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Potential Autism Biomarker found 

Potential Autism Biomarker found

Scientist discover a potential biomarker that seems to be similar amongst 3 different types of Autistic people.

It's to do with how calcium is used to carry information through pathways to neurons.

Read more here: Autism Biomarker

More testing is required for kids on different parts of the spectrum to confirm this.  But if it's confirmed, it could help with figuring how to help fix the pathway. 

Posted by Vadim Tabakman Thursday, September 24, 2015 12:16:00 PM

Autistics and Savants 

So I was one of the many that watched the movie Rain Man.  Looking back, I really thought that the character played by Dustin Hoffman was Autistic.  It turns out, the character was based on a real life person and although similarities exist, he was not Autistic.

I read the following article that I was very interesting around Autistic people, Savants and what people on the spectrum can achieve : http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/09/autism-hidden-advantages/406180/

Posted by Vadim Tabakman Wednesday, September 23, 2015 10:37:00 AM Categories: Autism

Autism Friendly Colleges 

Autism Friendly Colleges

It's great to hear about colleges who have autism friendly programs.

Here's a great article about it : 10 Autism Friendly Colleges

Posted by Vadim Tabakman Friday, May 15, 2015 8:14:00 AM Categories: Autism

Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth are teaming up with FedEx and Dollar General to help raise awareness for Autism 

Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth are teaming up with FedEx and Dollar General to help raise awareness for Autism

Posted by Vadim Tabakman Friday, May 15, 2015 8:11:00 AM Categories: Autism

President Obama Issues World Autism Awareness Day Proclamation for 2015 

Here's the link to President Obama proclaiming that the 2nd of April will be officially World Autism Awareness Day

WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY, 2015

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION

On World Autism Awareness Day, our Nation recognizes all those around the globe who live on the autism spectrum.  We celebrate the countless ways they strengthen our communities and enrich our world -- and we reaffirm their fundamental rights to participate fully in society, live with respect, and achieve their greatest potential.  

In the United States, millions of adults and young people live with autism spectrum disorder, including 1 out of every 68 children.  They are our colleagues, classmates, friends, and loved ones, and they each have something to contribute to the American story.  In large cities and small towns, individuals with autism live independent and productive lives, and our Nation is better because of their unique talents and perspectives.  Their example reminds us that all people have inherent dignity and worth, and that everyone deserves a fair shot at opportunity.

My Administration is committed to helping Americans with autism fulfill their potential by ensuring access to the resources and programs they need.  The Affordable Care Act prohibits companies from denying health insurance because of pre-existing conditions such as autism, and the law also requires most insurance plans to cover preventive services -- including autism and developmental screenings for young children -- without copays.  Last year, I was proud to sign the Autism CARES Act of 2014, which bolstered training and educational opportunities for professionals serving children or adults on the autism spectrum.  And as part of the BRAIN Initiative, we continue to invest in innovative research that aims to revolutionize our understanding of conditions like autism and improve the lives of all who live with them.

The greatness of our Nation lies in the diversity of our people.  When more Americans are able to pursue their full measure of happiness, it makes our Union more perfect and uplifts us all.  Today, let us honor advocates, professionals, family members, and all who work to build brighter tomorrows alongside those with autism.  Together, we can create a world free of barriers to inclusion and full of understanding and acceptance of the differences that make us strong.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim April 2, 2015, World Autism Awareness Day.  I encourage all Americans to learn more about autism and what they can do to support individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-ninth.

 

BARACK OBAMA

Posted by Vadim Tabakman Friday, April 3, 2015 10:11:00 AM

Autism CARES Act August 2014 

Autism CARES Act August 2014

Last month (Aug 2014), the government in the US signed off on the Autism CARES Act, which allocated $1.5 billion dollars to Autism Research, Educations, helping families and aiding those on the spectrum with jobs.  What does "CARES" stand for? - Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education and Support Act

I could not be prouder that even with a split government like there is, they could still come together and see the epidemic that is affecting the population.  Just a couple of years ago, in the US it was estimated that 1 in 88 kids were diagnosed with Autism.  Now it's at 1 in 68 children in the US. In New Jersey (highest), it's 1 in 42 and in Utah it's estimated at 1 in 47. 

So many children and adults are affected by this and this Act will help a lot of people and will aid in the research of this disorder.  Making it easier for child, adults and families that live with it.  My hope is that this influx of money and resources from the government will help with finding a cure for Autism.

Posted by Vadim Tabakman Friday, September 19, 2014 8:17:00 AM Categories: 1 in 68 Autism Autism CARES Act