Autism affects one out of every 88 American children and while there are available treatments for early intervention, there is no cure. A new government-funded study has found an experimental treatment is effective at reversing symptoms of autism in mice.
Six-year-old with autism proves to be a true ‘Piano Man’
Billy Joel may have met his match in Ethan, an autistic 6-year-old piano savant, whose take on the rocker’s hit, “Piano Man,” is so distinct, the only stray from the original seems to be a missing harmonica lament. His remarkable cover of Joel’s music is only the latest in a series of acoustic renditions the young boy has mastered, from Beethoven to James Taylor, The Eagles and Coldplay.
Autism on the rise… support services under pressure
MAUREEN SAMMS-VAUGHAN, professor of child health, child development and child behaviour at the University of the West Indies (UWI), has said the rapid rate of increase in the number of children with autism is continuing to overwhelm support services as the nation seeks to come to grips with the troublesome medical condition.
Parent Training’ May Help Kids With Autism Behave Better
Children with autism often display challenging behaviors, but new research suggests that parents can learn to better handle tantrums and aggression, which may improve their child’s overall functioning.
How My Son Was Humiliated and Verbally Tormented by His Classroom Staff
On the morning of Friday, February 17, 2012, I wired my son and sent him to school. That night, when I listened to the audio my life changed forever. I heard my son being bullied by the staff in his class.