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Singer Johnny Dean performs with Britpop band Menswe@r at the Reading Festival in 1995. Photograph: Mick Hutson/Redferns In 2009, MP Cheryl Gillan put forward a bill in parliament. The idea behind it was to ensure more support was available for
A hospital executive is showcasing a new effort to promote awareness of autism. Lynn Ricci, chief operating officer at Hospital for Special Care in New Britain and Hartford, will unveil Spectrum of Kindness, an online community and resource, on
Several of Miami's landmarks and building will light up blue as part of a global initiative to raise awareness for autism. Miami's Freedom Tower, The Miami Tower, The Port of Miami Bridge and Miami Children's Museum will illuminate with special blue
The group was established in 2009 by championship golfer Ernie Els and his wife, Liezl, to focus on the issue of autism.
A special tandem bicycle, painted all white and assembled by children, will be given to Pope Francis Wednesday to mark World Autism Awareness Day 2014. Three boys from "Oltre il Labirinto Onlus", an autism assistance foundation, will present the
You may have decided to homeschool your Asperger's syndrome-affected child for a number of reasons. Every child who has AS does not have the same symptoms, but most thrive on structure. Research shows that children with AS
The study found that women with autism or developmental delay tend to have more large disruptions in their genomes than do men with the disorder. Inherited mutations are also more likely to be passed down from unaffected mothers than from fathers.
Arielle Patrick was among those moved, resulting in Spin for Safety, an exercise class followed by a cocktail reception and hors d'oeuvres, all benefitting Autism Speaks. I saw an increased need for safety measures in homes and schools and wanted to
Over the past two years, the number of US children with autism spectrum disorder has grown approximately 30 percent, meaning about 1 in 68 American children now has the condition. Despite this prevalence, scientists are still struggling to
The number of U.S. children with autism has surged to one in 68, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday, a 30 percent increase since the agency estimated two years ago that one child in 88 had the disorder. The new estimate,