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Research Team Identifies 33 Genes That Contribute to Autism Risk

Research Team Identifies 33 Genes That Contribute to Autism Risk

By Shilo Rea, HealthCanal.com, June 24, 2015 – PITTSBURGH—The list of genes identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by deep DNA sequencing has expanded from nine to 33, according to a new study by an international research team led by the Autism Sequencing Consortium (ASC), including Carnegie Mellon University’s Kathryn Roeder (right) and the University of Pittsburgh’s Bernie Devlin (left). Published today in Nature, the study examined data on several types of rare, genetic differences in more than 14,000 DNA samples from […]

by · June 24, 2015 · Featured, Health, Medical, News
Broward County Commissioner Barbara Sharief aboard a JetBlue plane at FLL

Third Annual Autism in Flight Program Takes Off at FLL

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, May 21, 2015 – “The sky is the limit,” proclaimed Broward County Commissioner Barbara Sharief as she boarded a JetBlue Airways mock flight today with fifty children who participated in the Third Annual Autism in Flight Program at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport. The Autism in Flight Program began in 2013 after Commissioner Sharief was contacted by a family in her district with an autistic child and learned of the potential challenges they faced when using airports. […]

What Music Therapists Do and Who Can Benefit?

What Music Therapists Do and Who Can Benefit?

By Dr. Michelle Hintz, Psychologist, for EyesOnNews.com, May 18, 2015 – Did you know that most music therapists are trained psychotherapists who use music as the medium for therapy? Although music therapy is a well-established intervention treatment, similar to occupational or physical therapy, it can be hard to visualize exactly what it entails. The American Music Therapy Association, Inc. defines the practice as “using music therapeutically to address physical, psychological, cognitive, behavioral and/or social functioning.” Used intentionally, music can facilitate healing […]

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Parents Can Learn Strategies for Behavioral Problems Associated with Autism

By Dr. Michelle Hintz, Psychologist, for EyesOnNews.com, May 14, 2015 – Parent training for dealing with young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can reduce serious behavioral problems, including tantrums, aggression, self-injury, and non-compliance through a structured, 24-week parent training course, according to a study published in late April in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association. Understandably, parents can easily be overwhelmed by these behaviors and the difficult situations, such as the extreme public meltdowns that happen when a […]

by · May 14, 2015 · Consumer, Education, Featured, Health, Medical
Parents Must Take Early Signs of Autism Seriously

Parents Must Take Early Signs of Autism Seriously

By Dr. Michelle Hintz, Psychologist, for EyesOnNews.com, May 8, 2015 – Too often, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is left undiagnosed in very young children, delaying the implementation of important therapies and treatments. According to a recent story on NPR, doctors often dismiss parents’ concerns about autism before the third birthday. Sadly, this is all-too-common. With the escalation of autism during the past decade, much more is known about potential warning signs. Unfortunately, the average pediatrician is not trained to diagnose ASD. […]

by · May 8, 2015 · Featured, Health, Lifestyle, Medical
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New Support Group for Families of Adults with Autism & Related Disabilities

Parents, caregivers and loved ones of adults with autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities are invited to a new, free support group called Creative AGE (an acronym for Advance, Grow and Excel) on March 16 at 7 p.m. Creative AGE will explore how families affected by autism and special needs can adequately plan individualized, successful solutions for their loved ones’ lives as adults. Among the issues to be discussed are post-graduation planning, family management support and special needs advocacy for […]

Parkland’s Rising Tide Car Wash is one of the largest employers of people with autism in the U.S.

Parkland’s Rising Tide Car Wash is one of the largest employers of people with autism in the U.S.

Parkland, Fla. (April 4,2013)  – A groundbreaking social enterprise, the high-quality Rising Tide Car Wash in Parkland has a powerful mission: to employ adults with autism and inspire communities to redefine their perception of the capabilities that people with autism have. Making its debut on Saturday, April 6 in conjunction with National Autism Awareness Month, Rising Tide not only aims to be the premier car wash experience on the market, but with 40 employees, it is one of the largest employers […]