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Idaho Center for Autism shuts down: Is insurance to blame?

2014-10-23 21:15
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The Idaho Center for Autism has announced it is shutting down and will not be able to continue to provide services in the future. The director Stephanie Spencer states problems continued to accumulate over the course of several years, and the center was no longer sustainable. Families are left with many questions in addition to the issue of finding another organization to help their loved ones.

The Idaho Center for Autism faced problems from several sources including insurance companies and the Department of Health and Welfare.

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Horse Boy method questioned by autism experts

2014-10-22 21:01
Horse Boy Autism Method

The Horse Boy method has been presented as a treatment for autism by author Rupert Isaacson, but experts are raising questions about its use. Isaacson uses this method for his own autistic son and believes it can help other children. It provides them with the opportunity to enjoy horses while receiving therapy.

Rupert Isaacson’s son Rowan has autism, but his special connection to a horse has led his father to investigate how the animals can be used to help others.

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Millionaire mom who killed autistic son questions his diagnosis

2014-10-21 20:39

Gigi Jordan, who is better known as the millionaire mom killer, is questioning her son’s autism diagnosis. She believes he was abused by his father, and her lawyers are presenting videos of Jude Michael Mirra to show he was socially active and could interact with others. Jordan faces charges of murder after killing her 8-year-old boy with prescription drugs.

Gigi Jordan is accused of killing Jude Michael Mirra and trying to kill herself in a hotel room.

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‘Lion King’ changes for autism: Broadway show accepts autistic audience

2014-10-18 20:27

The “Lion King” continues to be a popular Broadway production, but it was recently changed to meet the needs of a special audience. The show was adjusted for people with autism, so they could enjoy it at the Boston Opera House. More than 2,000 people attended the autism-friendly program, and other cities are considering the idea of holding similar productions.

Autism can sometimes limit the ability of families to enjoy events such as Broadway shows because they are worried about their autistic loved ones reacting to the sounds, smells and visuals in a ne

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Michael Jackson concert tribute will be performed by girl with Asperger’s syndrome

2014-10-17 20:36

The Michael Jackson concert in Nevada will feature a young girl with a special talent. Falynne Lewing has Asperger’s syndrome and had problems walking as a child, but these issues are not visible once she starts to dance. The 13-year-old will be a featured dancer at the tribute concert in Reno.

Fans of Michael Jackson will be fortunate to see a young girl perform the amazing moves at Grand Sierra Resort during the tribute concert.

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Autistic boy’s bicycle is stolen: Family wants help

2014-10-16 19:00

An autistic boy in Haverhill is missing the chance to enjoy his special bicycle after it was stolen from his family’s yard. Brenda Burns explains that the bike has a custom-made cart for her autistic son, and it is not possible to find another one in Massachusetts. The family hopes the thief will have a change of heart and return the bicycle.

Sawyer Burns loved using the custom-made cart attached to the bicycle because it let him enjoy the outdoors without reminding him of his inability to actually ride a regular bike.

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Wisconsin family wants special street signs for autistic child

2014-10-15 20:31

A family in Wisconsin wants special street signs for their autistic child, but the Autism Society of Southeast Wisconsin is not supporting them. The society believes the signs may actually lead to more problems and does not want them installed. The Krencisz family is asking the city of Racine to warn drivers that a child with autism lives on their street.

The Krencisz family believes their 5-year-old autistic son is a run-away risk based on his past behavior.

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Autism Birdhouse app helps families track children

2014-10-14 19:04

Autism can be overwhelming for some families, and it is not easy to keep track of every change that is happening to a loved one with the disorder. However, the Birdhouse app offers a solution with a digital journal specifically designed for people with autism. It can be used to take notes and keep a list of a child’s behavior.

The Birdhouse for Autism app has been able to secure funding as a startup, and the founders are busy making improvements to the app. It is available for Apple and Android devices for free.

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Pete Evans blames autism on modern diet: Chef offers Paleo solution

2014-10-13 20:41

Chef Pete Evans has started a controversy with his comments about autism, but he has provided a solution. The chef blames the modern diet for causing autism and believes a Paleo diet can help reverse symptoms. However, multiple researchers and medical professionals have denied his claims while reminding parents of autistic children to be careful about statements that have not been verified through studies.

Pete Evans wrote a long Facebook post to explain his views on autism and the role diet plays in the condition.

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