autism

Changemakers: Tim Essary, Offers Sensory Inclusive Restaurant

Tim Essary, owner of Cahawba House in Downtown, Montgomery has been serving up good food at the restaurant since 2016. Along with that good food, he’s tried to provide every customer with a great experience. “I think when you’re going out to eat with family and friends, we ‘re in the south, so I always think family and friends I…

Selma Thrift Shop Helps Families Dealing with Autism & Alzheimer’s

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A Selma non-profit group — is working to help keep people with autism and Alzheimer’s safe — and give their family members — some peace of mind. The Autism and Alzheimer’s Outreach Group runs a thrift shop. Money the group makes from the store is used to buy tracking bracelets for the Project Lifesaver program….

New Autism Genes Discovered + Tonsils Removal & Opioids + How to Fastly Recover from a C-Section

Researchers have identified dozens of genes that increase the risk of autism. The study at UCLA tracked families with at least two autistic children. It found 69 genes associated with the disorder, including 16 that are new to the list. Scientists said understanding the biology of autism could lead to better therapies. Plus, six out of ten children who get…

The Latest on Pregnancy & Toddler Tantrums + Autism & Speaking + Social Media Under the Influence

A British study suggested conflicts between expectant couples may be linked to behavior problems in their toddlers. Research on first-time parents found moms who were stressed out during pregnancy were more likely to see their two-year-olds display temper tantrums, restlessness, and spitefulness. The study highlighted the need for support for expectant fathers as well as mothers. Plus, A large Stanford…

Senate Votes to Mandate Autism Coverage

The Alabama Senate has voted to require insurers to cover autism therapy but only until the child turns 18. Senators voted 33-1 Tuesday to mandate the coverage of applied behavioral analysis, an intensive therapy. The House approved the bill unanimously earlier this session. It will now decide whether to go along with Senate changes to the bill. Parents of children…