New Pennsylvania program addresses adult care for autism

News in Brief – Pennsylvania Professor Edward Brodkin from the Pennsylvania Behavioural health adult autism program is to address the issue and impact of care for autism adults as they age. There is an issue world wide with how current infrastructures deal with an ageing generation who have a diagnosis of autism and require community services […]

Jessica Katherine Ouderkirk’s school project on autism – touching others

New York, USA – Jessica Katherine Ouderkirk  a senior in High School recently took her presentation on the Autism Spectrum Disorder to various classes for two weeks as part of an Autism Awareness Project. She then decided to load it on to You Tube. Jessica’s decided to create another video which covered her own personal […]

Researchers find that Autism presents in children from first weeks of life

An American study has found that infants and babies affected with Autism are less likely to hold eye contact and be aware that a person is communicating to them. The research conducted by Emery School of Medicine in Atlanta Georgia and published in Nature journal looked at the deficit in eye contact of infants aged […]

Appeal for UK parents participation in Anna Kennedy survey

Autism campaigner and advocate Anna Kennedy is appealing for feedback and participation from parents to a survey that she plans to present to the Houses of commons. The survey aims to get at least 1,000 participants before the end of November and touches on key issues like diagnosis, inclusion and bullying. It takes around five […]

Temple Grandin puts weight behind campaign addressing current trends in autism awareness

Temple Grandin has long been an autism advocate, being amongst the first to write about her experiences with autism and producing a plethora of books on the subject. The 66 year old professor at Colorado State University is to add her voice to a campaign to raise awareness of trends in autism awareness after saying […]

Canada bound for Danish firm helping autistic people to find tech jobs

Thorkil Sonne started up his company Specialisterne to aid people, like his son Lars, to get a head in the world of technology. The company has since expanded into 11 other countries, the newest of which will venture to Canada. The base for the company will be in Toronto, with staff being sought for Vancouver and […]

Social skills in autistics boosted after magnetic brain wave treatment

Results of the first clinical trial using magnetic wave stimulation autistic people, show an encouraging boost in the development of social interactive skills after treatment. The study conducted by the Monash University in Melbourne Australia involved boosting brain waves in the frontal cortex using rTMS, or repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation. Strong magnetic pulses were passed […]

Golfing mad New York town sets to improve autistic children’s motor and social skills

The town of Islip in New York has teamed up with an occupational therapist to improve autistic children’s motor and social skills by teaching them to play golf. John Lorenzo, of Sayville has a nine year old son on the programme. He praised the programme which allowed his son to hit his first ball last […]

Clues to autism from new study of prenatal weight gain

Salt Lake City, USA  — New research from the University of Utah shows a link between weight gain before and during pregnancy and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Deborah A. Bilder, M.D., lead author of the study and an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Utah says, “These findings suggest that weight gain during […]

Australian study finds autistic teens feel isolated

Autism Daily Newscast report earlier this month on a study published by Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) that found teens with autism are struggling to cope with school work, bullying, and mental health issues.  The last article focused on the challenges within the school system. This article looks at the broader issues of the study. The study called “We […]