Developmental Disabilities

The link between autism and older parents is clear, but the why is not

Older men and women are more likely than young ones to have a child with autism, according to multiple studies published in the past decade.<p>Especially regarding fathers, this effect is one of the most consistent findings in the epidemiology of autism. The link between a mother’s age and autism is …

Autism

Mother reveals how bullies left her autistic son with facial trauma

A mother in the US has spoken out about the horrific bullying her 11-year-old son suffers at school on a regular basis.

News (Ireland)

What Kind Of Homeopathy Should You Consider For Autism

First the Good news:<p>Autism treatment in homeopathy: WORKS!<p>Autism recovery with homeopathy: is POSSIBLE!<p>Then the NOT so GOOD news: There are several …

Autism

Cajun musician Jo-El Sonnier's new book addresses his autism challenges | NOLA.com

LAFAYETTE -- Fans know Jo-El Sonnier as a Grammy winner, a Cajun music legend with 30 albums, Top 10 country hits and performances at the Grand Ole …

New Orleans

Ohio’s Down Syndrome Abortion Ban Is Close To Becoming Law & It Severely Limits Women's Choices

Soon, the third state in the country to instate a Down syndrome abortion ban might be Ohio, opening the door to an intense debate on women's …

Rights & Freedoms

Mum backs children's centre's festive fundraising appeal

A MUM has backed a festive funding appeal to help a Newport children’s centre provide support for disabled children and their families.<p>Gwent’s …

News (Wales)

How a mother from Sri Lanka is helping Tamil-Canadians cope with disabilities

ATI Foundation provides support for Tamil families with members who have disabilities<p>When Vijitha Tharmalingam brought her family to Canada from Sri …

Autism

As a woman, I was written off as lazy and disorganized. My unexpected diagnosis? Autism.

Difficulty adapting to daily life is not a symptom often factored into the diagnostic process for autism. It should be.

Autism

Chicago man's success shows college dreams within reach for more people with autism

It was never a question whether Paris King would go to college.<p>The 23-year-old, who is on the autism spectrum, loved learning — especially history — and he and his parents saw no reason why he shouldn’t continue to do so after high school.<p>But during the four years King spent earning his bachelor’s …

Autism

Bring back Garrison Keillor

I get the whole journalistic-standards thing with regard to Garrison Keillor’s non-disclosure of the accusations against him when he wrote his op-ed on Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), but did that really require silencing his absolutely unique voice for all time [“After firing, Garrison Keillor hasn’t …

Opinion

Listen: Dutch public official tells man with Down syndrome how much he costs society

Babies are too often killed in the womb after being diagnosed with Down syndrome. In Iceland, nearly 100 percent of babies diagnosed during prenatal testing are aborted, while the U.S. is at around 67 percent.<p>The Netherlands also appeared to be advocating for this form of eugenics, according to a …

Prenatal Development

What is a Life Worth?: Dutch Agency Calculates the Value of a Person with Downs Syndrome

Is the life of a person with Down Syndrome (DS) as valuable as a person born without it? How do we calculate the value of that life? How do we decide …

Conservative View

Benefits officials reinstate payments to disabled grandmother after suicide bid

A disabled grandmother who tried to kill herself after she lost her benefits when she was deemed fit to work has since had her payments reinstated …

Cerebral Palsy

NAZI WHISPERS: Dutch Govt Official Tells Man With Down Syndrome How 'Expensive' He Is

As technology advances, humans with Down Syndrome are being systematically eliminated via abortion. In Europe in particular, eugenics are flourishing …

Conservative View

Ohio may soon ban abortions on fetuses with Down syndrome – VICE News

Ohio women may soon have to prove to their doctors that they’re not getting abortions for what lawmakers say are the wrong reasons.<p>On Wednesday, the Ohio state Senate voted in favor of a measure that would block doctors from ending the pregnancy of any woman they think or know wants an abortion …

Rights & Freedoms

Autism in Adulthood, a new peer-reviewed journal launching in 2019

New Rochelle, NY, December 15, 2017--Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers announces the launch of <i>Autism in Adulthood</i>, a new peer-reviewed journal …

Research

Make A Disabled Child's Christmas And Ensure Attractions And Events Are Accessible

43% of disabled children have been turned away from a festive event<p>stocknroll via Getty Images<p>It really is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.<p>The …

Disabled Children

More Parents Warn Kids Are Being Injured in Understaffed Special Ed Classrooms

A meeting of the San Diego Unified school board / Photo by Jamie Scott LytleParents of special education students in San Diego Unified continue to …

Education

CDC: Zika leads to severe developmental challenges for kids as they age

Zika-infected babies face severe developmental challenges in their first years of life, including issues with eating, sleeping and serious motor impairments, according to a new CDC report released Thursday.<p>The report is the first to detail the developments of children with microcephaly, a birth …

Viruses

Exclusion Of Garrison Keillor From Eugene Airport Exhibit Angers City Councilor

Eugene City Councilor Betty Taylor is fuming over the Eugene Airport’s decision not to include its photo of noted author and radio personality …

Oregon

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to study medical marijuana and autism

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is pairing with an Australian biopharmaceutical company in what some advocates say could be the first major …

Cannabis

Maryland Gets OK To Expand Developmentally Disabled Service

<b>BALTIMORE (AP) —</b> Maryland has received federal approval to expand services for people with developmental disabilities.The state health department …

Specsavers launches autism training for staff

Specsavers has launched a series of online learning modules that have been developed in partnership with The National Autistic Society in order to …

Optometry

I Am Not an Inspiration Because I Have a Disability

If you're a person with a disability*, particularly a wheelchair user or an obviously impaired person, you live very differently than your …

Autism

Blackbelts for Butterflies brings light to the darkness of Sandy Hook

On a warm, but otherwise unassuming early November morning, 100 people filed slowly into Manchester BJJ for the start of a two-day jiu-jitsu seminar. …

Martial Arts

Astronomy, Music Show For Autistic Children Slated At RVCC

The astronomy and music show is designed for families with children on the Autism spectrum or those with developmental disabilities.<p>BRIDGEWATER, NJ — …

New York City

Brain Stimulation in Mice Gives Hope of Restoring Social Behaviours in Autism

"Quite a powerful finding."<p>Stimulation of specific brain cells could one day be prescribed to individuals who have autism - to help reduce the …

Science

On the spectrum, and giving off the wrong signals

Dan Savage advises a letter writer in search of sex advice for those on the spectrum, and more. Q: As a 36-year-old straight woman with autism, I am …

Psychology

Announcing the General Availability of Azure Bot Service and Language Understanding, enabling developers to build better conversational bots

Conversational AI, or making human and computer interactions more natural, has been a goal since technology became ubiquitous in our society. Our …

Chatbots

For special-needs children and at-risk youth, equine therapy program Happy Hooves’ School at the Barn can be life changing

When Deklan Corrigan first visited Eden Farms, a horse-boarding barn in Marietta, a year ago, his mother, Traci Corrigan, was unsure how he would …

Upstate South Carolina