The twenty-something free fall

Isaac Law spends most of his time on his computer, watching movies on Netflix, poring through Facebook posts or working on his latest project, a web comic called “Aimless” about two friends named Ike and Lexis who leave Earth to join a band of space pirates. Law is 24, but he neither has a job … Continue reading The twenty-something free fall

How to help young adults with autism transition to adulthood

Listen to this story: https://webplayer.spokenlayer.net/0.1/webplayer.js   Listen to this story on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio and Google Play, or with Alexa or Google Home. Ask for 'Spectrum Autism Research' For the past 20 years, my colleagues and I have run a social-skills group for children with autism, ages 5 to 18 years. Our program teaches the … Continue reading How to help young adults with autism transition to adulthood

ARE YOU PROUD OF YOUR AUTISM? — Autistically me

I know I’m going into a minefield, but I am not proud of my autism. Sometimes, I feel not good with this idea of no-proud-of-my-autism, but please understand what I mean: autism caused me a lot of troubles. I have a lot of difficult with the process of friendship, I have a sensory process disorder, […]ARE … Continue reading ARE YOU PROUD OF YOUR AUTISM? — Autistically me

Yang And Sanders Use Maternal Mortality Stats To Talk About Race

Shefali Luthra and Victoria Knight In an exchange about racial inequality at December’s Democratic presidential primary debate, businessman Andrew Yang  highlighted jaw-droppingly different health outcomes between black and white women, and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders picked up that thread. “If you’re a black woman, you’re 320% more likely to die from complications in childbirth,” Yang … Continue reading Yang And Sanders Use Maternal Mortality Stats To Talk About Race

Government-Funded Day Care Helps Keep Seniors Out Of Nursing Homes And Hospitals

Lori Basheda SAN MARCOS, Calif. — Two mornings a week, a van arrives at the Escondido, Calif., home of Mario Perez and takes him to a new senior center in this northern San Diego County town, where he eats a hot lunch, plays cards and gets physical therapy to help restore the balance he lost … Continue reading Government-Funded Day Care Helps Keep Seniors Out Of Nursing Homes And Hospitals

Autism Speaks : The Time Is Now To Help Clean Up Your Mess » The Aspergian

Autism Speaks, help clean up your mess! The time is now to demand that Autism Speaks show repentance and pay reparations for the outbreaks and deaths from formerly-eradicated diseases such as measles, pertussis, mumps, and polio.Read More → Source: Autism Speaks : The Time Is Now To Help Clean Up Your Mess » The Aspergian

Diets may help autistic children with certain genetic profiles

A question that many families of children with autism ask their doctors is: Could a change in diet improve their child’s behavior or development? Although simple at face value, the question is not easy to answer. The way nutrition influences cognition, mood and emotional development is incredibly complex. Yet we have found that diets can … Continue reading Diets may help autistic children with certain genetic profiles

Many young autistic people harm themselves, others

Nearly one-third of autistic young people put themselves or others in danger in any given three-month period, according to a new study1. And nearly one in four of these young people will not have seen a mental health professional in that time.The study, which looked at autistic people aged 3 to 25 years, is based … Continue reading Many young autistic people harm themselves, others

I-Team FIRST ON 8: Autistic boy handcuffed at school just months after family reaches settlement with CCSD

Olivia Espinoza exclusively spoke with the I-Team after she was awarded a settlement from CCSD. But just as her family was ready to move on, they experienced another setback. Source: I-Team FIRST ON 8: Autistic boy handcuffed at school just months after family reaches settlement with CCSD