autism http://tpr.org en Stricter Autism Criteria Unlikely To Reduce Services For Kids http://tpr.org/post/stricter-autism-criteria-unlikely-reduce-services-kids The clinical definition for when a child has some form of autism has been tightened. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Jon Hamilton 25733 at http://tpr.org Stricter Autism Criteria Unlikely To Reduce Services For Kids Can A Fruit Fly Help Explain Autism? http://tpr.org/post/can-fruit-fly-help-explain-autism For President Obama, 2013 wasn't just the year of Obamacare. It was also the year of the brain.<p>In April, Obama announced his Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies <a href="http://www.nih.gov/science/brain/%3E%3E,">(BRAIN) Initiative</a> — an effort to unlock "the mystery of the three pounds of matter that sits between our ears."<p>But scientists say that in order to explain the human brain, they'll have to learn a lot more about much smaller and simpler brains, like those in mice and insects and worms. Fri, 27 Dec 2013 08:22:00 +0000 Jon Hamilton 24177 at http://tpr.org Can A Fruit Fly Help Explain Autism? The Source: The Gangs of San Antonio Past | Autism In The Classroom http://tpr.org/post/source-gangs-san-antonio-past-autism-classroom <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"I've not heard you mention the turf because that is what it was about, the Turf," said our caller named </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Joe who described himself as of the era of the Ghost Town Gang and others that were the topic of our discussion. &nbsp;From the </span>Olmos<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;pharmacy to the far </span>southside<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> there were small-time gangs all across the San Antonio of the </span>50s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and </span>60s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;Now in their </span>70s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> these old men recount, some with bravado, the histories of their neighborhoods and gangs to Mike </span>Tapia<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, associate professor of Criminology at </span>UTSA<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;</span>Tapia<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is conducting interviews, compiling for future generations the history of the barrios. &nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 22:49:31 +0000 Paul Flahive 16625 at http://tpr.org The Source: The Gangs of San Antonio Past | Autism In The Classroom Santikos, Eva's Heroes Partner For Sensory-Friendly Screenings http://tpr.org/post/santikos-evas-heroes-partner-sensory-friendly-screenings <p></p><div>Going to the movies is a part of most of our lives. But for many families with special needs, heading out to see the latest blockbuster is not an option.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p>In the movie business, bigger is better, and the local cineplex features an explosion of bewildering options designed to overwhelm the senses. &nbsp;For most of us, that’s what makes the movies fun – but for others, it can be too much to take.</p></div><div><p>Vivian Edens is a San Antonio mom whose son, Hunter, has Asperger Syndrome, a disorder on the autism spectrum.</p> Tue, 21 Sep 2010 15:00:00 +0000 Nathan Cone 9784 at http://tpr.org Santikos, Eva's Heroes Partner For Sensory-Friendly Screenings