As the number of adults with autism rapidly grows, a new study suggests a range of self-reported difficulties that might be addressed by tailored training to support safe driving – a key to independence for many adults.
POV by developmental-behavioral pediatrician Paul Wang, Autism Speaks’ senior vice president for medical research.
Zachary, a 15-year-old who has Asperger's syndrome just started his freshman year at Mitchell High School in Mitchell, Ind. Zach, who played football in junior high school spent most of his time on the bench. His coach, John Edge, who coaches both the junior high school and high school junior varsity squads wanted to give Zach another chance to show the world what he is made of.
Now Zach, after tryouts, has earned a spot on the Mitchell Bluejackets Junior Varisty Team where he will be the starting linebacker on their defense as well as running back on the offense.
New Michael Ingemi, Noah Britton, and Ethan Finlan are three of four members in the comedy troupe “Aspergers Are Us," that have gained recognition around the country for being the only all autistic comedy group.
They met about seven years ago in an acting camp for "Aspies," and Britton was their camp counselor, according to a recent profile in the Boston Herald.
“We’re not just trying to make autistic people laugh,” said Finlan.
Mothers who recalled having a fever during pregnancy were twice as likely to have a child with autism as were mothers who did not recall such fevers, according to newly published research. However, those mothers who reported taking medication to reduce their fevers did not show this increased risk.