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Blue badge scheme could be extended to autism and dementia sufferers

People with dementia and autism could get blue badge parking permits in England under new government proposals. It is hoped that providing the permits for those with hidden disabilities will create equality between the treatment of physical and mental health. The Department for Transport said at the moment only certain councils were recognising hidden disabilities. ...

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All 4 Autism Resource Center giving Pee Dee families support

An autism resource center is supporting people of all ages and their families on the autism spectrum in Florence. (WPDE) FLORENCE, SC (WPDE) —  An autism resource center is supporting people of all ages and their families on the autism spectrum in Florence. It’s the first of its kind in the Pee Dee area. Saturday ...

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Marion student senior designs winning logo for Autism Society of SI

MARION — Last Saturday afternoon, in a quiet ground-floor classroom in Heartland Regional Medical Center, members of a support group, the Autism Academy of Southern Illinois, began to gather for their monthly meeting. The agenda included a ceremony to honor the artist responsible for creating a new logo for the new group. Larissa Joy Johnson, ...

Nearly imperceptible fluctuations in movement correspond to autism diagnoses, IU-led study finds

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — A new study led by researchers at Indiana University and Rutgers University provides the strongest evidence yet that nearly imperceptible changes in how people move can be used to diagnose neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism. The study’s results, reported Jan. 12 in the Nature journal Scientific Reports, suggest a more accurate method to ...

How my son with autism made sense of the world by watching Disney movies

Ron Suskind: The fall of 1993, we arrive in D.C., my wife and I, Cornelia, and two lovely kids. And I’m the senior national affairs reporter for The Wall Street Journal. Which I’ve got to kill people to get it. And I kill 10 guys to get the job, fabulous job. The moment I arrive, ...

These very subtle movements line up with autism

Share Article Follow Futurity A new study provides the strongest evidence yet that nearly imperceptible changes in how people move can be used to diagnose neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism. The study’s results, reported in Scientific Reports, suggest a more accurate method to diagnose autism. Current assessments depend on highly subjective criteria, such as a lack ...

‘Virtual child’ helping researchers to learn more about autism

BOSTON – As more children get diagnosed on the autism disorder spectrum, keeping up with the growing need for trained professionals to help them has been challenging. One in 68 children in the United States has been diagnosed, according to the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Protection. A training tool being developed the University ...

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For teens on autism spectrum, improv classes can aid communication

At the start of an improv class last week, some teens excitedly joined in while others sat off to the side. Others said they’d rather go home. But after a few games, giggles and encouragement from teachers, all the students participated. Parents in the audience clutched their bellies with laughter and beamed with pride. Trying ...

Nearly imperceptible fluctuations in movement correspond to autism diagnoses

A new study led by researchers at Indiana University and Rutgers University provides the strongest evidence yet that nearly imperceptible changes in how people move can be used to diagnose neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism. The study’s results, reported Jan. 12 in the Nature journal Scientific Reports, suggest a more accurate method to diagnose autism. Current ...

Stephen Stills Teams Up With Neil Young For Autism Benefit

Stephen Stills’ autism awareness benefit concert Light Up The Blues is returning this year with a packed lineup of performers and a new, bigger venue. Neil Young, Sheryl Crow, Burt Bacharch, Judy Collins, Chris Stills, Jack Black, Christina Applegate will join Stills. The event’s house band will feature guitarist Mike Campbell, keyboardist Benmont Tench, drummer Steve ...

Can Autism Make Me a Diversity Hire?

A third reason offered for affirmative action is to make sure that all the major social groups and points of view are represented in the academic community. The idea here is both that we can learn from one another and that we want educated people in all the social groups. This could be a reason ...

How France is facing its outdated autism treatment and care practices

Behind the brightly coloured walls of FuturoSchool’s main hallway, in a small, cosy cubicle, Samy Sajidi is meeting with his counsellor. Sajidi has autism and attends the school part-time. Since November 2016, he has also worked as a sales assistant at a clothing store – and so far, he tells his counsellor, the job is going ...

Being Bilingual May Be A Plus For Kids With Autism

Speaking more than one language may offer a significant advantage for children with autism that goes well beyond communication, a new study suggests. Kids on the spectrum who are bilingual appear to be able to switch gears more quickly than their peers who speak only a single language, according to findings published recently in the ...

Services for folks on the autism spectrum to be covered after age 8

CLOSE Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney got three big insurers to remove the age cap on covering autism services. Anna Wolfe Jessica McLaurin and her son Ian attended an announcement at the Capitol Tuesday that allows Ian to continue receiving coverage for behavioral therapy.(Photo: Anna Wolfe) Ian’s giggle radiates through ...

Learning-dependent chromatin remodeling highlights noncoding regulatory regions linked to autism

Deciphering the chromatin in learning and autism Both development and learning are shaped through epigenetics—modifications to the DNA or chromatin that alter gene expression without changing the underlying DNA sequence. The intellectual disorder ASD (autism spectrum disorder) is idiopathic, but it is associated with changes in gene expression that alter the development of neuronal circuitry ...

Agreement with insurance companies lifts age cap on autism therapy coverage in MS

JACKSON, MS (WLOX) – A leading treatment for children with autism will now be available to more Mississippians, thanks to an agreement between the state and three major Mississippi insurance providers.  BlueCross BlueShield of Mississippi, UnitedHealthcare of Mississippi, and Magnolia Health have voluntarily agreed to lift the age cap on coverage for Applied Behavior Analysis.  ...

Girls with autism need help honing social skills in realistic settings

Rene Jamison Associate professor, University of Kansas Medical Center Nicole Brettell, 21, is studying art and creative writing at her local community college. Brettell has autism. Although she is an extremely bright young woman and a talented artist, she has difficulties communicating with others and some rigid thinking patterns that can interfere with forming relationships ...

Bay Area boy diagnosed with autism has extraordinary skills in math

According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in every 68 children has been identified with autism. It is believed 10 percent of children with autism are savants; children with extraordinary skills in math memory, art and music. Meet an exceptional young man from the East Bay named Conrad. The 6-year-old loves to play a ...

South Bend entrepreneur helps others with autism

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) We hear a lot about children with autism, but what happens when they grow up? Many can’t hold jobs, which is something a young Michiana man found out the hard way. But as you’ll see, this South Bend entrepreneur found his way, and he wants to help others do the same. ...

Drivers with Autism Encouraged to Put Extra Info on License

AUSTIN (Nexstar) – A new public service announcement was unveiled urging drivers with autism to consider applying for a note on their driver’s license that informs law enforcement about potential interaction challenges. The video message informs Texans about the “communication impediment” restriction code. Samuel Allen, who is on the autism spectrum, said having the marker ...

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Support for Bradley; Allie DeWitt starts online autism support group

Bradley is a happy, talkative little boy, but with one difference. He needs supports for a diagnosis of ‘moderate’ autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Allie DeWitt, who is rearing Bradley as a single mom, recognized early ASD symptoms — quirks she called them —  that were described to his pediatrician. Bradley was referred to the Anne ...

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Superheroes for Autism hold skating party in Muhlenberg Township

Reading Eagle: Lauren A. Little | Blake Doerrman, 6, of Ruscombmanor Township eats a piece of cake during a roller skating party put on Sunday by Superheroes for Autism at Fantasy Skating Center in Muhlenberg Township. Monday January 15, 2018 12:01 AM Finding activities to do with children can sometimes be difficult. When your child ...

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Autism and aluminium: The din of silence

Sometimes silence can speak volumes. In December 2017, we published in a highly reputable journal our research suggesting a link between human exposure to aluminium and the aetiology of autism. The research showed that individuals who died with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) had very high levels of aluminium in their brain tissue. However, the ...

Autism doesn’t stop King’s Ojay Harris from winning football award

The dimples that bookend the smile of Martin Luther King senior lineman Ojay Harris were momentarily hidden as Harris, whose autism was diagnosed in third grade, searched for the words to match the emotion on his face. Harris nearly quit the football team several times as a freshman and sophomore but pressed on at the ...

‘I’m going to bash the autism out of your kids’ – Mother ‘living in fear’ after threatening call

Fiona O’Leary is an autism rights campaigner based in Co Cork ‘I’m going to bash the autism out of your kids’ – Mother ‘living in fear’ after threatening call Independent.ie A mother-of-five has complained to gardaí after a man threatened her over the phone, saying “you and your autistic kids will get their heads bashed ...

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Children diagnosed with autism early more likely to attend mainstream schools

MOST Australian children are not diagnosed with ­autism until they are four, but new evidence highlights the importance of an early ­diagnosis. Findings from two new studies reveal children diagnosed with the neurodevelopmental condition when they were two years old were more likely to attend mainstream primary schools. WHY AUTISM SHOULDN’T HAVE TO BE CONCEALED ...

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River Falls family shares their life with autism

Lauri Moreland of River Falls said when her 28-month-old daughter, Lindsey Moreland (who will be 24 years old this month) was diagnosed with autism, it was not something with which she or her husband Todd were familiar. “We [Todd and I] had never heard of autism,” Lauri said. Lauri admitted it was hard to bond ...

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Kicking off Keagan’s Cause: Concert will raise money for new autism awareness nonprofit

Montana, who spent much of last year touring with Kid Rock and ZZ Top, and Hawkey, Minneapolis country artist and host of the Power Trip Morning Show, are effectively doing the show for free. That’s because the concert’s proceeds will go toward a new nonprofit called Keagan’s Cause, which seeks to boost autism awareness and ...

New Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment Announced

Peter Penzes, PhD, the Ruth and Evelyn Dunbar Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, has been named director of the new Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment. Feinberg has announced the launch of a new Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment, with Peter Penzes, PhD, named as director. The mission of the Center is to catalyze scientific ...

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Event Helps Hockey Fans With Autism Prepare For Wild Game

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — One in 68 families has a loved one living with autism, and when dealing with first-time situations, they know a practice run-through can make a difference. That’s why the Minnesota Wild partnered with Associated Bank and the Autism Society to expose students to the sights and sound of a hockey game. The ...