Day: June 16, 2017

Wsjm.com: Volunteers Help Out At LOGAN Autism Learning Center

Wsjm.com: Volunteers Help Out At LOGAN Autism Learning Center

The LOGAN Autism Learning Center is the beneficiary of a United Way Day of Action with American Electric Power. Volunteers are putting in raised garden beds for the students to get some hands-on learning according to the LOGAN Center’s Kristen Weir.

“We have tomatoes, cucumbers, some lettuce, zucchini, squash and peppers, and I think some green beans,” Weir said. “So, we’ll definitely have a good assortment of vegetables and fruits, and also some flowers so

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Wbrc.com: Donations made to autism group in memory of Libby Hankins

Wbrc.com: Donations made to autism group in memory of Libby Hankins

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Family and friends of Libby Hankins celebrated her birthday Friday giving gifts to others in her name.

“Today is her first birthday in heaven,” said Abigail Lesley.

Lesley, a friend of Libby’s and a board member of the Live Like Libby Love Like Libby Foundation, helped deliver toys and other gifts to the University of Alabama Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic.

“We want them to be able to

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Babble.com: The Creative Way One Mom Is Raising Awareness for Autism, in Honor of Her Son

Babble.com: The Creative Way One Mom Is Raising Awareness for Autism, in Honor of Her Son

Image Source: Shekira Farrell

Shekira Farrell has proven that a picture really is worth a thousand words — especially when it comes to raising awareness.

Shekira’s son Jaiden was diagnosed with autism when he was a little over 2 years old. Recently, her son made an impression on the internet after he and a beauty supply store employee put on a sunglasses fashion show in one of the store aisles — a tender moment captured by Shekira and

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Newearth.media: 'Game Changer': Study Finds 100-year-old Drug Reverses Autism Symptoms in Kids

Newearth.media: 'Game Changer': Study Finds 100-year-old Drug Reverses Autism Symptoms in Kids

Written by Matt Agorist

According to a revolutionary new study, a drug discovered more than a century ago may hold the key to combating the symptoms of autism. After just one dose, parents of the children in the study watched their kids make incredible improvements, with some speaking for the first time.

The study’s lead researcher, Dr. Robert Naviaux of the San Diego School of Medicine is an internationally known expert in human genetics,

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Natureworldnews.com: Having a Fever During Pregnancy May Increase the Likelihood of Autism

Natureworldnews.com: Having a Fever During Pregnancy May Increase the Likelihood of Autism

A new study revealed that women who came down with fever during pregnancy have a higher risk of giving birth to babies with autism spectrum disorder.

The study, published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, showed that children born from mothers who caught a cold during their second trimester were 40 percent more likely to develop autism. Furthermore, the risk increases threefold when the mother suffered from three or more fever after the 12th week of

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Abc13.com: Missing man with autism in Fort Bend County found safe

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) —

The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office says a man with non-verbal autism who went missing has been found.

Authorities located 20-year-old Nicholas Martell Davis after he wandered away from a group home.

Davis left the group home in the Houston area of Fort Bend County on foot Tuesday night.

Davis is autistic and has been diagnosed with several medical and mental health issues.

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Expressnews.com: Summer program teaches social skills to young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Expressnews.com: Summer program teaches social skills to young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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From left, Austin Hardeman, Sam Fesko, Gilbert Vasquez and Bailey Rapson assemble kabobs as they prepare a meal at the San Antonio Clubhouse on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Trinity University and the Spectrum Community nonprofit are having a week of classes to teach autistic people how to be independent and prepare them for college. less From left,

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Palmcoastobserver.com: Flagler nonprofit, Vincent's Clubhouse, hosts summer camp for kids with autism

Palmcoastobserver.com: Flagler nonprofit, Vincent's Clubhouse, hosts summer camp for kids with autism

Erica Cona was standing in her kitchen on a sunny day last summer when out of the blue her now 9-year-old son Vincent asked her if he could go to summer camp with his cousins. Cona lied. She told him the camp was filled, but the real reason he couldn’t go is because Vincent is on the autism spectrum.

“The traditional summer camp wouldn’t be able to meet his special needs,” Cona said.

But

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Cornell.edu: Molecular mechanism underlies anxiety, autism

Cornell.edu: Molecular mechanism underlies anxiety, autism

Dr. Zeeba Kabir/Weill Cornell Medicine

The top image shows the movement of a mouse in a behavioral test that measures social interaction. The blue to green color represents least to most time spent interacting with another mouse. The bottom set of images measures anxiety-like behavior exhibited by a mouse. The amount of filling in the vertical bars represents levels of anxiety.

A calcium-dependent molecular mechanism discovered in the brain cells of mice by Weill

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Ajc.com: Fever during pregnancy linked to higher risk of autism, study finds

Ajc.com: Fever during pregnancy linked to higher risk of autism, study finds

Pregnant women who experience fevers are associated with a higher risk of having children with autism, according to a new study published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry.

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When mothers reported a fever over 99 degrees at any time during pregnancy, the risk of autism increased by 34 percent.

Researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health analyzed data on 95,754 children born in Norway

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Timesunion.com: Autism spokeswoman Temple Grandin to kick off Albany conference

Timesunion.com: Autism spokeswoman Temple Grandin to kick off Albany conference

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Since the 1980s, Temple Grandin has used her own experience to explain autism to “neurotypicals,” as she calls people who are not, like her, on the spectrum.

In 2017, she is sharing how she came to be a professor

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Looktothestars.org: Ed Asner And Celebrity Friends To Raise Money For Autism Society With Poker Tournament

Looktothestars.org: Ed Asner And Celebrity Friends To Raise Money For Autism Society With Poker Tournament

Ed Asner and Autism Society of America, the world’s leading autism advocacy organization, presents the 5th Annual Ed Asner & Friends Poker Tournament Celebrity Night on Saturday, September 9, 2017, 5:00 PM, at Haworth Los Angeles Showroom in Downtown Los Angeles (444 South Flower St).

Asner leads a long list of celebrities, sponsors, and top movie studio execs who have teamed up on behalf of Autism Society of America. More than 300 guests are expected

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Courant.com: Helping Children With Autism Thrive In Summer When The Routine Changes

During the warm months, kids can lose some of the academic momentum they gained over the school year. This “summer slide” is a risk for all children, especially those with autism.

“There are 10 weeks of no school. Ten weeks is a very long time,” says Sharon Cable, of Canton. Her son, Alex, now 23, liked the structure of the school day and became very anxious when the routine changed in June. So, he

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Healthday.com: Study Cites Top Reasons Young Autism Patients Are Hospitalized

Healthday.com: Study Cites Top Reasons Young Autism Patients Are Hospitalized

FRIDAY, June 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Having a mood disorder significantly boosts the odds that young people with autism will be hospitalized for psychiatric care, according to a new study.

People with autism are often hospitalized when their behavior problems overwhelm their caregivers, the study authors said.

“The demand is far greater than the number of clinicians, the number of programs and the number of beds we have,” said study leader Giulia Righi. She

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Sportsbusinessdaily.com: Autism School Melmark New England Dedicates Site To Red Sox' Larry Cancro

By Max Miceli, Staff Writer

Published June 16, 2017

Autism school Melmark New England honored Red Sox Senior VP/Fenway Concerts & Entertainment LARRY CANCRO and his wife, LUISE , last week for their contributions to the organization by dedicating MNE’s Riverwalk, Lawrence site as The Cancro Center for Adult Services. The family…

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Dailymail.co.uk: Why autistic people won't look others in the eye: Doing so causes sufferers stress and makes them …

Dailymail.co.uk: Why autistic people won't look others in the eye: Doing so causes sufferers stress and makes them …

People with autism often avoid eye contact with some saying it feels like burningScientists have used brain scans of autistic patients to back up their complaintsResearchers found eye contact overstimulates the brain of an autistic person

People with autism often avoid eye contact, with some complaining it feels like

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Disabilityscoop.com: Fever During Pregnancy May Increase Autism Odds

Disabilityscoop.com: Fever During Pregnancy May Increase Autism Odds

Expectant mothers who have a fever during pregnancy are significantly more likely to have a child with autism, new research suggests.

The odds of a child developing autism increased 34 percent in women who came down with a fever at any time during pregnancy. The risk was greatest during the second trimester when a 40 percent bump was observed.

The findings come from a study published this week in the journal Molecular Psychiatry.

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Benzinga.com: Center for Autism and Related Disorders Teams Up with the Sacramento River Cats for Autism Night

CARD presents a night of fun on Friday, July 28 filled with baseball, fireworks and more.

Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) June 16, 2017

Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) in conjunction with Minor League Baseball team Sacramento River Cats will host Autism Night as the River Cats face off against the Round Rock Express on Friday, July 28, 2017. The event seeks to increase awareness of autism and honor families affected by autism spectrum disorder

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