About pLDNetworks

Mothers of Children with ASD Work Less & Earn Less

According to Reuters Health - "U.S. families with autistic children earn nearly $18,000 less than parents of normally developing kids, according to a new report. The gap is mainly due to mothers not having a job or working fewer hours, researchers found." What are your thoughts? Read more about this study by clicking on "Source" in the left corner of the gray bar below the image of the house above.

Read More...
Wed, 03/21/2012 - 13:43

12-year-old Boy with Asperger's Syndrome Arrested for Shoplifting

What are your thoughts about the preteen with autism who was arrested for walking out of a Spencer Gifts Store with a $2.95 greeting card in his hand? According to the Sun Sentinel the store manager had originally planned to press charges but has decided to drop the charges. Click "Source" (bottom left corner of image) to read more.

Read More...
Fri, 03/16/2012 - 12:19

MMR Doctor Wins Battle in High Court

From The Telegraph: "A High Court judge quashed the finding of professional misconduct against Professor Walker-Smith, who had carried out some of the tests for the controversial paper that suggested a link between the MMR vaccine and autism." For more details, click on "Source" (bottom left of image).

Read More...
Thu, 03/08/2012 - 11:58

Autism on the Seas® Pairs with Carnival Cruise Lines® to Launch First Special Needs Group Cruise

On March 11th, Autism on the Seas® will launch their first special needs group cruise in association with Carnival Cruise Lines®. From the press release: "More than 120 people, including 26 children and adults with special needs, will cruise from Galveston, TX to Key West, FL and Freeport and Nassau, Bahamas on an 8-day sojourn aboard the new Carnival Magic." Anyone up for a cruise?

Read More...
Tue, 03/06/2012 - 21:18

Brain Imaging Tool to Detect Autism in 6-month-old Infants?

From TIMEHealthland: "Researchers say they may soon be able to identify babies at high risk of autism as early as 6 months old." An innovative test, known as fractional anisotropy, was used to measure the density of white matter, the part of brain that is rich in nerve fibers and makes up the major neural pathways that connect various regions of the brain, in 92 high-risk infants from four locations around the country. Click above [bottom left corner of image] on the word "Source" to read more...

Read More...
Mon, 02/20/2012 - 13:57