Autism

By Maureen Higgins, Eden II Marketing Intern Searching for autism information on the web can be overwhelming. The word “autism” alone results in over 64 million hits on Google. So, where do you turn to for the most relevant information and resources  when there are so many different options? We polled...

Written by Christian Nordqvist. Autism is known as a complex developmental disability. Experts believe that Autism presents itself during the first three years of a person's life. The condition is the result of a neurological disorder that has an effect on normal brain function, affecting development of the person's communication and...

Originally Posted on Autism New Jersey - The Power of Connection What is autism spectrum disorder (ASD)? Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or autism is a developmental disorder that affects a person’s social communication and interaction. Individuals with ASD also have restricted and repetitive behavior,interests and activities. These characteristics fall across a “spectrum”...

by Michelle Diament| Disability Scoop Hoping to harness momentum, disability advocates are pushing Congress to fast-track legislation designed to help kids with autism and other developmental disabilities at risk of wandering. The bill known as Kevin and Avonte’s Law was approved by the U.S. Senate in July. Now, advocates are working to...

If so, you're in good company. From Asperger’s to “Asperger’s,” how the spectrum became quite so all-inclusive. By Benjamin Wallace “Is every man in America somewhere on it?” Nora Ephron wondered about the autism spectrum in an e-mail to a friend a few months before her death. “Is every producer on...

Written by Tim Newman | MNT Published: Thursday 16 June 2016 [caption id="attachment_15873" align="alignright" width="350"] Epilepsy and autism are known to be linked, but why this is the case is open for debate.[/caption] Over recent years, medical research has uncovered a number of links between autism and epilepsy. The latest study investigating this...

By Doug Williams | Team USA When Mikey Brannigan was a little boy, he was in constant motion. His mother, Edie, recalls how he was constantly spinning or running “all over the place,” climbing fences and occasionally running away. She says sometimes he was “out of control.” Mikey is autistic. He had trouble...

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. CDC is committed to continuing to provide essential data on ASD, search for factors that put children at risk for ASD and possible causes, and develop resources that help identify children...