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Former science chief: 'MMR fears coming true'

Former science chief: 'MMR fears coming true' | Autism | Scoop.it
A former Government medical officer responsible for deciding whether medicines are safe has accused the Government of 'utterly inexplicable complacency' over the MMR triple vaccine for children. Dr Peter Fletcher first expressed concerns about MMR in 2001, saying safety trials before the vaccine's introduction in Britain were inadequate
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Parents Frustrated By Lack Of Residential Treatment Options

Steffen, who lives in Montgomery County near Dayton, said she and her husband can’t find anything available in the state. “I might have to accept a reality where I only see him once a month,” she said, her voice breaking as she spoke of treatment for Andrew in Indiana, Virginia or Florida.
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Controversial Anti-Vaccination Documentary Gets Release From Cinema Libre (EXCLUSIVE)

Controversial Anti-Vaccination Documentary Gets Release From Cinema Libre (EXCLUSIVE) | Autism | Scoop.it
Cinema Libre Studio has announced it will distribute the controversial documentary "Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe"
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The 'Brain-Hacking' Wearable That Promises to Recharge Your Mind

The 'Brain-Hacking' Wearable That Promises to Recharge Your Mind | Autism | Scoop.it
Wearable tech startup Thync says its headband product can reduce stress and give your mood a boost.
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Autism Wandering Bill Gets New Look

Autism Wandering Bill Gets New Look | Autism | Scoop.it
A revamped approach to federal legislation aimed at addressing the needs of kids with autism and other developmental disabilities who wander is garnering
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Autism Therapy To Become Mandatory Benefit For Federal Workers

In what advocates are hailing as a major step forward, the nation's largest employer will require that all of its health insurance plans cover ABA for kids with
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‘Mini-brains’ could revolutionise drug research and reduce animal use

‘Mini-brains’ could revolutionise drug research and reduce animal use | Autism | Scoop.it
Cells grown in petri dishes could allow researchers to observe the effects of drugs on neural activity as well as on the health and function of brain cells
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Study Highlights Health Risks For Those With Au...

Study Highlights Health Risks For Those With Au... | Autism | Scoop.it
Researchers are warning that more attention needs to be paid to the overall health of adults with autism, with a new study finding them at greater risk for a host of maladies.
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Parents with autistic children, professionals try drumming therapy - Syracuse.com

Parents with autistic children, professionals try drumming therapy - Syracuse.com | Autism | Scoop.it
Music therapy grows in popularity. Study shows it can help some people increase their attention, focus.

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Mobility Plan Can Improve Quality of Life For Autistic Adults

Mobility Plan Can Improve Quality of Life For Autistic Adults | Autism | Scoop.it
Successful integration into mainstream work and living environments is not an easy task for adults with developmental disorders as community infrastructures often present barriers and not solutions.

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Obesity More Common Among Kids With Autism, Study Finds

Obesity More Common Among Kids With Autism, Study Finds | Autism | Scoop.it
A new study is warning that children with autism face a heightened risk for obesity and they start packing on the pounds at much younger ages than their typically-developing peers.
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13 apps that support and empower the autistic community

13 apps that support and empower the autistic community | Autism | Scoop.it
From apps for nonverbal individuals to apps that make stressful situations less scary, check out these 13 options helping autistic people.
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Different ways of knowing

Different ways of knowing | Autism | Scoop.it
Daniel Tammet is a writer, linguist and educator. His 2006 memoir Born on a Blue Day describes his life with high-functioning autistic savant syndrome; his new book, Embracing the Wide Sky: A Tour Across the Horizons of the Mind, is a personal and scientific exploration of how the brain works and the differences and similarities between savant and non-savant minds. Tammet set a European record on March 14, 2004, when he recited the mathematical constant pi (3.141...) to 22,514 decimal places from memory in a time of 5 hours, 9 minutes.
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Premature autism deaths are 'hidden crisis' says charity

Premature autism deaths are 'hidden crisis' says charity | Autism | Scoop.it
Certain groups of autistic people die 30 years younger than their peers, say charity Autistica, calling for an immediate review into autism deaths
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Drama therapy: unlocking the door to change

Drama therapy: unlocking the door to change | Autism | Scoop.it
"Role playing, rather than just following scripts, is the key to drama therapy. The first time we do anything, it feels foreign. But with practice, you can tweak it and learn to feel comfortable adapting. Through role playing, we try out different roles." One-to-one sessions can benefit people with autism or those who are socially withdrawn. Croombs explains that private performance gives a confidential space for the person to use their own time and own way to express themselves without being put on the spot.

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Were the Timekeepers of the Ancient World Autistic?

Were the Timekeepers of the Ancient World Autistic? | Autism | Scoop.it
Were the ancient calendars a product of early autistic thinkers? If so, is that one more example of their place in the early churches, guiding humanity?
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16 People With Autism Describe Why Eye Contact Can Be Difficult

16 People With Autism Describe Why Eye Contact Can Be Difficult | Autism | Scoop.it
For some people on the autism spectrum, making eye contact can be a stressful, distracting and sensory-taxing experience.
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The world needs all kinds of minds

The world needs all kinds of minds | Autism | Scoop.it
Temple Grandin, diagnosed with autism as a child, talks about how her mind works -- sharing her ability to "think in pictures," which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss.
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Challenging Behaviors Tool Kit

Challenging Behaviors Tool Kit | Autism | Scoop.it

() Sometimes the difficulties of autism can lead to behaviors that are quite challenging for us to understand and address. Most individuals with autism will display challenging behaviors of some sort at some point in their lives.

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ID cards helping police interact with drivers with autism

ID cards helping police interact with drivers with autism | Autism | Scoop.it
Drivers in Alabama who have been diagnosed with autism can now carry around a special identification card to communicate with police and others, says an article in the local NBC news affiliate.
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Disney's "Inside Out" helping families with autism look at feelings

Disney's "Inside Out" helping families with autism look at feelings | Autism | Scoop.it
Inside Out, a new film by Disney/Pixar, is being praised both by critics and members of our autism community! Inside Out looks at the life of Riley, an 11-year-old girl who is moving to a new city.
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Bullying in the workplace - NAS

Bullying in the workplace - NAS | Autism | Scoop.it

How to recognise if you are being bullied, ways to help if you are being bullied, tips on how to interact and cope in the workplace, and more.


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akwaco's curator insight, November 21, 2015 8:07 AM

Although written for a British audience, this is a universal issue applicable to all.

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Learning The Rules Of Asperger Syndrome - The Jewish Press

Learning The Rules Of Asperger Syndrome - The Jewish Press | Autism | Scoop.it
We know that the child is cognitively capable, so we ask ourselves, “Why can’t he just act like everyone else?”
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