Tag Archives: autism in the news

Promising New App Can Help ASD Kids Communicate Better

Promising New App Can Help ASD Kids Communicate Better

Aut2Speak, an app that bridges the communication gap for those with pre-verbal or non-verbal autism, has announced its anticipated iOS release. Autism spectrum speech disorders can be difficult and even frustrating. Approximately half a million people in the United States suffer from autism-related speech disorders. Almost 10 million people have trouble with speech from other… Continue Reading

A Quick Look at ASD Literary Finds

A Quick Look at ASD Literary Finds

We have uncovered two newly-published books that provide a perfect fit for both parents and children during the back-to-school timeframe.  For a child experiencing anxiety, we are highlighting a lovely picture book by author Annette Rivlin-Gutman that encourages children to find their inner calm.  Parents and caregivers of children on the spectrum are sure to… Continue Reading

Autism in the Blood?

Autism in the Blood? by Leslie Burby Recently in the news, autism and blood tests have been a common thread.  The two main companies that seem to have caught my attention the most for autism research are Lineagen Incorporated with its FirststepDX genetics program and SynapDx Corporation on its quest to find a blood test… Continue Reading

FAA Allowing PEDs on airplanes

Changes to Airline Policies involving Personal Electronic Devices by Megan Kelly The US Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has recently announced that airlines may expand their rules and policies involving Portable Electronic Devices (also known as PED’s).  This change concerns all phases of flight, including takeoff and landing. Although policies and rules differ… Continue Reading

Anti-Bullying Campaign

Anti-Bullying Campaign by Leslie Burby In April, Kevin Healey, a 38 year-old autistic man started a campaign to get stricter laws in England to help eradicate autism focused bullying. Kevin is no stranger to advocating for autism related issues/rights. According to his site (http://www.kevinhealey.net/?page_id=2), “Kevin Healey has been campaigning for autism rights for the last… Continue Reading

ASD Options for Living Independently

ASD Options for Living Independently by Megan Kelly Today there are more options than ever before for adults and young adults living independently with autism. Programs and centers have opened in many different places across the United States, giving many people access to their benefits, assistance, and services. The programs focus on helping adults of… Continue Reading