Parents of teen with autism create swim team – w/video

New Jersey – Former high school football player Michael McQuay and his wife Maria have started their own swim team for people with learning differences. They were inspired to create The Hammerheads Swim Team when their teen son on the spectrum, Mike Jr, was rejected from local teams. 15 other teens with autism soon joined […]

Youth on the Autism Spectrum Who Are Overly Sensitive to Sensory Stimuli Have Brains That React Differently Than Youth Who Are Not as Affected by Such Stimuli

Newswise — Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, a team of UCLA researchers has shown for the first time that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who are overly sensitive to sensory stimuli have brains that react differently than those with the disorder who don’t respond so severely to noises, visual stimulation and physical contact. The […]

Fusion Youth Group opens in Wakefield for young people on the autism spectrum

Guest post by Karen McGuire Wakefield, Yorkshire, UK – Many teenagers with Autism and Asperger’s came to visit the Artists of Autism Exhibition that took place in in West Yorkshire this summer, Autism Daily Newscast reported on the event here. This event was an autism awareness event organised by myself and my partner Craig. It […]