Friday, June 30, 2017

Mansfield Police Find Teen With Autism Who Wandered Off - CBS DFW


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Mansfield Police Find Teen With Autism Who Wandered Off
CBS DFW
COM) – The Mansfield Police Department is asking for the public's help finding a missing 16-year-old with autism. Police said Matthew Denton walked away from the Wesley Mission Center at 777 N Walnut Creek Dr, which is in the parking lot of the First ...

Is there such a thing as an autism gene? - The Washington Post - Washington Post


Washington Post

Is there such a thing as an autism gene? - The Washington Post
Washington Post
Researchers have known that genes contribute to autism since the 1970s, when a team found that identical twins often share the condition. Since then, scientists ...
How an autism gene mutation alters brain development - Medical ...Medical News Today

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Coding Autism wins MIT entrepreneurial competition - Pacific Coast Business Times


Pacific Coast Business Times

Coding Autism wins MIT entrepreneurial competition
Pacific Coast Business Times
A skills and needs matchup between the technology industry and adults with autism has to battle a lack of awareness from large companies, but recruiting initiatives at Hewlett Packard and SAP bear out the model, said co-founder and CEO Oliver Thornton.

Why Beaufort County families are struggling to find local treatment for their autistic children - Island Packet


Island Packet

Why Beaufort County families are struggling to find local treatment for their autistic children
Island Packet
The treatment Malcolm is receiving at Progressive Behavior Consulting in Bluffton, Applied Behavior Analysis, is generally accepted as the most effective way for children with autism to learn new skills, develop socially appropriate behaviors and break ...

Thousands of people with Autism join new online genetic study - Portsmouth Daily Times


Thousands of people with Autism join new online genetic study
Portsmouth Daily Times
Autism has a strong genetic component: To date, approximately 50 genes have been identified that almost certainly play a role in autism, and researchers estimate that an additional 300 or more are involved. But to identify all the genes at play, many ...

Autism awareness sprouts at fair's Garden Show - The San Diego Union-Tribune


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Autism awareness sprouts at fair's Garden Show
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Visitors to the San Diego County Fair can find something special growing in the annual Garden Show besides beautiful plants and interesting landscapes — awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder. An exhibit in the annual show focuses on the Autism ...

How an autism gene mutation alters brain development - Medical News Today


Medical News Today

How an autism gene mutation alters brain development
Medical News Today
Both of these characteristics are present in humans with autism who have CHD8 gene mutations. What is more, the researchers found that the changes in gene expression as a result of CHD8 gene mutations arise in early brain development, and they ...
Is there such a thing as an autism gene?Washington Post

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Man with Autism strives for Broadway - Florida Today


Man with Autism strives for Broadway
Florida Today
People don't care what you look like, people don't care if you have disabilities or things like that," said the 21-year-old college student with Autism and Asperger syndrome, a developmental disorder that affects social interaction and nonverbal ...

Two bodies support children with autism - Ghana News Agency


Ghana News Agency

Two bodies support children with autism
Ghana News Agency
Accra, June 30, GNA – My Sister's Keeper Foundation, Co-founded by the three daughters of President Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo, has partnered Glam Africa to support Autistic children at the Autism Awareness Care and Training Centre (AACT) in Accra.
Akufo-Addo's daughters join Glam Africa to support children with AutismCitifmonline

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Possible early diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder - Science Daily


Possible early diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder
Science Daily
Possible early diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. Date: June 29, 2017; Source: UT Southwestern Medical Center; Summary: Measuring a set of proteins in the blood may enable earlier diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study.

Children with autism should be checked for DCD, study recommends - Science Daily


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Children with autism should be checked for DCD, study recommends
Science Daily
In an article published this month in the journal Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Priscila Ca├žola, an assistant professor of kinesiology; UTA librarian Peace Ossom Williamson and Haylie Miller, an assistant professor in the Department of ...
Study recommends autistic children be checked for DCDUPI.com

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People with autism avoid eye contact to limit unpleasant brain stimulation: Study - UPI.com


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People with autism avoid eye contact to limit unpleasant brain stimulation: Study
UPI.com
FRIDAY, June 30, 2017 -- If you know someone with autism, you've probably noticed that they rarely look people in the eye. Now, new research suggests why that is so. "Contrary to what has been thought, the apparent lack of interpersonal interest among ...

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Thousands of people with Autism join new online genetic study - Portsmouth Daily Times


Thousands of people with Autism join new online genetic study
Portsmouth Daily Times
Autism has a strong genetic component: To date, approximately 50 genes have been identified that almost certainly play a role in autism, and researchers estimate that an additional 300 or more are involved. But to identify all the genes at play, many ...

Community Postings: FTC aids Autism Speaks, Among the graduates... - Fairfield Citizen


Fairfield Citizen

Community Postings: FTC aids Autism Speaks, Among the graduates...
Fairfield Citizen
For the third straight year, Fairfield Theatre Company will be contributing $25 from every membership sold to support the organization Autism Speaks, an advocacy organization that sponsors autism research and conducts awareness and outreach activities ...

'Swim Team' for autistic kids makes splash in documentary - Seymour Tribune


Seymour Tribune

'Swim Team' for autistic kids makes splash in documentary
Seymour Tribune
They all boldly defy the grim prognosis that doctors delivered to McQuay's parents nearly 15 years ago. Autism would prevent McQuay from ever walking, they said. He would never talk or be able to perform the most basic of tasks. “And now,” said Michael ...

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Rolesville sandwich shop hires people with autism - WTVD-TV


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Rolesville sandwich shop hires people with autism
WTVD-TV
Whiches on Wheels is Rolesville's newest sandwich shop. Melissa Towns opened it so her daughter Princess, and people like Princess with autism, could have a job. "With autism it's not that easy. They tend to get overwhelmed. They get frustrated and ...

'Swim Team' for autistic kids makes splash in documentary - Daily Journal


Daily Journal

'Swim Team' for autistic kids makes splash in documentary
Daily Journal
They all boldly defy the grim prognosis that doctors delivered to McQuay's parents nearly 15 years ago. Autism would prevent McQuay from ever walking, they said. He would never talk or be able to perform the most basic of tasks. “And now,” said Michael ...

FM Businesses Signing Up to be "Autism Friendly" - KFGO


KFGO

FM Businesses Signing Up to be "Autism Friendly"
KFGO
Kasprowicz and the team at the ND Autism Center are offering FM area businesses the chance to be a part of the "Autism Friendly Community Project". A project designed to help businesses and their employees reduce the isolation people with autism and ...

Is there such a thing as an autism gene? - Washington Post


Washington Post

Is there such a thing as an autism gene?
Washington Post
Researchers have known that genes contribute to autism since the 1970s, when a team found that identical twins often share the condition. Since then, scientists have been racking up potential genetic culprits in autism, a process that DNA-decoding ...

Adults with autism make more consistent choices -- ScienceDaily - Science Daily


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Adults with autism make more consistent choices -- ScienceDaily
Science Daily
People with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) often show a reduced sensitivity to contextual information in perceptual tasks, but new research suggests that this ...
People with autism may be more rational in their economic choicesMedical News Today

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How an autism gene mutation alters brain development - Medical News Today


Medical News Today

How an autism gene mutation alters brain development
Medical News Today
Researchers from the United States and Canada found that CHD8 gene mutations altered gene expression in mice, impairing their cognitive functioning and increasing brain volume. Both of these characteristics are present in humans with autism who have ...

People with autism avoid eye contact to limit unpleasant brain stimulation: Study - UPI.com


UPI.com

People with autism avoid eye contact to limit unpleasant brain stimulation: Study
UPI.com
FRIDAY, June 30, 2017 -- If you know someone with autism, you've probably noticed that they rarely look people in the eye. Now, new research suggests why that is so. "Contrary to what has been thought, the apparent lack of interpersonal interest among ...

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Study: Overstimulation, not indifference, makes eye contact hard for people with autism - Philly.com


Philly.com

Study: Overstimulation, not indifference, makes eye contact hard for people with autism
Philly.com
“The findings demonstrate that, contrary to what has been thought, the apparent lack of interpersonal interest among people with autism is not due to lack of concern,” said Nouchine Hadjikhani, a study author and a Harvard associate professor of radiology.

Why People With Autism Avoid Eye Contact - U.S. News & World Report


Why People With Autism Avoid Eye Contact
U.S. News & World Report
FRIDAY, June 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you know someone with autism, you've probably noticed that they rarely look people in the eye. Now, new research suggests why that is so. "Contrary to what has been thought, the apparent lack of ...

Mice provide insight into genetics of autism spectrum disorders ... - Science Daily


Science Daily

Mice provide insight into genetics of autism spectrum disorders ...
Science Daily
The CHD8 gene is associated with some cases of human autism. A new study shows that mice with mutated CHD8 show defects in brain development and ...

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Mom and Former Police Officer Creates AutismTalk App to Help Police Interact With People on the Spectrum - The Mighty


The Mighty

Mom and Former Police Officer Creates AutismTalk App to Help Police Interact With People on the Spectrum
The Mighty
Less than a year ago, Stephanie Cooper started Autism Law Enforcement Response Training (ALERT). This program provides police officers with specialized training and sensory kits designed to help autistic people. Now Cooper is taking her mission one ...

Education assistants question 'frustrated' students with autism in mainstream classes - ABC Online


ABC Online

Education assistants question 'frustrated' students with autism in mainstream classes
ABC Online
This is why one Perth education assistant, who is risking her job by speaking out, believes we need an open debate about whether mainstream classrooms suit all children with autism. She has witnessed bloody and violent incidents due to a small ...

The Advantages of Autistic Employees - The Atlantic


The Atlantic

The Advantages of Autistic Employees
The Atlantic
“They don't look at you in the eye, and in a traditional interview you would say, this is not a good candidate,” explained EY director Hiren Shukla, during an interview at the Aspen Ideas Festival. That's because those 14 have the high-functioning form ...