Day: June 4, 2017

‘Superheroes’ raise money for autism awareness

A small sign on the edges of the Live Learn & Play 5K run and 1-mile walk at Lehigh Parkway in Allentown reads: “There is no ‘look’ to autism, just as there is no ‘look’ to ignorance.” That wisdom was brought home Sunday morning by the roughly 600 people … …read more

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Jimmie Johnson wins AAA 400 Drive for Autism

Jimmie Johnson won the AAA 400 Drive for Autism on Sunday at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware. The race went to free laps, before Johnson pulled out the victory with Kyle Larson finishing in second and Martin Truex Jr. in third. His … …read more

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Update: Saanich boy with autism found following massive search

Gavin Jiang, who wandered away from the Saanich allotment gardens on Sunday morning, has now been found. A massive search is underway in Saanich for a 10-year-old boy with autism who has been missing for more than two hours. Gavin Jiang was with his … …read more

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The hairdresser, and an extraordinary day

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They say that we affect the universe even when we move a finger. Everything we do has an impact. Anything others do to us has an effect. We are all the product of each other’s actions and our lives are intertwined in ways we might not even know. That is …read more

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Diagnosis of Autism Does Not Increase Risk of Violent Offending

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurological and developmental disorder that begins early in childhood and lasts throughout a person’s life. A diagnosis of autism alone does not increase the risk of violent offending, suggests a study published in the … …read more

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Study Links Baby Teeth With Autism and Heavy Metals

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates autism’s prevalence as 1 in 68 children in the United States. Autism’s most-obvious signs tend to appear between 2 and 3 years of age. Baby teeth from children with autism contain more toxic … …read more

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Second Annual Car Show for Autism rolls into Newtown on June 11

Newtown >> Kurt Eberling Jr. and Mike Kettlye love car shows. They enjoy taking their World War II Jeep (1942 Ford) dressed the part as WWII GI’s and answering curious kids’ questions. They remember growing up listening to their fathers’ stories of WWII. …read more

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Weather postpones Autism Day at Syracuse Chiefs game

The Syracuse Chiefs and Columbus Clippers series finale scheduled for Sunday has been postponed due to inclement weather. The team had planned on hosting an Autism Awareness Day during the game, but it has been rescheduled for July 16th, during the 1:05 p … …read more

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NASCAR at Dover: Live updates, results of AAA 400 Drive for Autism

Jimmie Johnson is seeking his 11th victory at Dover International Speedway, and he’ll have to charge through the entire field Sunday afternoon to do so as he is starting from the rear. As a seven-time Monster Energy Series champion, Johnson is the most … …read more

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Bringing it all together for autism

In the Rochester/Finger Lakes area, more than 10,000 people are estimated to be living with autism — the fastest-growing developmental disability in the nation. One in 68 children — 1 in 42 boys and and 1 in 189 girls — are identified as having … …read more

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Sleep Deprivation in Children with Autism

Stick to regular sleep and wake schedule, even on the weekends. It helps the body maintain and stick to the body’s internal clock. Do not allow the use of electronics two hours prior to bedtime. The blue-spectrum light that the screens emit has been … …read more

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Let’s Talk About That ‘New Hope’ Drug For Autism

Headlines tout it as a ”new hope” drug for autism, but suramin, a 100-year-old drug used for African sleeping sickness, isn’t new and any hope associated with it requires some tempering. Following the treatments, Robert Naviaux at the University of … …read more

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