Thursday, August 31, 2017

Study identifies unexpected mosaic mutations as new risk factor for developing autism - News-Medical.net


Study identifies unexpected mosaic mutations as new risk factor for developing autism
News-Medical.net
Autism spectrum disorder affects approximately one out of every 68 children in the United States. Despite expansive study, the origin and risk factors of the complex condition are not fully understood. To better understand the root causes, an ...

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Autism doesn't stop college football player from his dreams - WCPO


WCPO

Autism doesn't stop college football player from his dreams
WCPO
“I know it may seem like to most people I don't have autism. But it was different at a really young age,” Bailey said. Kids with autism can grow up scared, angry, constantly crying. “People with autism don't have the best social skills. I didn't have ...

Autism Delaware honors SoDel Concepts - Sussex Countian


Sussex Countian

Autism Delaware honors SoDel Concepts
Sussex Countian
Autism Delaware selected SoDel Concepts as the recipient of the 2017 Noelle Perry Smith Employer of the Year Award. As part of the Productive Opportunities for Work and Recreation program, Mark Kleinstuber, right, works at Catch 54 under the ...

Once a 'Dire' Diagnosis, a Look at the Evolution of Autism Awareness - WUWM


WUWM

Once a 'Dire' Diagnosis, a Look at the Evolution of Autism Awareness
WUWM
In the last few decades autism rates have skyrocketed in the United States. There are theories as to why, but many point to increased awareness and thus diagnosis, as at least partly responsible for the uptick. Forty years ago, the condition was still ...

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Chinese charity raises US$2.27 million selling art by people with autism - South China Morning Post


South China Morning Post

Chinese charity raises US$2.27 million selling art by people with autism
South China Morning Post
Miao said art was one way for people with autism to express themselves. “They often don't do well at expressing themselves through language,” he said. “They have a strong desire to express themselves through other means – and sometimes they're quite ...

Norfolk autism assessment wait time 'up to two years' - BBC News


BBC News

Norfolk autism assessment wait time 'up to two years'
BBC News
Some children are having to wait two years to be fully assessed for autism in Norfolk, an NHS report has revealed. While this month 300 cases are waiting to be assessed, says the report to Norfolk County Council's health scrutiny committee. Councillor ...

Once a 'Dire' Diagnosis, a Look at the Evolution of Autism Awareness - WUWM


WUWM

Once a 'Dire' Diagnosis, a Look at the Evolution of Autism Awareness
WUWM
In the last few decades autism rates have skyrocketed in the United States. There are theories as to why, but many point to increased awareness and thus diagnosis, as at least partly responsible for the uptick. Forty years ago, the condition was still ...

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Looking Into the Future for a Child With Autism - New York Times


New York Times

Looking Into the Future for a Child With Autism
New York Times
He has autism and, as any parent of a child with significant special needs knows, the yearly team meeting to develop the I.E.P. can be emotional and fraught. For us it has felt, at times, like an annual adjustment of expectations downward. In theory ...

Ten Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Person with Autism - VICE


VICE

Ten Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Person with Autism
VICE
In the UK, around 700,000 people are on the autism spectrum, with the condition affecting just over 1 percent of the global population. Though Hübner says it's always been difficult to know exactly where she falls on the spectrum, she hopes the ...

Does Your Child Have ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorder – or Both? - U.S. News & World Report


U.S. News & World Report

Does Your Child Have ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorder – or Both?
U.S. News & World Report
Russell A. Barkley, clinical professor of psychiatry at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, says that “autism overlaps with ADHD about 25 percent of the time.” He explains key differences ...
Treatments for anxiety disorders likely to prove efficacious in ASDNews-Medical.net

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Chinese charity raises US$2.27 million selling art by people with autism - South China Morning Post


South China Morning Post

Chinese charity raises US$2.27 million selling art by people with autism
South China Morning Post
Miao said art was one way for people with autism to express themselves. “They often don't do well at expressing themselves through language,” he said. “They have a strong desire to express themselves through other means – and sometimes they're quite ...

Helping adults with autism marry - The Jerusalem Post


The Jerusalem Post

Helping adults with autism marry
The Jerusalem Post
He believes that with the right training program and enough personal attention and support, adults with Asperger's syndrome and high-functioning autism can live independently, marry and enjoy full and productive lives. And he has evidence to prove it.

Autism doesn't stop college football player from his dreams - WCPO


WCPO

Autism doesn't stop college football player from his dreams
WCPO
“I know it may seem like to most people I don't have autism. But it was different at a really young age,” Bailey said. Kids with autism can grow up scared, angry, constantly crying. “People with autism don't have the best social skills. I didn't have ...

Autism SpectRUN for family members and friends - Trumbull Times


Trumbull Times

Autism SpectRUN for family members and friends
Trumbull Times
Once again, the Dingwall family of Trumbull will be assembling a spirited team to enjoy the festivities of the 3rd annual Kennedy Center Autism SpectRUN on Sunday, Sept. 10, at Jennings Beach, Fairfield. People from all walks of life will come together ...

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Chinese charity raises US$2.27 million selling art by people with autism - South China Morning Post


South China Morning Post

Chinese charity raises US$2.27 million selling art by people with autism
South China Morning Post
Miao said art was one way for people with autism to express themselves. “They often don't do well at expressing themselves through language,” he said. “They have a strong desire to express themselves through other means – and sometimes they're quite ...

Music therapy for autism shows minimal social benefit - Spectrum


Music therapy for autism shows minimal social benefit
Spectrum
Music therapy does not alleviate social difficulties in children with autism, suggests a large international study. Engaging with music is thought to help children become more flexible, responsive and attentive, leading to better social and ...

Mum's heartrending thank you to Clarks after 'brilliant' staff went extra-mile to get her severely autistic daughter ... - The Sun


The Sun

Mum's heartrending thank you to Clarks after 'brilliant' staff went extra-mile to get her severely autistic daughter ...
The Sun
A MUM has hailed the 'brilliant' staff at a branch of Clarks following a visit to buy school shoes with her autistic daughter. Louisa Nashir tends to avoid busy shops as it can prove “a sensory overload” for 11-year-old Kate, who also has learning ...

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Alabama state employees could get autism insurance coverage a year early - AL.com


AL.com

Alabama state employees could get autism insurance coverage a year early
AL.com
Alabama state employees and their families could receive health insurance coverage for autism therapy a year earlier than mandated by the Legislature. On Tuesday, a subcommittee of the State Employees' Insurance Board recommended adding autism ...

Using DNA to predict schizophrenia and autism - Science Daily


Using DNA to predict schizophrenia and autism
Science Daily
"Aberrant synapse formation is important in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia and autism," says Osaka University Professor Toshihide Yamashita, one of the authors of the study. "Microglia contribute to the structure and function of synapse ...

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Is It Time To Ditch The Autism Puzzle Piece? - Disability Scoop


Disability Scoop

Is It Time To Ditch The Autism Puzzle Piece?
Disability Scoop
Long associated with autism, new research is questioning whether or not the ubiquitous puzzle piece serves as a pro or con for organizations tied to the developmental disorder. Dating to at least the 1960s, puzzle pieces have commonly been used to ...

YOUR HEALTH: Autism won't stop this future driver | WQAD.com - WQAD.com


WQAD.com

YOUR HEALTH: Autism won't stop this future driver | WQAD.com
WQAD.com
MEMPHIS, Tennessee – Parents of autistic children know their sons and daughters can lead full lives. The key is to teach them basic skills in ways they can use ...
Virtual technology teaches teens with autism to drive - WNDU 16WNDU-TV

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New program at Lane Tech helps students with autism - WGN-TV


WGN-TV

New program at Lane Tech helps students with autism
WGN-TV
CHICAGO — A new program is being unveiled today at Lane Tech High School to help students with autism. The Sensory Wellbeing Hub will help students recover from sensory stressors and then return to the classroom, ready to learn. One in every 68 ...

Potential rare gene mutation could act as predictor for schizophrenia and autism - News-Medical.net


News-Medical.net

Potential rare gene mutation could act as predictor for schizophrenia and autism
News-Medical.net
"Aberrant synapse formation is important in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia and autism," says Osaka University Professor Toshihide Yamashita, one of the authors of the study. "Microglia contribute to the structure and function of synapse ...

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The moms who want autism to qualify for medical marijuana - Colorado Springs Independent


Colorado Springs Independent

The moms who want autism to qualify for medical marijuana
Colorado Springs Independent
That's the idea behind Mothers Advocating Medical Marijuana for Autism (MAMMA). Originally founded in Texas, there are now 13 chapters across the nation, including one in our Centennial State. This advocacy group of devoted mothers began their ...

Interventions for anxiety may help people with autism spectrum disorder - Medical Xpress


U.S. News & World Report

Interventions for anxiety may help people with autism spectrum disorder
Medical Xpress
A new study in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging reports that anxiety occurring in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) shares similar brain mechanisms as anxiety alone. Led by Drs. John Herrington and Robert Schultz of the ...
Does Your Child Have ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorder – or Both?U.S. News & World Report

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Does Your Child Have ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorder – or Both? - U.S. News & World Report


U.S. News & World Report

Does Your Child Have ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorder – or Both?
U.S. News & World Report
Russell A. Barkley, clinical professor of psychiatry at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, says that “autism overlaps with ADHD about 25 percent of the time.” He explains key differences ...
Interventions for anxiety may help people with autism spectrum disorderMedical Xpress

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Music therapy for autism shows minimal social benefit - Spectrum


Music therapy for autism shows minimal social benefit
Spectrum
Music therapy does not alleviate social difficulties in children with autism, suggests a large international study. Engaging with music is thought to help children become more flexible, responsive and attentive, leading to better social and ...