Althea Violeta

About Althea Violeta

Althea is a journalist from the Philippines. She has been writing articles, journals, reviews, and Op-Eds for nearly two decades. She is also a contributor for Poptard Magazine.

Author Steve Silberman pushes for change in how people see autism

San Francisco — U.S. Journalist and Author Steve Silberman wants to change how the world sees people with autism. Silberman, whose book ‘Neurotribes’ made it to the Samuel Johnson Prize 2015 longlist, wants everyone to stop seeing autism spectrum disorder merely as a disability. ‘Neurotribes’ was first intended to be a book about the autism […]

Mothers open up on the struggles of raising a child with autism

Sydney — Despite the increasing and relentless efforts of advocates and families of children with autism to raise awareness about the developmental disorder, it seems like society still hasn’t done enough in helping children struggling with autism spectrum disorder. With news of children with autism being locked away in cages or put in ‘pig pens’ […]

Doctor creates wristband that predicts outbursts in individuals with autism

Boston — Northeastern University’s Dr. Matthew Goodwin was happy to announce that a wristband designed specifically to help individuals with autism will likely be made available to the public in two to five years’ time. Dr. Goodwin’s lightweight wristband invention is capable of measuring its wearer’s surface skin temperature, heart rate, as well as amount […]

Study says autism may be masked by ADHD in some children

Boston — A study conducted by researchers at the Boston Children’s Hospital shows that an early diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) might be causing clinicians to overlook autism in young children. In a research recently published online, the researchers scanned data from the National Survey of Children’s Health involving 1,500 children who were […]

Researchers hope to revolutionize autism diagnosis through Autism & Beyond app

New York — A team of researchers from Duke are hoping to revolutionize how autism is diagnosed in young children through an iPhone app called ‘Autism & Beyond’. The researchers are working closely with Apple in hopes of improving how autism is diagnosed in children today. Due to the surge of the number of children […]

Yale researchers study autism in girls

New Haven, Conn. — A group of researchers from Yale are conducting a clinical study aimed at getting a closer look at autism in young girls. Autism in girls are considered extremely rare and symptoms do not usually manifest in the same way they do in young boys. Because of this, the developmental condition is […]

Young boy with autism starts fundraiser to get himself a service dog

Bristol, England — A 12-year-old boy who was diagnosed with Pathological Demand Avoidance or PDA has been trying to raise funds in hopes of getting himself an autism service dog. Elliott Pugh has been struggling with his condition, which causes behavioral problems that hinder him from interacting with the outside world. His condition sometimes makes […]

Number of children with on with ASD up in British Columbia

Vancouver, Canada — The number of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the Canadian British Columbia has multiplied over the years, despite the fact the number of gifted children in the province has decreased considerably. According to figures published by the Vancouver Sun, the number of children with autism in B.C. is now at […]

Child with autism told he can start going to school after funding dispute was resolved

Edmonton, Canada — A child with autism who was caught in a crossfire between two school districts and his mother over funding for his schooling has been told he can now start going to school. Simon Wray is set to start seventh grade this year, but the predicament he suddenly found himself in almost prevented […]

Stanford researchers hope to treat autism with Google Glass

Stanford, Calif. — A team of researchers at the Stanford School of Medicine’s Wall Lab led by Nick Haber and Catalin Voss are working on an ambitious project — treating autism with the use of Google Glass. The project, called ‘The Autism Glass Project,’ will help children with autism recognize facial expressions of people surrounding […]