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Interview with Jimmy O

Interview with Jimmy O | Autism | Scoop.it
Talk about being lucky! Maymay got to interview her absolute favorite movie critic/reviewer/interviewer James Oster! James is better known as Jimmy O from the popular movie website joblo.com. Maymay loves reading and watching his reviews and interviews, and looks forward to hearing what he thinks about each and every movie. Not only is he an [ ] The post Interview with Jimmy O appeared first on Autism Daily Newscast.
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New project will gather biological data from children with autism for largest open-access repository

New project will gather biological data from children with autism for largest open-access repository | Autism | Scoop.it
Stanford, CA Autism researcher from Standford’s School of Medicine Dennis Wall will lead a new project aimed at assembling data for the largest open-access repository of bioinformatic data on autism spectrum disorder. The new program is called The Hartwell Autism Research and Technology Initiative A.K.A iHeart and will be funded by a $9million grant [ ] The post New project will gather biological data from children with autism for largest open-access repository appeared first on Autism Daily Newscast.
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Let us celebrate dads this Father’s Day.

Let us celebrate dads this Father’s Day. | Autism | Scoop.it
Well as you all know, this Sunday is Father’s Day in the UK and North America. I think that sometimes the emphasis when caring for a child with any additional need is placed upon the mother. There are thousands of ‘mummy blogs’ all devoted to caring for children with and without disabilities, but hidden away [ ] The post Let us celebrate dads this Father s Day. appeared first on Autism Daily Newscast.
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Internships based in hospitals help students with autism

Internships based in hospitals help students with autism | Autism | Scoop.it
Mechanicsville, VA High school seniors with autism get hospital internships through Project Search, a program designed to teach job skills to people on the autism spectrum. Students in the program agree that it’s helped. Hanover County resident Savannah Chandler told news outlet Richmond Times Disbatch that “I stocked and sanitized equipment. I helped stock [ ] The post Internships based in hospitals help students with autism appeared first on Autism Daily Newscast.
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Autism and the sixth sense – Steady on!

Autism and the sixth sense – Steady on! | Autism | Scoop.it
Does your child move awkwardly and clumsily? Does he find it hard to pick things up? Or send food flying when he eats? Do the family pets avoid him? Does he slam doors and enjoy games in which he can push, pull or drag things around? Such problems are linked to difficulties with proprioception (body [ ] The post Autism and the sixth sense Steady on! appeared first on Autism Daily Newscast.
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Indian Institute develops low-cost devices designed to help children with autism

Indian Institute develops low-cost devices designed to help children with autism | Autism | Scoop.it
Ahmedabad, India Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology-Ghandinagar (IIT-Gn) have developed low-cost devices designed to help children on the autism spectrum overcome setbacks stemming from their condition. Researchers at the institute were able to come up with helpful devices such as low-cost sensors and noise-canceling headphones. In an interview with the Indian Express, [ ] The post Indian Institute develops low-cost devices designed to help children with autism appeared first on Autism Daily Newscast.
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Big Bang Theory actress Mayim Bialik who plays Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler gives definative answer on if Sheldon has Asperger’s w/video

Big Bang Theory actress Mayim Bialik who plays Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler gives definative answer on if Sheldon has Asperger’s w/video | Autism | Scoop.it
Time and again people ask and speculate whether Sheldon Cooper, one of the major characters in hit TV series Big Bang Theory, is on the autism spectrum. At Autism Daily Newscast we know this to be true our guest article The Big Bang Controversy: Is Sheldon Autistic? from 2013, remains in the top 5 of all [ ] The post Big Bang Theory actress Mayim Bialik who plays Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler gives definative answer on if Sheldon has Asperger s w/video appeared first on Autism Daily Newscast.
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Podcast: How Parents Can Live and Thrive with Autism with Linda Mastroianni of Speaking Autism

Podcast: How Parents Can Live and Thrive with Autism with Linda Mastroianni of Speaking Autism | Autism | Scoop.it
Linda Mastroianni is founder of SpeakingAutism.ca and contributing blogger for Huffington Post Canada and a regular contributor here on Autism Daily Newscast She is a certified life coach providing consulting services on issues such as special education, life skills, transition into the workplace, aging out of the school system, employment options and much more. She [ ] The post Podcast: How Parents Can Live and Thrive with Autism with Linda Mastroianni of Speaking Autism appeared first on Autism Daily Newscast.
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Podcast: How Parents Can Live and Thrive with Autism with Linda Mastroianni of Speaking Autism

Linda Mastroianni is founder of SpeakingAutism.ca and contributing blogger for Huffington Post Canada and a regular contributor here on Autism Daily Newscast She is a certified life coach providing consulting services on issues such as special edu...
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Music of the genome hits a discord with autism

Music of the genome hits a discord with autism | Autism | Scoop.it
The below article originally appeared on The Conversation website. By Jeffrey Craig, Anthony Hannan and Yuk Jing Loke. We still do not know what causes autism, but insights from the burgeoning field of epigenetics are helping to reveal the subtle factors that can contribute to the disorder. Autism spectrum disorder (autism for short) is a term [ ] The post Music of the genome hits a discord with autism appeared first on Autism Daily Newscast.
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Can A Dorm Be Home?

Can A Dorm Be Home? | Autism | Scoop.it
After recent articles in the news about the best places for autistic adults to live, I started to rethink the issue of housing for my daughter. She is in high school and currently looking at colleges. This is a huge step for us, as it is for everyone, and a major concern is housing. Many [ ] The post Can A Dorm Be Home? appeared first on Autism Daily Newscast.
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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl – good and kind of sad

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl – good and kind of sad | Autism | Scoop.it
Film and television reviews by our resident autistic film critic Maymay. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL is the uniquely funny, moving story of Greg (Thomas Mann), a high school senior who is trying to blend in anonymously, [ ] The post Me and Earl and the Dying Girl good and kind of sad appeared first on Autism Daily Newscast.
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Book Review – Dogs Don’t Talk by Nancy May

Book Review – Dogs Don’t Talk by Nancy May | Autism | Scoop.it
Dogs Don t Talk is a new young adult novel by the author, Nancy May. The novel revolves around protagonist, Benjamin McDowell, who is 16-years-old, and a high school wrestler. To begin with he comes across as a bit nerdy, but most definitely likeable, and perhaps the phrase socially awkward would best describe him, in the [ ] The post Book Review Dogs Don t Talk by Nancy May appeared first on Autism Daily Newscast.
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Singing group helps to raise autism awareness

Singing group helps to raise autism awareness | Autism | Scoop.it
Hampshire, UK A local singing group for adults with ASD is aiming to raise autism awareness by performing for members of the public throughout the community. The Singing Spectrum is a unique group consisting of adults with autism that provides an avenue through which its members can connect with the public through music. They perform at [ ] The post Singing group helps to raise autism awareness appeared first on Autism Daily Newscast.
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Congressman upset over hurdles in acquiring medicinal marijuana in Georgia

Congressman upset over hurdles in acquiring medicinal marijuana in Georgia | Autism | Scoop.it
Atlanta Medicinal marijuana is now legal in Georgia, but state Rep. Allen Peake is upset over the hurdles that ailing patients have to go through in order for them to avail themselves of medicinal cannabis. The medical cannabis registry in the state officially opened Tuesday, and Peake, who created it, is upset that federal [ ] The post Congressman upset over hurdles in acquiring medicinal marijuana in Georgia appeared first on Autism Daily Newscast.
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Spy – lots of action but not funny

Spy – lots of action but not funny | Autism | Scoop.it
Film and television reviews by our resident autistic film critic Maymay. Susan Cooper is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency s most dangerous missions. But when her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a [ ] The post Spy lots of action but not funny appeared first on Autism Daily Newscast.
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Autism and Wandering: How Applied Behaviour Analysis can Help Keep Kids Safe

Autism and Wandering: How Applied Behaviour Analysis can Help Keep Kids Safe | Autism | Scoop.it
In October 2013, a 14-year-old boy by the name of Avonte Oquendo wandered away from his class and out of his school. The security cameras outside of his school captured him darting across the street until he was no longer visible. This is the last footage ever seen of him alive. After he had been [ ] The post Autism and Wandering: How Applied Behaviour Analysis can Help Keep Kids Safe appeared first on Autism Daily Newscast.
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Autism and the sixth sense - Steady on!

Does your child move awkwardly and clumsily? Does he find it hard to pick things up? Or send food flying when he eats? Do the family pets avoid him? Does he slam doors and enjoy games in which he can push, pull or drag things around? Such problems...
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Interview with Gonzalo W Benard, author of The Sacred Book of G

Interview with Gonzalo W Benard, author of The Sacred Book of G | Autism | Scoop.it
Gonzalo W. Bénard is an artist, curator and published writer, “The Sacred Book of G” is his fourth published book, his previous books have all been about his passion of photography. This book is a collection of ‘memoirs and philosophy through an autistic mind. Gonzalo is on the autistic spectrum. The information on Gonzalo’s website [ ] The post Interview with Gonzalo W Benard, author of The Sacred Book of G appeared first on Autism Daily Newscast.
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Book Review – Love for Logan by Lori DeMonia

Book Review – Love for Logan by Lori DeMonia | Autism | Scoop.it
In December 2014 we reviewed Leah s Voice, a picture book for children by author Lori DeMonia. Our review can be read here. The book was inspired by her eldest daughter, Leah, who has autism. We were very excited to find out that Lori has now released her second book, Love for Logan, and again we [ ] The post Book Review Love for Logan by Lori DeMonia appeared first on Autism Daily Newscast.
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Autism and Summer – Part 4 – preparation and transition.

In order to get the best use out of the tips in articles two and three of this series they should be implemented in a structured, and well-planned manner. The best way for people with autism to deal with their problems is to have a good plan, and to ...
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Researchers link superior visual ability in infants to autism

Researchers link superior visual ability in infants to autism | Autism | Scoop.it
Superior visual ability in infants may be indicative that they are likely to develop autism as they grow up, researchers say in a study recently published in the journal Cell Press and reported here in the Press Release. In a research funded by Britain s Medical Research Council, researchers from a number of universities in London [ ] The post Researchers link superior visual ability in infants to autism appeared first on Autism Daily Newscast.
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Girl Scout develops program pairing children with and therapy dogs – w/ video

Girl Scout develops program pairing children with and therapy dogs – w/ video | Autism | Scoop.it
Fairfax, CA  A local teen has created a program geared towards pairing children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and therapy dogs in hopes of both receiving a top Girl Scout award and serving her community. Rachel Blackman, an 18-year-old Scout from Fairfax, decided to embark on the project in an effort to enable children with [ ] The post Girl Scout develops program pairing children with and therapy dogs w/ video appeared first on Autism Daily Newscast.
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Opinion: Self-harm Video shows Heroism of a Dog

Opinion: Self-harm Video shows Heroism of a Dog | Autism | Scoop.it
Watching Danielle Jacob s recent posting on You Tube of a meltdown in which she self-harms and her dog Samson comforts her was a bitter sweet viewing. Bitter because it shows what so many of us on the spectrum go through behind closed doors the despair and pain of our locked in worlds where it [ ] The post Opinion: Self-harm Video shows Heroism of a Dog appeared first on Autism Daily Newscast.
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Clinical Trial in San Diego – African Sleeping Sickness treatment could treat autism

Clinical Trial in San Diego – African Sleeping Sickness treatment could treat autism | Autism | Scoop.it
San Diego,CA A new study to test whether African Sleeping Sickness treatment suramin can treat autism is about to be completed at the University of California’s San Diego School of Medicine. The phase 1 clinical trial will be lead by Robert K. Naviauk and will include 20 boys with autism between the ages of [ ] The post Clinical Trial in San Diego African Sleeping Sickness treatment could treat autism appeared first on Autism Daily Newscast.
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