Autism Action Network Alert: Autism Cares Act Needs Major Improvement Before ...
Age of Autism
Urgent-Actions-WBMd Once in a while we win one. Our efforts a couple weeks ago to stop the fast-track adoption of the Autism CARES Act (the absurd new name for the Combating Autism Act, Senate Bill S. 2449) were successful. We were able to delay the ...
Autism: bringing color to the gray area
There are many parents who have children who are slow to open up. Some might describe their child as shy, but others may take their child to the doctor to screen for developmental issues. The doctor may diagnose the child with autism, but a second ...
Advice for parents of children just diagnosed with autism, from those who've ...Washington Post
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The High Cost of A Family's All-Out Battle with Autism
When Hurricane Katrina came crushing down on the City of New Orleans Tim and Irma Pfister clung tightly to their beloved community refusing to be dislodged. But three years later a much more intimate, more permanent and menacing crisis demanded a ...
Are Vitamins Useful in the Treatment of Autism?
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) includes classic autism, Asperger syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorder. ASD is a group of heterogeneous conditions characterized by impaired social interaction, difficulties with language and communication, ...
Autism Parents Build Virtual Birdhouse for Others
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Ben, 29, came up with the idea for "Birdhouse for Autism" not only so the two could raise Brodie using the data of her daily patterns, but also to help other parents of autistic children find the answers they need. Just as Dani, 36, has been a ...
Can qigong massage help kids with autism? Oregon study seeks families to help ...
Families with autistic children between the ages of 6 and 11 are invited to enroll in a study on Parent-Delivered Massage Treatment, funded by a federal grant to Western Oregon University and led by Dr. Louisa Silva, founder of the Qigong Sensory ...
Clermont, Eustis programs will educate residents about autism spectrum disorder
The center helps families cope with the challenges of living with someone who is autistic. This week, the center will hold a pair of programs in Clermont and Eustis to educate area residents about a state-funded program that provides support for those ...
Autism Society hosting summer camp
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A first-of-its-kind summer camp is under way this week in Youngstown. It's called Camp FRIEND, which stands for Finding Rewards in Every New Day. It brings together youngsters with and without autism spectrum disorders.
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Why People With Autism Shouldn't Be Labelled 'Different'
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Trust me, I get it. I have two autistic sons and I know the challenges that it brings on a daily basis. But to insinuate that such acts could have stemmed from desperation from having limited available options is mitigating the seriousness of this act ...
Peer programs boost moms of kids with autism
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For a new study, published in Pediatrics, nearly 250 mothers of children with autism or other disabilities were randomized into one of two programs: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Positive Adult Development (PAD). The MBSR approach is ...
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Autism gene affects brain function early in development
Mutations in a gene linked to intellectual disability and sometimes autism may lead to a permanent boost in brain activity beginning early in development, according to a study published 18 June in Neuron1. The gene, called SYNGAP1, prevents connections ...
Autism Surfs Back In Panama City Beach
About a year ago, Rick and Tonya Weeks noticed their son Christopher, who has Autism Spectrum Disorder, had a connection with the water. From there, Rick, an avid surfer, had an idea, and Autism Surfs was born. Now, every weekend, the Weeks and a ...
Autism and haircuts
At the age of six, I have long learned that autism and haircuts are not among the experiences designed for the weak hearted, or those without a backbone. Mini Man hates having his haircut. There's something that bothers him about sharp implements being ...
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UCR: Researchers find key component of autistic behavior
A UC Riverside-led team of researchers says it has found conclusive evidence that a naturally produced enzyme in the body is responsible for autism and other neurological disorders in people with Fragile X syndrome. Fragile X is a mutation of the X ...
Enzyme Linked to Autistic Behavior in Fragile X SyndromeScience World Report
Matrix Metalloproteinase 9 Enzyme Linked To Autistic BehaviorScience 2.0
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The vaccine and autism debate
Over the last half-century or so there has been an explosion in the rates of autism — particularly among boys. While there is no argument over those numbers, there is a huge debate over what caused it. Some families blame vaccines, and particularly ...
Grant makes a splash for people with autism
LAKE FOREST – A local swim company plans to offer people with autism discounted lessons using grant funds from the nonprofit organization Autism Speaks. SwimLabs of Orange County, in Suite 100 at 20918 Bake Parkway, recently received a $2,000 ...
Early warning sign for babies at risk of autism
Some babies are at risk for autism because they have an older sibling that has the disorder. To find new ways to detect Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) earlier in life, researchers are exploring the subtleties of babies' interactions with others and how ...
Assessment Launched by Autism Society to Determine Need for Increased ASD ...Autism Daily Newscast
First responders train in emergency situations with persons with autismColumbia Star
Harper Government Supports Innovative Pilot Program Assisting Individuals With ...IT Business Net
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Life Lessons Detecting autism earlier
The average age of diagnosis for a child with autism is five-and-a-half. Experts say that's way too late. Comments. The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that ...
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Two MIT Grads Founded A Startup That Almost Exclusively Employs People On ...
Like many of the estimated 1.5 million Americans on the autism spectrum, Leslie, who has Asperger's syndrome, is at a disadvantage in traditional office environments. There, he could run into unplanned social interactions that can cause anxiety or risk ...
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TRACY HOLLIDAY tells how local councils refuse to pay for an intensive process ...
When interior designer Tracy Holliday was told that her daughter Freya was autistic, she wasn't surprised. What did astound her was the lack of support available for her child. “Freya, who has a twin Chloe, was different from the start,” recalls Tracy, 43.