Here is a list of helpful and insightful Newspaper and Magazine Articles about Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), Asperger’s Syndrome, and other developmental difficulties.
Ah, the holidays. Special meals. Special family gatherings. And, of course, our special children! Oftentimes, we just barrel through the holidays, hoping for the best – but not taking the time and focus to make sure this celebratory time really feels like a celebration for us and for our children on the Autism Spectrum. Most of us find ourselves unwitting participants in at least one of the 10 Holiday Hiccups.
Children born more than two years after their older sibling may have less of a chance of being born with autism, a new study finds.
January 11, 2011
The controversy surrounding a retracted study that linked autism to childhood vaccines has been fueled by the fact that no one knows what really causes autism.
January 6, 2011
For decades, parents of children with autism have been searching for a drug or diet to treat the disorder. Their latest hope is the hormone oxytocin. It’s often called the trust hormone or the cuddle hormone. And just to be clear, it has nothing to do with the narcotic oxycontin. But some children with autism are already being treated with oxytocin, even though it’s not approved for this purpose.
January 3, 2011
Richard Goodman, a retiree from La Habra with a white beard and a red suit, ventures into a culture where most people know little about the jolly old elf and Christmas traditions.
December 24, 2010
Children born to mothers who live close to freeways have twice the risk of autism, researchers reported Thursday. The study, its authors say, adds to evidence suggesting that certain environmental exposures could play a role in causing the disorder in some children.
December 16, 2010
Sensory Friendly Films provides a special opportunity for families to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment. The auditoriums dedicated to the program have their lights up, the sound turned down and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing!
Southwest Airlines conducts a practice exercise for children with autism and their families to become familiar with air travel – carrying bags, getting boarding passes, going through security, waiting at the gate and sitting on the plane.
November 23, 2010
A new study shows the handwriting problems that often affect children with autism are likely to persist into adolescence, but there may be strategies to help them compensate.
November 16, 2010
Mother-to-be has applied to be part of a longitudinal study announced Wednesday that she hopes will answer questions about how the disorder is transmitted among families.
October 28, 2010
Scientists at the Washington University School of Medicine have uncovered more evidence of a genetic basis for autism. Reviewing surveys collected from more than 1,000 families with autistic kids, they discovered that siblings of autistic children who have not been diagnosed with the disease often exhibit mild traits of autism, including speech delays.
October 11, 2010
New research shows that even low-dose, multiple toxic and infectious exposures may be a key factor to the onset of autism.
August 30, 2010
On Oct. 12, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear Bruesewitz v. Wyeth, a case that threatens to flood the federal court system with about 5,000 largely meritless lawsuits that claim vaccines cause autism.
October 4, 2010
A leading autism researcher says he has been denied access to data that could prove a link between coal-fired power stations and autism.
October 5, 2010
The UC Davis MIND Institute’s Distinguished Lecturer Series begins its ninth season of public lectures by nationally and internationally-recognized researchers in neurodevelopmental disorders on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 beginning at 4:30 p.m.
October 5, 2010
Temple Grandin stole the spotlight at the Emmys, standing up right in the middle of the awards show again and again, smiling far wider than the Hollywood stars beside her.
September 3, 2010
A new study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University has provided concrete evidence that children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) process sensory information such as sound, touch and vision differently than typically developing children.
August 19, 2010
Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Assisted Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder Using a Multiparameter Classification Approach
August 11, 2010
People with autism are often socially isolated, but the Madison public schools are nationally known for including children with disabilities in regular classes. Now, as a high school junior, Garner, 17, has added his little twist to many lives.
August 1, 2010
A new survey by Enzymedica and the Enzyme Research Group (ERG), links autism and digestive problems, and suggests diet modification and dietary supplements as successful tools for families facing the diagnosis.
July 23, 2010
Children with autism spectrum disorder tend to be extremely picky when it comes to what they will or won’t eat, but new research shows that it doesn’t seem to affect their growth and development.
July 19, 2010
Earlier this year in the United Kingdom, BBC Three presented a ground-breaking season of documentaries about young people with autism. The season of warm and insightful films explored the abilities and strengths of these young people as well as the challenges they face. Take a peek at one of the programs, Autistic Superstars, where Reggie Yates, the TV show host, seeks out a cast of talented young people with autism to perform at a music event in London. Watch here to see Carly’s performance on the television show.
May 12, 2010
A product promoted to parents of children with autism is not a harmless dietary supplement, as claimed, but a toxic unapproved drug that lacks adequate warnings about potential side effects, including hair loss and abnormalities of the pancreas, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned in a letter to its maker.
June 23, 2010
A frustrated teacher and a child struggling with autism have combined for a tumultuous year for the Brunos. The Gilbert family spent months caught in an escalating dispute with Gilbert Public Schools officials about their son’s disorder – autism – and his need for special services to help him succeed in school.
June 6, 2010
The researchers behind the study, from Imperial College London and the University of South Australia, suggest that their findings could ultimately lead to a simple urine test to determine whether or not a young child has autism.
June 3, 2010
Stephen Wiltshire from London is a star among savants. Stephen is autistic. He did not speak his first words “pencil” and “paper” until he was 5. Yet, when he was 11 he drew a perfect aerial view of London after only one helicopter ride.
April 7, 2007
Reprinted from The Delphos Herald, April 20, 2009
By Cynthia Pegram February 2008
By Raun K. Kaufman December 2007 (updated 2012)
Reprinted from The Berkshire Eagle November 2007
Reprinted from Good Autism Practice Journal October 2002
Reprinted from The Middleton Guardian UK
Reprinted from The Journal
Reprinted from Woman’s World Magazine
Reprinted from The Sunday Mail
Reprinted from The Sunday Mail
Written by Raun K. Kaufman
Reprinted from The International Autism Research Organization Newsletter
Written by Raun K. Kaufman
Reprinted from Autism File
Reprinted from The Evening Press
Reprinted from South China Post
Reprinted from Star Bulletin
Reprinted from Gazette Community News
Reprinted from The Daily Telegraph
Reprinted from In Context
Reprinted from Mothering Magazine, USA
Reprinted from Mothering Magazine