Articles Tagged with Autism

Family Files Complaint After Autistic Man Shocked With Taser And Arrested

An autistic man was shocked with a Taser and arrested for running from police

A Greenville, South Carolina, mother has filed an excessive force complaint against police after they used a Taser on her adult autistic son and arrested him on Christmas Eve. Greenville police say that officers were responding to reports of gunshots in the Sullivan Street area Wednesday night, when they saw 34-year-old Tario Anderson walking down… Read more »

Congress Passes The ABLE Act To Benefit Disabled Children

The ABLE Act helps parents plan for the futures of their children with disabilities.

In a huge show of bipartisan support, the ABLE Act passed congress with a 404-17 vote on Wednesday. The Achieving a Better Life Experience Act, known as the ABLE Act, is aimed at helping parents provide for the future of their children who have disabilities without worrying about penalties or other obstacles. The new bill… Read more »

Marijuana Legalization Won’t Open Door to Autism Research

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On Tuesday, Oregon, Alaska, and the District of Columbia all voted to legalize recreational marijuana, bolstering the prediction of experts such as Harvard professor emeritus Lester Grinspoon, MD, who has declared the end of the seventy-year American prohibition of marijuana “inevitable.” But despite this growing acceptance — medical marijuana is available in nearly half the… Read more »

Scientists Link 100 Genes To Autism

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Scientists have linked up to 100 genes to the development of autism. A recent study, which was published in the medical journal Nature, suggests the disorder is likely caused by genetic, as opposed to environmental, factors. Researchers have identified up to 100 genes that increase the chances of developing autism by 90 percent. The identified… Read more »

Autism: New Study Says Broccoli Sprouts Can Eliminate Symptoms

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The effects of a chemical derived from broccoli sprouts can have overwhelming positive effects on the symptoms of those with Autism, says a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study was a joint effort by scientists at Mass General Hospital for Children and the Johns Hopkins University School… Read more »