On Parenting: autism


Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 12/17/2012

Newtown shootings: Media coverage creates dangerous stereotypes of people with autism

Media points out there is no link between autism and violent behavior, but advocates worry that it is too late.

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  04:26 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  autism spectrum disorders

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 11/30/2012

Adults with autism tell Congress more funds needed for services

Ari Ne’eman and Michael John Carley talked passionately about the need for services for adults with autism.

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  02:55 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  autism

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 11/29/2012

Imagination Stage to present sensory-friendly performance of ‘Seussical’

The performance will be altered to make a trip to the theater more enjoyable for children with autism.

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  04:42 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  autism

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 10/25/2012

Jenny McCarthy to blog about parenting for Chicago Sun-Times

The comedian/model/actress turned autism activist will be doling out her wisdom about all things parenting on a regular basis.

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  02:35 PM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  autism spectrum disorders

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 10/22/2012

Almost half of children with autism wander, study says

Kennedy Krieger’s Interactive Autism Network, in a study published recently in Pediatrics, found that 49 percent of children with autism attempted to wander between the ages of 4 and 17.

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  10:00 AM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  autism spectrum disorders

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/19/2012

Study shows almost half of children with autism victimized by bullies

The statistics confirm what many parents already knew: Children with autism spectrum disorders are particularly vulnerable to rejection from their peer group.

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  autism spectrum disorders

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Autism’s effects extend to siblings

Autism can have large effects, good and bad, on the siblings of a disabled child.

By On Parenting  |  12:49 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  autism spectrum disorder; special needs

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/17/2012

Holly Robinson Peete talks about how to support siblings of children with autism

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  autism, special needs

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 07/13/2012

Editor Jennifer Byde Myers talks about ‘Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism’

The editor and mother talks about her book, about increasing public acceptance of autism and about her journey with her son Jack.

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  03:00 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  autism spectrum disorders, special needs

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 12/13/2011

MyAutismTeam.com: New social networking site for parents of autistic kids

The site, which launched from beta Dec. 6, had 13,379 members as of Dec. 8.

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  01:00 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  autism spectrum disorders, special needs

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 09/28/2011

Principal resigns after suspending ‘Banana man’

Stafford County schools accepted the resignation of Colonial Forge Principal Karen Spillman on Tuesday night, days after Spillman suspended sophomore Bryan Thompson for running onto the field during halftime of a Sept. 16 football game wearing a banana suit.

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  01:56 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  autism spectrum disorders, banana man

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 09/27/2011

Dressing autism in a banana suit does no one any favors

The coverage of “Banana Man” unnecessarily evoked autism for a stunt that any class clown could have pulled.

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  11:23 AM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  autism spectrum disorders, banana man

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 09/22/2011

U.S. House votes to reauthorize federal autism funding; bill awaits Senate action

Autism funding will remain at its current levels for the next three years if the Senate approves a bill that passed in the House of Representatives on Tuesday.

By Mari-Jane Williams  |  04:34 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  events, autism events