Maria Stanley, MD, Waisman Center Clinics Medical Director and clinical associate professor of pediatrics and Maureen Durkin, PhD, DrPH, a Waisman Center investigator and professor of population health sciences and pediatrics, were featured on Wisconsin Public Radio’s The Joy Cardin Show on June 12 to discuss the cost of supporting an individual with autism throughout the lifespan.
Autism is growing up: Living with autism as an adult
As the world’s leading autism researchers and advocates gathered at the International Meeting for Autism Research last weekend to share the latest discoveries about autism spectrum disorder, a strong theme emerged: Autism is growing up.
Adults with autism find new source for job interview advice
Knowing what an employer wants to hear can make all the difference during a job interview.
For adults with an autism-spectrum disorder, those answers can be harder to come by. And without work, they face the prospect of a much less independent life.
Waisman Center helps adolescents with autism transition into adulthood
The Adolescents and Adults with Autism study began at the Waisman Center after the realization that little research had been done on the transition from adolescence to adulthood for individuals with autism and their families, according to the center’s website.
Autism rates now 1 in 68 U.S. children
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 68 children (or 14.7 per 1,000 eight-year-olds) in multiple communities in the United States has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This …
Autism may be linked to faulty prenatal brain growth in at least some kids, small study says
March 28, 2014 Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press A small study that examined brains from children who died found abnormal patterns of cell growth in autistic children. The research bolsters evidence that something before birth might …
Coming of age
Liam Canavan-Randall is sixteen. He likes working with his hands — making things out of metal or wood — and he knows what he wants for his future: a job, his own place to live, and a girlfriend.
Employment may lead to improvement in autism symptoms
Jennifer Wetzel, Vanderbilt University More independent work environments may lead to reductions in autism symptoms and improve daily living in adults with the disorder, according to a new study released in the Journal of Autism …
Can videogames create mindful teens? UW-Madison researchers look into the therapeutic possibilities
Teenagers spurning family time and conversation for Candy Crush during the holiday season is nearly as common a sight these days as turkey and baked ham.
Susan Boyle among those who find autism diagnosis a relief
Scott Heppell / AP Scottish singer Susan Boyle recently revealed that she has been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome. Susan Boyle, the Scottish singer, spent a lifetime believing she had “brain damage.” Christina Gleason, a …