Monthly Archives: January 2009

Autism Spectrum Disorder May Be More Prevalent Among Children Born Very Prematurely

Science Daily (Jan. 30, 2009) Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC), in collaboration with other medical centers, have found that children born more than three months premature, are at three times the risk for screening positive on the modified checklist for autism in toddlers (M-CHAT). Children who screen [...]

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Legislature Proposes Autism Registry

Studies show Autism affects millions of families across the country. New Mexico lawmakers are taking steps to try and determine just how widespread the disorder is.Tuesday, a Senate committee unanimously approved legislation that would create a statewide voluntary autism registry. Another bill in the works would mandate insurance coverage for autistic children through high school. [...]

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New Study Further Disputes Vaccine-Autism Link

By Carla K. Johnson, Associated PressA new study from Italy adds to a mountain of evidence that a mercury-based preservative once used in many vaccines doesn’t hurt children, offering more reassurance to parents.In the early 1990s, thousands of healthy Italian babies in a study of whooping cough vaccines got two different amounts of the preservative [...]

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CARD’s Partnership with Otis College of Art and Design Gets Stronger

By Michele Jaquis, CARD Videographer/Editor For the third semester in a row, CARD is partnering with the Integrated Learning Program at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles to offer the course “Creative Solutions to the Autism Epidemic.” The partnership began a few years ago when Otis faculty were asked to propose courses [...]

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Comedy Night to Benefit Children with Autism

Get ready to laugh until your stomache hurts! Some of New York’s most up andcoming comedians are joining forces for a spectacular … Comedy Night to BenefitKids with Autism When: Sunday, Feb. 15 @ 8pm Where: The Comedy Club 2235 Empire Blvd – Webster, NY Doors Open: 7 pm Must be 18 + Tickets: $10 [...]

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Autism Screening Tops the President’s Medical To-Do List

By Nancy Shute, US News and World Report Whitehouse.gov launched at 12:01 pm Wednesday, even before the new president had taken his oath of office on the Capitol’s West Front. Autism is the only disorder or disease mentioned explicitly in Obama’s 24-point agenda. Heart disease and cancer don’t get the call. Neither does diabetes, or [...]

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Alison Singer Announces Her Resignation as Executive Vice President of Autism Speaks

Disagreement on Vaccine Research Prompts Departure NEW YORK, NY (January 15, 2009) – Alison Tepper Singer, executive vice president of communications and awareness for Autism Speaks, today announced that she has resigned from her position with the advocacy organization, effective next month. “It has been an honor and a pleasure to help to build this [...]

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CARD Reveals Outcome of First Arizona Early, Intensive Behavioral Therapy Study

In 2006 the Arizona state Legislature and Governor Janet Napolitano approved $3.6 million funding for a two-year comprehensive outcome study to evaluate the effectiveness of early, intensive Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) as a treatment for autism. The Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD) was selected to administer the treatment and spearhead the study [...]

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Testosterone Levels Linked To Autistic Traits

Exposure to high levels of testosterone in the womb is related to the development of autistic traits. This is the conclusion of groundbreaking research published in the British Journal of Psychology on 12th January 2009, which found that levels of testosterone in amniotic fluid were linked to children’s autistic traits up to ten years later. [...]

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CARD Winter 08 Newsletter – Hot off the Press!

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