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#Autism

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why am I made to feel like a scrounger? Opinion

Column: Why am I made to feel like a scrounger?

Lisa Domican is an award-winning entrepreneur, and also a carer to two autistic teenagers. It’s clear which the Government values more, she writes.

From TheJournal.ie Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

How did Katy Perry make Jon Stewart cry? Work Can Wait This post contains videos

How did Katy Perry make Jon Stewart cry?

It was a particularly special duet of her song Firework…

From TheJournal.ie Children of older fathers have increased chances of autism, schizophrenia Age Matters

Children of older fathers have increased chances of autism, schizophrenia

A study shows a 70-year-old man will pass on eight times as many genetic mutations to his child than a 20-year-old.

From TheJournal.ie 91 new classes for children with special needs announced Special Needs

91 new classes for children with special needs announced

Dozens of additional special needs classes will be provided across the country for September.

From TheJournal.ie Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

From TheJournal.ie Autistic man survives 3-week ordeal in Utah desert Incredible

Autistic man survives 3-week ordeal in Utah desert

A local deputy who had recently completed training in search and rescue operations for people with autism helped to locate the man in the sprawling desert – using a very interesting tip.

50 Cent Dundrum visit cancelled after autism remarks

The rapper was due to launch his headphones range at Carphone Warehouse tomorrow – but complaints about remarks he made on Twitter led to its cancellation.

From TheJournal.ie Autism-friendly movie screenings popular with Irish audiences Cinema

Autism-friendly movie screenings popular with Irish audiences

Hundreds of people have attended the special showings over the past 11 months.

From TheJournal.ie Unborn babies could be tested for 3500 genetic conditions Genetics

Unborn babies could be tested for 3500 genetic conditions

Blood and saliva samples from parents could predict thousands of genetic conditions in unborn babies.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach warns: Foreign investment will be hit if we vote No Leaders' Questions

Taoiseach warns: Foreign investment will be hit if we vote No

Enda Kenny says investment from the likes of Eli Lilly, eBay and Google will lose confidence if Ireland rejects the Fiscal Compact.

From TheJournal.ie Autism Awareness Day celebrated around Ireland Autism Awareness

Autism Awareness Day celebrated around Ireland

Autism Awareness Day was celebrated around the country today, with one Irish artist with autism getting to meet the President of Ireland to mark his work being used on a UN stamp.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Friday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie "Autism is a theory" - Tony Humphreys defends controversial article Autism Row

"Autism is a theory" - Tony Humphreys defends controversial article

The psychologist said that he had never blamed parents for causing autism and he had been “saddened” by the response to his article.

From TheJournal.ie Insulting and outrageous: James Reilly slams Tony Humphreys autism comments Autism

Insulting and outrageous: James Reilly slams Tony Humphreys autism comments

The Minister for Health has a 25-year-old autistic son Jamie.

From TheJournal.ie Tony Humphreys stands by controversial autism comments Tony Humphreys

Tony Humphreys stands by controversial autism comments

Speaking on national radio this morning, the clinical psychologist said that children can shut down and stop communicating if parents don’t respond to their efforts at expression.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Does Tony Humphreys believe I don't love my children enough? Opinion

Column: Does Tony Humphreys believe I don't love my children enough?

The psychologist suggested autism could be linked to a lack of parental love. Here the mother of a boy with Asperger’s syndrome describes her experiences.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Thursday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie Controversial autism article should be retracted - PSI Tony Humphreys

Controversial autism article should be retracted - PSI

The head of the professional body for psychology said that the Examiner article by Tony Humphreys was “unhelpful and likely to cause upset”.

From TheJournal.ie Irish artist's painting to appear on UN stamp for autism awareness Autism

Irish artist's painting to appear on UN stamp for autism awareness

Autistic painter Colm Isherwood’s piece is one of just eight chosen for the World Autism Day collection.

From TheJournal.ie Mother opts for home schooling after son 'put in bag' Kentucky

Mother opts for home schooling after son 'put in bag'

The Kentucky mother has pulled her 9-year-old son out of school after he was apparently stuffed in a duffel bag for misbehaving in class.

From TheJournal.ie 'Sensitive' Santas granting children with autism a Christmas wish Christmas

'Sensitive' Santas granting children with autism a Christmas wish

The noise and crowds of a regular Santa grotto make it unbearable for many with autism so special Santa helpers are creating a ‘sensitive’ environment for visits.

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the world.

From TheJournal.ie No link between vaccines and autism, says medical research body Vaccines

No link between vaccines and autism, says medical research body

However, the US-based Institute of Medicine says it found convincing evidence of side effects of vaccines including brain inflammation and anaphylaxis.

From TheJournal.ie Man who faked autism and wore a nappy jailed for sexual battery Oklahoma

Man who faked autism and wore a nappy jailed for sexual battery

Oklahoma man Mark Anthony Richardson II tricked two women into caring for him and changing his nappy.

From TheJournal.ie Mother "shocked" to learn sons had been kept caged by their father Sad

Mother "shocked" to learn sons had been kept caged by their father

US woman says she had no idea the sons she hadn’t seen in a year were being kept caged in a darkened room by their dad.

From TheJournal.ie British journal rips apart link between vaccines and autism Autism

British journal rips apart link between vaccines and autism

A now-retracted study that linked autism to childhood vaccines is ridiculed by a leading medical journal.

ANEW BRAIN scan could mean that the diagnosis of autism in adults could made within 15 minutes.

Conventional diagnosis techniques rely on observation and analysis of a person’s behaviour, which is usually a lengthy and expensive process.

Autism is a disability that affects the normal development of the brain and impacts a person’s ability to interact and communicate socially. Autism is a called a “spectrum” disorder because the symptoms and characteristics of the disorder can present themselves in a wide variety of combinations. It affects mostly males.

Experts at King’s College London have developed the technology, which they hope will eventually replace techniques for diagnosis that are currently used by medical professionals. They have said that further research will be needed before the technique can be used in clinical practice.

Since the study has shown a 90% success rate in detecting ASD in adults, researchers are hoping that they might be able to extend the technique to diagnosing children as well.

The difficulty in diagnosing children means that young people often suffer delays in treatment, prolonging distress and reducing a person’s quality of life.

For more information go to Irish Autism Action.