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.
Young People With Autism More Prone To Obesity
In a review of medical records, researchers found that more than 23 percent of children with autism and 25 percent of those with Asperger's syndrome were obese. Meanwhile, another 15 percent of kids with autism and 11 percent with Asperger's were ...
Library Notes: Library offers Autism book collection
Evening Sun (subscription)
According to the American Medical Association, "autism is a nervous system disorder beginning in early childhood and characterized by impaired social interaction, problems with communication and imagination, and unusual or limited activities or interests.
45th Annual Autism Society National Conference & Expo
45th Annual Autism Society National Conference & Expo comes to Indianapolis July 23-26. Dr. Temple Grandin and other world renowned speakers, discuss important topics and issues as well as provide practical strategies. Attendees will learn how experts ...
Catching autism earlier
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that 1 in 68 children will be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. It's five-times more common among boys. That number is 1 in 42. The American academy of Pediatrics recommends that all children ...
Common Genes Implicated in Autism Study
Researchers compared about 3,000 people in Sweden with and without autism and found that about 52 percent of autism was linked to common gene variants and rare inherited variations. Spontaneous genetic mutations accounted for only 2.6 percent of ...
Autism risk linked to common gene variants
Most of the genetic risk for autism appears to come from common gene variants rather than spontaneous gene mutations, according to a new study. Researchers compared about 3,000 people in Sweden with and without autism and found that about 52 ...
Student filmmakers find themselves drawn into the vaccine/autism fray
Los Angeles Times
As the students and their advisors prepared to debut it, they found themselves cast as foot soldiers in a long-running immunization war between a small group of activists who argue that vaccines cause autism and the vast majority of physicians and ...
Medical records find evidence linking autism to obesity
At least one in every three children and adolescents with autism is overweight or obese, finds a survey of nearly 3,000 individuals with the disorder1. The report, published in the July-August issue of Academic Pediatrics, points to a need for diet and ...
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Common Gene Variants Increase Autism Risk
Nature World News
According to researchers, most of the genetic risk for autism is associated with versions of genes commonly found in the population and not from rare variants. Spontaneous glitches in DNA accounted for just 2.6 percent of the total genetic risk, while ...
Autism and employment options: a reality check
“My husband employs an autistic young man as a sign dancer. Not a lot of money, but there are very few instructions to follow and no customers to deal with. My husband used to have some frustrations with the young man and came close to firing him ...
Trekking 4 Autism
Autism Daily Newscast
Trekking-4-Autism-Logo-copy-2 Peter Hosking – lives near Jindabyne in the Snowy Mountains of Australia. In 2012 Peter nearly lost his life in a blizzard. He survived 26 hours on the top of Mount Kosciusko. Autism Daily Newscast reported on this story ...
Mizzou Autism Center hosting workshop in Kirksville
Kirksville Daily Express and Daily News
The University of Missouri's Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders is presenting the three-hour workshop Thursday at the Northeast Regional Medical Center's Conference Room No. 4 starting at 1:30 p.m.. The workshop is targeted ...
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Autism, and the redundant Tooth Fairy
A couple of weeks ago, he came up to me and smiled at me, and I noticed a gap at the bottom right where the front teeth usually sit. Now - as any autism parent will know - it is no mean feat trying to look into his mouth, and this was no different an ...
Autism York attracts about 230 people to annual Summer Splash in York
York Daily Record
Joshua Torres, 7 of York, adjusts the flow of water in one of the splash park fixtures during Autism York's Summer Splash event at Graham Aquatic Center in York on Saturday. The event, now in its fourth year, is Autism York's biggest of the year ...
Autism, Bourbon and Lies: Inspiring 'The Brilliance Saga'
A few years ago, G.G. got her masters in child development, with an emphasis on autism . Besides being a passionate student, she's an optimist, and what inspired her was that for all the challenges children with autism face, many have advantages too ...
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Guest blog: Charting collaborations in autism research
SFARI News (blog)
Science is, at its heart, a collaborative process. This is especially true for research addressing complex problems, and autism is certainly complex. For example, to tackle fundamental questions about causes and to move toward targeted treatments, we ...
Autism and first times: talking
Ever since we received Mini Man's Autism diagnosis three years ago, several things about the future have worried me. How will he do among his peers at school? How will he cope with necessary changes to our lives, and his structure? He took to the ...
New Autism School To Open In Nashville
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – People always talk about the statistic that has increased dramatically over the last decade. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 68 children have some form of autism. But parents who live with an ...
Guest column: Autism and the evolving mindFlorida Today
Opinion: Children with autism are hardly a 'first priority'Montreal Gazette
Dachel Media Update: Running for AutismAge of Autism
Daily Mail -Lancashire Telegraph -The Point
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Raising awareness for autism during a lacrosse game
The last home game of the season is already designated "Fan Appreciation Day." Outlaws player Zack Greer is taking it up a notch by inviting families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder to the game. Greer's nephew was diagnosed with autism as a toddler.