Children with autism can safely interact with their community

San Jose, Calif. — Despite news of neighbors arguing in courts over a young boy with autism whom they consider a nuisance to the community around him— parents and autism advocates affirm that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are able to safely interact with their community if they undergo the proper therapy. Residents from […]

Children with autism have no problems interpreting body language

BRISBANE, Australia — Children with autism have no problems interpreting body language, this is according to a study by researchers from the University of Queensland in Australia. According to the researchers, contrary to popular belief, individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) do not have any difficulties interpreting body languages or reading emotions. This belief might […]

Study hopes to identify autism in young children before symptoms become evident – w/video

Seattle — For children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), early intervention is key in helping them achieve their highest potential despite the developmental condition. For parents Charlie and Jenn Di Bona, even earlier diagnosis can make all the difference in the world. Today, however, diagnosis is only possible once a child displays symptoms or […]

Autism Research: November 7, 2014 Week in Review

Increased reporting in Denmark raising autism prevalence rates Researchers led by Stefan Hansen of Aarhus University, Denmark have found that due to increase in the number of cases being reported, the prevalence rates for autism spectrum disorders have risen a whopping 60%. The findings have been published this week in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. The […]

Local Mums Set up ‘Aspire’ to help Support Autistic Children and Their Parents

Southam, Warwickshire UK – Nikki Rodden and Su Buchholz who are both friends have sons who are on the autistic spectrum and cannot access mainstream school. Both women believe that not enough is being done locally to provide support for both children and parents. They are now in the final stages of setting up ‘Aspire’ […]

Mothers open up on the struggles of raising a child with autism

Sydney — Despite the increasing and relentless efforts of advocates and families of children with autism to raise awareness about the developmental disorder, it seems like society still hasn’t done enough in helping children struggling with autism spectrum disorder. With news of children with autism being locked away in cages or put in ‘pig pens’ […]

Children with Autism, ADHD, more likely to Suffer Video Game Addiction

A recent study at the University of Missouri shows that children who are diagnosed with autism or ADHD are more likely to become addicted to video games than children without a diagnosis. The study, which was published in the August issue of Pediatrics, surveyed the parents of 150 boys, ages 8 – 18, 56 with […]

Zoo keeper camp held for children with autism in Minnesota – w/video

Duluth, Minn. — Children with autism in Minnesota were finally given a chance to experience a special zoo keeper camp, thanks to a joint effort between the Autism Society of Minnesota and the Lake Superior Zoo. The ‘Zoo Keeper Camp’ was tailored especially for children with autism spectrum disorder, in an effort to help them […]

Indian Institute develops low-cost devices designed to help children with autism

Ahmedabad, India — Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology-Ghandinagar (IIT-Gn) have developed low-cost devices designed to help children on the autism spectrum overcome setbacks stemming from their condition. Researchers at the institute were able to come up with helpful devices such as low-cost sensors and noise-canceling headphones. In an interview with the Indian Express, […]

Autism bill in Georgia finally overcomes hurdle after seven long years

Atlanta — Georgia State Rep. Richard Smith (R-Columbus) finally gave in and agreed to compromise after consistently blocking a bill that aims to make insurance coverage for children with autism a requirement in the state. The bill— called Ava’s Law, named after a 10-year-old child with autism from Toombs County— was intended to help children […]