Day: October 16, 2018

Spectrumnews.org: Genetics plays outsized role in autism, large study shows

Spectrumnews.org: Genetics plays outsized role in autism, large study shows

In the family: Full siblings are more likely than half siblings to share an autism diagnosis.

alexkich / iStock

Autism is more heritable than anorexia, alcohol dependence, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder, according to an analysis of data from nearly 4.5 million people1.

At 64 percent, its heritability is similar to that

Read the full article at the original source

Posted by ASD-Search in ASD News, Newsfeed, 0 comments
Utrechtcentral.com: Autism Education in Utrecht

Utrechtcentral.com: Autism Education in Utrecht

Last updated 4 hours ago by Michael Darmanin

Tomorrow at the Neighbourhood Centre De Weide Wereld in Leidsche Rijn there is a workshop for anyone who wants to get more understanding of autism.

The Autism Experience Circuit will deliver Ten concrete tips which will help you on your way towards autism-friendliness!

Read the full article at the original source

Posted by ASD-Search in ASD News, Newsfeed, 0 comments
Autismparentingmagazine.com: Author Spreads Autism Understanding All Around the World

Autismparentingmagazine.com: Author Spreads Autism Understanding All Around the World

My Writing Journeys

I’m often asked, “Why autism?,” followed by “What’s Wayang?” when I tell people about my children’s book, Open—A Boy’s Wayang Adventure. The answers don’t come in one-liners. My path as a writer has been a long and complicated one. I started a food blog some years back to

Read the full article at the original source

Posted by ASD-Search in ASD News, Newsfeed, 0 comments
Newsroom.co.nz: A NZ-specific autism strategy

Newsroom.co.nz: A NZ-specific autism strategy

OCTOBER 16, 2018Updated 6 hours ago

Futurelearning

Researchers from Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Education are developing a New Zealand-specific approach to delivering early intervention for children with autism.

Drawing on the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) that is proving successful internationally, the team is working with the

Read the full article at the original source

Posted by ASD-Search in ASD News, Newsfeed, 0 comments
Theborneopost.com: Exhibition to display creative works by autistic artists

Theborneopost.com: Exhibition to display creative works by autistic artists

Si (third left) in a photo-call with KAA committee members, participating artists and other representatives.

KUCHING: Autism is commonly associated with rigid thinking, restricted interests and a literal interpretation of speech and behaviour – so how could a person with these traits possibly be creative?

Find out for yourself at

Read the full article at the original source

Posted by ASD-Search in ASD News, Newsfeed, 0 comments
Bbc.co.uk: What is autism?

Bbc.co.uk: What is autism?

To enjoy the CBBC Newsround website at its best you will need to have JavaScript turned on.

Imagine doing a talk in front of your whole school. That’s exactly what eight-year-old Angel has done and she has a very good reason why.

Her older brother Jayden is autistic and she wants more

Read the full article at the original source

Posted by ASD-Search in ASD News, Newsfeed, 0 comments
Blog:The Unabashed Autist- “Did you ever notice how happy people are when they finally get a table?”

Blog:The Unabashed Autist- “Did you ever notice how happy people are when they finally get a table?”

[embedded content]

I’m not typically one to rave about the sports, but this is amazing!  I didn’t even know this sport existed before viewing this footage.  I’m an instant fan.  I also want to experience it for myself, (preferably with no audience.)  I’m reasonably sure I’d spend a good deal of my float time bashing into the walls while screaming; not that it would dissuade me from trying repeatedly.  Kyra Poh makes it look easy,

Read the full article at the original source

Posted by ASD-Search in Blogs, 0 comments
Qchron.com: Investigators probe NYFAC, Howard Beach-based autism agency

Qchron.com: Investigators probe NYFAC, Howard Beach-based autism agency

An investigation is underway at New York Families for Autistic Children, a Howard Beach nonprofit group, and an interim CEO has been appointed to lead the organization. Services for the organization’s clients continue.

Jerry Solomon, an attorney with the firm Barclay Damon, confirmed Monday that his company had been

Read the full article at the original source

Posted by ASD-Search in ASD News, Newsfeed, 0 comments