autism

Police Reports Document Abuse at Boys Home

The Invictus Transformational Mental Health and Wellness Home has become such a source of controversy here in East Columbus neighbors literally rushed up to our cameras hoping somebody, anybody would pay attention to what…

The Benefits of Weighted Blankets

(KPRC) Lindsay Willrich works in education and after a long day, she says, a weighted blanket puts her right to sleep. "I felt very relaxed when I had it on," Willrich explains. She says…

Study: Kids with Autism Less Likely to Be Fully Vaccinated

(CNN) - According to a new study; children with autism spectrum disorder are significantly less likely to be fully vaccinated than children unaffected by autism. The study was published Monday in the journal Jama Pediatrics. It found that 80% of…

"Music Therapy" Debunked for Children with Autism

Music may soothe the savage beast, but a new study says it doesn't do anything for Autism. A group of Norwegian researchers found that music therapy plus standard care does not improve Autism symptoms any better than standard care…

Brain Scans Could Reveal Autism in Small Children

  Brain scans might help detect autism in babies long before they show any symptoms. Scientists at the University of North Carolina studied the brains of 59 6-month-olds with a family history of autism. Scans measured over 26-thousand connections between…

Autism Bill on its Way to the Governor's Desk

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama bill requiring some insurers to cover autism treatment for children is on its way to the governor. The state House of Representatives voted unanimously Thursday morning to go along with Senate changes and send…

Alabama Senate Votes to Require Insurers Pay for Autism Therapy

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Senate on Tuesday voted to require some insurers to cover an idntensive autism therapy, but only up to age 18. Senators voted 33-1 to mandate the coverage of autism therapy, including applied behavioral analysis,…