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Millionaire mom who killed autistic son questions his diagnosis

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.

Chippy brand chips recalled due to gluten: Celiac disease news

Two versions of Chippy brand chips are being recalled due to undeclared gluten and wheat in the packages. People who have celiac disease or are sensitive to gluten are being asked to throw away their bags or return them for a refund. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has labeled this as a Class 1 recall and is asking consumers not to eat these products if they have allergies to the undeclared ingredients.

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

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.

Gluten-free diet backlash: Celiac disease news

Diet trends often receive backlash from the public, and the gluten-free diet has not been able to escape this. Although it is recommended by medical professionals for people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivities, other people have adopted it without having either condition. The diet has been called a fad due to its popularity, and the criticism is hurting people with celiac disease.

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

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.

Gluten-free pancake and waffle mix recalled: New Hope Mills chia mix

A gluten-free pancake and waffle mix is being recalled because of an undeclared ingredient. The official name on the package is New Hope Mills Gluten Free Chia Pancake and Waffle Mix, and it was sold in 16 oz boxes. The company has shared that soy is not labeled on the package but included in the ingredients and may cause problems for people who are allergic to it.

Brainerd questions water chlorination after contamination

The town of Brainerd in Minnesota is questioning the idea of adding chlorine to its water supply on a permanent basis after recent contamination. Although the city currently uses chlorine sparingly, it is considering the option of following the trend of other towns and using it all the time. Residents are concerned about the impact on the taste of the water.

Autistic boy’s bicycle is stolen: Family wants help

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.

Arsenic dangers in gluten-free rice foods for celiac disease

People with celiac disease and gluten sensitivities often turn to products made with rice flour in an attempt to escape the protein. However, researchers in Spain have analyzed gluten-free rice foods and discovered disturbing levels of arsenic. They are concerned about the impact this dangerous substance will have on people who consume large quantities of rice products.

Wisconsin family wants special street signs for autistic child

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.

Water contamination from Scotchgard chemical worries EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is still concerned about a chemical that used to be an ingredient in Scotchgard and has been removed. It is contaminating water, and a recent study reveals it is showing up in freshwater fish. The EPA points out perfluorooctane sulfonic acid or perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) is able to accumulate in the body from multiple sources.

Autism Birdhouse app helps families track children

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.

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

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.

Gluten-free Halloween candy safe for celiac disease

The front door is covered in fake cobwebs, spooky ghosts and green witches. Pumpkins are lining the driveway near the large metal Frankenstein who is ready to greet trick-or-treaters. Now, the candy dish needs your attention, and there are gluten-free options available from many brands. It is possible to find safe Halloween candy for people with celiac disease by following a few tips.

‘Top Chef’ contestant reveals gluten-free ideas: Celiac disease news

One aspect that is often missing from food competitions on television is the requirement to make meals for people on restricted diets. Celiac disease and gluten sensitivities are often ignored by these shows. However, a contestant on “Top Chef” may change this with his commitment to cooking dairy-free and gluten-free dishes.

Autistic teen dies on school bus after seizure: Family sues years later

An autistic teenager died on a Miami-Dade County school bus after a seizure that was ignored by others near him. The family of Kenneth Pierre Louis claims he did not receive prompt medical care despite the obvious signs of a serious seizure. They are suing the school board, but their lawsuit has been filed two years after the death of the teenager.

Bloating caused by gluten in celiac disease: Gluten baby stomach

Bloating is a common complaint that affects people with celiac disease and gluten sensitivities. Some people experience a highly visible version of the bloating that has been nicknamed the gluten baby stomach. Although they are not pregnant, it is easy to mistake their growing and aching stomachs, but there are tips that can help alleviate the discomfort.

Gluten-free communion wafers debated by Vatican

Holy Communion

People with celiac disease have been facing an unusual challenge in church because they cannot eat wheat. The Catholic Church previously decided that gluten-free communion wafers could not be used, so people with gluten sensitivities were not able to participate in communion. However, there has been a recent change after many debates that may help.

Autism linked to prediction problems in the brain

Researchers have discovered that autism is linked to problems making predictions, and this may help explain some of the common behavioral traits seen in autistic children. The lack or reduced function of a predictive ability in the brain causes children to have anxiety and other issues. The new study points out why change is difficult for people with autism.

Gluten-friendly wheat dangers for celiac disease

Researchers are trying to develop a new type of wheat that will have less gluten, but doctors are concerned people with celiac disease may be entering a dangerous territory by consuming this type of product. The wheat still contains a small amount of gluten, and it may have a negative impact on people who are severely sensitive to the protein. There are concerns about this designer grain that leave medical experts questioning its safety.

Water purification at home remains important

The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) recently announced it is creating new guidelines to decrease the amount of mercury that enters water systems. It is targeting dental offices and amalgam that contains mercury in an effort to make water safer. Although the EPA’s efforts are important for protecting water systems, people can also make an effort to make sure the water inside their homes is pure.

Ordering gluten-free restaurant food online with apps: Celiac disease news

Convenience is sometimes a necessity, and apps have made the process of ordering food from restaurants much simpler. Now, more apps are recognizing the need to filter options for celiac disease, so gluten-free food is easier to find. Although it is still important to verify the gluten content at each restaurant, having a meal delivered to your door eliminates one item from the to-do list.

Wanderers Database for autism expands too slowly for some families

Linda Lee helped found the Wanderers Database in Maine with the help of police after becoming concerned her autistic son could run away again. The database is now being expanded to include more areas as agencies continue to use the valuable resource. However, this type of service is not available in every state or country, and families with autistic loved ones continue to suffer if they go missing.

Nigella Lawson promises gluten-free recipes in new cookbook

Nigella Lawson has revealed that she is planning to release a new cookbook and will include gluten-free recipes. Although the entire book will not be dedicated to the celiac disease community, there will be dessert options without the protein. The chef also provides recipes on her website that may be helpful for people searching for gluten-free ideas.

Preparing for laser eye surgery: Important tips

Laser eye surgery has allowed people around the world to get rid of their contact lenses and glasses. If you are considering the freedom of not having to depend on a pair of glasses every day, surgery may be an option, but it is important to understand the preparation process. Education is not the only important tip that you will have to follow to avoid complications.

Autism lawsuit claims state ignored child for years: Ruhl family sues

The Ruhl family has filed a lawsuit after claiming the state of Ohio ignored their autistic child’s needs. They maintain that Weston Ruhl did not receive the necessary medical early intervention he required, and the state refused to provide financial help. Although the family noticed something was wrong before Weston was six months old, he did not get the treatments he needed for several years.

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