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  • Life, Animated
    Life, Animated: How Owen Suskind found a pathway to language through Disney film
    According to Cornelia Suskind, “Everything (in our life) was falling into place, and at three years-old Owen vanished.” Up until this point, Owen Suskind was a typical vibrant and active child who loved to laugh, play and smile. He...
  • Damion Davidson and Cameron Thomas were autistic and lost their lives to wandering.
    Autism and Wandering: A deadly mix
    Damion Alexander Davidson, an eight-year-old with autism,wandered from his home in Duncan, Oklahoma. Damion's family think he left the house in the middle of the night. On June 25, after a 14-day search, police found his body."After 14...
  • Pets for children with autism
    Children with autism who have a pet have more social skills
    According to a research at Missouri-Columbia Unversity, it was found that children with autism have stronger social skills when any kind of pet lived in the home. Pets often serve as "social lubricants," Carlisle said. When pets are...
  • Just my Luck by Cammie McGovern
    'Just My Luck' by Cammie McGovern: Middle grade fiction about life
    In "Just My Luck," Cammie McGovern writes a middle grade story about a fourth-grader, Benny Barrows, who is having a really bad year. McGovern's books are created and written to make the readers think carefully about the themes...
  • Missing gut bacteria produces autism symptoms
    Missing gut bacteria produces autism symptoms
    Women who are obese have a higher risk of giving birth to children who have autism. Mauro Costa-Mattioli, a neuroscientist at Baylor College of Medicine, and colleagues are the first to discover that the lack of a gut bacterium is a cause of the...
  • Genetic malfunction in peripheral nerves may be the cause of autism
    Genetic malfunction in peripheral nerves may be the cause of autism
    The majority of research into the causes of autism has concentrated on the brain. David Ginty, a Professor of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute researcher, is the first to show that the typical symptoms...
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    Busch Gardens Food & Wine 2016, Hawaii is on the menu
    It’s that time of year again, we returned from the opening weekend of the Food & Wine Festival at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, which is one of our favorite places. We are always optimistic Noah will try something new to eat or drink ...
  • Intensive Therapy for Autism
    Centers of Excellence meeting the needs of autistic individuals in NY State
    It was announced this week a new partnership between three providers of autism services in NY State and the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD ) was formed to attempt to furthermeet the needs of children and their families....
  • Treating a child's individual needs rather than a child's diagnosis of autism
    Treating a child's individual needs rather than a child's diagnosis of autism
    Of the numerous, and endless, anxieties that a parent encounters, first and foremost is maintaining and protecting the health and well-being of their child. And with a constant inundation of information, and misinformation, parents are often faced...
  • PUBERTY AND AUTISM
    PUBERTY AND AUTISM
    We all know that autism comes along with health challenges. For some kids, it’s leaky gut syndrome, for others, there are tons of food allergies that cause reactions, the list goes on and on. Systems that function normally for typical...
  • Headlines proclaiming to know a cause or cure for autism must be scrutinized
    Headlines proclaiming to know a cause or cure for autism must be scrutinized
    New research studies proclaiming to have discovered a potential cause or miracle treatment for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are referenced in the media and other outlets on a daily basis. Overly cautious parents and caregivers may then, at times...
  • Symptoms of Autism do you know what to look for
    Symptoms of Autism do you know what to look for
    There is not reliable yard stick from which to measure whether our children are developing and progressing typically but when we have concerns we ask around, other parents, family and friends. We want to know if we are being paranoid or if there...
  • Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson
    50 Cents mocks autistic worker, apologizes and then donates $100,000
    Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson is your prototypical bully. He’s wealthy, spoiled, ill-mannered, ill-tempered and an all-around jerk. His friendship with infamous ‘retired’ boxer Floyd Mayweather is the greatest pairing...
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    Skipping Mother's Day
    Mother’s Day is upon us again. Over the years, the more new "special days"creep into the calendar, the more work it all seems to be. Not that I don’t enjoy celebrating, I like many of you, just don’t get to. Our lives...
  • 50 Cent
    50 Cent finally apologizes for harrassing autistic man after family demands it
    The family of the airport worker who was publicly humiliated by rapper 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, is demanding that the well-known entertainer apologize. According to KTVLon Wednesday,50 Cent is prone to controversy, and the...
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