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  • Adults Living With Autism

    The newest autism statistics from the Centers for Disease Control are staggering; 1 in 100 individuals are diagnosed with autism each year (1 in 90 in New Jersey; 1 in 74 among New Jersey boys!) Two decades ago an autism diagnosis was one in 10,000!...
  • Surfer's Healing: A Camp For Autistic and Disabled Children

    Surfer's Healing: A Camp For Autistic and Disabled Children
    Chances are, someone you know has an autistic child. According to the National Institutes of Health, three to six out of 1,000 children will be diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and boys are four times as likely to have ASD, than girls.   And...
  • Autism NJ Seeks To Help Autistic Adults Receive Available Gov't Services

    Autism NJ Seeks To Help Autistic Adults Receive Available Gov't Services
    Forty-seven-year-old John Richardson's parents knew something was wrong when he was born. At 2-years-old, he was diagnosed with autism. Since then his place on the autism spectrum has been given a name, Asperger's Syndrome. "I had plenty of learning...
  • NJ Foundation Teaches Autistic Adults How To Live Independently

    NJ Foundation Teaches Autistic Adults How To Live Independently
    Autism Spectrum Disorders now affect 1 in 110 children according to a 2009 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With these statistics on the rise, people like Linda Walder Fiddle, founder and executive director of The Daniel...
  • Chugiak Football Team Forced to Forfeit

    Chugiak Football Team Forced to Forfeit
    An administrative oversight has left the Chugiak High School football team forced to forfeit wins this season. The Mustangs had a shot at the playoffs but the district discovered this week that a member of the team is ineligible because he is in a home-...
  • Board: Drug therapy for children with autism was risky

    Board: Drug therapy for children with autism was risky
    A doctor nationally known for treating autism with a drug sometimes used to chemically castrate sex offenders has been suspended from practicing medicine in his home state of Maryland after state officials determined he is putting children at risk. Dr....
  • West Hartford School Reviewing Whether To Let Embattled Group Hold Peace Program

    Although the Institute for International Sport says it will still hold its March 10 program at Kingswood Oxford School in West Hartford, a spokeswoman for the school says it is reviewing the program in light of the nonprofit's "business difficulties."...
  • Low birth weight may increase autism risk, study finds

    Low birth weight may increase autism risk, study finds
    Low birth weight affects a child's risk of having an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study conducted by a Northwestern University researcher. After studying 3,715 pairs of twins that include one twin with an ASD, Northwestern researcher...
  • Youth Camps Operated By Sport Institute Director Never Registered With State Health Department

    Youth Camps Operated By Sport Institute Director Never Registered With State Health Department
    In contrast to more than 450 other youth camps in Connecticut, the summer programs run in West Hartford by Daniel Doyle Jr., such as Camp Renaissance and Doyle's basketball skills clinics, were never licensed by the state Department of Public Health....
  • West Hartford School Rejects Camps Run By Embattled Group

    West Hartford School Rejects Camps Run By Embattled Group
    The American School for the Deaf has decided against hosting summer camps operated by Daniel Doyle Jr., whose Institute for International Sport has been dealing with debt, failed real estate ventures and a government audit over its use of a $575,000...
  • Detecting autism early

    Detecting autism early
    April is Autism Awareness Month. Don’t let this month pass by without learning the signs and symptoms of autism - even if your child is still an infant. Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a group of developmental disabilities that affect the...
  • How Allentown school officials responded to Central Elementary sex allegations

    How Allentown school officials responded to Central Elementary sex allegations
    A late winter snowstorm threw Allentown's Central Elementary School into a state of chaos, forcing an early closing the day Junior Doe IV was sexually assaulted. The 6-year-old boy's teacher, distracted by the early dismissal, broke from the usual...