Monday, July 31, 2017

From apps to robots and VR: How technology is helping treat autism - Alphr


Alphr

From apps to robots and VR: How technology is helping treat autism
Alphr
Poverty, terrorism and disease are all seen and treated as major crises, but what about autism? In the UK, there are around 700,000 people diagnosed with the condition and it touches the lives of an estimated 2.8 million people a day. In the US, this ...
Myths and misconceptions about autism spectrum disorder (463 words, US, UK, CAN)Stanly News & Press
Autism champion raises awarenessHastings and St. Leonards Observer
Eagle House Group Provides Quality Education and Support for Children with AutismDigital Journal

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People with autism are less surprised by the unexpected - Science Daily


People with autism are less surprised by the unexpected
Science Daily
The researchers found that adults with autism were less surprised by unexpected images in a simple learning task than adults without autism, and those who were the least surprised had the most pronounced symptoms. "We know from previous studies that ...

Girls May Be Underdiagnosed With Autism Because Their Symptoms Seem Less Obvious - Jezebel


Jezebel

Girls May Be Underdiagnosed With Autism Because Their Symptoms Seem Less Obvious
Jezebel
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, autism is 4.5 times more common in boys than it is in girls. But some doctors think that the number of autistic boys and girls might not be so different, rather traits just go undetected in ...
Discrimination And Diagnosis: The Lost Girls On The Autism SpectrumHuffington Post Canada

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GPs told to keep a register of patients with autism - iNews


GPs told to keep a register of patients with autism
iNews
GPs should keep a register of patients with autism, which health officials have say will end the “invisibility” of patients with the mental condition in the health service and provide tailored care. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence ...

Autism patients: GPs in England urged to keep register - BBC News


BBC News

Autism patients: GPs in England urged to keep register
BBC News
GPs in England are being encouraged to keep a register of patients with autism in order to improve the care they receive. Health chiefs say a register would alert GPs to the specific needs of adults and children with autism and help tailor services for ...
Families welcome move to create national autism registerNW Evening Mail

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Speaker: More local options for autism families sought - The Daily Citizen


The Daily Citizen

Speaker: More local options for autism families sought
The Daily Citizen
Blevins said the only specialized services for locals dealing with autism are across the state line in Chattanooga, to the southwest in Rome and south in metro Atlanta. He said going to specialists and clinics that have long waiting lists isn't ...

Boy With Autism Gets Thousands of Rainbows From Across the Globe After Parents Die Weeks Apart - NBC New York


NBC New York

Boy With Autism Gets Thousands of Rainbows From Across the Globe After Parents Die Weeks Apart
NBC New York
Robbie, a 9-year-old boy with autism from upstate New York, loves rainbows -- and when his parents died weeks apart -- his aunt, now his legal guardian, asked the world for help making him smile. The world responded. Crystal Skawinski has been Robbie's ...

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Shared housing, shared behavior in mouse model of autism - Medical Xpress


Medical Xpress

Shared housing, shared behavior in mouse model of autism
Medical Xpress
Mice genetically modified to model autism spectrum disorders (ASD) cause changes in the behavior of their unmodified littermates when housed together. The findings, published in eNeuro, show how social environment shapes behaviors characteristic of ...

Study finds parallels between unresponsive honey bees, human autism - Phys.Org


Study finds parallels between unresponsive honey bees, human autism
Phys.Org
Honey bees that consistently fail to respond to obvious social cues share something fundamental with autistic humans, researchers report in a new study. Genes most closely associated with autism spectrum disorders in humans are regulated differently in ...

Antisocial bees share genetic profile with people with autism - Science Magazine


Science Magazine

Antisocial bees share genetic profile with people with autism
Science Magazine
A new study reveals that these antisocial insects share a genetic profile with people who have autism spectrum disorders, which can affect how well they respond to social situations. The work speaks to how evolution may tap the same molecular pathways ...

Boy With Autism Gets Thousands of Rainbows From Across the Globe After Parents Die Weeks Apart - NBC4 Washington


NBC4 Washington

Boy With Autism Gets Thousands of Rainbows From Across the Globe After Parents Die Weeks Apart
NBC4 Washington
Robbie, a 9-year-old boy with autism from upstate New York, loves rainbows -- and when his parents died weeks apart -- his aunt, now his legal guardian, asked the world for help making him smile. The world responded. Crystal Skawinski has been Robbie's ...

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Adults with autism found to be less surprised by unexpected images - News-Medical.net


Adults with autism found to be less surprised by unexpected images
News-Medical.net
Adults with autism may overestimate the volatility of the world around them, finds a new UCL study published in Nature Neuroscience. The researchers found that adults with autism were less surprised by unexpected images in a simple learning task than ...

Boy With Autism Gets Thousands of Rainbows From Across the Globe After Parents Die Weeks Apart - NBC New York


NBC New York

Boy With Autism Gets Thousands of Rainbows From Across the Globe After Parents Die Weeks Apart
NBC New York
Robbie, a 9-year-old boy with autism from upstate New York, loves rainbows -- and when his parents died weeks apart -- his aunt, now his legal guardian, asked the world for help making him smile. The world responded. Crystal Skawinski has been Robbie's ...

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This Mum Challenged The Silence Around Her Son's Autism With Amazing Results - BuzzFeed News


BuzzFeed News

This Mum Challenged The Silence Around Her Son's Autism With Amazing Results
BuzzFeed News
"At the time I had not heard of autism before," she says. "I struggled [with] the whole process because 'autism' is an unknown word in the Somali language. It was a condition no one knew about and [that] meant it came with stigma and barriers at every ...

Mice with a mutation linked to autism affect their littermates' behavior - Science News Magazine


Mice with a mutation linked to autism affect their littermates' behavior
Science News Magazine
The results, published July 31 in eNeuro, suggest that the social environment influences behavior in complex and important ways, says neuroscientist Alice Luo Clayton of the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative in New York City. The finding ...

Families for Autism - Laredo Morning Times


Laredo Morning Times

Families for Autism
Laredo Morning Times
Families for Autism Support and Awareness is a non-profit organization that supports families that have children with autism in Laredo and surrounding cities for 17 years. The organization's mission is to promote autism awareness and create a non ...

Teen with autism is cut above - MyCentralJersey.com


Teen with autism is cut above
MyCentralJersey.com
Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7th District) attended a special showcase Monday highlighting beneficiaries of NEA funds at the Tony Award-winning paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn. Theater for Everyone, held once a week on Fridays, is designed specifically for ...

A high-tech, retro-sound hobby becomes a community centered on autism - Dallas News (blog)


Dallas News (blog)

A high-tech, retro-sound hobby becomes a community centered on autism
Dallas News (blog)
Young, 34, was performing for Chiptunes 4 Autism, an organization he founded last summer to use electronic music to raise money for several autism charities. Since then, the organization has released two collaborative albums online, held two live shows ...

Girls May Be Underdiagnosed With Autism Because Their Symptoms Seem Less Obvious - Jezebel


Jezebel

Girls May Be Underdiagnosed With Autism Because Their Symptoms Seem Less Obvious
Jezebel
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, autism is 4.5 times more common in boys than it is in girls. But some doctors think that the number of autistic boys and girls might not be so different, rather traits just go undetected in ...

People with autism are less surprised by the unexpected - EurekAlert (press release)


People with autism are less surprised by the unexpected
EurekAlert (press release)
Adults with autism may overestimate the volatility of the world around them, finds a new UCL study published in Nature Neuroscience. The researchers found that adults with autism were less surprised by unexpected images in a simple learning task than ...

'Social Camouflage' May Lead To Underdiagnosis Of Autism In Girls - WFAE


WFAE

'Social Camouflage' May Lead To Underdiagnosis Of Autism In Girls
WFAE
Many more boys are diagnosed with autism every year than girls. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the disorder is 4.5 times more common among boys than girls. Boys appear to be more vulnerable to the disorder, but there is ...

Sesame Workshop Supports Temecula, SW Riverside Autism Task Force - Patch.com


Sesame Workshop Supports Temecula, SW Riverside Autism Task Force
Patch.com
From the City of Temecula: In March of 2017, on behalf of the Southwest Riverside Autism Task Force, Temecula City Council Member Mike Naggar recognized the non-profit Sesame Workshop for promoting autism awareness through the introduction of Julia, ...

Netflix's Atypical 'Goes Deep into the Magical World of the Mind of Someone with Autism' - PEOPLE.com


PEOPLE.com

Netflix's Atypical 'Goes Deep into the Magical World of the Mind of Someone with Autism'
PEOPLE.com
Gilchrist, 24, stars as Sam — an 18-year-old young man on the autistic spectrum — on the upcoming half-hour coming of age story. Releasing Aug. 11 on the streaming service, the eight-episode first season follows Sam as he wraps up his high school ...

Social mingling as therapy: Group of visiting children with autism visit to Marco Y - Marconews


Social mingling as therapy: Group of visiting children with autism visit to Marco Y
Marconews
Progress is the magical word in behaviorists' quest to make the lives of children with autism more normal. Autism being, in the words of behavioral analyst Carolyn O'Connell: “a neurological disorder that affects social communications, language (both ...

From apps to robots and VR: How technology is helping treat autism - Alphr


Alphr

From apps to robots and VR: How technology is helping treat autism
Alphr
Poverty, terrorism and disease are all seen and treated as major crises, but what about autism? In the UK, there are around 700,000 people diagnosed with the condition and it touches the lives of an estimated 2.8 million people a day. In the US, this ...
Myths and misconceptions about autism spectrum disorder (463 words, US, UK, CAN)Stanly News & Press
Autism champion raises awarenessHastings and St. Leonards Observer
Eagle House Group Provides Quality Education and Support for Children with AutismDigital Journal

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What it's really like living with autism - Alphr


Alphr

What it's really like living with autism
Alphr
There are around 700,000 people with autism in the UK and, for reasons I'll explain later, they are likely to gravitate towards science and technology jobs – and can have very successful careers in those fields. But what is it like to live with autism?

'I've been waiting almost three years to hear my little boy say 'mum'': Ex Home and Away star Christie Hayes reveals ... - Daily Mail


Daily Mail

'I've been waiting almost three years to hear my little boy say 'mum'': Ex Home and Away star Christie Hayes reveals ...
Daily Mail
A former star of hit Australian show Home and Away has opened up about her son's autism diagnosis. Christie Hayes, who co-hosts the radio breakfast show on I98FM in Wollongong, wrote a lengthy post on Instagram revealing she was sharing her son, ...
Former 'Home and Away' star reveals her son has autismYahoo7 Be

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Myths and misconceptions about autism spectrum disorder (463 words, US, UK, CAN) - Stanly News & Press


Myths and misconceptions about autism spectrum disorder (463 words, US, UK, CAN)
Stanly News & Press
Autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, is a class of neurological conditions present from early childhood and is often identified through difficulty communicating, using language and understanding abstract concepts. The organization Autism Speaks says that ...

11-year-old with autism gets a car tour from an LMPD officer - The Courier-Journal


The Courier-Journal

11-year-old with autism gets a car tour from an LMPD officer
The Courier-Journal
"Does anyone know a police officer that is willing to let my 11-year-old son that has autism explore his/her car and take pics?" she wrote. "... It's something so small that would make his entire year!!" Within hours, she had a response. Tina Burnell ...

'Social Camouflage' May Lead To Underdiagnosis Of Autism In Girls - NPR


NPR

'Social Camouflage' May Lead To Underdiagnosis Of Autism In Girls
NPR
Many more boys are diagnosed with autism every year than girls. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the disorder is 4.5 times more common among boys than girls. Boys appear to be more vulnerable to the disorder, but there is ...