Monthly Archives: April 2010

Autistic Enterocolitis: The Ugly Case Against Leaky Gut

A study in England that sparked the anti-vaccine autism movement involving Measles, Mumps Rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism, has lead to the consideration of dismissing “Leaky Gut” or Autistic Enterocolitis. The disease is now being investigated due to the unreliability of previous scientific evidence. Journalist Brian Deer’s article appears in The British Medical Journal (BMJ) […]

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Vid & Exclu. Interview: Outstanding Singer with Autism

Jimmy could not even speak until age 4. Instead, he took to the family piano and then to using as his voice. Slowly his speech developed, and with therapy, it improved. Jimmy had not only found his voice, but an incredible one at that.

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Autism Alert: One Danger of a Swing Set

The Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus reported that one of the most innocent activities your child with autism takes pleasure in may harm him or her. Therapeutic Swings let children with autism feel the cool wind in their hair and have tons of fun, but researchers found that prolonged playing […]

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Kennedy Krieger Institute Releases Study Results

A new study, published by the Kennedy Krieger Institute, unearths the complications a child can run into depending on when and how they are diagnosed with autism. According to the study, the child’s educational and developmental outcomes can be traced back to when the initial symptoms arrived.  Currently, the persons behind the study claim that […]

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Man with Autism Excels at Work in Brooklyn

When Isaac Abraham bought Kramer‘s hardware store in Brooklyn, New York, he noticed the special employee who would do wonders for the business. A man named George had (and still maintains knowledge of) every piece and its quantity in the store memorized in his head. Abraham eventually discovered, that not only did George have autism, […]

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2010 Autism Impact Awards: Winners Revealed

During the ICare4Autism 2010: Cocktail Gala, an award ceremony hosted by Miss USA, Kristen Dalton, and co-hosted by ICare4Autism Chief of Staff Ruth Amber Gristak, was held to acknowledge two organizations and one individual who have performed exquisite work for the autistic community in the Tampa Bay Area.  Each award winner received a special plaque […]

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Senate May Stop Disability Council Nominee with Autism

Controversy ensued after President Obama nominated Ari Ne’eman, the 22-year-old founder of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) who also has Asperger’s Syndrome, to serve a position in the Disability Council. As a result, the Senate has placed a hold on his nomination. If elected, Ne’eman, will make history as the first person with autism to serve on […]

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Australian TV: Comedian Guest Mocks Autism

Australia’s Good News Week television show recently ran into some controversy when English comedian Russell Kane appeared as a guest on the program. While speaking to host Paul McDermott, Kane said that his comedy festival team “went at you like an autistic kid on a drum, we destroyed you.” McDermott was immediately taken back by […]

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Stem Cells Help Boy with Autism in Greece

Scientific studies in Greece have been using stem cells found in bone marrow and abdominal fat to treat children with autism. With evidence, from results in a young 9-year-old boy named Yannis, the doctors involved are preparing a protocol to submit to the Ministry of Health to prove the autism treatment. Yannis is the son […]

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Move Over MMR: New DNA Tag Research for Autism

Valerie W. Hu, Ph.D., mother of a 22-year-old son with autism, teamed up with other researchers at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at The George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and discovered a possible way to reverse autism’s effects. Published in the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology […]

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