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Teacher Uses Hot Sauce To Teach Student With Autism Lesson

A judge in Florida has granted permission for a school district to reinstate a teacher who soaked crayons in hot sauce for days in order to teach a student with autism not to chew on the crayons. Let us not forget that these were not just any crayons. The crayons she soaked in hot sauce were specifically stored in this student's bag labeled with their name on it. This pointed, purposeful, horrendous action has not led to punishment but instead has been indirectly supported by the court system.

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 09:46

Autism in Tommy Hilfiger's Family

NYDailyNews.com - Fashion Mogul, Tommy Hilfiger, teamed up with Autism Speaks in a PSA last year comparing the odds of having a child on the spectum to the odds of succeeding in the fashion industry. In this link from NYDailyNews.com, he also addresses his stepson's autism and the startling lack of research and focus on Autism Spectrum Disorders in the United States.

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 07:22

Domino's® Offers Gluten-Free Pizza Crust

Did you hear? Domino's®, one of the most popular pizza delivery chains in the United States, now offers gluten-free pizza crusts. On their website, Domino's® states: "Domino's® pizza made with a Gluten Free Crust is prepared in a common kitchen with the risk of gluten exposure. The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness supports the availability of Domino's® Gluten Free Crust but CANNOT recommend the pizza for customers with celiac disease.

Thu, 05/10/2012 - 13:41

Autismate iPad App Created to Assist Younger Bother with Autism

From TechCrunch - "When Jonathan Izak graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010, he decided to put his new degree in Computer Science to very good use. In an effort to help his 10-year old autistic brother Oriel communicate and learn new tasks, he developed a new iPad app called Autismate to try and simplify the process."

Sun, 04/22/2012 - 11:38

CDC Releases New Estimates - 1 in 88 kids (1 in 54 boys) lives with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Released by the CDC today - "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 88 children in the United States has been identified as having an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a new study released today that looked at data from 14 communities. Autism spectrum disorders are almost five times more common among boys than girls – with 1 in 54 boys identified."

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 18:15