A new government survey of parents suggests that 1 in 45 children, ages 3 through 17, have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This is notably higher than the official government estimate of 1 in 68 American children with autism, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Read more here.
Chase Bailey, the teen chef behind YouTube cooking channel "Chase 'N Yur Face," has been steadily growing a following of fellow food lovers online. Now, he's getting nation-wide attention. Read more here.
An 11-year-old Bronx boy inspired a public service announcement that is now airing across the country. Watch the News 12 interview.
“Most adults with autism live with their families long into adulthood, and for many families they’re very concerned about who will take care of their adult children with autism once they’re no longer able to do that,” Autism Speaks Executive V.P. of Programs and Services Lisa Goring told the The Star. Read more.
One Autism Speaks initiative to help meet the needs of the growing number of adults with autism is the House to Home Prize. The organization is seeking groundbreaking ideas from around the world on ways to expand housing and residential support options for adults on the spectrum that will allow them to live as independently as possible. The total prize purse is $150,000. Learn more.
Your therapy session is about to begin. But you're not in a chair. One of your therapists weighs 2,000 pounds. And he can somehow sense what's ailing you, even when you're trying to hide it. Read more here.
Susan Dunne, a woman with aspergers discusses the fears she is facing as she gets older while also having autism. Read more here.
A mobile software company is giving adults with autism an opportunity to create their own apps. Read more.
“Any suggestions for teaching a nonverbal 8-year-old to read? He can form sentences using augmentative communication.” Get our expert's advice.
Women's Running will feature the first ever runner with autism to appear on the cover of a national fitness magazine. Kiley Lyall, a 24-year-old half marathon runner from Chicago, entered the Women's Running Cover Runner Contest with a dream of sharing her poignant story of determination. Read more here.
Last week, Rutgers University announced plans that take aim at that problem, with the help of a donation from former Viacom, CBS, and Sirius XM Radio CEO Mel Karmazin. Read more at Fortune.
Jacob Sanchez, the star of Autism Speaks' new Ad Council PSA, is interviewed with his parents for News 12.