This is the amazing moment a man who can’t speak takes to the stage to sing this Christmas song perfectly. Kyle Coleman, 25, was diagnosed with ‘Classic Autism’ when he was three-years-old. Over time Kyle retreated from the world, leaving him unable to communicate with anyone. But amazingly, he finds his voice when he sings. … Continue reading Autistic man can’t speak but you have to listen to his song
Christmas came early to John and our family. My book, Living Autism Day by Day: Daily Reflections and Strategies to Give You Hope and Courage, made it as a FINALIST to the The 2015 USA Best Book Awards (Parenting and Family)! http://www.usabooknews.com/2015awardannouncement.html With this, I would like to send out my heartfelt gratitude to everyone who … Continue reading FINALIST to the The 2015 USA Best Book Awards
The question of who will eventually care for their autistic son, Adam, weighed heavily on Deborah Pugh and her husband until their daughter stepped forward to lift the burden. Adam Elsharkawi, 24, will live with his parents in North Vancouver, B.C., working part-time in a bakery, and will eventually move in with his sister, Jemana, … Continue reading Tsunami of teens with autism’ reaching adulthood in coming years
Examining my ability to paint; every stroke is instinctual since I have no training, and I rely on the use of the huge amount of stored information my Aspergers mind has observed and retained. Each painting a now create, regardless of size, is painted in less than 1 hour. When photographed during the process of … Continue reading 2016 “Soul Walking” Calendar by Autistic Savant Artist Michael Tolleson
A label is too small for a human being’s magnificence. Am I Autistic or Do I Have Autism? The National Autistic Society (NAS) has recently conducted a study on what to call people on the spectrum. You can read about it here. There seems to be a lot of debate as to whether one should … Continue reading Autism or Autistic? A label is too small for a human being’s magnificence
Wristbands that measure surface skin temperature and heart rate could transform the lives of people with autism by predicting big behavioural shifts Biometric wristbands that can “see inside” the bodies of people with autism and predict dramatic behaviour changes could be commercially available within two to five years. Dr Matthew Goodwin, an expert on wearable … Continue reading Biometric wristbands predict outbursts in people with #autism – #safety #livingautismdaybyday
Model With Down Syndrome Makes Stunning Debut At New York Fash… Meet the model with Down syndrome who's changing perceptions everywhere Posted by NowThis on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 one word. ASTOUNDING! kudos to both mom and daughter. Recommended for you: Autism or Autistic? A label is too small for a human being’s magnificence Biometric … Continue reading Model With Down Syndrome Makes Stunning Debut At New York Fashion…
Kelsey, who has also been diagnosed with autism, was 11 months old when the two met, and she weighed just 11 pounds. “When I walked into the room, there were 20 or so babies and toddlers,” Norris remembered. “One of them said, ‘Momma,’ and it was this one.” From that time, Norris recalled a day … Continue reading Bonaire girl with #autism overcomes early hardships on way to #pageant prowess
The gym hopes to eliminate that stigma. Their slogan is, “Finally a place where you never have to say ‘I’m sorry’.” Green said, “It’s just nice to be in a place where he can be himself. Where he can yell, and he can jump and he can climb.” The gym has 31 locations in 10 … Continue reading Finally a Place Where You Never Have to Say I’m Sorry is Not Just a Slogan!
A study by researchers in UK has found that people with autism may have better creative problem solving capabilities than those without and generate more original and creative ideas, breaking the myth that they lack creativity. The results were confirmed by a survey that involved 312 people online who were given a questionnaire asking … Continue reading A study shows people with autism may have better creative problem solving capabilities
An eight-year-old boy, with both autism and ADHD, has come up with a novel solution for stopping strangers from staring at him – and is simultaneously raising awareness for the conditions that affect so many children and adults. Daniel Booth’s conditions mean that he struggles to cope with changes in his routine and … Continue reading A Schoolboy With Autism Hands Cards To Stop Strangers Judging Him
Thousands flocked to the beach for a day dedicated to children and their families who experience the day-to-day challenges of autism. “We registered our limit of 200 participants from several different states in record time,” said Don Ryan, president of Surfers for Autism, Inc. “We registered 300 volunteers online and had another seventy-five show up … Continue reading Local surfers and volunteers give children with autism the chance to experience the water
Increasingly, research confirms the efficacy of explicit training in emotional intelligence starting at a very young age. According to multiple studies, preschoolers who participate in social-emotional skills programs exhibit less aggression and anxiety and become better social problem solvers. While these outcomes may make for a more peaceful classroom environment, the benefits outlive preschool: … Continue reading The Benefits of Helping Preschoolers Understand and Discuss Their Emotions
This is 7 year old Jacob Velazquez playing his Taylor Swift Piano Medley from her new album 1989. Jacob loves Taylor’s music & dreams of jammin with her one day! Jacob was diagnosed with autism at the age of 4, but that hasn’t stopped him from pursuing his gift of music. Taylor Swift sent a … Continue reading Autism organization helps piano prodigy meet Taylor Swift
Imagine hearing a tune and precisely name them — every single one of them! This Autistic youngster can turn every sound into a note! According to a statement released by the metropolitan municipality, Hartavi shares a gift that has previously been associated with musical geniuses; “absolute pitch.” Pointed out as a pianist of the future, … Continue reading What you hear is what you get!
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Dr. Roula N. Choueiri came up with The Rapid Intervention Screening Test for Autism in Toddlers (RITA-T)— a test designed to be used in assessing at-risk toddlers aged 12-36 months in early intervention and pediatric settings using interactive play-type activities. According … Continue reading New rapid screening test to detect #autism in young children
Kristen and Joel Lundstrom started the Carroll Summer Fun Camp. It’s a six week camp held on the DMACC campus in Carroll. Twenty-five students signed up for the first year. They practice sports, do science experiments, yoga, and dance, but the most important part of the Carroll Summer Fun Camp is what you might not … Continue reading Summer #Camp Helps Kids With #Autism Work on Social Skills
Scientists pinpoint how a single genetic mutation causes #autism – – #livingautismdaybyday “Genetic studies are showing that there will be about 1,000 genes linked to autism. This means you could mutate any one of them and get the disorder. We found how one of these mutations works,” said Zylka, senior author of the Cell paper … Continue reading Scientists pinpoint how a single genetic mutation causes autism
People with autism have less activity in the amygdala (shown in red), which helps process emotions A self-assessment test for autism has been developed by psychologists at Cardiff University. The research, published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, focuses on how much people indulge in common habits and routines such as lining up … Continue reading Cardiff psychologists develop autism self-assessment test
Are we ready for a test that could ‘pre-diagnose’ #autism in babies? Imagine your baby is assessed for pre-diagnostic autism with an eye-tracking device, and you learn that he or she is is likely to be later diagnosed with autism. What does that mean? How should we talk to parents about this? And bear in … Continue reading Are we ready for a test that could ‘pre-diagnose’ #autism in babies?