Day: July 6, 2017

Aleteia.org: A great visual tool that helps children with autism during Mass

Aleteia.org: A great visual tool that helps children with autism during Mass

Even young children without autism have embraced their faith using these visual cards.

After her son’s speech therapist created a visual language system to help her son (who is functionally non-verbal and on the autism spectrum) navigate services at their Greek Orthodox church, Sunday Kinard had an idea.

The mother of

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Lww.com: Leading Child Neurologist and Autism Expert Isabelle Rapin, MD, Dies

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Outlookindia.com: Hossain made WHO goodwill ambassador for autism in South Asia

Outlookindia.com: Hossain made WHO goodwill ambassador for autism in South Asia

New Delhi, Jul 6 A globally renowned champion for the cause of autism spectrum disorder has been appointed as the WHO’s goodwill ambassador for autism in the world body’s south-east Asia region.

Saima Wazed Hossain’s appointment is for a period of two years, the WHO-SEARO today announced.

“Hossain’s passionate

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Ardrossanherald.com: Kilwinning mum hits out at cuts to classroom assistants in North Ayrshire

Ardrossanherald.com: Kilwinning mum hits out at cuts to classroom assistants in North Ayrshire

A Kilwinning mum has hit out at the council over cuts to her son’s support in school.

Eleven-year-old Cael Cunninghame was diagnosed with autism in primary three and mum Sine says the great support from his classroom assistant at St Winning’s has been vital.

Cael experiences severe anxiety when his

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Krqe.com: Supportive, inclusive events planned for people affected by Autism

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) –  For people with specific needs including tactile sensitivity associated with ADS, some great local events are about to take place.

The mission of the NM Austism Society (NMAS) is to promote access and opportunities for persons with ASD and their families through advocacy, public awareness and education.

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Al.com: Thrift market training autistic adolescents for workplace faces closure

Al.com: Thrift market training autistic adolescents for workplace faces closure

The Martins, including Gabe (crimson short) and Sam (stripes)Courtesy Tracey Martin 

Tracey Martin screamed at God for years. She was mad. She was hurt. She was afraid.

After four years of struggling to get pregnant, she gave birth to quadruplets–three boys and a girl. Suddenly, Tracey and her husband, Michael,

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Nursinginpractice.com: Chief Nurse: stop over-medication of disabled patients

The ongoing fight to raise awareness about the over-medication of people with learning disabilities has been praised by England’s chief nursing officer.

The campaign to stop the over-medication of people with a learning disability or autism (STOMP) is a major initiative by NHS England aimed at curbing the amount of powerful drugs

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Dailymail.co.uk: Autistic teenager found hanged after telling teachers he would like to carry out a school massacre …

Dailymail.co.uk: Autistic teenager found hanged after telling teachers he would like to carry out a school massacre …

Stephen Mortimer researched atrocities including Dunblane Massacre of 1996He told classmates he would bring gun into school and threatened to kill peopleStephen’s father Andrew said his child ‘did not feel supported’ by professionals

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Cbs8.com: Friendi App: Autism's best friend

Cbs8.com: Friendi App: Autism's best friend

It’s not always easy making friends, and it can be difficult for people with special needs.

Now Ben Raskin, a school counselor from L.A., has an app for that.

Inspired to create the app by his neighbor Jared who has autism, Raskin created “Friendi” to help people with special needs connects

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Jewishlinknj.com: Spinning Out of Control: Fidget Spinners Are the End of Civilization

Jewishlinknj.com: Spinning Out of Control: Fidget Spinners Are the End of Civilization

Elementary, middle, high and college students’ maturity levels vary. Some aren’t allowed to cross the street on their own, while others drive cross-country for summer break. Some receive good-night kisses from their mothers every evening, while others haven’t seen their parents in months. But there is one common denominator

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Actionnewsjax.com: Jacksonville family raises money to bail 20-year-old son with autism out of jail

Actionnewsjax.com: Jacksonville family raises money to bail 20-year-old son with autism out of jail

by: Brittney Donovan, Action News Jax Updated: Jul 6, 2017 – 12:02 PM

Update: Justin Hudson was bailed out of jail Wednesday at approximately 9:45 p.m. Family thanked everyone for their donations and support and said an attorney has volunteered to represent Hudson.

Update: Justin Hudson has been released, according

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