Tackling autism in the Middle East
Autism is one of many mental disorders that can be affected by living in a volatile environment - which is the case in much of the Middle East. "Available scientific evidence suggests that various factors, both genetic and environmental, contribute to ...
Suskind sparks autism research
Yale Daily News (blog)
A partnership between Yale researchers and the Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Ron Suskind may lead to new treatments for autism. Four autism researchers, including two Yale professors, are designing a study in which autistic children will undergo ...
Living with autism: Breaking through barriers
Benjamin Tarasewicz received the 2013 Temple Grandin Award which recognizes the accomplishments of people with autism. 9NEWS at 7 a.m. 04/14/14. Kyle Dyer, KUSA 11:23 a.m. MDT April 14, 2014. eye contact. Benjamin Tarasewicz making eye contact ...
Proposal calls for new strategies on autism
The House of Representatives will consider a bill later this week to create a state Autism Commission and develop a training program to help school districts and teachers educate students with autism and keep them in regular classrooms, whenever possible.
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Autism awareness event lights SDSU blue
San Diego State students gathered Wednesday night at Scripps Cottage to raise awareness about autism. Aztecs for Autism was hosted by SDSU's Student Disability Services Department. The campaign for awareness, championed by the Austism Speaks ...
Education & compassion key in understanding autismWSFA
Up Close: Autism Awareness7Online.com
Autism: Awareness Helps, But What We Really Need Is KnowledgeWBUR
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No medical research proves vaccine, autism link
British researcher Dr. Andrew Wakefield authored bogus research in 1998 that linked the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine to autism. His fraudulent research was finally exposed; he was discredited and lost his British medical license. These individuals ...
Autism: Awareness Helps, But What We Really Need Is Knowledge
April is autism awareness month. Awareness is great. But what really frustrates me and other parents of children with autism isn't a lack of awareness but rather how little is actually known about the disorder. For instance, there is no explanation ...
GUEST COLUMN: When your child has autism
Wicked Local Easton
How severe is A.J.'s autism? Will he ever be able to communicate with us verbally? Will he ever be able to look at his mom and I and say "I love you" because he understands the concept and means it, not just because he is copying something we say?
Autism awarenessJamaica Observer
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Prenatal SSRI Use May Be Linked to Autism Spectrum Disorder
Prenatal use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) appears to be a risk factor for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and other developmental delays (DDs) in young children, but underlying maternal depression may be a confounder, according ...
Prenatal SSRI use may increase risk of autism2 Minute Medicine
Study Ties Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy to Autism Risk in BoysU.S. News & World Report
Balancing Antidepressants' Risks during PregnancydailyRx
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Up Close: Autism Awareness
And we begin with the story of a young boy whose plight horrified people in the Tri-State area: Avonte Oquendo, the autistic 14-year old who vanished from his Queens school in October and was found dead three months later. Joining us is Avonte's mother ...
Vaccines to blame for my son's autism
Jayne Fisher Olszewski: While I can sympathize with your situation, your assumptions about autism are fueled by hacks like Jenny McCarthy. No study has ever connected vaccines with autism. None. Letters like this fuel misinformation to parents.
Group's goal is to increase awareness about kids with autism
St. Cloud Times
Carson's Kindness Inc.'s mission is to give back to the Central Minnesota autism community with events such as the second annual "Skate with Carson" fundraiser and auction on April 27 in St. Cloud. STC 0413 Carson's Kindness 1.JPG. Carson's Kindness ...
Deron Williams' gift to autism families: a night at Barclays
Deron Williams hosted 65 families of children affected by autism in luxury suites Friday, a way to give them a night on town. Williams, whose son is autistic, met with families post-game. Each child and his family was photographed with Williams and his ...
Local family faces challenges raising autistic child
WKBT La Crosse
"The hardest thing that we had to deal with at the beginning when we found out that he was on the autism spectrum was the fact that we may never be able to have a conversation with our child," he said. After the diagnosis, Schierman had a lot of questions.
Day camp held Saturday for children with autism
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
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 ...
Autism mom won't give up until the governor calls
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 ...
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 ...
Parents of autistic kids sue Disney over new line-waiting policy
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 ...
Madison photographer shares local stories of autism
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.