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Boys in the UK twice as likely to be diagnosed with special needs - Telegraph

Boys in the UK twice as likely to be diagnosed with special needs - Telegraph | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
Almost one-in-four boys are being labelled as suffering special needs at school, official figures show.
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King's College London - Genetic influences on autism estimated at between 74-98 per cent

King's College London - Genetic influences on autism estimated at between 74-98 per cent | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
Genetic influences on autism estimated at between 74-98 per cent.
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Wrightslaw Returning to Albuquerque, NM on March 10, 2015!

Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference, a Wrightslaw training program featuring Pete Wright, Esq., is being sponsored by Education for Parents of Indian Children with Special Needs.
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Students With Disabilities Suspended More Often

Students With Disabilities Suspended More Often | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
The likelihood that a student with a disability will be suspended from school appears to vary greatly depending on where they live, a new analysis finds.
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Genetic variant rs17225178 in the ARNT2 gene is associated with Asperger ... - 7thSpace Interactive (press release)

Genetic variant rs17225178 in the ARNT2 gene is associated with Asperger Syndrome - up-to-the-minute news and headlines. 7thSpace is a online portal covering topics such as Family, Business, Entertainment, Headlines, Recipes and more.
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Molecular Autism | Full text | Constrained spherical deconvolution-based tractography and tract-based spatial statistics show abnormal microstructural organization in Asperger syndrome

The aim of this study was to investigate potential differences in neural structure in individuals with Asperger syndrome (AS), high-functioning individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
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Never Fear – Online Aspergers Women Resources Are Here

Never Fear – Online Aspergers Women Resources Are Here | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
In the nonstop tsunami of global information, librarians provide us with floaties and teach us to swim.
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TWAP003: Anthony Ianni on Autism, Bullying, and Overcoming the Odds

TWAP003: Anthony Ianni on Autism, Bullying, and Overcoming the Odds | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
This podcast episode is brought to you by the Thrive with Aspergers community.  Visit the Thrive with Aspergers community to interact with other fine people in the Aspergers autism community.
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Temple Grandin offers frank advice at autism conference

Temple Grandin offers frank advice at autism conference | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
Stacy and Jaden Carmichael began learning from Temple Grandin Friday afternoon even before the world-famous autism activist started giving her
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As Common Core Testing Is Ushered In, Parents and Students Opt Out - New York Times

As Common Core Testing Is Ushered In, Parents and Students Opt Out - New York Times | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
On Monday, many public school students in New Jersey will begin to take standardized tests that are opposed by an unusually diverse coalition of enemies.
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Owosso teen with autism touched by Ianni's similar story - USA TODAY High School Sports

Owosso teen with autism touched by Ianni's similar story - USA TODAY High School Sports | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
Candi Page saw a lot of similarities between Anthony Ianni's story of living with autism and her son's. Cross country helped 14-year-old Matthew Page adjust in his transition to Owosso High School,...
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An Experiment Uncontrolled (autism spectrum, social anxiety)

An Experiment Uncontrolled (autism spectrum, social anxiety) | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
M Kelter discusses the autism spectrum and the temptation to self-medicate as a way of managing co-morbid conditions.
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Autism and ABA: 'My beautiful, fun little boy was slipping away from me' - Daily Mail

Autism and ABA: 'My beautiful, fun little boy was slipping away from me' - Daily Mail | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
When her young son Konstantin was diagnosed with autism, Tanja Gullestrup decided that only a demanding tough-love therapy could stop her losing him to this isolating condition.
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Heritability of autism spectrum disorder studied in UK twins

Heritability of autism spectrum disorder studied in UK twins | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
Substantial genetic and moderate environmental influences were associated with risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and broader autism traits in a study of twins in the United Kingdom, according to an article published online by JAMA Psychiatry.
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In Fight Over Service Dog, School Board Is Brought To Heel

In Fight Over Service Dog, School Board Is Brought To Heel | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
After a two-year legal battle that garnered Justice Department attention, a school district has been ordered to allow a boy with disabilities to bring his service dog to class.
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New Housing Concept Emerging For Those With Disabilities

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Construction is underway on a gated community specifically designed for people with developmental disabilities that planners say could become a new national model.
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So Overwhelming! School Refuses to Provide Assessment Results!

So Overwhelming! School Refuses to Provide Assessment Results! | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
We started the process in September and still have not had our IEP meeting! 1. The school has decided that legal timelines are unimportant. 2. I requested assessment results before the IEP meeting and was denied.
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Entrepreneur with Asperger's peddling affordable electric bike - Los Angeles Times

Entrepreneur with Asperger's peddling affordable electric bike - Los Angeles Times | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
Storm Sonders has a house in Malibu, a daily surfing routine and one of the hottest crowd-funding campaigns on the Internet.
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'Community conversation' seeks to spur more inclusion of residents with autism ... - MLive.com

Muskegon County residents with autism, Down Syndrome and other development disabilities remain largely excluded from employment opportunities and other important facets of life.
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High Court Rejects Autism-Vaccine Case - Disability Scoop

High Court Rejects Autism-Vaccine Case - Disability Scoop | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a case brought by a woman who says her son's autism was caused by vaccines he received.
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Inside the Autism Spectrum

This Autism Speaks film delves into just how unique every individual with autism spectrum disorders is. There is a saying among the autism community, "If you've met one person with autism,...
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GcMAF – the beginning of the end for autism

Over 900 children have now trialled GcMAF around the world, and clinics are reporting a response rate of over 80% in reducing the symptoms of autism.
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5 Rules for Surviving Snow Days for Families of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

5 Rules for Surviving Snow Days for Families of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
Most children with Autism Spectrum Disorder find snow days to be anything but joyful. Discover tips to help on snowy days here!
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Autism a spectrum disorder, not 'illness' - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Autism a spectrum disorder, not 'illness' - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
A writer chides us for calling autism an "illness" in a recent Thumbs Up editorial.
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Things Not to Try for Autism - PsychCentral.com (blog)

Things Not to Try for Autism - PsychCentral.com (blog) | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
When a child has communication challenges related to an autism spectrum disorder, parents and educators will often try a variety of remedies — many of which lack scientific evidence. Often, the interventions or “therapies” may actually do more...
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