Developmental Delays, Autism Often Missed in Hispanic Children
Aug. 29, 2012
Hispanic children often have undiagnosed developmental delays, according to new research that also found that large numbers of all children who were first thought to have developmental delays actually had autism.
Autistic Bridgewater, N.J. Girl Becomes Jets Cheerleader for a Day
Aug. 27, 2012
Many little girls dream of cheerleading for their favorite professional sports team one day, but for one New Jersey girl, her wish has already come true. The Jets gave an 8-year-old autistic girl from Bridgewater her big chance.
A Place They can Enjoy
Aug. 26, 2012
Attending a movie might no longer be an issue for families with autistic children. Goodrich Quality Theaters Krafft 8 in Fort Gratiot will present “Lights Up, Sound Down,” a monthly program for families and children with autism and sensory issues.
Kids With Autism Hit the Water at Surf Event
Aug. 20, 2012
A group of autistic kids got some down time over the weekend as they hit the water on surf boards. The 8th annual Surfers Healing Camp offered the kids the chance to do something some of their parents thought they’d never do.
Temple Grandin Reveals Her Advice for Educating Autistic Kids
Aug. 15, 2012
Dr. Temple Grandin has unique insight into the minds of autistic children. her approach — stay positive. Special educators need to look at what a child can do instead of what he/she cannot do.
Autism Transplant Denial Sparks Debate
Aug. 15, 2012
It was hard enough for Karen Corby to hear that her son would need a heart transplant to survive, but it was even harder to take the news that doctors wouldn’t give him one.
Starting School with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Aug. 14, 2012
The first week of school is a great time to remind students and staffs about how challenging it is for classmates with Autism to transition, says this Wildwood resident and vice president of Autism Services for Life Skills.
Living with autism
Aug. 12, 2012
It’s an unfair and cruel condition. That’s the outsider’s perspective on autism, and it’s hard to refute. But for families that live with an autism spectrum disorder, it’s possible that the experience can serve to strengthen bonds and bring a new appreciation to life.
iPad App helps autistic children communicate better
Aug. 8, 2012
Justin Spilker let out a high-pitched shriek in frustration. It was a Thursday afternoon therapy session at Hope Reach in Woodruff and Meghan Pangborn, a therapist, stood holding a can of sprite just out of the 9-year-old-boy’s reach.
Focus on Strengths Improves Autistic Teens’ Social Skills
Aug. 2, 2012
Emerging research suggests that given the appropriate programming, autistic teens can improve their social skills during adolescence.