Our families have expressed great interest in a study published this week showing declining eye contact in infants who go on to develop autism. We’ve asked Paul Wang, Autism Speaks vice president for medical research, to discuss the larger implications around this study and related research. Dr. Wang is a developmental-behavioral pediatrician with
In response to this week’s high-profile report linking
This guest post is by Kara, a mother of 3 from New Jersey.
I am not a good writer so please bear with me however, given a chance to brag about my amazing son I had to jump on the opportunity.
My little boy Marvin has autism. When Marvin was about 3 or 4 years old, I - a diehard Jets fan - decided to take him to a game. To my surprise, he sat in his seat and was mesmerized by the players. On our way home he began to sing the national anthem (he never heard it before but at game he heard it and taught it to himself). I had season tickets so I decided to take him
In a blog post on Babble.com, mother Lisa Quinones-Fontanez discusses the question of whether or not to put her son on medication. Like many other parents, she has struggled with the question, "When is the right time to try?"
"Norrin is almost eight years old. He has a dual diagnosis of autism
Last week we asked for your feedback on Facebook about tracking devices and other solutions that you believe would help prevent wandering in our community. We received some great feedback and wanted to share some of the most popular suggestions with everyone.
Here’s the question we shared on Facebook. You can view the post on Facebook
By Mike Wuebben, Autism Speaks Chief of Digital Strategy
I remember what our pediatrician said about our newborn son Willem just before signing the discharge papers. There’s something “not normal” about him, she said.
Willem has been diagnosed with Moebius Syndrome, Duane’s Syndrome, strabismus, facial paralysis, hypotonia, cataplexy, narcolepsy, vertigo, sensory processing disorder and severe acid reflux among other maladies.
He has been examined by neurologists, geneticists, psychologists,
This guest post is by Barbara, an adult with aspergers from New Jersey who discusses her experiences finding her first successful job.
I am an Aspie girl – a girl with Asperger Syndrome. This diagnosis came late in my life, since no tests were available in my childhood.
A major problem in my life was keeping a job. I had no idea what “political correctness” was, added to
Co-Ops from Johnson & Johnson campuses at Skillman, NJ and Piscataway, NJ raised $980 to benefit Autism Speaks New Jersey Chapter this semester. Co-Ops sold excess Johnson & Johnson products to employees at a discount and
Trident Case® teams up with Autism Speaks as part of its fundraising program to help non-profit organizations of all sizes in a simple, consumer-friendly way.
Beginning November 4, Trident Case will provide consumers a 20% discount on its complete line of smartphone and tablet cases and accessories, plus donate 20% of the full retail value to Autism Speaks