Therapies & Services
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Mahay's charges spend their in-world time on the small island known as Brigadoon, a place created for sufferers of autism and Asperger's syndrome to try out the social interactions that are...
By alex on March 20, 2005
As a child, he was aloof. He didn't socialize well with classmates. He was impatient and on occasion prone to verbal and physical outbursts.
His grades went down. He received counseling. He was tested for attention deficit.
"My mother always said, 'There's something going on; I just don't know what it is,'" Davis recalls.
After years of frustration, Davis and his mother finally...
By alex on March 3, 2005
Jenny Rees, Western Mail
IT IS thought that there are around 18,000 children and adults in Wales with an autistic spectrum disorder or ASD. Yet surprisingly little is known about what causes the condition, which includes Asperger syndrome.
Autism is often a misunderstood condition. Those with the disorder can be thought of as "odd" or "clumsy" yet they are simply having problems communicating in the conventional way.
By alex on February 28, 2005
"They had some severe issues, and there were no positive answers for them," she said. "I had one psychologist tell me to institutionalize my child. Had I been some young mom, I would have given up and walked away without any hope."
One of Taylor's sons suffers from Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism, and the other boy struggles with pervasive developmental...
By alex on January 1, 2005
One year ago this week, Patricia Lewis, 44, left her siblings and her Northwest Baltimore neighborhood for the Eastern Shore. With her, she collected up the few worldly belongings she owned and most importantly, her 8-year-old son, Karih.
Karih suffers from a form of autism known as Asperger's Syndrome. The condition leaves the child with challenges learning how to play and interact with other children. He was initially...
By alex on December 29, 2004
By Maggie Taggart
BBC Northern Ireland education correspondent
An east Belfast family has won a legal battle to get full funding for an intensive course of home teaching for their autistic son.
Paul's mother Ruth campaigned for teaching at home
It is believed to be the first time an education and library board has been ordered to pay the full cost of the therapy, which can cost up to £30,000 a year.
By alex on October 13, 2004
Serious questions were raised last night over the scientific evidence used by the government to reject claims of a link between the MMR vaccine and regressive autism in children.
A US paediatrician, Dr F Edward Yazbak, told The Observer that a study of more than 500,000 Danish children, regarded as the definitive analysis of the vaccine, should not be interpreted as ruling out a link between the jab and an increase in...
By alex on September 16, 2004
Stephanie Blayney, 14, suffers from both autism and the rare condition, hyperacusis, which means that everyday sounds - including children's voices and traffic - can inflict agony.
When she hears the noises in her village of Guilsfield in Powys, Stephanie presses her hands over her ears and...