Former Big Brother Winner Faces Heavy Prison Term

Former "Big Brother 9" contestant Adam Jasinski will be sentenced this week for attempting to sell 2,000 pills of oxycodone to a DEA informant, as well as his failure to file a tax return for 2008, the same year he won $500,000 for his part in the hit reality series.  Jasinski is expected to draw [...]

Autism Bullying Reaches New Low in St. Paul Incident

In what can only be described as a sickening case of extreme bullying, five individuals (3 adults and 2 juveniles) have been charged with felony kidnapping and aggravated robbery after they lured a 16-year-old autistic teenager into a neighborhood area and attacked him after initially indicating they wanted to "hang out" and be his friend.  [...]

Dan Marino Looks to Sack Autism

It’s always beneficial when a well-known public figure can use their celebrity status to raise awareness and funding for autism.  But when that celebrity also has a child with autism, there is a “credibility” factor and an instant connection is made with the autism community. As a result, great things are typically accomplished. Such is [...]

Another Day, Another Cause of Autism

Every so often, a new "study" will be conducted, with results claiming to establish a  new potential link to autism.  The latest installment of these never ending theories comes from a California study claiming that spacing babies too closely causes autism.  Although the findings are admitted to be preliminary by the researchers, this is just [...]

Autism and Seizures: Are They Connected?

There has always been a strong association between autism and seizures.  In fact, it is estimated that 25% of those diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder will suffer at least one seizure before the onset of puberty.  Additionally, according to the medical article entitled “Autism and epilepsy: Cause, consequence, comorbidity, or coincidence,” epilepsy will be [...]

iPad Assists Those With Autism and Other Special Needs

It’s common knowledge that computers and technology can greatly assist children with autism in a wide range of areas.  From video modeling to computer-based learning to e-learning, there are a wide variety of technological resources for kids on the autism spectrum.  Now, with last year’s release of the Apple iPad, technology and autism have been [...]

Jenny McCarthy and the Autism Controversy

Jenny McCarthy was thrust into the national autism debate soon after her son, Evan, was diagnosed with autism in 2005.  Experiencing endless frustration in attempting to find help and treatment for her son, Jenny became an autism advocate for hundreds of thousands of families nationwide and around the world.  However, her aggressive campaigning style and [...]

 
 
 

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  • * In 1970, Autism affected 1 out of 10,000 children
  • * Autism now affects 1 out of 88 children
  • * Autism affects 1 in 54 boys
  • * 1.7 million Americans have some form of autism
  • * 4 out of 5 autistic children are boys

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