autism http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Author Brings Story Of Disney Characters Saving His Autistic Son To STL http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/author-brings-story-disney-characters-saving-his-autistic-son-stl <p>Washington, D.C. author <a href="http://ronsuskind.com/">Ron Suskind </a>and his wife Cornelia Kennedy were devastated when 2-year-old Owen stopped talking and began walking with a drunken gait.</p><p></p><p></p><p>When, how did their son’s regression begin? “It’s like reviewing clues to a kidnapping,” Suskind writes in <a href="http://www.left-bank.com/book/9781423180364">“Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism.”</a></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 04:12:50 +0000 Nancy Fowler 35197 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Author Brings Story Of Disney Characters Saving His Autistic Son To STL Autism Awareness In The African American Community http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/autism-awareness-african-american-community <p>Autism is becoming increasingly prevalent. &nbsp;1 in 88 children is diagnosed with the condition and because it is more prevalent among boys, 1 in 54 boys receive the diagnosis.</p><p>The good news is that research is increasing and there are many more treatments from which to choose.</p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 23:34:48 +0000 Mary Edwards, Alex Heuer & Don Marsh 9716 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Autism Awareness In The African American Community Brain differences found in infants who develop autism http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/brain-differences-found-infants-who-develop-autism <p>New research shows that differences in the brain development of autistic children are already visible in infants as young as 6 months old.</p><p>Researchers at four study sites nationwide used a type of MRI scan to look at brain development in the younger siblings of autistic children, who are known to be at higher risk for autism themselves.</p><p>Ninety-two children were scanned at 6, 12, and 24 months of age, while the children were sleeping.</p> Fri, 17 Feb 2012 21:57:50 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 3093 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Brain differences found in infants who develop autism Morning headlines: February 2, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-february-2-2012 <p><strong>STL Mayor Chief of Staff: removing dome roof won&#39;t work</strong></p><p>The St. Louis Convention &amp; Visitors Commission gave the Rams a plan Wednesday calling for $124 million in upgrades to the Edward Jones Dome. The lease with the team requires the Dome to be in the top 25 percent of NFL stadiums or the Rams can leave in 2015.</p><p>The CVC&#39;s plan includes a new scoreboard, replacing 1800 seats with 1500 club seats and installing windows to allow more natural light.</p> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 15:43:48 +0000 Julie Bierach, Maria Altman & The Associated Press 2992 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: February 2, 2012