In Boca Raton, Florida, some 50 kids ages 7 to 12 all with autism spent the day learning to surf. Saturday's Surfers for Autism is a fundraiser that draws on volunteers, families, and surf shops and surf schools in the South Florida area.
Nick's Law in Oklahoma met opposition and legislation was blocked by Rep. Ron Peterson. Peterson, caving in to special interests criticized the bill claiming it would raise insurance premiums of all policy holders throughout the State of Oklahoma.
In an effort to prove the link between the MMR vaccine and autism, Dr. Andrew Wakefield is blamed for unneccessarily submitting children to painful tests, causing him to be called before a disciplinary panel.
Forget coffee... there’s nothing like getting woken up at 4am with tornado sirens blaring causing me to scramble for clothes in case I’m sucked out and dropped in the streets in my, .. ahem... "delicates". After 24 years in the North Texas area I’ve become accustomed to hearing them this time of year, and while I’ve never actually seen a tornado, I don’t brush them off.
Two decades ago children labled as having severe language/communication disorders could very well have been labled with autism if it occured in this day and age. This in part to how the diagnosis of autism has evolved in the past 10 to 20 years.
Nutritionists at the Mayo Clinic discourage families from applying special diets for their children affected by autism. Their reasoning is the lack of scientific evidence that supports positive effects lessening the symptoms of autism. A contrary opinion offered by another nutritional consultant cites reasons that diet can help
Despite recent concerns by many regarding the onset of autism and the MMR vaccine, researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and The University of Louisville School of Medicine have reviewed trends and found no decline in the number of parents immunizing their children.
In an effort to create a startup of an Autism Treatment Netowrk (ATN) the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center received a $250,000.00 grant. The ATN will offer comprehensive diagnosis, treatment, care and counseling for children and teens with ASD.