by shelly andrews | Jan 25, 2016 | blog, visual statistic
There was an interesting essay published recently in the New Yorker magazine which reads almost as a history of autism. The author details the somewhat turbulent and painful past of the diagnosis and treatment of autism. As the “mom of,” I found myself alternating between jeers and cheers as I was reminded how far the autism community has come.
by shelly andrews | Nov 6, 2015 | blog, Uncategorized, visual statistic
By Jessy McCulloch, Events & Social Media Marketing Coordinator, AHSS
We’ve spoken a lot about the dangers of wandering and elopement in our loved ones with autism. And yet with statistics showing that roughly half (48%) of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder attempt to elope from a safe environment, it’s a subject that really can’t be talked about enough. Recently the parents of two autistic boys (10 and 8 years old) on Long Island won the right for their kids to wear GPS tracking devices to class.
by shelly andrews | Aug 10, 2015 | blog, visual statistic
by Jonathan Slack Doctors are now able to diagnose autism in children when they are as young as eighteen months old. This is in stark contrast to the 1990s and early 2000s when many individuals on the spectrum were not being identified until they were between five and... Read More
by shelly andrews | Jul 13, 2015 | blog, visual statistic
by Jonathan Slack People who read this blog know my sister Jennifer is on the autism spectrum. She can barely say a hundred words spontaneously, but she can type to communicate with the rest of the world. Jennifer is not alone, though. It... Read More
by shelly andrews | Jun 19, 2015 | blog, Uncategorized, visual statistic
By Jessy McCulloch, Autism Home Support Services “Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, a team of UCLA researchers has shown for the first time that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who are overly sensitive to sensory stimuli have brains that react... Read More
by shelly andrews | Jun 12, 2015 | blog, visual statistic
By Jonathan Slack, Autism Home Support Services Previous studies have shown that the risk of having an autistic child increases the older you are. A new study involving 5.7 million children between 1985 and 2004 in Denmark, Israel, Norway, Sweden and Australia has... Read More