Last quote about Autism
All quotes about Autism
In the U.S., one in 68 children is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. We wanted to promote a better understanding and reduce the stigma often found around these children. We're modeling the way both children and adults can look at autism from a strength-based perspective: finding things that all children share….Just as we look at all children as being unique, we should do the same thing when we're looking at children with autism.
We wanted to promote a better understanding and reduce the stigma often found around these children. We're modelling the way both children and adults can look at autism from a strength-based perspective: finding things that all children share. Just as we look at all children as being unique, we should do the same thing when we're looking at children with autism.
They don't understand why the car went off the road. They keep trying the same things that haven't worked and, without help, they often eventually give up. For instance, we had two students who wanted to be friends but were driving each other crazy. Their joking can sound mean. When it came to a head, our therapist sat them down and had both say what they felt about the other person. So they get perspective, learn conversation skills and conflict resolution. And they do it in a safe environment where they can say what they feel.
We've done video modeling where we record students and then they watch themselves engaging in positive social interaction, which is powerful and reinforcing.
If they ask a flood of questions and don't get a response, teach them to stop. They may not always understand why this is appropriate, but through practice and reward they learn new, positive behaviors.
I had a kid who, after trying a lot of activities, got involved in adaptive ball with kids with physical disabilities, though he did not have a physical disability himself. He ended up loving it … there was not as much pressure [to perform], and he found common ground.
You want a parent that is attentive and willing to monitor. You don't let kids totally disappear without listening for something they may not be able to negotiate themselves. In a stalemate a parent has to step in.
The 'Meet Julia' episode is something that I wish my son's friends had been able to see when they were small. I remember him having meltdowns and his classmates not understanding how to react. He's more interested in math and science, and plays the piano brilliantly. It is so much fun to be on set with everyone, and get to play up all the positive things I've seen with the kids that I've worked with. At the same time, I come at this with a reverence. I don't want to let the autism community down.
Just as we look at all children as being unique, we should do the same thing when we're looking at children with autism.
In the U.S., one in 68 children is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. We wanted to promote a better understanding and reduce the stigma often found around these children. We're modeling the way both children and adults can look at autism from a strength-based perspective: finding things that all children share.
We wanted to demonstrate some of the characteristics of autism in a positive way.
As the parent of a child with autism, I wished that it had come out years before, when my own child was at the 'Sesame Street.
Our message is that individuals aren't weird, they are just part of a neurodiverse spectrum upon which we all sit.
She was like, Mice are the only creatures that look at you like they could take you down, even though they are the size of your thumb. Mice are like furry little snakes.
It was extremely frustrating. It made me not want to study social behavior anymore.
People think of rats as big mice. They're not.
Single laboratory studies on a single mouse model were not providing sufficient confidence in the pharmaceutical industry to invest in autism spectrum disorder.
I can't even keep track anymore. It's not like they come out once every three months; this is happening every week.
Maybe, that has something to do with the model systems we are using.
For a while that was okay, because we needed the mouse.
If it doesn't translate from a mouse to a rat, is it likely to translate through to humans?
I think he kind of got offended. Like, Does this mean this negates everything that has happened in the mouse because it's different in the rat?
They like to put their head in the crevice of your elbow. They would look very nervous. Then, they would bite you. We're not here to say anyone's strategy is better or worse. We're here to say, Let's put this in our toolbox to try to understand autism and related disorders. There are so many papers we're preparing right now on various rat models.
You can actually grab the rats and put them in your hand and treat them exactly how you would treat a puppy. You can put them on your shoulder, you can put them on your arms; they will go to sleep right away. You can pet them and play with them.
Most people, when they think about viral infections, think in terms of viruses going into tissue, killing cells, damaging cells.
I think that this makes a very strong case for continuing to try to develop herpes simplex vaccines.
We believe the mother's immune response to HSV-2 (herpes simplex type 2) could be disrupting fetal central nervous system development, raising risk for autism.
We are now looking at other triggers. We think that a wide range of different types of infections can cause this.
"I see stories of chaos. Chaos. Yet it is the exact opposite. This administration is running like a fine-tuned machine, despite the fact that I can't get my Cabinet approved.". "We're actually taking people that are criminals, very, very, hardened criminals in some cases … with a tremendous track record of abuse and problems, and we're getting them out and that's what I said I would do. … And I said at the beginning, we are going to get the bad ones, the really bad ones, we're getting them out and that's exactly what we're doing.".
It's the first marker of any sort, brain or behavior, in infants, to predict which individuals would be classified as autistic at 24 months of age. But now we are entering the era of possibly detecting autism before the symptoms are even present.
Because of the regions that are affected and the way which they're affected, they can help us learn more about what is causing autism.
Decreasing the age of diagnosis, even by a couple years, could have profound impacts for the entire lifetime of that particular person.
If we can target interventions before autism appears and before the brain changes appear, during a time when the brain is highly malleable or plastic, we can have a bigger impact on the outcome.
In the field we are always trying to detect autism at younger ages, so we can start treatment earlier, but we hit a wall around 2 to 3 years of age, because the symptoms don't start showing up until around then.
The President-elect enjoyed his discussion with Robert Kennedy Jr. on a range of issues and appreciates his thoughts and ideas. The President-elect is exploring the possibility of forming a commission on autism, which affects so many families; however no decisions have been made at this time. The President-elect looks forward to continuing the discussion about all aspects of autism with many groups and individuals.
Claims that vaccines are linked to autism, or are unsafe when administered according to the recommended schedule, have been disproven by a robust body of medical literature. It is dangerous to public health to suggest otherwise. There is no 'alternative' immunization schedule. Delaying vaccines only leaves a child at risk of disease for a longer period of time; it does not make vaccinating safer. Vaccines work, plain and simple.
I'm not against vaccinations for your children, I'm against them in 1 massive dose. Spread them out over a period of time & autism will drop!
I hope that the outcome could be something that could eventually help my brother like a therapy or something just so that it could make his life easier or make him be able to be successful in his life.
So we're trying to find girls who have the autism genes, but no symptoms and then figure out what else do they have in common and can we identify this female protective effect, because if we can find this female protective effect, we can use it to protect both boys and girls.
Girls actually can have the same mutation as a boy and not have autism, and even need to have twice as many mutations on average to actually manifest with autism.
The thing at the forefront of my mind is mostly just taking care of Tommy and making sure he's happy and healthy.
He's a wonderful person and I don't think that we'd ever want to change him.
She didn't meet the stereotypical behaviors of no eye contact, no communication, hand flapping.
Autism may not be the same thing in boys and girls.
It was obvious something was drastically wrong with me.
Nobody really wanted to make the call. Had she been a boy, there would have been much more pressure to look into it.
As a movie it celebrates our differences and says that how we're different is kind of what makes us special and interesting, and I think that theme is applicable to autism as well as to a whole host of other things.
When we finished the film we screened it for some people in the (autism) community and some of the foundations, like 'Autism Speaks' and some other ones. We wanted to get their feedback before we locked the movie, just to make sure that we were accurate and we got everything right, and fortunately I was very happy that they were happy with the movie.
When you're watching the accountant, you are feeling for him and caring for him and are hopeful for him and that only works when you have a fully realized character.
Some of the people I met and did research with were very blunt with me and there's something really charming about that. You're just going to get the truth from that person and it's kind of winning in a way. There's a little bit of that in Christian. He sees no reason for social niceties or to tell a white lie. He just tells the truth.
The interview is a major hurdle. MindSpark walks them through the process and gets to know them in more dynamic and holistic ways.
When you have the U.N. sanction it, it means a lot.
What Suzanne Wright has done to raise awareness of autism is immeasurable. Even during the past few difficult months, her determination never wavered. For more than a decade, she has been a tireless advocate on the national and international stage: at the United Nations, on Capitol Hill, at Autism Speaks Walks nationwide, and in personal letters of support to individuals and families affected by autism.
Suzanne sparked a global conversation with one question: How can we help people with autism live their best possible lives?
The odds are very positive that the product of an IVF pregnancy or an induced labor is going to be a healthy child. The great majority of children with autism have not been the product of an induced labor; we still don't know all the causes of autism.
These investigators were able to take advantage of a very large population database to look within families and compare the risk for siblings who were induced versus those who weren't, thus better controlling for other genetic and environmental risks.
Play with children with autism doesn't happen very much.
We are particularly motivated by autism because the incidence is so high and so many children today are diagnosed with autism.
So kids with autism are not getting enough of the care that they need, for as long as they need it in the United States and we need to fix the problem.
The Autism Glass programme is meant to teach children with autism how to understand what a face is telling them, period. And we believe that when that happens they will become more socially engaged, and as a consequence of that gain confidence in social settings. The access to care is too limited.
Glass and wearable technology are the future. They're going to play a pivotal role in how we understand, manage and diagnose disorders like autism.
Throughout the cyber attack, we worked hard to put our customers first, and we know that they have appreciated our efforts and our honesty throughout. Nevertheless, last October was a challenging period for TalkTalk and its customers and, in recognition of that, I have made a personal decision to donate my bonus to our charity partner, Ambitious About Autism.
Regardless of what the number is, we know autism is common. Research shows that the earlier a child with autism is identified, the better. The sooner the child starts receiving services, the sooner the child will reach his or her full potential.
Now, families seek help privately from autism specialists – that is a sector which is developing. So all in all about 20 percent benefit from requisite care. However for adults it's a different story – no autism diagnosis, no services – we see these people wrongfully hospitalised in psychiatric wards.
In Europe we are lagging behind on this issue: we have a retrograde vision of autism, diagnosis is rare and often badly carried out, there is discrimination against people with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in school and in the professional world, there is misguided psychiatric treatment, a lack of educative and social support.
France is often named and shamed as one of the worst in Europe because you would expect better from a country with the tradition of human rights and so on. But it's not the case, unfortunately. There is still more to be done in order for the situation to be satisfactory for families of those with autism in France.
In many cases it's families that are left to care for adults with autism and when parents die or are no longer there to care for them they are often left alone and without any support. And we've seen reports in the news of people who have died because they did not have anyone to care for them.
If the family is not there sometimes they will go to psychiatric hospitals where they will sometimes be heavily medicated in some countries and they will not receive adapted support for autism.
Basically nobody dares question the psychoanalysts in this realm which blocks people from being diagnosed with autism and therefore stops them from receiving the care they need.
They're able to correlate the fish consumption with protection from autism and I think that is potentially a very important finding. We still recommend that women avoid the fish that are highest in mercury like catfish, shark, swordfish and giant mackerel, typically the larger fish that have longer lifespans and they tend to concentrate more mercury in their tissue.