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Day camp held Saturday for children with autism - WLKY Louisville

Autism News from Google - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 19:20

Day camp held Saturday for children with autism
WLKY Louisville
It's off the charts awesome," said campgoer Mady McCarty. Thunder Day at the camp is specifically designed for children with forms of autism. The event was co-founded by Judith Bradley, who approached Jennifer Lawrence's family, owners of the camp ...
Autistic children celebrate 'Thunder' with alternative programWHAS 11.com (subscription)

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Groups Want Federal Autism Dollars Reallocated - Disability Scoop

Autism News from Google - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 14:49

Groups Want Federal Autism Dollars Reallocated
Disability Scoop
With the nation's primary autism legislation set to expire soon, some disability advocates are pressing for major changes in the federal government's approach to the developmental disorder. In a letter this week to key members of Congress, 18 national ...

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Autism mom won't give up until the governor calls - Indianapolis Star

Autism News from Google - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 14:18

Autism mom won't give up until the governor calls
Indianapolis Star
Jane Grimes did not become a momavist the moment her daughter was diagnosed with autism nine years ago. But over the years, she became more and more involved with the local network of parents struggling to provide the best lives possible for their ...

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Freshman organizes walkathon for autism - The Stanford Daily

Autism News from Google - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 07:43

Freshman organizes walkathon for autism
The Stanford Daily
Spencer Savitz '17, who has organized similar events since 2008 and raised $850,000 in the process, partnered with the Kids with Dreams Club to plan the walkathon. Walk Now for Autism Speaks began as a national fundraising and awareness effort in 2006 ...

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During prenatal brain development lipid levels impact autism

Medical News Today - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 03:00
In a groundbreaking York University study, researchers have found that abnormal levels of lipid molecules in the brain can affect the interaction between two key neural pathways in early prenatal...
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Parents of autistic kids sue Disney over new line-waiting policy - Fox News

Autism News from Google - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 21:38

Parents of autistic kids sue Disney over new line-waiting policy
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Last week, 16 families with autistic children filed a lawsuit against Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, claiming the new policy is too narrow for those with disabilities such as autism, and violates the Americans with Disabilities Act. The lawsuit, filed ...

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Madison photographer shares local stories of autism - WISC Madison

Autism News from Google - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 17:57

Madison photographer shares local stories of autism
WISC Madison
However, she said the diagnosis was also somewhat of a relief because it brought a team of people in to help. In a recent announcement, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said one in 68 kids are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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Autism Month: 10 highly rated apps for children with autism - WRAL.com

Autism News from Google - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:57

Autism Month: 10 highly rated apps for children with autism
WRAL.com
There is no denying the powerful impact assistive technology can have for children on the autism spectrum. A particularly popular and revolutionary piece of assistive technology exists in the form of smart tablet devices. These innovative machines ...

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Rosenblum: Nonprofit has creative way to help adults with autism - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Autism News from Google - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 22:55

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Rosenblum: Nonprofit has creative way to help adults with autism
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Jameson was diagnosed with autism at age 2½, which has meant a lifetime of trying to keep up, read cues, endure social exclusion and struggle to find meaningful work. None of that is evident as the gregarious and confident young man talks the finer ...

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Using tablets to reach kids with autism - CNN

Autism News from Google - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 14:32

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Using tablets to reach kids with autism
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(CNN) -- Two 5-year-old boys, one with autism, were having some friendly playtime when they had a communication breakdown. One boy didn't respond to the other and walked away. The ignored kid got frustrated and pushed over a small staircase, causing ...

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Autism Triggered in the Womb by 'Environmental Factors' - Environment News Service

Autism News from Google - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 13:24

Environment News Service

Autism Triggered in the Womb by 'Environmental Factors'
Environment News Service
TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, April 9, 2014 (ENS) – Autism can be triggered by abnormal levels of lipid molecules in the brain that affect the interaction between two key neural pathways in early brain development in the womb, researchers at York ...

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Autism Awareness Day to be held - Jacksonville Daily News

Autism News from Google - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:23

Autism Awareness Day to be held
Jacksonville Daily News
Jordan Rogers, 21, sells a 'Support Autism Awareness' t-shirt to sophomore Joshh Maneiro, 17, at Swansboro High School Monday morning. Seniors Fatima Munoz, 18, and Charlotte Raley, 18, help sell shirts during lunch, in preparation for Autism ...
Baseball Challenge puts spotlight on autismAsbury Park Press
'The Lorax' screening to aid autism awarenessThe Tribune

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Student teaches classmates about autism - Akron Beacon Journal

Autism News from Google - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 08:09

Akron Beacon Journal

Student teaches classmates about autism
Akron Beacon Journal
Now a sixth-grader at Seiberling elementary, Sam wanted to do something more than decorate the house to celebrate Autism Awareness Month. He wanted to talk to his friends about the disorder, which touches one in 68 children, according to the Centers ...
POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Senators continue autism advocacy at the Georgia ...Gwinnettdailypost.com
A life dictated by Autism Spectrum DisorderUniversity at Buffalo The Spectrum
Let This 8-Year-Old Boy With Autism Show You The Beauty Of The World ...Huffington Post
Medical Daily -Press News -Advocateanddemocrat
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Inside the Mind of a Child With Autism - New York Times (blog)

Autism News from Google - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 00:01

New York Times (blog)

Inside the Mind of a Child With Autism
New York Times (blog)
Therapists who specialize in autism often use a child's own interests, toys or obsessions as a way to connect, and sometimes to reward effort and progress on social skills. The more eye contact a child makes, for example, the more play time he or she ...

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Student teaches classmates about autism - Akron Beacon Journal

Autism News from Google - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 21:53

Akron Beacon Journal

Student teaches classmates about autism
Akron Beacon Journal
Now a sixth-grader at Seiberling elementary, Sam wanted to do something more than decorate the house to celebrate Autism Awareness Month. He wanted to talk to his friends about the disorder, which touches one in 68 children, according to the Centers ...

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Students learn about autism through giant jack-in-the-box - LocalNews8.com

Autism News from Google - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 19:57

Students learn about autism through giant jack-in-the-box
LocalNews8.com
April is Autism Awareness Month. Some businesses are participating in Light It Up Blue and puzzle pieces are appearing everywhere. Both are symbols of autism awareness. Tuesday, Falls Valley Elementary School in Idaho Falls hosted an assembly to help ...

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Disney Parks Refutes Lawsuit Claiming Discrimination … - Deadline.com

Autism News from Google - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 16:33

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Disney Parks Refutes Lawsuit Claiming Discrimination …
Deadline.com
The scathing legal action filed by 16 children and young adults with autism and other developmental disorders and their guardians and parents contends that Disney's recently implemented Disability Access Service violates federal and state law and is ...
Lawsuit: Disney parks not helping autistic kidsOCRegister
Families of autistic kids sue Disney parks over policy on linesReuters
Disney Being Sued For New Guest With Disabilities PoliciesLaughingPlace.com

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Belief in link between autism and vaccines persists despite studies

Autism News from Healthcare Industry Today - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 13:09
… with the statement “Vaccinations cause autism.” “This is troubling because numerous … of the study that linked autism to childhood vaccinations, but only …
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Autism treatment center makes former Harding Hospital campus permanent home

Autism News from Healthcare Industry Today - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:52
… to expand services to the autism, developmental disabilities and mental health … for children and adults with autism, developmental and mental health disorders … adolescents throughout Ohio who have autism and/or a developmental disability …
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Letiratus: Celebrating world "Autism" Day

Autism News from Healthcare Industry Today - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:36
… Autism Day on April 2. So what is the condition called autism … as “autism spectrum disorder” (ASD). This spectrum includes three disorders—autism, asperger … children with autism compared to one of 11 children without autism. All … facts of autism remain this: although experts believe that autism has a …
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