Research on brain cells finds what may cause sensory issues in individuals with autsm

A recent study that has focused on the way signals are sent to brain cells, have found that the way this information is delivered is abnormally strong in individuals with autism. It was found that in these individuals the  long-range ‘feed-forward’ connections, that carry signals from peripheral nerves to the brain, sent abnormally strong signals, […]

Beer event to raise money for autism charity

Staten Island, NY – An autism fundraiser being held in the form of a beer event will be taking place at the Snug Harbour Cultural and Botanical Gardens in Livingston on January 24. It’s the second annual event of its kind and proceeds will be donated to the Autism Speaks organization. In 2014 the event […]

‘Behind the Glass Wall’ Catches Autism on Film

Mumbai, India — Award-winning filmmaker Arunaraje Patil captured the world of children with autism on an 80-minute documentary film entitled “Behind the Glass Wall”. Originally conceptualized as a short film to be produced for a charity that provides workshops for children on the autism spectrum, “Behind the Glass Wall” was born after Patil observed during […]

Forward thinking parents who recognised the need for autism specific schools

There is a growing trend in the UK for building free schools for autism specific pupils. These schools are predominantly born from the community where they are built. Therefore parents with autistic children rallying together in a community group to birth a school for their kids. The thought was relatively unheard of in the 1970’s […]

Good luck Gina – walking and talking for autism

Last month we shared a story with you about acclaimed autism practitioner, Gina Davies who will be starting her Walking and talking Tour shortly. In just a week’s time, Gina will be walking the walk and talking the talk as she travels on foot from Wells to Canterbury, and along the route will volunteer her […]

New study further diminishes link between MMR and autism

Some parents still refuse to immunise their children with the MMR vaccine although there is little medical evidence to substantiate a link between the vaccine and autism. A study which has analysed 20,000 reports published between 2010 and 2013 has determined that there is nothing to vaccines and autism a finding Time magazine says “researchers […]

Maternal location of birth may be linked to autism new research suggests

Research published in the July edition Journal of Pediatrics suggests that maternal place of birth may be linked to autism. The research conducted by the UCLA Brain Institute analyzed medical records of mothers and their children diagnosed with autism between the ages of three and five in the state of  Los Angeles County between 1998-2009. […]

Recent study shows correlation between rise of ASD-related Internet searches and Autism

Philadelphia – A recent university study indicates that there is a sizeable and consistent increase of Internet searches pertaining to ASD during Autism Awareness Month. By utilizing Google application software, researchers at Drexel University were able to detect a correlation between the amount of Web searches containing the terms “autism” and “Asperger’s” throughout the month […]

Alex Lowery set to give motivational speech in Holywell, North Wales

Alex Lowery will be speaking at Capel Penbryn, Whitford Street, Holywell, Clwyd, CH8 7NN on the 29th July 2014. The event will start at 2p.m. All are welcome and there is no charge. A professional film maker will be coming along to make two films of Alex’s talks. Alex will be giving two speeches ‘Autism awareness’ in this […]

New study reveals two common environmental chemicals may impact autism development

Research conducted by Brown University in Rhode Island has isolated two common chemicals used in fire retardation and pesticides that are thought to contribute to the development of autism during Gestation. PCB’s (polychlorinated biphenyl, specifically PBDE-28) are thought to play a part in disrupting hormone pathways which are intrinsic in brain development in the developing embryo. The […]