How to explain Autism to a child?
Boy, some of them (the adults) don't really get the gist of autism; "He doesn't look autistic," or "We're all a little bit autistic." Yeah. People still say that, and I still resist the urge to kick them in the teeth... Maybe adults aren't so easy to ...
Thursday at 6: Autism therapy helping hundreds in Central Florida
Children with autism are born into a world of challenges and obstacles unlike any other. Related. Hearing to be held for Justin... Florida mug shots: July 16 · Daytona Beach Commissioner charged... 25 most obese counties in Florida · Apopka city ...
Can running help autistic children?
At a time when people more often reach for the remote than for their running shoes, finishing a five-mile race is a commendable achievement for anyone. What if we told you that among the runners crossing these finish lines are children with autism? And ...
Teen with autism reported missing
HOUSTON (FOX 26) - One day after a 19-year-old man with autism was reported missing and was found in safe condition several hours later, the Houston Police Department is reporting a teen with autism, last seen on the south side of Houston, is missing.
Teen missing since Sunday diagnosed with autism and retardationKTRK-TV
MISSING: Houston Teen with Special Needs Last Seen SundayNews 92 FM
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Facing autism in East Texas, families share their experience
TYLER, TEXAS (KETK) — We recently brought you a special report: Facing Autism, providing help for east texas families from programs and options. Since then, many families have reached out wanting to share their story from the beginning to where they ...
Autistic teens use architecture software to build job skills
Salt Lake Tribune
He and nine other Salt Lake City teens were selected for a pilot project by NeuroVersity, a company that aims to give students with autism or similar disorders the training they'll need for careers. The students work with 3-D imaging software called ...
Someone I'm With Has Autism
Huffington Post (blog)
"I'm reading the part where you say you wish you had some kind of sign to tell people about Jack and his autism." She went on to explain that she took care of her mother, who had Alzheimer's, and how the Alzheimer's Association issued family members ...
Health Beat: Help wanted: Adults with autism
They must have a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder, have no violent tendencies, be able to communicate and follow a one- to two-step schedule. "Well, I do need a schedule of what I do 'cause if I don't have a schedule, I don't know what the heck ...
Autism Society Starting Province-Wide Needs Assessment
The Autism Society of Newfoundland and Labrador is about to begin a province-wide needs assessment for people with autism. Executive Director Scott Crocker says they'll be doing online and paper surveys, and telephone and in-person interviews, with ...
Autism society wants families, caregivers involved in needs assessmentNewfoundland and Labrador Compass
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Experts balk at large trial of stem cells for autism
A $15 million grant from the Marcus Foundation, a philanthropic funding organization based in Atlanta, will bankroll the first two years of the five-year trial, which also plans to test stem cell therapy for stroke and cerebral palsy. The autism arm of ...
Autism drowning risks tackled with swim program
If her 10-year-old autistic son goes missing, one of her teenage twins will look in the park. The other will head to the river. That's because half of all children with autism are prone to wandering, and their fascination with water puts them at risk ...
Erie camp helps students with autism connect
At the Barber National Institute's summertime Connections Camp, children with high-functioning autism blow bubbles to learn how the deep breathing associated with the playtime activity can help them handle social interactions and relieve stress.
Mackay's new autism centre opened
Mackay Daily Mercury
AUTISM can be tough for anyone to deal with but a new centre in Mackay is helping make things a little easier. The Mackay Whitsunday autism early intervention centre, officially known as The John Villiers Centre of Excellence Mackay-Whitsunday, was ...
Local salons fundraising for Bluegrass Center for Autism
One in 68 children is diagnosed with Autism, a developmental disorder affecting a person's social and communication skills. "A lot of parents are lost and they don't know where to start for help they don't know where to go we don't even know sometimes ...
Kern Autism Network playing pool for a cause
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A game of pool could help change the lives of children living with autism in Kern County. The Kern Autism Network was at Corner Pocket holding a 9 ball double elimination pool tournament. The tournament will raise money for the ...
Pune based doc could cure dementia and autism
Daily News & Analysis
Pune: A 'dormant supreme control of the brain' hypothesis made by Pune based Dr Gunwant Oswal got a boost by the recent discovery of 'Master Regulator Gene of brain' in Canada. Both the theories mention the existence of a dormant gene in the brain ...
Imagine you walked down the street and asked random people what autism is. What would they say? My guess: They'd talk about social skills, and the rising prevalence, and probably the vaccine nonsense. And they'd almost certainly mention that it happens ...
Free behavior workshop for parents of children on autism spectrum will be held ...
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – A free parent training workshop for parents of children on the autism spectrum will be offered tomorrow, 9 a.m.-noon at the Bailey Cove Child Development Center (12920 Bailey Cove Road, Huntsville). The workshop, offered by ...
Autism + intense interests = careers?
Matthew was just one year old when I noticed his intense interest in wheels at a Gymboree class. “He'll probably be an engineer someday!” I told my husband. A few months later, a friend noticed Matthew's fascination with lights. “Maybe he'll be an ...
As autism increases, county, schools work together on local services
Stafford County Sun
Autism is now being diagnosed in at least one in every 68 children, according to a Centers for Disease Control report released this spring. And because more children than ever have Autism Spectrum Disorder, it's important that services are available to ...