Autism Spectrum

New research links pregnancy spacing to autism risk

A study published in the medical journal Autism Research has identified a link between the amount of time between pregnancies and Autism Spectrum …

Pregnancy

Here’s how to help teens with autism overcome their biggest obstacle after high school

Hidden Wings has prepared and guided more than 400 students in taking their next big step.<p>More people than ever before are being diagnosed with …

Autism

What Are You Thankful For?

When I came downstairs yesterday, the dry erase board on the refrigerator had been changed to read, “50 Days Til Julian’s Bar Mitzvah.” He saw me …

Jewish Culture

Lifeguards help Santa for KidzWish children

KidzWish Christmas Party: It was smiles all around for more than 4300 children and their parents at the WEC on Thursday. Pic: Sylvia Liber.<p>Santa was …

Autism

Standardised tests limit students with disability

<i>Since it was introduced in the 1800s, standardised testing in Australian schools has attracted controversy and divided opinion. In this series, we</i> …

Indigenous Australians

Tips for Managing Employees With Autism in the Workplace

Additionally, it can sometimes be difficult to explain what is and what is not appropriate workplace behavior. Imaginary lines exist about what …

Career Development

Boy born without eye sockets, ears opens up about disorder

The family of a boy with severe facial deformities is opening up about the obstacles that he has navigated since birth.<p>Nathaniel Newman, 13, was …

Autism

Video games might help autistic children in improving their balance

Children who suffer from autism often have difficulty in maintaining a normal posture and position. But <b>video games</b> might help these children and …

Autism

Supporting neurodiversity at work

<b>By Kathryn Kendall, Chief People Officer</b>Diversity is a hot strategic topic right now. Organisations around the world have finally woken up to the …

Autism

On Her Own, Raising Twin ‘Princesses’ With Special Needs

Ingrid Batista scooped up her 4-year-old daughter Alexia. “Hola, mi reina,” she said, covering her with kisses.<p>The “reina” — Spanish for “queen” — slid from her mother’s arms and divided her attention between a Disney show and a blue basket on the floor, which she used to crown herself. Her …

Santo Domingo

Special needs students run gift shop

It was lunchtime at John A. Ferguson Senior High School and employees at the Falcon Gift Shop were hustling to keep up with the demand for snacks and …

Business

Debunking False Vaccine Claim

<b>Q: Has the Food and Drug Administration announced that vaccines cause autism?</b> <b><br>A: No. FDA statements are grounded in scientific evidence. There is no</b> …

Public Health

HSE staff member accused of feeding their child bleach solution 'to cure' autism

A HSE STAFF member has been accused of feeding her child, who is non-verbal and has autism, a solution of bleach and water as a ‘cure’.<p>Gardaí in the …

News (Ireland)

Sensory-friendly Santa welcomes kids with special needs: 'It’s important to have the memories'

Hours before Woodfield Mall opened last Sunday morning, before workers turned on the holiday lights and the halls filled with shoppers, 4-year-old Liam Munnelly’s parents placed him on Santa’s lap.<p>Though Liam couldn’t talk back, Santa spoke to him, pointing at the decorations overhead. The little …

Business

Girl Scouts warn parents not to force kids to hug relatives

National statistics show one in nine girls under the age of 18 is sexually abused or assault at the hands of an adult. <br>Now that the holidays are upon …

Girl Scouts

Girls with rare genetic disorder hope new Hollywood film 'Wonder' raises awareness

These self-proclaimed sisters met at the hospital and have been inseparable ever since.

Upstate South Carolina

Majority of families denied Quebec supplement for children with exceptional needs

The Quebec government promised to help parents of special needs children in 2016 by adding extra benefits for those dealing with exceptional needs. …

Canadian News

How I lived my own version of the Israeli TV drama ‘Yellow Peppers’

Autism is really complicated and everyone with autism is different, and my fear is that one big mistake in this television show could do more harm …

Opinion

Families: Learn How to Find Autism-Friendly Colleges

During his first experience with college, Alex Birdsong faced some challenges he wasn't sure how to handle. He also didn’t know that he had autism …

Autism

Autism Without Fear: In Carly Fleischmann’s Own Words—What Happened on HBO’s “Night of Too Many Stars”

<i>by Michael John Carley</i><p><i>(Disclaimer: Michael John Carley is on the Board of Directors of NEXT for Autism, the organization that creates the “Night of Too Many Stars” program, and this article is about an incident that occurred on the show. The HBO program, that airs once every two years, aids NEXT</i> …

Autism

Google Glass-based autism therapy software beats Indiegogo goal, but wants more - Boston Business Journal

By Kelly J. O'Brien <br>– Technology Reporter, Boston Business Journal<p>Nov 20, 2017, 5:10pm EST<p>Cambridge-based Brain Power LLC has had a strong start to …

Autism

Shoppers welcome the peace of new Coles Quiet Hour

Shoppers have welcomed a move by supermarket giant Coles to provide a low-sensory environment for customers on the autism spectrum.<p>Lights were …

Autism

Social Skills Training For Schizophrenia: Part II

In a previous article on this blog, I discussed a general basis for social skills training for Schizophrenia. In this article, I will go more in …

Autism

Heartbreaking moment autistic boy is reunited with his cuddly toy after global appeal

Autistic children develop serious emotional attachments to particular items.<p>Kye was distraught when he lost his green Doggy Woof Woof.<p>After an appeal …

Pets

Advocacy Doesn't Have to Begin With a Scarlet 'A'

| No comments<p><i>We welcome frequent guest blogger Amanda Morin, parent advocate, former teacher, the Content Development Manager at Understood.org and</i> …

Education

Jacob Tremblay meets kids with facial differences for screening of film 'Wonder' at SickKids

TORONTO -- Vancouver child actor Jacob Tremblay was in Toronto on Monday for a special screening of his new film "Wonder" about a child with facial …

Autism

Article: Down Syndrome Siblings Tackle Himalayas

- Advertisement -<p>Down Syndrome Siblings Tackle Himalayas<p>Interview with documentary filmmaker, Yonatan Nir<p>"It's not about the mountain."<p>--Edmund …

Liberal View

Big Pharma Admits that Vaccines Cause Autism (Autism symptoms are identical to encephalomyopathy, listed on vaccine package inserts)

The case also thrusts the family into a national spotlight in the controversial public debate over whether vaccines have played some role in the …

Autism

Google Glass returns as tool to help kids with autism

Those who declared Google Glass a failure perhaps spoke too soon as it is now resurfacing as a tool to help children with autism improve their social …

Autism

Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Diets for Autism Put to the Test

The results of the first randomized, controlled study of a dietary intervention for ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder).<p>Subscribe to Videos Discuss …

Psychology