Articles Tagged with Autism

Nick Lachey Shares Personal Experience With Autism

Nick Lachey

The former 98 Degrees hottie, Nick Lachey, is opening up about his own personal experience with autism, a super sensitive topic in today’s world. Lachey shares that his younger brother, Zac, was diagnosed with autism when he was seven. Nick hasn’t spoken publicly of the topic before in consideration for his brother. Zac, who is… Read more »

Chili’s Cancels Nationwide Autism Fundraiser; Cites Vaccine Backlash

Chili's has cancelled a planned autism fundraiser due to 'customer backlash' over vaccinations

A planned nationwide fundraiser at most of Chili’s 1,200 restaurants, to benefit the National Autism Association was cancelled due to customer backlash over vaccines. The fundraiser, to honor National Autism Awareness Month, would have allowed patrons to donate 10 percent of their Monday check toward the drive. The customer backlash was apparently caused by a… Read more »

Autism May Occur Before Birth

Autism Occurs Before Birth

A new brain study is showing that autism very likely begins before birth. The study compares brain samples of 11 children with autism, to 11 without autism, all of whom passed away at a young age. In 10 out of the 11 children with autism, patches of abnormal development in the brain tissue were found,… Read more »

Jenny McCarthy Wants You To Know, Her Son Still Has Autism

Jenny McCarthy To Sue Over Autism Report

Jenny McCarthy may have had fun smooching with beau Donnie Wahlberg on national television in Times Square New Year’s Eve, but the party quickly ended for the Playboy-Playmate-of-the-Year-turned-comedian-turned-talk-show-host. An article appeared January 3 on the entertainment news site Radar Online, claiming that in an interview with Time Magazine, the 41-year-old former model said that her… Read more »

Family Speaks, Autistic Boy Hate Letter ‘Disgusting’

autistic boy hate letter

What has been referred to as the “autistic boy hate letter” since it went viral this week was indeed a shocking missive of hatred aimed at a 13-year-old kid and his family, and the highly shared note has drawn worldwide ire against the person who (likely anonymously) wrote it. The autistic boy hate letter went… Read more »

Inducing Labor Linked With Higher Autism Risk In Latest Study

Autism Linked To Inducing Labor

Inducing and speeding up labor can lead to a higher risk of autism, according to a new study. The study involved data from the North Carolina Detailed Birth Record and Education Research databases, including 625,042 live births. Of those, 5,500 were diagnosed with autism. Induced labor happens when a doctor or nurse intervenes in a… Read more »

Drake Autism Apology Not A ‘Cop-Out’, Rapper Claims

Drake Autism apology is not a 'cop-out', rapper says

Drake’s Autism apology was not a “cop-out”, says the rapper. Every once in a while you hear a rapper say something extremely controversial, and either they apologize for it, like Drake did, or they stand behind it and become notorious, like older rappers such as Ice Cube. Of course, that was before Ice Cube lost… Read more »

Autism, MMR Vaccine, Measles Linked By Courts

Autism, MMR Vaccine, Measles Linked By Courts

Autism and the Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) vaccine are being linked by US court decisions. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, autism and marijuana are an interesting combination, with tests on mice showing “dramatic behavioral improvements in maze tests measuring anxiety and open-space acceptance.” Back in 1996, Dr. Andrew Wakefield released a paper declaring stomach… Read more »

Autistic Toddler Wows The World With Her Paintings

autistic toddler iris grace painting

An autistic toddler in the UK has captured worldwide interest creating beautiful paintings far beyond her years. Three-year-old Iris Grace Halmshaw – who is autistic and cannot speak – lives with mom Arabella Carter-Johnson and dad Peter-Jon Halmshaw and has been painting as a part of her therapy sessions. At the age of two, the little girl was… Read more »

Autism, Vaccines Not Linked, CDC Getting Tired Of Repeating Itself

autism, vaccines not linked, another CDC study

Autism isn’t caused by vaccines, but one in ten parents still refuse or delay providing their children with potentially life-saving vaccinations because of this long-standing myth. On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a new study led by Dr. Frank DeStefano which again found absolutely no link between the number or… Read more »

Autism Affects 1 In 50 United States School Children, Says CDC

Autism Affects 1 In 50 United States School Children Says CDC

Autism affects one in 50 United States school age children, according to a new report by the US Center For Disease Control (CDC). The number of reported instances of autism have jumped dramatically since 2007 when the number of children effected by autism was said to be only one in 88 children. As previously reported… Read more »

Folic Acid May Decrease Autism Risk [Study]

Folic acid may decrease autism risk

Women who took folic acid supplements around the time of conception were less likely to give birth to a child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a new study. Women who skipped folic acid supplements before conception were 2.1 times more likely to have a child later diagnosed with autistic disorder than women… Read more »

Asperger’s Syndrome Dropped From US Psychiatric Diagnostic Manual, Change Not Related To Newtown Shootings

Asperger’s Syndrome, defined as a mild form of autism with varying degrees of funtionality, is to be dropped from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)

Asperger’s Syndrome, defined as a mild form of autism with varying degrees of functionality, has been dropped from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). Used and compiled by the American Psychiatric Association’s diagnostic handbook, the DSM-5 is one of the most widely referenced texts for the entire profession. The term “Asperger’s disorder”… Read more »

Vitamin D May Lower Risk Of Autism In Children

Vitamin D may lower autism risk in children

A new study published in the journal Dermato-Endocrinology found that vitamin D can help lower the risk of developing autism. The researchers studied the prevalence — the proportion of a population found to have a condition — of autism in children ages 6 to 17 on a state-by-state basis. The evidence showed that states that… Read more »

Asperger’s Syndrome A Scapegoat In Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

Asperger's Syndrome A Scapegoat In Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

Following the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting, some people are worried that those suffering from Asperger’s syndrome may become stigmatized. Many people are wanting a scapegoat for the tragedy, with some blaming guns, some saying that we should arm the teachers, and others saying that the shooting is a symptom of societal issues. Another target… Read more »