Autism Today

A toast to the good work for autism

In a recent dinner party at the Pind Restaurant in Kingston, NJ, mobile application development firm WebTeam Corporation recognized the cream of the crop from the local autism community and thanked them for their outstanding contribution to the society. Winner of the Verizon Powerful Answers Award, WebTeam Corporation develops various educational apps for children and…

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  • Sunrise swimmers to swim for autism awareness

    The Sunrise Swim Team is all set to hold the maiden “Autism Swims” event at the Sunrise Civic Center Aquatics Complex on March 29, just ahead of the Autism Awareness Month. Led by Diego Avellaneda, a member of the Team since 2008, the event is expected to raise awareness about the benefits of swimming for…

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  • An enigmatic blend: Autism associated with synesthesia

    Perhaps we now know the answer with a wee bit of certainty as to why some individuals with autism have prodigal talents in offbeat areas of interest. A recent study suggests that people with autism are more likely to be synesthetic than those without. Synesthesia is a neurological singularity in which multiple senses merge into…

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  • Mentor turns monster, impregnates girl with autism

    In a gut-wrenching incident in Putnam County, WV, a man is found guilty of impregnating a 13-year-old girl with autism. Justin Matthew Vance, 28, met Wendell and Geneva Rose last September while volunteering at the Special Olympics, and agreed to help them with their household projects. Vance also needed a shelter, so the Roses offered…

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