Day: June 13, 2017

Knowridge.com: Fever during pregnancy may increase the autism risk for child

Knowridge.com: Fever during pregnancy may increase the autism risk for child

Prenatal exposure to maternal fever during the second trimester raised odds of autism spectrum disorder by 40 percent.

Fever during pregnancy may raise the risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the child, according to a study led by scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

The effect was most pronounced in the second trimester, raising odds for ASD by 40 percent.

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Huffingtonpost.com: Compassionately Healing Autism

Huffingtonpost.com: Compassionately Healing Autism

All children need to feel accepted and loved and that is very true for any one with autism but yet it is the autism that can make that difficult. So how do you start? Compassion. Compassion is the wish for others to not suffer. Compassion is caring and commitment.

As a parent it is very easy to get caught up in how our child is a reflection of us. When our child behaves in

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Waff.com: Study links autism with fevers in pregnant moms

Waff.com: Study links autism with fevers in pregnant moms

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Fevers and autism

A new study published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry confirms a link between fevers during pregnancy and the risk for autism.

The research, from doctors, followed nearly 100,000 children born in Norway between 1999 and 2009. Women who experienced fevers while pregnant were more likely to have children diagnosed with autism. The risk was higher for women with multiple fevers or fevers in the second trimester.

Experts say

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Kolotv.com: Nevada family awarded nearly $1M for abuse of son with autism

LAS VEGAS (AP) – The family of a student with autism will receive $900,000 from the Clark County School District to settle claims the student was improperly restrained by a teacher’s aide during the 2011-12 school year.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported (http://bit.ly/2s7509O ) Monday that one federal and one state lawsuit were settled in the case of former Variety School teacher’s aide Lachelle James, who John and Dina Phipps accuse of abusing their then-11-year-old

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Themighty.com: Why I Won't Stop Advocating for My Child on the Autism Spectrum

Yes, I am a constant advocate (nudge, champion, upholder, supporter, backer, promoter, proponent, exponent, spokeswoman, spokesperson, campaigner, fighter, crusader).

I won’t stop:

Until people grasp that everyone is “different.”

Until everyone includes him.

Until people see my son first — autism second.

Until everyone is kind to my son.

Until people realize the spoken word isn’t the only way to communicate.

Until everyone sees his abilities, not just his disability.

Until people do not flinch at his

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Cbc.ca: Police officers agitate people with autism, worsen situation in a third of encounters, study finds

Cbc.ca: Police officers agitate people with autism, worsen situation in a third of encounters, study finds

People with Autism Spectrum Disorder are more likely to have adverse, agitating interactions with police, according to a new study released by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).

In an 18-month study involving 284 young people and adults with autism in Ontario, 16 per cent reported having an interaction with police — a number far higher than the general population, according to researchers.

In around a third of those incidents, police action was

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Psmag.com: Alexis Toliver's Advocacy for the Voiceless

Psmag.com: Alexis Toliver's Advocacy for the Voiceless

Alexis Toliver, 23.

(Photo: Courtesy of Alexis Toliver)

Alexis Toliver’s activism started as a result of where she grew up: Wasco, California, a small agricultural town whose population is more than 75 percent Latino. “Most of my best friends were Mexican or El Salvadoran,” she remembers. “Their parents worked extremely hard. I saw how poorly immigrants were treated and it really bothered me. The economy is dependent on their labor, yet they’re treated without human

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Health.com: Running a Fever During Pregnancy May Raise Child's Risk of Autism

Health.com: Running a Fever During Pregnancy May Raise Child's Risk of Autism

Running a fever during pregnancy—particularly during the second trimester—is linked to an increased risk of autism in children, according to a new study. Treating fevers with acetaminophen (best known as Tylenol) may be somewhat protective, say the authors, although they stress that more research is needed in this area.

Autism has previously been tied to prenatal exposure to a wide range of infections, researchers at Columbia University wrote in the journal Molecular Psychiatry. Because fever is such

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Romper.com: Fever During Pregnancy May Be Linked To Autism Risk, Study Claims

Romper.com: Fever During Pregnancy May Be Linked To Autism Risk, Study Claims

While there is no concrete answer as to why some children have autism and others don’t, scientists have come up with a few theories behind what causes the neurodevelopmental disorder. According to a new study reported on Tuesday, one possible explanation could be that a mother’s fever during pregnancy may raise the risk of autism, according to The Washington Post. A pregnant woman’s high temperature during her second trimester was especially concerning as researchers found

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Wect.com: Boy with autism befriends garbage truck driver: 'He brightens my day'

Wect.com: Boy with autism befriends garbage truck driver: 'He brightens my day'

Adam’s class made a medal to present to Atkins. Atkins said he wanted to return the favor, and brought Adam a toy garbage truck and an honorary plaque from the county. (Source: Marie Smith) BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WECT) –

Twice a week, 6-year-old Adam Smith’s teachers know what to expect. Adam will jump up and run to the window, waiting eagerly to hear the garbage truck drive by.

Marie Smith says her son has

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Xinhuanet.com: Autism risk tied to fever during pregnancy: study

Xinhuanet.com: Autism risk tied to fever during pregnancy: study

The file photo shows that people participate in the event Angels Walk for Autism in Pasay City, the Philippines, Feb. 5, 2017. (Xinhua/Rouelle Umali)

WASHINGTON, June 13 (Xinhua) — Children are more likely to develop autism if their mothers had a fever during pregnancy, especially in the second trimester, a new study suggested Tuesday.

The study, led by scientists at the Columbia University and published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, followed 95,754 children born

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The-scientist.com: Distinguished Autism Researcher Dies

The-scientist.com: Distinguished Autism Researcher Dies

Isabelle RapinALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE OF MEDICINEIsabelle Rapin, a child neurologist who spent her long career advancing the science behind autism spectrum disorder, died of pneumonia last month at age 89 (May 24).

“Calling her one of the founding mothers of autism is very appropriate,” Thomas Frazier II, a clinical psychologist and chief science officer of Autism Speaks, an advocacy group for people with autism and their families, tells The New York Times. “With the gravity

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Belfastlive.co.uk: Plans to open specialist autism holiday home in Northern Ireland's first autism-friendly town

Plans are being explored to open a specialist autism holiday home in Northern Ireland’s first autism-friendly town .

Autism Initiatives officially launched a project this week to see Newcastle recognised as Northern Ireland’s first Autism-friendly town.

One of their long-term plans is to open a specialist Autism holiday home in the area.

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Autism Initiatives National Director, Grainne Close said: “What an exciting time for Newcastle to be recognised locally and internationally as a

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Fatherly.com: More Evidence That Fevers During Pregnancy May Increase Autism Risk

Fatherly.com: More Evidence That Fevers During Pregnancy May Increase Autism Risk

Fevers during pregnancy—especially in the second trimester—may be linked to autism in children, a new study suggests. Mothers who had fevers during their second trimesters were 40 percent more likely to have children with autism, researchers found, while mothers who had three or more fevers after during their twelfth week of pregnancy were at even higher risk. But as convincing (and scary) as those numbers may seem, many experts remain unconvinced.

“The reason for the

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Disabilityscoop.com: Many Adults With Autism Struggling Even With Services

Disabilityscoop.com: Many Adults With Autism Struggling Even With Services

An adult with autism watches television in his apartment. A new report suggests that many people with autism who receive disability services from their state still struggle to get the support they need. (Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

State-provided disability services often fail to meet the needs of adults with autism, according to a new report finding many with access to supports don’t have any regular daytime activities.

Only 14 percent of adults with autism who

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Houstonpress.com: Pesticide Used in Gulf Coast May Be Linked to Autism, Study Finds

Houstonpress.com: Pesticide Used in Gulf Coast May Be Linked to Autism, Study Finds

For years, the question of whether pesticides are linked to autism has driven environmentalists to protest and driven academics mad. And while scientists have yet to prove the root cause of autism, it just so happens that pesticides continue to crop up in research as suspected culprits or contributors. Most recently: Pediatric researchers from Penn State University and the University of California found that communities significantly more exposed to a type of mosquito-killing pesticide

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Thedailybanter.com: Watch The Incredible Cartoon “Amazing Things Happen” if You Want to Understand Autism

Thedailybanter.com: Watch The Incredible Cartoon “Amazing Things Happen” if You Want to Understand Autism

Autism is confusing, hard to explain, and a bit scary, especially if you’re a kid seeing it for the first time. The solution? Watch Alex Amelines’ Amazing Things Happen. It’s four minutes and fifteen seconds of pure brilliance that explains the basics of autism in a simple and intuitive way, paying close attention the often overlooked sensory disruptions that most autistic people have to live with.

I particularity like the bit about the video

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Ontario.ca: Supporting Children and Youth with Autism Through Mentorship

Ontario.ca: Supporting Children and Youth with Autism Through Mentorship

“Without exception, inside each child with autism lives someone special. With the assistance of one-on-one support, we have watched children reach goals and milestones once considered unachievable. It has truly been inspirational to witness the effect of the human spirit through the kindness and generosity of our volunteers.”

David and Irene Bodanis

Co-Founders, Jake’s House for Children with Autism

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