Posted by Shanise Owens, project manager for Autism Speaks Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE)
Some pretty amazing little gadgets are bringing new insights into how children respond to therapy and how we can improve our methods to really make a difference in the homes of our families.
One intriguing tool is a sensory wrist band that collects information on a person’s movement,
Members of Congress and Americans with autism are getting to know each other a little better every day on Capitol Hill.
Through an innovative program launched four years ago by Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS), interns with developmental disabilities have been placed in Congressional offices to perform staff work while rubbing elbows with the nation's top elected officials. In the process, they are helping change attitudes among key decisionmakers about what people with developmental disabilities can do in the workplace.
This guest post is from Keri Michaelis. She is the mother of W. Foster Michaelis, a 11-year-old boy with Aspergers who just earned the title of 2013 National History Bee Elementary School National Champion.
At 14 months, our oldest son, Foster, mastered a shape sorter unlike any other toddler I’ve ever seen. His favorite activity was to sit patiently in my lap for hours while I read
This is a guest blog post from Kevin Murray, the Winged Foot Celebrity Golf Challenge co-chair.
With his son at the 2012 event.
15 years ago a celebrity golf event was our first step of many towards finding answers to the many debilitating aspects of autism. Why have so many suffered and continue to? What can we do to help now and for tomorrow? Where are our governments in
Happy Father's Day Everyone!
This past week we have been sharing some great content with you all via our blog! Here's some blogs for you to check out....
When I learned we were going to have twins, I knew my journey as a father would be a little different. As if to prove the point, our boys arrived ten weeks early and spent over two months in NICU. While there, Martin developed a protein allergy that caused a
Lou Melgarejo is a married father of three whose eldest daughter Bianca (7) is autistic. In 2011 he started Lou’s Land, a blog from an Autism Dad’s perspective. A television director by trade, Lou used what he knew to create the autism awareness video “Fixing” Autism for which her received the “Speak Out” award from Autism Speaks for going above and beyond in raising autism awareness to the public through the media. Lou recently released an open letter to his employer, Comcast/NBCU pleading with them to elect meaningful autism healthcare benefits for
Posted by Dan Smith, PhD, Autism Speaks senior director for discovery science
On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that simply isolating a human gene does not give an individual, company or organization the right to patent its use. This is a ruling that most researchers and clinicians welcome.
The crux for us is that prior to this ruling, companies held exclusive rights to many genes
“Can exercise improve our son’s autism-related problem behaviors? What can we do to increase his activity?”
This week’s “Got Questions?” answer is from by Daniel Coury, MD, medical director of Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (AS-ATN) and a