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How girls and boys differ when it comes to autism - CNN.com

How girls and boys differ when it comes to autism - CNN.com | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
Autism (now better known as autism spectrum disorder or ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder caused, at least in part, by genetic factors.
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StarTribune - Shifting gears on drivers' education

StarTribune - Shifting gears on drivers' education | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it

Like many young men counting down the days until they can drive, David Hastings has March 15 circled in red: It's the day he takes his behind-the-wheel driver's test.

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Medford students thrive under Y.A.L.E. partnership in district

Students with Asperger Syndrome (AS) or High Functioning Autism (HFA) who attend the Y.A.L.E. program — as well as typically achieving students — are enjoying a new and unique learning situation in the district.
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Moms of autistic children work less, earn less

Moms of autistic children work less, earn less | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - U.S.families with autistic children earn nearly $18,000 less than parents of normally developing kids, according to a new report.The gap is mainly due to mothers not having...
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North Shore Pediatric Therapy center helps disabled victims of bullying | abc7chicago.com

North Shore Pediatric Therapy center helps disabled victims of bullying | abc7chicago.com | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
Children with disabilities often are targets for bullies. Research shows they are bulled about 60 percent of the time.
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Neon Trees to perform benefit concert for children with autism | The Salt Lake Tribune

Neon Trees to perform benefit concert for children with autism | The Salt Lake Tribune | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it

Utah County band Neon Trees will perform a benefit concert at Mountain View High School (665 W. Center St.) in Orem on Saturday, April 7, at 5 p.m.

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Utah to fund pilot program for autism treatment without mandate

Utah to fund pilot program for autism treatment without mandate | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
Utah government and private businesses are set to launch a collaboration with the potential to transform the lives of hundreds of families with young autistic children.
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Lakeside Center for Autism uses technology as treatment tool : The Issaquah Press – News, Sports, Classifieds and More in Issaquah, WA

Lakeside Center for Autism uses technology as treatment tool : The Issaquah Press – News, Sports, Classifieds and More in Issaquah, WA | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
Lakeside Center for Autism uses the popular Microsoft Kinect system and other tools
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Reach for the laptop - The Sault Star - Ontario, CA

Reach for the laptop - The Sault Star - Ontario, CA | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it

One autistic teenager is turning his education around thanks to his laptop computer and the tech-savvy teachers at his high school.

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Manitoba Theatre for Young People uses drama to help children with autism

Manitoba Theatre for Young People uses drama to help children with autism | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it

Ben couldn't play pretend....

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Speaking of useful apps, this one's a genuine life-changer

Speaking of useful apps, this one's a genuine life-changer | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
Speaking of useful apps, this one's a genuine life-changer...
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Surf group changing lives of autistic children

Surf group changing lives of autistic children | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
Jacob Wolf frowns, cups his hands over his ears to shut out the clamor of the world, and stares fixedly at the ground as he navigates the playground.
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Kids, instructors Rock the Autism in music classes

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Autistic children need help to flourish in schools

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Children with autism need special support so they can flourish in traditional schools.
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Study Helps Explain Autism Social Skills Troubles

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Most people learn new social skills by modeling what others do. But for those with autism, differences in one section of the brain could be inhibiting this ability to mimic behavior.
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Lee County Golden Apple winner embraces teaching challenge

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One of six Lee County Golden Apple teacher winners this year, Laura Reed does whatever it takes, in and out of the classroom, to help autistic students thrive.

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Advocates: Police need training on autism

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The arrest of an autistic teenager who could face four years in a Michigan prison shows the need to train police on dealing with autistic people, advocates say.
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Autism program

To its credit, the Legislature has launched a pilot program to pay for services to children ages 2-6 who suffer from autism.
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Will state's budget crisis imperil autism programs? Metro-east agencies have national reputation - Metro-east news - bnd.com

Will state's budget crisis imperil autism programs? Metro-east agencies have national reputation - Metro-east news - bnd.com | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
The metro-east is well-known as one of the best places in the country for children with autism to get care and an education.
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Siskin Institute uses iPad2 technology in new pilot program

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A pilot program for developmentally delayed children that combines new communication therapies with iPad2 technologies has started at the Center for Child and Family Research at Siskin Childrens Institute in Chattanooga.
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Restaurant etiquette sometimes difficult for children with autism

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Oklahoma City teachers work to transition autistic students to regular classrooms

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The number of students with autism in the Oklahoma City School District has tripled in the past decade. Teachers are working to help transition this growing population into mainstream classrooms.

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'Occupy' Action Critiques Testing, Targets Ed. Dept.

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Protesters are set to convene in Washington today for four days of rallies, marches, and talks taking high-stakes testing and the "corporatization" of public schools.
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