Finding and classifying autism for effective intervention
People are finding autism in their families, pediatric offices, day cares, preschools, playgrounds, and classrooms. Individuals with autism are now portrayed in movies, television shows, news reports, and documentaries.
The diagnosis of autism is being hotly debated in the media, academic medical centers, universities, autism centers, and advocacy agencies.
How Autism is Changing the World for Everybody
There’s not much doubt that autism, along with Asperger Syndrome, is finally becoming accepted as a normal part of the human fabric. Even if some people still see autism as a condition that needs to be “treated,” it’s increasingly obvious that people on the autism spectrum are finding ways to succeed in our neurotypical-based society.
Not only that, but autistic people are changing the nature of our society as well — in many ways, for the better.
Autism Speaks: Celebrity Supporters
Celebrity supporters of Autism Speaks, including Ricky Gervais, Maroon 5, and Yoko Ono.
Thanks Guys! (PS: Yoko Rocks!)
Doc Talk: No truth to link between vaccines and autism – Kansas.com
The idea that the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine or any thimerosal containing vaccine causes autism is not a scientific controversy.
It is an urban myth that exploded in 1998 when a British surgeon named Andrew Wakefield performed intestinal biopsies on eight autistic children and claimed he found measles virus from their MMR vaccinations. His study has repeatedly been used to claim that the MMR causes autism. However, there was no scientific credibility to Wakefield’s study for a number of reasons:
Autistic students to benefit from e-learning tool – Times of India
Taking advantage of the fact that students with autism are good at using technology, including computers and mobile, the city-headquartered Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) is developing an e-learning tool for these children.
The tool has loads of animated lessons supported by sounds and music, multimedia characters and colourful presentations, which promise to engage students with autism in the learning lessons.
Tattoo event raises funds, awareness for autism – Nashua Telegraph
When Kyle Leblanc, 19, and his sister Alicia, 23, from Billerica, Mass, entered Mayhem Ink on Saturday, they had no idea a benefit for autism was happening.
“It was a nice surprise,” Alicia Leblanc said. “I think it’s wonderful that they are doing something like this. They need to do more things like this.”
Kyle, who said he’s “wanted to get (a tattoo) for a long time,” was getting his first tattoo, a Celtic cross in honor of his grandfather who passed away last month. His sister was getting the same tattoo.
The Leblancs were happy to say that their tattoos would help raise money for autism.
Isn’t that a fun way to raise funds.
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