Monthly Archives: October 2010

Tattoos for Autism: Wisconsin

A tattoo shop owner in Wausau, Wisconsin donates the proceeds from yesterday’s work to benefit autism causes.

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Autism: Early Intervention, Education and the Aftermath

The rising prevalence of autism in the United States has been a topic of discussion for some time now. New statistics that are being revealed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other health organizations indicate that autism presently affects around 1 in every 90-110 children. I have touched on topics in the past […]

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Autism Symptoms in Girls Not Taken Seriously

According to a recent study from the University of Gothenburg, as we approach equality in the workplace, home, and other areas of society between men and women, it remains apparent that there is a still a disparity between young boys and girls when it comes to identification and treatment of autism and ADHD.

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Augmentative and Alternative Communication Intervention for Children and Adults with Autism

Augmentative and Alternative Communication Intervention for Children and Adults with Autism, a presentation by Stephen von Tetzchner, Ph.D., was originally debuted at Icare4autism’s 2010 International Autism Conference. The conference was held in Jerusalem, Israel at the Ramada- Renaissance and attracted over 600 attendees from around the globe. Thirty autism experts spoke at the event.

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The Sibling Connection in Autism: Could Subtle Traces Give Us Answers?

In a recent study led by Dr. John N. Constantino, of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, research sought to evaluate the connection between children with ASD and their siblings. More than 1,200 families in the Interactive Autism Network participated and findings of the study indicated that the genes behind autism in one child may contribute to less serious problems in that child’s siblings.

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