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Teaching police departments about autism

According to KPIX CBS 5 in the Bay Area, the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department has made it mandatory for all 1,000+ officers on the force to attend an autism workshop as part a 3-day crisis intervention training program. Sheriff's deputy Matthew Clark says officers' chances of encountering someone with autism are greater than ever. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Police, Mental Health, Autism, Police Brutality, Policing, Disabilities, Bay Area, Fix The Police, Disability Rights, Matthew Clark, KPIX CBS, Police Reform, Autistic, Neurodiversity


Fearfully and Wonderfully Made by a Loving God

I was curled up on my cat-scratched yoga mat, rocking and crying. This is a frequent occurrence so I wasn’t alarmed, but the thought that God was near to me in my pain made me sob even harder — how could my perfect Creator see me like this? I live with autism, and what had prompted this meltdown was a simple, harmless question: “What are you learning in your time with God this week?” For a few months, I’ve been meeting weekly with a spiritual counselor through online video sessions. She asks thi...
Tags: Identity, Inspiration, Autism, Matthew, Peter, NIV, Encouragement, Fearfully And Wonderfully Made


Boosted by celebrity endorsements and a controversial research program, clinics are peddling stem cell autism treatments questioned by experts

A researcher holds a box containing vials of human embryonic Stem Cell cultures from the freezer at the Burnham Institute on November 3, 2004 in La Jolla, California. Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images From Central America to Ukraine, unlicensed clinics are offering stem cell therapies as a treatment for autism.  Stem cells used mainly to treat blood disease. Their effectiveness on autism is unproven and the FDA has not licensed their use for the condition. One prominent clinic providing such tre...
Tags: Facebook, Home Depot, UK, Hollywood, Science, Instagram, US, Trends, Ukraine, Cnn, Autism, News UK, Stem Cells, Josh Brolin, Fda, Mel Gibson


"Julian Assange cannot be lawfully extradited to the US to face charges over WikiLeaks because of his mental health and suicide risk..."

"... a judge has ruled. District Judge Vanessa Baraitser highlighted the intense restrictions and isolated conditions he would be likely to face in the US, saying they mean extradition would be 'oppressive.'... [S]ection 91 of the Extradition Action 2003.... states that when 'the physical or mental condition of the person is such that it would be unjust or oppressive to extradite him, the judge must order the person’s discharge.' The court heard that Assange has been held at HMP Belmarsh in Lon...
Tags: UK, London, Crime, Prison, Law, US, Autism, United States, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Trump, Assange, Asperger, Aren, Ann Althouse, Gender Difference


Hoornstra: Alternative Baseball Organization is the feel-good story baseball needs

The Alternative Baseball Organization, which more than tripled its size in 2020, offers teens and adults with autism or other disabilities a chance to play in an authentic league while learning life and social skills they can use on and off the diamond. Teams in Orange County, Pasadena and Barstow plan to join in 2021. (Photo courtesy of Alternative Baseball Organization) The Alternative Baseball Organization, which more than tripled its size in 2020, offers teens and adults with autism or ot...
Tags: Sports, Atlanta, Sport, Autism, Soccer, Mlb, Dallas, Little League, Pasadena, Orange County, ABO, Henderson, Duncan, Huntington Beach, Barstow, Youth Sports


Camilla Pang: 'You have to acknowledge the hilarity of what it is to be human'

Prize-winning author Camilla Pang talks about her autism and ADHD diagnoses and her desire to challenge myths about neurodiversityThis month Camilla Pang won the Royal Society book prize for her debut, Explaining Humans: What Science Can Teach Us about Life, Love and Relationships. She has a PhD in bioinformatics from UCL and works as a postdoctoral researcher. Dr Pang was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at the age of eight and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder at 26.Why did you d...
Tags: Health, Books, Science, Neuroscience, Society, Autism, Culture, Ucl, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Pang, Science and nature books, Mind And Body Books, Camilla Pang


Must Hollywood cast an actor with autism to play a character with autism?

Hollywood strikes again with another film where non-disabled actors play disabled roles. Having a neurotypical play an autistic person is offensive enough; rolling this trailer out at the start of #DisabilityHistoryMonth is a kick in the bloody teeth.No captions, either. https://t.co/VJOnVUv9Mz— Liam O'Dell (@LiamODellUK) November 19, 2020 Criticism and responses here, at Twitter: "Sia faces backlash after casting Maddie Ziegler as an autistic teen in upcoming movie Music." Answers from Sia:  ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Law, Actors, Disability, Autism, Sia, Liam, Maddie Ziegler, Ann Althouse


I feel bullied and hopeless. How can I find happiness? | Dear Mariella

Go back to therapy and use the skills to better understand yourself and combat self loathing, says Mariella FrostrupThe dilemma I am a woman in my 30s. On paper I am bright – an Oxford graduate with a slew of prestigious qualifications, extracurricular achievements and a fairly successful career. The reality is I just feel pathetic, ignorant and gormless. I’ve got to where I am because I’m adept at analysing and memorising information, while clearly lacking other types of intelligence. I was bu...
Tags: Life and style, Society, Autism, Oxford, Mariella, Mariella FrostrupThe


Update: Springtide, an autism treatment center network, raises $18 million

With one in 54 children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder in the U.S., the issue of how to treat patients diagnosed with the condition has become almost as acute as the prevalence of the condition itself. That’s one reason why Jia Jia Ye and the team at the healthcare startup studio Redesign Health were able to raise $18 million in a recent round of funding for the new startup, Springtide Child Development.* A longtime executive in the healthcare industry with previous stints at OneMedic...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Tech, Autism, United States, Connecticut, Healthcare Industry, Medicaid, Aba, Deerfield, Ye, Deerfield Management, Sylvan Learning, Julian Harris, Optum Ventures


Springtide, an autism treatment center network, raises $15.6 million

With one in 54 children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder in the US, the issue of how to treat patients diagnosed with the condition has become almost as acute as the prevalence of the condition itself. That’s one reason why Jia Jia Ye and the team at the healthcare startup studio Redesign Health, were able to raise $15.6 million in a recent round of funding for the new startup, Springtide Child Development. A longtime executive in the healthcare industry with previous stints at OneMedic...
Tags: TC, US, Tech, Autism, United States, Connecticut, Healthcare, Oscar, Healthcare Industry, Medicaid, Aba, Executive, Deerfield, Ye, Optum, Deerfield Management


A conversation on music and autism (part two)

In the first part of Music and Autism: Speaking for Ourselves author Michael Bakan’s interview with his Chapter 7 musician co-author Graeme Gibson (who is on the spectrum) and Graeme’s parents, the renowned science fiction novelist William (Bill) Gibson and autism researcher Dr Deborah Gibson, things left off with Bill telling Michael about how being Graeme’s dad had influenced his creation of “unnervingly human” AI (Artificial Intelligence) characters in his novels. Next in the conversation, Mi...
Tags: Books, Science Fiction, Music, England, Bruce Springsteen, London, Featured, Autism, David Bowie, Literature, Nashville, Nebraska, Bill, Michael, Steely Dan, Deb


Siena Castellon: 'Autistic people are really struggling with how uncertain things are'

The 18-year-old autism campaigner and international children’s peace prize finalist on why diagnosis of the condition for girls urgently needs improvingEach morning Siena Castellon synchronises her morning routine to music with the same 30-minute playlist. Different songs act as time markers. “The trick is to choose music you love and to listen to the same playlist every day,” explains the teenager. When Wonderwall by Oasis comes on she knows she should be brushing her teeth. By the time Summert...
Tags: Lana Del Rey, Education, Society, UK News, Disability, Autism, Dyslexia, Schools, Young People, Children's Rights, Oasis, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Coronavirus, Siena Castellon


A conversation on music and autism (part one)

Earlier this year, Music and Autism: Speaking for Ourselves author Michael B. Bakan sat down for a Zoom conversation with his Chapter 7 co-author, the Vancouver-based multi-instrumentalist and music instrument collector Graeme Gibson, and with Graeme’s parents, autism researcher Dr. Deborah Gibson and bestselling science fiction author William (Bill) Gibson. Their four-way conversation covered a range of topics, from how raising a child on the spectrum shaped Bill’s writing of iconic novels like...
Tags: Books, Music, London, Featured, Autism, Literature, Vancouver, Bill, Santa, Mom, Michael, Casio, Deborah, Graeme, Science & Medicine, Arts & Humanities


Employers are changing attitudes and procedures for employees with autism

High-functioning people with autism often have an unusual perspective or set of abilities that employers now realize can be good for business. 60 Minutes did a segment highlighting some recent developments, like the new Frist Center for Autism and Innovation at Vanderbilt University. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Autism, 60 Minutes, Autistic, Neurodiversity, Vanderbilt University Read, Frist Center for Autism


Employers are changing attitudes and procedures for autistic employees

High-functioning autistic people often have an unusual perspective or set of abilities that employers now realize can be good for business. 60 Minutes did a segment highlighting some recent developments, like the new Frist Center for Autism and Innovation at Vanderbilt University. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Autism, 60 Minutes, Autistic, Neurodiversity, Vanderbilt University Read, Frist Center for Autism


Autistic people's nerve cells differ before birth, new study finds

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental condition that can cause significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges. Although a diagnosis of autism can typically be made around the age of 2, the average age for diagnosis in the United States is after 4 years old.A new study shows that the atypical development of autism in human brain cells starts at the very earliest stages of brain organization, which can happen as early as the third week of pregnancy.Autism spectrum di...
Tags: Children, Cdc, Pregnancy, Neuroscience, Brain, Genetics, Disability, Autism, United States, Innovation, Cambridge, Emotions, Mind, Cambridge University, Autism Spectrum Disorder, King s College London


'At 47, I discovered I am autistic – suddenly so many things made sense'

Other people’s lives always seemed more effortless, but it took my daughter’s autism diagnosis to realise whyUntil last year I had no idea I was autistic. I knew I was different and I had always been told I was “too sensitive”. But I don’t fit the dated Rain Man stereotype. I’m a CEO, I’m married, I have two children. Autism is often a hidden disability.Other people made life seem easy and effortless while, before my diagnosis, I always operated with some level of confusion. I was able to achiev...
Tags: Life and style, Mental Health, Autism, Health & wellbeing, Australian lifestyle


"People like me – who have Asperger’s syndrome and autism, who don’t follow social codes – we are not stuck in this social game of avoiding important issues."

"We dare to ask difficult questions. It helps us see through the static while everyone else seems to be content to role-play."  Said Greta Thunberg, quoted in "Greta Thunberg: ‘Only people like me dare ask tough questions on climate’" (The Guardian). Thunberg believes her condition helps her look at the world and see what others cannot, or will not, see. She dislikes small talk and socialising, preferring to stick to routines and stay “laser-focused”. And her ability to concentrate fiercely is...
Tags: Law, US, Global Warming, Joe Biden, Autism, Biden, Asperger, Greta, Ann Althouse, Thunberg, Greta Thunberg, Svante Thunberg, Said Greta Thunberg


Report raises alarm over police detention of vulnerable suspects in England and Wales

Hundreds of thousands of people interviewed without appropriate adult present, report saysPolice officers detained and interviewed hundreds of thousands of vulnerable suspects last year in England and Wales in breach of mandatory safeguards, according to the body that sets standards for those who support vulnerable adults in police custody.The failure by officers to provide an appropriate adult (AA) to people with mental illness, autism or learning disabilities leaves those people at risk of mis...
Tags: England, Law, Wales, Police, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Disability, Autism, Learning disability, National Appropriate Adult Network Naan


A smartphone app for diagnosing autism could soon win FDA approval

App's creators hope that it could enable children with autism to be identified younger, thereby getting the help they need sooner.
Tags: News, Trends, Autism, Fda, Ai


Why Can’t I Deal with People?

From a woman in the U.S.: Lately, I am simply not able to deal with people much. I can’t get too close and I have become very withdrawn.  Over the past 7 years I have gone through a lot, and relationships of any kind just have not worked for me no matter how hard I’ve tried. I have always been a quiet person by nature, but I do talk especially if I feel I can relate to someone.  But all my life people just don’t get me.  I really don’t want to sound like a victim because I am not blaming anybody...
Tags: General, Relationships, Communication, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Autism, Social Anxiety, Aspergers, Don


Tiny Love Stories: ‘Lenny Was Supposed to Fall for the Other Iris’

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.
Tags: News, Autism, Love (Emotion, Dating and Relationships, Chinese-Americans, Modern Love (Times Column


Study links cannabis use during pregnancy to autism risk

Research suggests 50% greater risk for children whose mothers report using cannabisChildren born to mothers who report using cannabis during pregnancy have about a 50% greater risk of developing autism, research suggests.While the team behind the work said more research was needed to unpick whether cannabis itself was behind the link, they said the results were concerning. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Drugs, Pregnancy, Society, World news, Cannabis, Autism, Medical Research


A Controversial Autism Treatment, Feuding Parents, and the Two Sons Stuck in the Middle

In the summer of 2018, Laurel Austin told her ex-husband, Brad, that she had started their two youngest sons, Joshua and Jeremy, on a new protocol. The protocol required Joshua, 30, and Jeremy, 28, to take a shot of liquid every few hours and according to Laurel, it was working wonders. Like their two older siblings,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Autism, Jeremy, Brad, Joshua, Laurel, Family Affair, Mineral Miracle Solutions, Two Sons Stuck, Laurel Austin


Mask rage: ‘One man told me I shouldn't be allowed out if I can't wear one’

With face coverings compulsory in many settings, people unable to comply for health reasons are being challenged and abusedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn the past few weeks, Paul Feeley has been abused four times for not wearing a mask on public transport. “I have a disability lanyard, which signifies I have a hidden disability. I tried to show it … And all I got back was a complete torrent of abuse.”The most recent incident took place just after he first spoke to...
Tags: Health, UK News, Supermarkets, Mental Health, Asthma, Autism, Charities, Manchester, Feeley, Coronavirus outbreak, Paul Feeley


Bio Roundup: Cerevel’s Shell, Thrive’s Rise, Drug Price Drama & More

The biotech IPO market is buzzing but Cerevel Therapeutics is showing that there’s more than one path to the public markets. This week the neuroscience drug developer reached a deal to merge with publicly traded Arya Sciences Acquisition Corp II.If you’ve never heard of Arya (NASDAQ: ARYBU), it’s a shell company that Perceptive Advisors formed specifically to serve as a vehicle to take a private company public. Cerevel is young, but it’s pretty far along. Bain Capital and Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) lau...
Tags: Deals, Sofinnova Partners, Cancer, Trends, Neuroscience, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, Autism, Alzheimer's Disease, Astrazeneca, National, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Pfizer, Parkinson's Disease, Abbvie


Novartis Pays $75M to Get Hands on Sangamo’s Zinc Fingers for Drug R&D

Another biopharma has signed up to use Sangamo Therapeutics’ gene editing technology to develop therapies that can address disease by heightening or depressing a gene’s activity level.Sangamo on Thursday announced that Novartis (NYSE: NVS) had agreed to shell out $75 million up front to leverage the biotech’s genome regulation technology to treat certain neurodevelopmental conditions. Brisbane, CA-based Sangamo could earn up to $720 million in milestone payments, plus royalties on any products ...
Tags: Deals, San Francisco, Trends, Autism, Novartis, Biotech, Financing, Life Sciences, Licensing, AAV, Biogen, Gene Editing, Sangamo, Genome Editing, National blog main, National top stories


The Pandemic’s Toll on Children With Special Needs and Their Parents

Missing social contacts and altered routines, disturbed sleep and eating habits can be particularly intense for the kids with developmental challenges.
Tags: News, Parenting, Autism, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Children and Childhood, Education (K-12, Special Education, Quarantines, Intellectual Disabilities, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Divorced Dad Worried about His Daughter

From an adult in the U.S.:  My daughter is twelve, turning thirteen in a few weeks. She is diagnosed with severe depression and ASD. My daughter has had increasing levels of anxiety culminating into suicidal ideations over the last year. Her mother moved her to her grandmother’s house four years ago, and ever since then she has been able to come out to California to visit. After the increases in self harm behavior I began a custody case to have my daughter move here for the majority of the year....
Tags: General, Parenting, California, Relationships, Divorce, Depression, Therapy, Parenting & Children, Self Harm, Autism, Teen Depression, Teenager, Alex, Adolescence, Campbell, Suicidality