Tom Hanks Meets Thrilled Autistic Fan
Oct. 24, 2013
“How are you, sweetie?” Tom Hanks asked Sarah Moretti. It’s not unusual for the Oscar winner to encounter fans at his Broadway performance of “Lucky Guy,” but what makes this one special is that Moretti is a young girl with autism.
The brother of Avonte Oquendo, the mute 14-year-old boy with autism who has been missing for over two weeks, spoke to HuffPost Live on Monday, urging the public to continue the search. “At this point, anything’s possible,” Danny Oquendo said. “We’ve been sending out volunteers to each borough in New York City. He’s like any other kid. He just can’t communicate. He likes playing, he likes parks, he likes trains. He just can’t communicate.”
Jodi DiPiazza, an adorable 11-year-old girl living with autism, uses music to connect with the world. At Comedy Central’s Night Of Too Many Stars, DiPiazza had the chance to show off her talents in a duet with one of her favorite singers, Katy Perry.
‘Why’s he doing that?’ Freddie’s father sounded more than usually puzzled by the antics of his son. After months of displacement activity, Freddie, 11 years old and on the autism spectrum, was finally sitting next to me at the piano, and looked as though this time he really were about to play.
ReAttach Therapy Breakthrough in Search for Effective Autism Treatment
Oct. 08, 2013
“ReAttach” is a new intervention, based on “attachment”. Practical research has pointed out that the “ReAttach therapy” can be of great importance for people with autism. This is concluded from the continuous practical research of Paula Bartholomeus into the advantages that can be reached for people with Asperger’s syndrome, PDD-NOS, autism spectrum disorder, or with a mental disability and autism, using the ReAttach therapy. Bartholomeus expects to be able to present more results at the National Autism Congress in Den Bosch, Netherlands.
Mysteries of the Mind: For one mom, early intervention reversed son’s autism
Oct. 07, 2013
Kristina Korch suspected there might be problems with her son, Rocco, from the time he was an infant. He didn’t like being held, he didn’t point to things or wave, and he would bang his head repeatedly on the door or his bed. Still, it wasn’t until he was screened at the age of 1 that she got an official diagnosis. A psychologist at the Autism Center of Excellence at the University of California, San Diego “sat me down in a room and said he was at risk for moderate to severe autism.
17-Year-Old Supermodel Has Down Syndrome and Autism
Oct. 02, 2013
Karrie Brown has Down Syndrome and autism. In the first week after her birth she suffered kidney failure and her respiratory system crashed. And then there was heart surgery. Though she recovered, her doctor was still not encouraging in her prognosis. Well, look at her now! The 17-year-old high school junior from Illinois is an honor student who volunteers at the library and the YMCA. And that’s not all.