NC family fighting for autism health care coverage
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — As with so many medical cases, the diagnosis is often just the beginning of what can be an emotionally and financially challenging journey. It's something parents who have children with autism know all too well. In fact, some ...
Donors raise $110000 at autism benefit
Some of the major sponsors of the Magic Moments fund- raiser for The Kennedy Center's autism project were Mike Dworken of Fairfield, left, at the Red Cape level and Cindy and Jeff Dworken of Easton, event sponsors, at right. Musicians of all ages ...
The vaccine-autism notion as a liability
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It wasn't that long ago that my kid was diagnosed and I started on the search for information about autism. At that time the idea of vaccine causation was dominating the discussion, at least in the online world where autism parents were participating.
Questions for Nicholas Katsanis: Fishing for autism genes
But Nicholas Katsanis, professor of cell biology at Duke University in North Carolina, has turned a small fish with a conveniently transparent embryo into a powerful tool for breaking down autism's complex genetics. Hundreds of mutations and nearly as ...
Anti-Vaxxers: Death Over Autism
Let's pretend for a moment that the anti-vaxxers are right—that vaccines are linked with autism. Then their repeated exhortations to avoid vaccines suggest that autism is actually a fate worse than death. That autism is the worst thing that could ...
Letter: Early intervention key for autism
I appreciate the Reading Eagle opening a discussion on autistic citizens in our community ("The cost of autism," Reading Eagle, June 29). I would like to make a case for early intervention. In the name of full disclosure, I am autistic and greatly ...
Advocate shows autistic people how to have safe encounters with police
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People on the autism spectrum often have trouble socializing and communicating; they may exhibit inappropriate behavior, misread social cues or become agitated under stress. Statistics suggest that they are seven times as likely as someone without ...
Stand up for autism on Saturday, Aug. 30
STUART — The Treasure Coast Autism Project (TCAP) is proud to be preparing for its Third Annual Stand Up for Autism Paddle Boarding event hosted by TC Paddle Boarding and The US Sailing Center of Martin County. The event is set to take place on ...
READER SUBMITTED: FOCUS Festival For Autism Draws Large Crowd
The 13th Annual FOCUS Festival for Autism, held at Mills Pond Park in Canton on June 7, was an exceptional family-friendly event with something for everyone! The Festival drew more than 350 people for games, music, activities, and fun. Special guests ...
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Global Autism Conference in NYC
Autism Daily Newscast (press release)
Register now for one of the largest Autism conferences in the country that will be taking place Monday, June 30th to Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014. The ICare4Autism International Autism Conference will be held at the Hotel Pennsylvania in NYC.
Future Horizons Autism conference comes to Great Falls
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Alexis Wineman, the 2012 Miss Montana, has autism and appreciates the conference, noting, "Just to go and find someone who can relate to what you've been through and just kind of just chat, and have a great time with, and that's what these conferences ...
People in Bangor Step Up to the Plate for Autism
“We do a lot of events from free summer camp to a wonderful free lending library,” says Cathy Dionne, one of the directors with the Maine Autism Society. “We do family retreat weekend, we have a program called autism information specialists – they go ...
Waterloo autism center closes
The center served close to about 250 families and is the only organization like it in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls area. Ryne Philp's 6th birthday is Monday but he's already got his present - a brand new bike. His mom, Crystal, says she loves her son but ...
Routine Ultrasounds May Detect Autism in Utero
June 27, 2014 (London) -- Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may have more rapidly growing brains and bodies at the beginning of the second trimester than children without the disorder, new research suggests. A small study looking at ...
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How shamans, horses and global adventure gave an autistic boy his voice
That achievement is remarkable in itself but is more so if you learn that 10 years ago – when Rowan was diagnosed with autism – his parents were told to expect nothing from their non-speaking and socially isolated son. “Rowan is amazing,” says Rupert.
Awareness Month Spurs Web Searches for Autism
Autism Awareness Month each April brings blue lights and puzzle shapes out to shine in many communities – but does it actually lead to increased autism awareness? According to a new analysis of web search trends by researchers at Drexel University, ...
Study Links Farm Pesticide Use To Autism
CHICAGO (CBS) — A new study has found a link between a mother's exposure to pesticides and her child's risk of autism. Conducted in California, the findings have potential global implications for agricultural production and the inevitable use of ...
Raising an Autistic Child: Coping With the Costs
“Only a parent of a child with special needs can ever understand the struggles, and the financial commitment, of raising and recovering an autistic child,” says Mercier, a business owner from Winnipeg, Canada. “It's an endless battle — and an ...
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Autism, developmental delays linked to pesticide exposure during pregnancy ...
Exposure to several common agricultural pesticides during pregnancy increases the risk of developmental delays and autism in children by two-thirds, a new study found. While researchers did not say pesticides cause autism, a direct link is plausible.
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Autism Rates Higher Among Certain Immigrants, Minorities
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Researchers have long thought that autism was more common among white children in the U.S. than other ethnic or racial groups. But a new study of birth records in highly diverse Los Angeles County suggests that children whose mothers emigrated from ...