Wow, this is SO sweet! After a pic of Rebecca Lyn’s 18-year-old Autistic cousin sitting alone at her last birthday party went viral, the Maine native made a heartfelt plea, asking the Internet to fill her cousin’s mailbox with birthday cards this year!
A single photo of a Bangor, Maine young woman, Hallee, sitting alone at her own birthday party back in 2015 quickly went viral on June 7. The 18-year-old’s cousin, Rebecca Lyn, is the one who posted the image to Facebook. She described her Autistic cousin as a “beautiful young woman, both inside and out,” and now she’s asking the Internet to help celebrate Hallee’s upcoming 19th birthday by sending her b-day cards!
Scientists have found that the older a man is when he fathers a baby, the more of a risk the child has of developing autism and schizophrenia, according to a new study. Find out all the details!
A ground-breaking new study has found that older men are more likely to father a child who develops autism or schizophrenia than young fathers are. Random mutations that increase in male DNA as it ages is thought to be the cause, according to the study, which was published on Aug. 22.
Rescuers cranked up Ozzy’s hit song ‘No More Tears’ after autism experts suggested it might help Joshua Robb find his way to safety after a terrifying night stranded in the wilderness of California’ San Bernadino National Forest!
And it worked! After 24 hours lost and alone, Joshua Robb, 8, was found alive and well on Tuesday, Sept. 13!
Kids have a one-in-five chance of developing autism if they have a brother or sister with the condition and a ONE-IN-THREE risk if more than one of their older siblings suffers from it.
New research released in the online journal Pediatrics says parents whose first born child has autism face a one-in-five risk of their second child being born with the disorder. The risk is much higher than in previous studies and increases if the second child is a boy. Can you personally relate to this new information, HollyMoms?
New research suggests one-in-38 children has some form of autism. That’s three times as many as previously claimed!
The comprehensive study claims two-thirds of autism sufferers aren’t being diagnosed, often because parents ware unwilling to accept their kids have the condition.
The writer/director Janet Grillo gives HollyBaby.com insight into why she feels the need to spread the word about autism awareness.
Fly Away tells the “poignant, yet humor-filled and gripping story” of a single mother (Beth Broderick) raising an autistic teenage daughter (Ashley Rickards) and the challenges this family faces as they transition her from childhood to young adulthood.Read more and watch the trailer!
Eight-year-old Evan was rushed to hospital on Sunday after suffering a seizure. His mom asks for your prayers!
Evan fell ill Feb. 13, and was whisked to the emergency room by his worried mom Jenny McCarthy – who then kept fans updated on his progress through Twitter.
The SAG award winner used her acceptance speech to discuss about the importance of understanding autism. Way to go, Claire! Parents can take comfort in your words.
Claire Danes wants to clear up the misconceptions about autism. “It’s funny, most people think autistic people aren’t capable of empathy,” 31-year-old Temple Grandin actress said last night (Jan. 30) at the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards in LA. “I can’t think of a more empathic person than Temple Grandin,” explains Claire, whose award wining role was based on the real life Temple — an autistic woman renowned for her work in the humane livestock handling industry. “She’s really dedicated her life to representing those who are unrepresented. So that’s a misconception.”
The astonishing results show tiny tots are already processing complex information before they can walk and talk.
Prepare to be amazed by your brainiac babies, HollyMoms! Scientists in the UK have been scanning the brains of babies during the first few months of their lives. The research focused on the formation of layers of insulation around nerve cells in the brain and found the process, known in scientific circles as myelination, had developed to adult levels in certain parts of the brain by the age of nine months. Now you know why your toddler can often outsmart you!
After a bad case of acid reflux as an infant, the 4-year-old has been afraid of food ever since.
What would you do if your child just refused to eat or drink? A British couple is living this nightmare, as their 4-year-old boy, who also suffers from autism, has not eaten since he was an infant. Kevin and Catherine Harrison of Carlton, Nottingham, in England have been trying for years to get their son, Daniel, to eat something, or even drink a glass of milk. But after having a terrible case of acid reflux as a baby, Daniel developed a phobia about solid food and must be fed through a tube in his stomach.
A new study about to be published in the October issue of Pediatrics Magazine is the 19th piece of highly regarded medical research to refute Jenny’s claims that vaccines cause autism.
It’s time for the blonde bombshell and mom of autistic son Evan, 8, to immediately end her campaign against vaccines that save children’s lives. Read more & VOTE!
After years of speaking out about her son’s autism — and against childhood immunizations — Jenny McCarthy is reversing her position.
After years of speaking publicly about her belief that MMR shots (immunization for measles, mumps, and rubella) caused her son to suffer from autism, Jenny McCarthy now faces the reality that her 7-year-old son Evan — who no longer shows any signs of autism — may likely have lived with completely different illness.
A new article in Time magazine — which Jenny was interviewed for — suggests Evan suffers from Landau-Kleffner syndrome, “a rare childhood neurological disorder that can also result in speech impairment and possible long-term neurological damage.” Read more
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