Autism

New autism study a "shocking wake-up call" for society, say academics

People who show characteristics of autism are more at risk of attempting suicide, according to a Coventry University study whose results are being …

Research

'Having a chat fills me with fear:' Man reveals heartbreaking reason why he was targeted by bullies at school

Quiet, reserved, and known to have a knack for memorising facts, Andrew Hughes fell victim to bullies at school.<p>He was targeted for being different - …

Autism Spectrum

Families of young people with autism struggle with mental health needs

<b>(CNN) —</b> Teenagers and young adults with severe autism are spending weeks or even months in emergency rooms and acute-care hospitals, sometimes sedated, restrained or confined to mesh-tented beds, a Kaiser Health News investigation shows.<p>These young people -- who may shout for hours, bang their …

Health

Why Does Autism Impact Boys More Often Than Girls?

According to the CDC, autism prevalence continues to climb with 8 year old boys afflicted 4.5 times more often than girls. What makes matters worse …

Autism Spectrum

Workplace tool for employees with autism

Problems people on the autism spectrum face in the workplace include difficulty with social interaction, impairments in verbal and non-verbal …

Autism Spectrum

A Mother Explores Her Autistic Son’s World, and Likes What She Finds

In ‘To Siri With Love,’ Judith Newman reports that forming bonds with machines is just one more way of being human.<p>In 2014, Judith Newman, a …

Science

Photographer Highlights Kids With Rare Genetic Conditions In Stunning Photos

"I learned what real patience, resilience and perspective really look like.”<p>For two years, photographer Karen Haberberg has worked to shed light on children with rare genetic conditions through a book made up of stunning photos.<p>Rare disorders impacted Haberberg’s life before she was even born. …

Parenting

MRI Scans Reveal 4 Brain Differences In Patients With Genetic Autism

Researchers used MRI scans to uncover clear and visible differences in the brain structure related to cognitive and behavioral impairments in …

News (U.S.)

Parents: School forced girl with autism to sit at confined desk

The parents of a child with autism say their second grader was forced to sit at a desk designed to confine her without their knowledge. They said …

Autism Spectrum

Airdate: The Good Doctor

Seven will premiere US drama <b>The Good Doctor</b> next week, taking up the Tuesday timeslot vacated by <b>800 Words</b> from tomorrow.<p>That just leaves network …

TV (Australia)

A KETO DIET – THE BEST WAY OF FIGHTING CANCER, DEPRESSION AND AUTISM

According to numerous studies, nutritional ketosis is the answer against a variety of ailments such as autism, depression and cancer.<p>A ketogenic diet …

Nutrition

Lack of supports sees ‘hundred of students with autism leave school’

Autism Spectrum

'Inclusive and understanding': Richmond library opens for children with autism

Children with autism now have their own library in the Lower Mainland where they can be themselves without fear of judgement or lack of accommodation.<p>…

Autism Spectrum

Boy born with 'half a face' called 'Halloween monster' by other children

A mum whose twin son was born with half a face said other children would call him a Halloween monster and run away.<p>Charlene Beswick said she had a …

Autism Spectrum

Autism and the arts: making a space for different minds

“Rancid perfume. Stinky babies. Sweaty clothes. Garlic hair. Human bodies putrefying and I think my own is beginning to smell,” declares artist and …

Autism Spectrum

Courses Prepare Drivers With Autism For Traffic Stops

<b>CHICAGO (CBS)</b> — A new programs aims to make traffic stops safe for young autistic drivers.<p>CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.<p>A traffic stop can make …

Autism Spectrum

Boy with Down’s Syndrome is the new star of River Island’s kids’ range

This is River Island’s new Kids Squad.<p>And third from the right is 11-year-old Joseph Hale.<p>He has Down’s Syndrome and he’s now one of the faces of …

Autism Spectrum

'I feel like I'm caught between a rock and a hard place' - Mother of son (9) with autism still fighting for a school place in October

A mother of a young son with autism has been fighting to find him a school place for five months.

News (Ireland)

This Mom Says Her Daughter's Head Was Shaved Without Permission At A Group Home

"A review of the circumstances is underway to determine what occurred and, if necessary, appropriate action will be taken," Little Heroes Group Home said in a statement to BuzzFeed News.<p>Little Heroes Group Home helps children with a range of challenges, according to a description of the program on …

Autism Spectrum

Diveheart helps veterans and children with disabilities imagine new possibilities

Using scuba diving to help Veterans, adults and children with disabilities.<p>An organization called Diveheart is helping those with varying abilities …

Veterans

Parents of severely autistic child beg for help or say they will relinquish boy

The eight-year-old's room is littered with shredded paper.<p>Inside the small space, on a single mattress on the floor, sits Alex, watching a video on …

Autism Spectrum

Rome conference fears Down syndrome may be in final generation

ROME – Bridget Brown is a successful young woman, who captures the attention of everyone she meets with her vitality and confidence. Bridget …

Christianity

Inflamed Support Cells May Contribute to Some Types of Autism

Inflammation in supporting brain cells called astrocytes may contribute to neuronal dysfunction in at least some subtypes of autism spectrum disorder …

Neuroscience

Boosting Social Skills With Brain Scanning

<i>Summary: A new study aims to use neuroimaging technology to better understand the networks behind social interactions.</i><p>Source: Horizon.<p><b>Most people</b> …

The Brain

Halloween can be adapted for children with special needs

Print<p>While many children look forward to the spookiest, goriest costumes and scary decorations, for others, Halloween can be an overwhelming …

Canadian News

North Dakota program offers place for kids with disabilities

When Caleb's Clubhouse executive director Shannon Schmidt's oldest son, Caleb, was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at the age of 2 1/2, she …

Entertainment

Blood tests just got less scary for kids with autism

Photo: iStockphoto<p>Having blood drawn can be overwhelmingly stressful for kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Between the bright clinical …

Autism Spectrum

How coping mechanisms allow autistic people to manage their condition

In a recent documentary, naturalist and wildlife presenter, Chris Packham, talked about having Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of autism. It was a rare …

Autism Spectrum

Target's new line for kids with special needs was designed by a mom who gets it

As the mother of a child with autism, Stacey Monsen struggles to find clothing that fits her daughter. Elinor, 8, has limited fine motor skills and is not potty trained, so Monsen needs clothes that cover a bulky diaper and allow easy access.<p>The problem is, most of the time this type of clothing is …

Health

Call for more Irlen Syndrome specialists in schools

<b>Calls have been made for more sight specialists in schools across Wales, to ensure children with Irlen Syndrome receive a diagnosis.</b><p>Irlen UK said children are "being turned off education" because they are not aware they have the condition.<p>It affects the brain's ability to process visual information …

News (Wales)