Autism

New online service for families facing autism

Lila and Kai are twins, but by age two, Lila’s behaviors set off alarm bells in mom, Lauren Watai’s head.<p>“Kai can be a chatty Cathy, and he started …

Autism Spectrum

Barber for Kids With Autism Is Restoring Our Faith in Humanity

Getting your child's haircut often goes something like this — a barrage of kicking and screaming, squirming in the chair, and even a complete temper …

Autism Spectrum

'I'll do everything not to be like my parents'

<b>Callum Christie's memories of growing up with heroin addict parents are so shocking that he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder but posting Youtube videos about his life has built his confidence.</b><p>Seventeen-year-old Callum's parents were drug addicts and one his earliest memories is of police …

Autism Spectrum

Toddler with Down syndrome sings with sister in video thanks to music therapy

Bo Gray, 25 months old, watched as Lydia Gray, 11, played "You Are My Sunshine" on her guitar

Autism Spectrum

Is there a 'bilingual advantage' for kids with autism? - Futurity

Speaking more than one language may benefit children with autism spectrum disorders, a new study suggests.

Autism Spectrum

New hub to support students with autism into employment

Students with autism, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and other neurodiverse needs will soon have greater access to employment …

Australian Universities

Being bilingual may help autistic children, says new study

A new study has found that children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) may have an easier time switching between tasks if they learn a second …

Autism Spectrum

Over 2,000 Newly Discovered Biological Markers Could Help Explain How Autism Develops

This could be huge.<p>Scientists have discovered a swathe of biochemical regions that look to be deeply involved with the risk factors behind autism …

Biology

Big Sister Teaches Brother With Down Syndrome Sweet Song In Viral Vid Loved By Millie Bobby Brown

Our hearts are melting! In a super sweet video, a fantastic big sis teachers her brother, 1, a song, & Millie Bobby Brown’s already fallen in love …

Millie Bobby Brown

Parents falsely accused of abuse had newborn son taken away for FIVE months before medical diagnosis proved their innocence

Gina Hodgkins and Joshua Sparkes were thrown into every parents worst nightmare when they were falsely accused of child abuse and had their newborn …

Crime

Can Autism Make Me a Diversity Hire?

<i>I am an academic barely making a living by working as an adjunct for five or six classes a semester. I realize that while the “arc of history bends toward justice,” as Barack Obama said, paraphrasing Martin Luther King Jr., this doesn’t hold true in individual cases. The movement for greater</i> …

Long-form Journalism

It's An Easy Crime To Get Away With, But Prosecutors Are Trying To Change That

Support the news<p><i>Editor's note:</i> <i>This report includes graphic and disturbing descriptions of sexual assault.</i><p>There's a trial scheduled in March at the …

Crime

Why This Woman’s Unexpected Words In The Walmart Parking Lot Were So Important

I endured the looks of disapproving people as I slowly inched up in line as my son was on the floor between me and the shopping cart screaming at the …

Autism Spectrum

Girls with autism need help honing social skills in realistic settings

Nicole Brettell, 21, is studying art and creative writing at her local community college. Brettell has autism. Although she is an extremely bright …

Autism Spectrum

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

CLOSE<p>Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney got three big insurers to remove the age cap on covering autism …

Autism Spectrum

Travel bosses demand autistic girl, 5, prove she's disabled in person so mum can get free bus pass for hospital visits

Travel bosses demanded a five-year-old schoolgirl attend a disability assessment so her mum could get a free bus pass to help with hospital …

Autism Spectrum

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 Spectrum

Alex Bregman: 'I want to make an impact'

Brady Columbus is held by his godfather, Alex Bregman, Houston Astros third baseman, during a press conference for Bregman’s new organization, AB for …

Alex Bregman

Vanderbilt participates in study investigating impact of theatre on youth with autism

Autism researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and two other universities have received a $2.99 million grant from the National Institute …

Vanderbilt University

Self-taught N.S. photographer uses talents to capture special moments in her children’s lives

The journey from mother to professional photographer for one Nova Scotia woman was unexpected — even to her.<p>But Sharon Ashley is now making quite the …

Autism Spectrum

What’s wrong with my child? California has a problem in easing parents’ fears

Kirsten Yeates was worried. Her newborn daughter, Riley, wouldn’t sleep more than a few minutes without being held and rocked. At just a few weeks …

Health Care

Inspired to play: Kyra Cox building stellar golf resume after vowing to help autistic sister

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Kyra and Keith Cox can thank the same person for getting them into golf.<p>Fifteen-year-old Kaylee Cox, one of Keith’s three …

Golf

Gym designed for those on autism spectrum and families

A former special education teacher has brought what is believed to be the first open-play concept gym in Ohio for those on the autism spectrum to the …

Enjoy

FASD: Family finally gets answers in fetal alcohol spectrum disorder diagnosis

Queensland grandmother Sharon Wallace said she needs locks on her bedroom door.<p>That's because her seven-year-old grandson Xavier can be incredibly …

Autism Spectrum

'I'm going to bash the autism out of your kids' - Mother 'living in fear' after threatening call

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 …

News (Ireland)

Autism and the Food Connection

Researchers have found that most autistic children, especially those with late onset autism (emergence of autism symptoms only after or around three …

Nutrition

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 …

College & University

What I Learned About Disability and Infanticide From Peter Singer

Share this:<p>Singer maintains that disability, unlike race or gender, comes with intrinsic suffering – sometimes great enough that it is more …

Creative Commons

Water Cooler 1/13/18 Open Thread; Things to be Thankful for: Special Olympics

I’m surprised nobody busted my chops for putting 1/6/<b>17</b> on last Saturday’s water cooler. oops<p>This is what I’d originally planned for the second half …

Conservative View

Parents Of Kids With Down Syndrome Are Banding Together To Get This Tattoo

“The symbol unites us all.”<p>A group of about 20 moms of kids with Down syndrome got together during a Ruby's Rainbow retreat in Austin, Texas — and …

Tattoos