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  • Leo Bennett-Cauchon protests allegations with pleas to officials and the public
    Leo Bennett-Cauchon protests allegations with pleas to officials and the public
    A special education teacher is fighting against allegations of “inappropriate behavior” towards one of his students, an 8-year-old boy who has autism. The accused, Leo Bennett-Cauchon, admittedly hugged the child when he asked. &ldquo...
  • Crisis in Mental Health Services for Adults with Autism
    The Mental Health Crisis for Adults with Autism
    The dramatic increase in the prevalence of autism spectrum conditions among children over the past decade indicates that a correspondingly large number of youth will be transitioning into adulthood in the coming years. It is estimated that more...
  • Wrestle for Autism
    Wrestlers: put on a singlet, make a snow angel, raise funds for autism charities
    Had it up to here with the snow? If you’re a wrestler – or wrestling family member, friend or fan – you can make the most of that white stuff on the ground, beat that feeling of cabin fever, and help raise funds for a worthy...
  • Colored pencils
    Common Core State Standards make teaching the autistic a little harder
    Common Core State Standards in high school education seems like a good idea. It will help to put all students within a state on the same educational track and will allow for future colleges and employers to truly compare applicants with each other...
  • The Vaccine Epidemic
    Corporate media goes berserk with "Pro Vaxx" propaganda
    You may have noticed lately. From the Huffington Post to Salon.com, to countless other second rate infotainment outlets, article after article has been published, each one more obscenely mindless than the last. The lack of substance or regard for...
  • Autism Speaks Celebrity Chef Gala 2014
    How to define autism
    The autism spectrum is so wide that people who do not deal with it in their everyday lives don’t understand exactly what autism means. Often, people who were around in the 1980s picture Dustin Hoffman in “Rain Man”, and for some,...
  • KinderCare Learning Center Measles Outbreak
    Illinois measles count at 13: Misinformation causing health crisis
    Measles cases within the nation are continuing to rise, and many attribute this trend to the anti-vaccination movement. Medical research indicates that we need to keep the vaccinated percentage at 95 percent or above in order to enjoy the many...
  • Who Killed Alex Spourdalakis
    Who Killed Alex Spourdalakis
    Who Killed Alex Spourdalakis sounds like a murder mystery. The cover of the DVD says, “Ignorance, negligence, indifference”. The documentary was produced by the Autism Media Channel, and the cover also says, “Autism and the US...
  • Rodney Peete at Autism Speaks
    ASA-ETC’s Johnson City workshop deadline approaching
    The Autism Society of America’s East Tennessee Chapter is hosting its 4th Annual Tri-Cities Education Conference on March 14, 2015. Registration is now open for the training that will be at Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church in Johnson...
  • Believe
    Autism, and a vacuous pox on the Anti-vax Parent
    “Where there is Love there is life.” -Mahatma GandhiI have decided to take on the idea of vaccinations. As always, to get to the truth, one must hit that ball back and forth, and when the dust settles, hopefully the truth will be...
  • Autistic children take individual trajectories unrelated to symptom severity
    Autistic children take individual trajectories unrelated to symptom severity
    Preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder show that they are on distinct trajectories within months of being diagnosed, say researchers at the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative. The findings were announced on Feb. 9, 2015, and were...
  • Discovering Autism/Discovering Neurodiversity a memoir by Stephanie Allen Crist
    Awesome read, one Mom’s journey to raise a family on the Autism Spectrum
    As a mom raising three children with autism, Stephanie Allen Crist's memoir, Discovering Autism/Discovering Neurodiversity is a must-read for parents of children with autism. She provides ample tips for parents who are learning about their...
  • Pica can be overcome in autistic children through intervention
    Behavioral therapy helps autistic kids to overcome pica
    The repeated eating of inedible substances, known as pica, can be eliminated in children with autism spectrum disorder by intensive behavioral therapy, say researchers at the Marcus Autism Centerin Atlanta. The study was announced by the Woodruff...
  • Girls on the Autism Spectrum Face High Risk of Depression in Teen Years
    Girls on the Autism Spectrum Face High Risk of Depression in Teen Years
    TheU.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)estimates that estimates that 1 in 68 children (or 14.7 per 1,000 eight-year-olds) in multiple communities in the United States has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The...
  • Special Education Eligibility for Autism
    Special Education Eligibility for Autism: What You Should Know
    More children than ever before are being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now estimates that 1 in 68 eight year-old children has an ASD. This dramatic increase in the...