The Battle to Define Autism

The Battle to Define Autism

Her work with the new taskforce led to the APA replacing infantile autism with autistic disorder and expanding the definition to a lifelong condition rather than a rare childhood occurrence in the DSM-III-R.

Can Some Kids Outgrow Autism?

Can Some Kids Outgrow Autism?

"Global developmental delays , language delays and separation anxiety in 18- to 24-month-old children can look like an ASD," said Connell, who was not involved in the study.

Autistic boy lost toy and an officer responded to 911 call

Autistic boy lost toy and an officer responded to 911 call

Paul had been relaxing on the couch with his family when the call came, and immediately realized his 12-year-old son Ryan, who has autism, was missing.

Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley’s Son Is ‘Kicking Ass’ Since Autism Diagnosis

Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley’s Son Is ‘Kicking Ass’ Since Autism Diagnosis

“He’s doing amazing,” the Jersey Shore: Family Vacation star told Us Weekly exclusively on Monday, March 11, while discussing her partnership with KultureCity . Now, the MTV star is sharing her wisdom for traveling with children who have autism and other sensory disorders.

'I almost fell for anti-vaccination lies'

'I almost fell for anti-vaccination lies'

But that’s the problem The more people who choose not to vaccinate because of the perceived risk to their individual child, the lower the number in the herd, until it eventually swings out of our favour.

The Eight Most Influential Theory of Mind Papers of All Time

The Eight Most Influential Theory of Mind Papers of All Time

1. The Intentional Stance By Dennett (1987) If you want a solid understanding of Theory of Mind, the best use of your time, pound for pound, is to read this paper.

'Vaccines Cause Adults': Pediatric staff's response to anti-vaxxers after measles outbreak

'Vaccines Cause Adults': Pediatric staff's response to anti-vaxxers after measles outbreak

Disturbed by measles outbreaks in places like Oregon, Washington and their own Monroe County, workers at Legacy Pediatrics in Rochester, New York posed for a photo wearing T-shirts with a pro-vaccine message and shared it on Facebook.

Doctors said this young woman with autism might never work. Now she's a lawyer

Doctors said this young woman with autism might never work. Now she's a lawyer

“Someone had to tell me if another person rolls their eyes, they are bored with what you are saying and you should change the conversation; normal kids, you don’t have to be told.” While Haley Moss excels at school, she struggles with social situations.

Anti-vax dad at centre of measles outbreak makes stunning admission

Anti-vax dad at centre of measles outbreak makes stunning admission

Emmanuel Bilodeau, whose family is at the centre of a measles outbreak in Canada, has revealed he didn’t vaccinate his children because of fears about autism. Eight people, including two children, have died of measles in Ukraine this year.

The Illusory Link Between Vaccinations and Autism

The Illusory Link Between Vaccinations and Autism

In recent years, a large increase in the number of parents who are refusing to vaccinate their children has resulted in less protection against diseases like the measles not only for the unvaccinated children, but also for infants like mine who are still too young to receive vaccinations like the MMR.

Antivaxxers and the Plague of Science Denial

Antivaxxers and the Plague of Science Denial

In 2014, Brendan Nyhan and colleagues published a study in which anti-vaccination attitudes among parents were countered by refuting claims about a vaccine-autism link and highlighting the dangers of not vaccinating by presenting information about the diseases the vaccines prevent, showing images of infected children, and providing a narrative about a mother hospitalizing her son with measles.

Mum shares chilling post just hours before her mysterious death

Mum shares chilling post just hours before her mysterious death

Shine bright like the diamond you were." Another said: "This is just a nightmare, I’m so devastated for her and all her family and friends." Alli was a model and single mum of four young children.

Inequities in Autism Identification and Access to Services

Inequities in Autism Identification and Access to Services

We had a few key questions, including: We hoped that by answering the above questions in a diverse set of 218 families might help us learn more about differences in age of diagnosis and services between ethnic groups.

'The heartbreaking reason I never kept a baby book'

'The heartbreaking reason I never kept a baby book'

But as a first-time mother, smack in the middle of as yet undiagnosed postnatal depression, holding a week old baby who had dropped half his body weight, I simply cried.

Diagnose and Adios? Autism Families Deserve Better

Diagnose and Adios? Autism Families Deserve Better

Many diagnostic appointments, run with an ‘evidence-based’ protocol, don’t allow time for parents to either voice their concerns, discuss how and why their child’s behavior during activities like the ADOS might not be representative, or even learn what aspects of the child’s behavior clinched the doctor’s determination that their child has autism.

Teen with autism donates peanut butter to federal workers

Teen with autism donates peanut butter to federal workers

After he received a lifetime supply, he decided to share his windfall by giving peanut butter to furloughed federal employees. When a new Lidl store opened near their home in Woodbridge, Virginia, both McKay and Bean were excited that peanut butter was on sale for 78 cents a jar.

Mom who was called 'sick' for breastfeeding 7-year-old son responds to critics

Mom who was called 'sick' for breastfeeding 7-year-old son responds to critics

Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about LinkedIn Pinterest Mom who was called 'sick' for breastfeeding 7-year-old son responds to critics Lisa Bridger said breastfeeding her son, 7, who has autism calms him.

Autism at Work Today and Tomorrow

Autism at Work Today and Tomorrow

Autism at Work began as the idea to identify what autistic people are really good at, provide some supports, and let them do those things better than anyone. Today SAP has 100-some autistic people in Autism at Work and other companies have thousands more in total.

11 Important Points For Individualized Education Programs

11 Important Points For Individualized Education Programs

2. There are five members of the IEP team: the parents, the regular education teacher, the special education teacher, a representative from the school district, and an individual “who can interpret the instructional implications of evaluation results”, such as a speech therapist or occupational therapist.

The Imprinted Brain Theory in a Thousand Words

The Imprinted Brain Theory in a Thousand Words

Another class of genes which are also subject to highly asymmetric selection and expression in mammals are X chromosome ones thanks to the fact that females have two Xs but males only one.

4 tips to help kids who have autism enjoy the long winter break

4 tips to help kids who have autism enjoy the long winter break

Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about LinkedIn Pinterest 4 tips to help kids who have autism enjoy the long winter break Winter break can be an exciting time.

Jenni 'JWoww' Farley shares touching home video of son Greyson's progress

Jenni 'JWoww' Farley shares touching home video of son Greyson's progress

Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about LinkedIn Pinterest Jenni 'JWoww' Farley shares touching home video of son Greyson's progress Last month, Jenni "JWoww" Farley shared that her 2-year-old son had been diagnosed with autism and was beginning speech therapy.

Blind boy, 6, who has autism 'sees' Santa for first time in the most magical encounter

Blind boy, 6, who has autism 'sees' Santa for first time in the most magical encounter

Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about LinkedIn Pinterest Blind boy, 6, who has autism 'sees' Santa for first time in the most magical encounter A Texas boy who was born blind and has autism wanted to experience Santa's "eyes that twinkle" after memorizing "Twas the Night Before Christmas." Post to Facebook Sent!

Blind boy with autism is able to 'see' the twinkle in Santa's eyes for the first time

Blind boy with autism is able to 'see' the twinkle in Santa's eyes for the first time

Matthew, who is blind and has autism, was able to feel the Christmas spirit in a magical moment with Santa at a Bass Pro Shops & Cabela's store near his home in Texas earlier this month.

How Many Children Have Autism? Estimates Continue to Rise.

How Many Children Have Autism? Estimates Continue to Rise.

Still, some states struggle while others succeed at providing care, says David Mandell, the director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Mental Health Policy and Services, who was not involved with the research.

What it's really like to have a daughter with autism

What it's really like to have a daughter with autism

Female autism is under diagnosed, parents often dismissed and the signs are slightly different so they are simply seen as quirky or troublesome, depending on which traits they are exhibiting. She wants other girls to be able to get help and for more people to understand autism in females.)

Westfield is making Christmas a touch easier with ‘sensory-friendly’ Santa

Westfield is making Christmas a touch easier with ‘sensory-friendly’ Santa

Living with an Autism Spectrum Disorder has made a visit to see Santa a little more challenging for Liam than many other youngsters – until now. Living with an Autism Spectrum Disorder has made a pre-Christmas visit to Santa a little more challenging for him than many other youngsters.

Santa with autism helps kids with autism celebrate Christmas

Santa with autism helps kids with autism celebrate Christmas

Sara Calligy, 10, who has autism, comes to see Santa Kerry Magro, who also has autism, every year. "We look forward to it every year," Sara's father, Brian Calligy, says of their visits to Santa Kerry Magro, who has autism like Sara.

Another Tally Puts Autism Cases at 1 in 40

Another Tally Puts Autism Cases at 1 in 40

MONDAY, Dec. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Yet another study reveals that autism is far more common than once thought, with nearly 3 percent of American children diagnosed with the disorder. Nearly 64 percent of children with the disorder in the study received behavioral treatment, and 27 percent took medications, Bao's team found.

What it's like being a mum with autism

What it's like being a mum with autism

“If someone inadvertently touches me or initiates contact, it feels like my skin is crawling, and I have to try and not violently move away, as I can often offend people,” PJ says.

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