Lindsay Chaparro

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Autism helped me become an internationally published author – here's how

Here's a secret: I was glad when I was diagnosed with autism.<p>It's not about wanting to be autistic. It's about that moment of sharp relief, feeling vindicated, almost.<p>The diagnosis is a scrap of paper in the world that tells you: "This is not your fault. You are not lazy, you are not spoiled or …

Autism and Acceptance

"I'M NOT RETARDED I'M SMART NOT A MENTAL GIANT BUT I AM INTELLIGENT" These are the words that were communicated to me by a 16-year old young man whom I was visiting in his rural high school classroom on a crisp and wintry January morning. Like most teens his age, he took classes in keyboarding and …

Justin Timberlake sings 'Happy Birthday' to 8-year-old boy with autism - TODAY.com

All 8-year-old Julian Delan wanted for his birthday was to see Justin Timberlake in concert. He got his wish and then some when JT actually sang "Happy Birthday" to the young fan, getting a stadium of 25,000 to join in during the singer's Aug. 11 stopover in San Jose, California.<p>At first Julian's …

Justin Timberlake and 25,000 fans sing Happy Birthday to eight-year-old with autism

Pop star halts concert to lead 25,000 fans in a special rendition of Happy Birthday for an eight-year-old autistic boy<p>Justin Timberlake has made a boy's birthday all the more special by singing for him in front of a stadium of fans in Tennessee, USA.<p>Julian Delan, who suffers from high functioning …

A Punk-Rock, Gender-Bending, Rockstar Haircut Fit For a Little Girl Ninja With Autism

It was time to get Kate's haircut and we decided to get that old hair out of her way and give her the punk rock, gender-bending haircut our little rock star deserves. Do you like it? Wait, don't answer that, because it doesn't matter. She loves it. That matters. She is happy. That matters. It is …

Nonprofit Creating Jobs For 100,000 People With Autism

An expected 500,000 adults with autism are expected to begin seeking employment over the next decade as a tidal wave of young adults with autism age out of school and other programs.<p>A Danish father of an autistic son is leading an effort to create gainful employment opportunities for these gifted …

Aaron Paul Supports Brutally Attacked Teenager With Autism, Invites Him To Disneyland

Aaron Paul put his celebrity platform to good use this week by tweeting out his support for Aaron Hill, the 16-year-old boy with autism who was recently attacked by a peer at a Florida party.<p>Hill's story went viral after a video of the graphic assault was uploaded to the Internet. The "Breaking …

Brother Of Teen With Autism Who Went Missing, Died To Become Legal Advocate

Avonte Oquendo's older brother is set to begin law school this week, part of his mission to become a legal advocate to help children with autism in the wake of his brother's death.<p>Danny Oquendo, 27, passed the LSAT six years ago and is finally starting New York Law School this week, inspired by …

Researchers reverse autism symptoms in mice by paring extra synapses | Reuters

NEW YORK, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Although many things have gone wrong in the autistic brain, scientists have recently been focusing on one of the most glaring: a surplus of connections, or synapses.<p>Neuroscientists reported on Thursday that, at least in lab mice, a drug that restores the healthy …

CDC Autism Whistleblower Admits Vaccine Study Fraud - CNN iReport

William W. Thompson, PhD, Senior Scientist with the CDC has stepped forward and admitted the 2004 paper entitled "Age at first measles-mumps-rubella vaccination in children with autism and school-matched control subjects: a population-based study in metropolitan Atlanta," which has been used …

Autism

For Parents Of Young Black Men With Autism, Extra Fear About Police

It's my worst nightmare ... him not understanding, possibly, a command to put your hands up or to get on the ground.<p>Lorraine Spencer has been watching the news from Ferguson, Mo., where an unarmed black 18-year-old was shot and killed by police, and worrying about her own son's safety. Jermaine is …

New Study Reveals Kids With Autism Have Too Many Synapses

New insight was gained recently into the brains of children with and without autism, according to a study published in the journal <i>Neuron</i>.<p>Although there are many neurological variations, one major difference between the brains is that the number of synapses (the channels through which neurons send …

Country Star Luke Bryan Surprises A 4-Year-Old Fan Who Has Autism

Country star Luke Bryan has made a name for himself with his catchy songs and million dollar smile. But for one little boy with autism, his music means so much more.<p>Four-year-old Riley has Asperger syndrome, and he finds an outlet in listening to Luke Bryan's country hits. “When Riley pretends to …