Archives: July 2015

The Bubble

It would happen like this. My husband and I were in the kitchen after dinner, scooping leftovers into plastic bowls and loading the dishwasher while one or two of our kids cleared the table. Carter, five at the time and our youngest child, came into the kitchen too, maybe trying...

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Reports: Zelienople development to be inclusive of those with autism

“Glade Run Lutheran Services is hoping the future apartments at its Zelienople campus will provide a unique neighborhood of tenants who are engaged with their neighbors and community. A portion of the apartments will be designed to meet the sensory needs of young adults with autism. “There is just nothing...

“Tiny Brain Clumps Offer New Clues into the Cause of Autism”

Technology Review reports: Brain “organoids” made from the stem cells of autism patients could help researchers determine the factors that lead to the disorder. “The work, published today, illustrates the value of using three-dimensional brain structures, which re-create natural conditions more accurately than traditional two-dimensional cell cultures, to investigate the physical...

The Forgotten History of Autism

Ted Talk: The Forgotten History of Autism “Decades ago, few pediatricians had heard of autism. In 1975, 1 in 5,000 kids was estimated to have it. Today, 1 in 68 is on the autism spectrum. What caused this steep rise? Steve Silberman points to “a perfect storm of autism awareness”...