Autism http://nhpr.org en Lakes Region Community Services Draws Up Blueprints For Families Coping With Autism http://nhpr.org/post/lakes-region-community-services-draws-blueprints-families-coping-autism-0 <p></p><p><a href="http://www.lrcsc.org/index.php" target="_blank">Lakes Region Community Services</a> helps children with autism and their families through their early intervention program and autism center. Christian Lapierre was 15 months old when his mom, Denise, realized something was wrong and called Lakes Region Community Services.</p> Sat, 05 Oct 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 36191 at http://nhpr.org Lakes Region Community Services Draws Up Blueprints For Families Coping With Autism A Beer Genius With Autism Embarks On A Cross-Country Brewery Tour http://nhpr.org/post/beer-genius-autism-embarks-cross-country-brewery-tour <p>Meet<strong> Lance and Aaron Rice</strong>, whose project “Lance’s Brewery Tour” will be taking them across the country to some the best breweries in North America. Since launching<a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rarebrain/lances-brewery-tour-a-beer-genius-with-autism-and"> “Lance’s Brewery Tour; A Beer Genius with Autism and His Dream.” </a>on Kickstarter on May 13th, they have begun to receive national attention for the project.</p><p><strong>Lance Rice</strong> is a brewery historian, who for forty years has been becoming an expert on all things beerish. He plans to write a book about North American breweries and their history, based partially on the trip he hopes to take with his nephew, <strong>Aaron</strong>. The kicker in all this is that Lance has autism.</p><p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 13:59:38 +0000 Virginia Prescott 28695 at http://nhpr.org A Beer Genius With Autism Embarks On A Cross-Country Brewery Tour Understanding Autism http://nhpr.org/post/understanding-autism <p><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">The numbers have been growing dramatically to the point where today one in eighty-eight children is identified with an autism spectrum disorder. Now new research suggests that some of these kids may outgrow this diagnosis. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 25654 at http://nhpr.org Understanding Autism Lakes Region Community Services Draws Up Blueprints For Families Coping With Autism http://nhpr.org/post/lakes-region-community-services-draws-blueprints-families-coping-autism <p></p><p><a href="http://www.lrcsc.org/index.php" target="_blank">Lakes Region Community Services</a> helps children with autism and their families through their early intervention program and autism center. Christian Lapierre was 15 months old when his mom, Denise, realized something was wrong and called Lakes Region Community Services.</p> Sat, 06 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 24083 at http://nhpr.org Lakes Region Community Services Draws Up Blueprints For Families Coping With Autism Word Of Mouth 03.23.2013 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-03232013 <p>All of the pleasure, none of the guilt. Our Saturday show gets you caught up, in a convenient snack pack size. This week….A video game attempts to replicate the experience of autism; spying in space with the help of spectroscopy; a look back to when <em>Peyton Place</em> was in its heyday, almost 60 years ago; the delicious and sweet tradition of capturing maple syrup; making music by “playing” a tower; and a musician gives a private concert in Studio D, then talks about teenage inspiration and her love of pie.</p><p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 18:41:18 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 24210 at http://nhpr.org Word Of Mouth 03.23.2013 The Autism Simulator http://nhpr.org/post/autism-simulator <p>Last month, Vancouver hosted the <a href="http://hackinghealth.ca/events/vancouver/" target="_blank">Hacking Health Weekend Hackathon</a>, a place for collaboration between technology experts and health officials from across Canada. A team of three in attendance created a game simulation that elicits understanding and empathy towards those suffering from autism. <a href="http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/03/auti-sim-lets-you-experience-the-horror-of-sensory-overload/" target="_blank">The first-person indie game is called “Auti-Sim”</a>, and uses 3-D graphics to simulate the horrors of sensory overload. <strong>Taylan Kay </strong>is a developer behind the thought-provoking indie game, and joins us today.</p><p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 24043 at http://nhpr.org The Autism Simulator What's Different About The Brains Of People With Autism? http://nhpr.org/post/whats-different-about-brains-people-autism Like a lot of people with autism, Jeff Hudale has a brain that's really good at some things.<p>"I have an unusual aptitude for numbers, namely math computations," he says.<p>Hudale can do triple-digit multiplication in his head. That sort of ability helped him get a degree in engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. But he says his brain struggles with other subjects like literature and philosophy.<p>"I like working with things that are rather concrete and structured," he says. Mon, 04 Jun 2012 06:43:00 +0000 Jon Hamilton 6098 at http://nhpr.org What's Different About The Brains Of People With Autism? People With Autism Speak Out Through "Loud Hands" http://nhpr.org/post/people-autism-speak-out-through-loud-hands <p>April is Autism Awareness Month, and we thought it would be a good time to talk about a multimedia project in which people with autism are sharing their stories and perspectives.</p> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 21:43:20 +0000 Brady Carlson 3891 at http://nhpr.org Children With Autism Are Often Targeted By Bullies http://nhpr.org/post/children-autism-are-often-targeted-bullies Lots of kids get bullied. But kids with autism are especially vulnerable.<p>A new <a href="http://www.iancommunity.org/cs/ian_research_reports/ian_research_report_bullying">survey</a> by the Interactive Autism Network found that nearly two-thirds of children with autism spectrum disorders have been bullied at some point. Mon, 23 Apr 2012 10:36:00 +0000 Jon Hamilton 3361 at http://nhpr.org Children With Autism Are Often Targeted By Bullies Study Warns Of Autism Risk For Children Of Obese Mothers http://nhpr.org/post/study-warns-autism-risk-children-obese-mothers Scientists have found one more reason that pregnancy and obesity can be a bad combination.<p>A <a href="http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2012/03/28/peds.2011-1601">new study</a> in the journal <em>Pediatrics</em> suggests that moms who are obese or have diabetes are more likely to have a child with autism or another developmental problem.<p>The finding is "worrisome in light of this rather striking epidemic of obesity" in the U.S., says Irva Hertz-Picciotto from the MIND Institute at the University of California, Davis, one of the study's authors.<p>But it's not clear whethe Mon, 09 Apr 2012 04:08:00 +0000 Jon Hamilton 2998 at http://nhpr.org Study Warns Of Autism Risk For Children Of Obese Mothers