Day: June 14, 2017

Patch.com: Vandals Destroy New Sensory Garden At Roses For Autism

Patch.com: Vandals Destroy New Sensory Garden At Roses For Autism

GUILFORD, CT — Vandals have destroyed a public sensory garden run by Roses for Autism at their Guilford-based farm. The garden was built by numerous volunteers and $12,000 in money and supplies was donated to make the garden a reality. A Go Fund Me page has been created to help rebuild the garden.

Since 2015, Roses for Autism has worked to create a public sensory garden at their Guilford-based farm for the entire community to

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Thedalleschronicle.com: Autism fundraiser tonight at Balch

Dufur native Whitney Hammel is hosting a fundraiser at the Balch Hotel tonight to raise money for a non-profit autism treatment training program she is starting in West Africa.

The “Benefit for Autism Compassion Africa” runs from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tonight.

Hammel is a board certified behavioral analyst who has been working in India for the past two years at a school that trains analysts such as herself. Now, she intends to open

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Chelmsfordweeklynews.co.uk: Chelmsford city museum named as one of the most autism-friendly venues in the country

Chelmsfordweeklynews.co.uk: Chelmsford city museum named as one of the most autism-friendly venues in the country

CHELMSFORD Museum has been named as officially one of the most autism-friendly venues in the country.

The museum has been awarded the prestigious National Autism Friendly Award by the National Autistic Society (NAS).

It is one of the first museums in the country to have gained this gold standard for the welcome given to people who are on the autistic spectrum and their families.

The Mayor of Chelmsford, Duncan Lumley, received the award on behalf

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Peoriapublicradio.org: Peoria Cyclist Pays Tribute to Kids With Autism

Peoriapublicradio.org: Peoria Cyclist Pays Tribute to Kids With Autism

A Peoria man biking across the US coasted into his hometown Wed., as he completes his 3,400 journey.

Rick Diefenderfer started his charity ride from Santa Monica to New York on May 21 for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. He already met his goal of raising $10,000 for Easterseals Central Illinois, but he still has about 1,200 miles of pedaling until he reaches the finish line.

Diefenderfer says thinking about the kids has motivated

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Zip06.com: Vandals Strike Roses for Autism Sensory Garden in Guilford-Again

After years of planning, a flower garden planted at Roses for Autism to provide tranquility for people with autism and their families has been vandalized—twice. Now, local police are redoubling their efforts to catch the culprits as they also help rebuild the garden.

The first act of vandalism took place on June 2. Employees of Roses for Autism, the Guilford-based non-profit that fosters employment opportunities for people with autism, arrived at work to find recently

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Thenorthernecho.co.uk: Bishop Auckland fitness classes and coffee morning boost autism charity appeal

Thenorthernecho.co.uk: Bishop Auckland fitness classes and coffee morning boost autism charity appeal

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Spectrumnews.org: Affinity for faces may emerge in womb

Spectrumnews.org: Affinity for faces may emerge in womb

Turning heads: A video ultrasound technique reveals fetuses turning their heads toward face-like patterns of light.

Fetuses favor patterns of light that resemble faces over those without face-like features, a new study suggests1. The study, published last week in Current Biology, is the first to test visual processing in babies before birth.

The findings suggest that a preference for faces starts even before a baby has ever seen a face. And they run counter to

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Wncn.com: NC boy with autism befriends garbage truck driver: 'He brightens my day'

ELIZABETHTOWN, N.C. (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 autism and is nonverbal, but his face lights up when he hears the truck.

Bruce Atkins, a Bladen County employee, drives the garbage truck by Elizabethtown Primary. He noticed Adam waits by the window, and made

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Heraldextra.com: Utah Valley Everyday Hero: Teenage 'Wunder' Woman creates soccer camp for autism community

Many people go about doing good deeds in their families, neighborhoods, organizations and church congregations. “Utah Valley’s Everyday Heroes” celebrates these unsung community members and brings to light their quiet contributions.

Kylee Wunder has spent most of her 13 years on the soccer field — it’s just a part of the teenager’s life.

But that’s not the case for her two younger twin brothers, Ethan and Jaron. Both have been diagnosed with autism, and playing

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Prnewswire.com: MTS Logistics Held 7th Annual Bike Tour for Autism, Successfully Raising Autism Awareness and …

NEW YORK, June 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — MTS Logistics, a New York-based shipping and logistics company, today announced that its 7th Annual Bike Tour for Autism, held on Saturday, June 10th, saw over 110 bikers bike across Manhattan and Brooklyn for a great cause – Autism Awareness.

All proceeds from the event were donated to New York-based charity Spectrum Works, which builds recognition of autism and helps young adults with autism find a job. According to the

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Daily-journal.com: Final Kilbride Family Classic Run for Autism this Sunday

In 1984, the village of Manteno sponsored its first Father’s Day 5K. From then on, the Kilbride matriarch and patriarch, Judy and Gerry Kilbride, made it mandatory for the family to take part in the 5K every year. Gerry participated in track in high school so he was no stranger to running and neither was his wife or their six children.

In the spring of 1996, the race in Manteno was cancelled because of

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Starlocalmedia.com: Free registration available to UNT's ninth annual autism conference

Parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder are eligible to apply for free registration to attend the University of North Texas’ Kristin Farmer Autism Center’s ninth annual Adventures in Autism Intervention and Research Conference July 29.

A grant from the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities will provide free registration to more than 100 families. The registrations will be on a first come, first served basis. To request a free registration, email [email protected]

The conference will

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Healthday.com: Fever During Pregnancy Tied to Autism in Study

Healthday.com: Fever During Pregnancy Tied to Autism in Study

WEDNESDAY, June 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Children whose moms have any type of fever during pregnancy may have slightly increased odds of developing an autism spectrum disorder, a new study suggests.

The large study found that one episode of fever in the second trimester might increase the risk for autism by 40 percent. Several bouts of fever after the twelfth week of pregnancy could raise the risk threefold, researchers reported.

“Fever is a response

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Healio.com: Risk for autism linked to fever during pregnancy

Healio.com: Risk for autism linked to fever during pregnancy

Women who have fever during pregnancy are more likely to have a child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, according to a study that recently appeared in Molecular Psychiatry.

“No prospective studies have examined risk after fever across all of pregnancy or in conjunction with antipyretic use. In addition, prior work has not examined the possibility that different classes of antipyretics may differentially influence fever risk through their distinct biological effects,” Mady Hornig, MD, Center for

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People.com: Steve Earle on Allison Moorer Split and Why Caring for Their Son with Autism Was the 'Straw That …

People.com: Steve Earle on Allison Moorer Split and Why Caring for Their Son with Autism Was the 'Straw That …

It’s been three years since prolific singer-songwriter Steve Earle and country star Allison Moorer divorced. But for Earle, the pain of that loss is still very much alive.

In a revealing interview with The Guardian, the 62-year-old musician got candid about his relationship with Moorer —his sixth wife, seventh marriage (he wed Lou-Anne Grill twice), and the woman identified as the love of his life.

The two had a whirlwind romance and were together for

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Popsugar.com: Can Fevers During Pregnancy Cause Autism?

Popsugar.com: Can Fevers During Pregnancy Cause Autism?

Researchers are closing in on what causes autism, and the latest evidence links infections during pregnancy — not vaccines, for the record — with a child’s risk of developing the condition.

A new report published this week in Molecular Psychiatry determined that a pregnant woman who had fevers, particularly during her second trimester, was 40 percent more likely to have a child with autism.

“Maternal exposure to second-trimester fever was associated with increased autism spectrum

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