshop
Nibletz
RoboKind and SoftBank Robotics, the providers of the most widely-used robots in autism therapies (Milo and NAO, respectively) have teamed up to create a forum for leading authorities to discuss the possibility of establishing a framework for developing ...

Monroe County first responders undergo autism awareness training - Spectrum News


Spectrum News

Monroe County first responders undergo autism awareness training
Spectrum News
Police officers, campus security and firefighters from Monroe County underwent awareness training Monday to learn how to better handle emergencies with people with autism. The training program focuses on tips, options and tactics to help first ...

Family: Teen with autism hurt after being detained by Buckeye ... - ABC15 Arizona


ABC15 Arizona

Scientists find 8 autism-related mutations in 1 gene - PhillyVoice.com


Scientists find 8 autism-related mutations in 1 gene
PhillyVoice.com
Through the study of data collected from thousands of genomes of people with autism-spectrum disorders, researchers at the University of Southern California focused on a gene called TRIO. The gene produces a protein that influences the development and ...

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Police video shows Buckeye officer detain autistic teen he thought was using drugs - AZCentral.com


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Police video shows Buckeye officer detain autistic teen he thought was using drugs
AZCentral.com
The Buckeye Police Department has said they think the officer reacted to a reasonable suspicion, but the family's attorney says there is insufficient training for officers to deal with people on the autism spectrum, something the boy's family would ...
Family: Teen with autism hurt after being detained by Buckeye ...ABC15 Arizona
Buckeye Police releases body cam video of officer's confrontation with autistic teenagerFOX 10 News Phoenix
Police release body-cam video of Buckeye cop's detention of teen with autismAZFamily

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Questions for Gene Robinson: What honey bees say about autism - Spectrum


Questions for Gene Robinson: What honey bees say about autism
Spectrum
The genetic profiles of these bees are similar to those of people with autism, according to a provocative study published in July in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. The researchers identified these bees by giving them two social ...

Tyler training center hosting autism awareness event - Marshall Independent


Tyler training center hosting autism awareness event
Marshall Independent
“I work with kids with autism on a daily basis,” said Hess, who serves the Tracy District through the Southwest West Central Service Cooperative. “I have an Early childhood special education degree and early childhood autism license and I also enjoy ...

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Pregnant moms who take folic acid cut autism risk from pesticides - Reuters


Pregnant moms who take folic acid cut autism risk from pesticides
Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Children whose mothers took folic acid supplements early in their pregnancies were less likely to develop autism, even when the pregnant moms were exposed to pesticides linked to the neurodevelopmental disorder, a new study found.

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Korean-American Scientist Couple Discovers Major New Cause of Autism - NextShark


NextShark

Korean-American Scientist Couple Discovers Major New Cause of Autism
NextShark
In two research studies published by science journal 'Nature' (via MIT news) on Thursday (September 14), the pair of professors reported that they discovered that certain bacteria in the mother's digestive tract may cause an autistic offspring.

Questions for Gene Robinson: What honey bees say about autism - Spectrum


Questions for Gene Robinson: What honey bees say about autism
Spectrum
The genetic profiles of these bees are similar to those of people with autism, according to a provocative study published in July in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. The researchers identified these bees by giving them two social ...