New research finds that the brains of autistic children generate more information at rest – a 42% increase on average. The study offers a scientific explanation for the most typical characteristic of autism – withdrawal into one's own inner world. The excess production of information may explain a child's detachment from their environment.
Although children with autism frequently complain of gastrointestinal (GI) problems, the link between gut health and autism is not entirely clear. Researchers have now begun to trace a connection between the two.
Chris Mitchell author of the new book Mindful Living with Asperger's Syndrome reflects on how mindfulness practices can help individuals with Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) recognise their strengths.
A bill before the state legislature could soon make it easier for people with autism spectrum disorder or intellectual disabilities to identify the disability on their IDs..
FYI, In Texas we already have this right. Texas Drivers License and State ID cards allow for the addition of information about any medical condition that may impede communication with a peace officer on the back of the card, provided that the applicant brings a signed physician's statement (Form DL-101) to verify the condition. ( https://www.txdps.state.tx.us/internetforms/Forms/DL-14A.pdf ) ... Also, locally in McLennan County, the free Take Me Home program (maintained by the 911 dispatch) allows families and caregivers to register adults and children at risk for wandering/eloping or who would have difficulty communicating with a first responder or peace officer (http://www.waco-texas.com/police/police-take-me-home.asp).
Exercise classes for kids with autism improve confidence and behavior Northbrook Star NORTHBROOK — An exercise routine is something that is important for everyone. And according to Laura Fine, that includes individuals with autism.
My Poverty, Like My Asperger's, Is Not a Myth Huffington Post (blog) I'm smart, shockingly so. "Human Encyclopedia" has been used to describe me quite a few times, several of those times it wasn't even me saying it.
Alternative autism therapies prove successful in local programs UI The Daily Iowan As new evidence shows that some children with autism can outgrow the disorder, alternative treatment methods such as therapeutic horseback riding are encouraging...
First issue of autism comic book released in York stores York Dispatch Jared Wolf manages Comix Connection which is selling "Face Value Comics," a locally produced comic. The comic is the first to feature a superhero with autism.
Autism traits exacerbate sensory problems SFARI News (blog) The more traits of autism an individual has, the more sensory problems he or she reports, according to a study in the general population published 5 December in the Journal of Autism and...
Strangers come to disabled teen's aid when insurance company rejects military ... CultureMap Dallas Tricare considers the activity "hippotherapy," which has not been medically proven to improve conditions such as the ones ailing Kaitlyn.