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Chlorovirus ATCV-1 is part of the human oropharyngeal virome and is associated with changes in cognitive functions in humans and mice

Chlorovirus ATCV-1 is part of the human oropharyngeal virome and is associated with changes in cognitive functions in humans and mice | Autism | Scoop.it
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This is in some green algae, and scientists did not believe it affected humans.  It was found in 40% of those tested, and impairs brain function.

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Scientists Implicate More Than 100 Genes In Causing Autism

Scientists Implicate More Than 100 Genes In Causing Autism | Autism | Scoop.it
Spontaneous gene mutations, not ones inherited from parents, increase a child's risk of autism, scientists say. By comparing genes within families they've identified more than 100 suspects.
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Most Autistic People Have Normal Brain Anatomy - Neuroskeptic | DiscoverMagazine.com

Most Autistic People Have Normal Brain Anatomy - Neuroskeptic | DiscoverMagazine.com | Autism | Scoop.it
A new paper threatens to turn the world of autism neuroscience upside down. Its title is Anatomical Abnormalities in Autism?, and it claims that, well, the
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This is a study of High functioning autism (Aspergers) and normal brains which is not quite the same as looking at low functioning where I am sure they would find many more differences.

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Apple Puts Spotlight On Disability Offerings In App Store - Disability Scoop

Apple Puts Spotlight On Disability Offerings In App Store - Disability Scoop | Autism | Scoop.it
Apple is highlighting a growing number of apps catering to individuals with special needs with a featured special education section in its App Store.
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This is great and there are so many apps which help people with special needs.  

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Top 10 Myths About Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Top 10 Myths About Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) | Autism | Scoop.it
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy is currently the most universally heralded treatment for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (AS...
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Autistic adults face health insurance problems - EmaxHealth

Autistic adults face health insurance problems - EmaxHealth | Autism | Scoop.it
People who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are often faced with the dilemma of finding good health insurance once they are over the age of 21.
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Is Cuba’s Lower Autism Rate Connected to Its Less Aggressive Vaccination Schedule?

Is Cuba’s Lower Autism Rate Connected to Its Less Aggressive Vaccination Schedule? | Autism | Scoop.it
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Veriy interesting article about the number of vaccines required before the age of 5 by various countries and the their rates of autism per 1000.  Couldn't the schedule be altered and still keep children safe from disease and possibly lower autism rates?  A study would be nice.

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Classmates dump urine, feces, and spit on unwitting autistic teen in ice ... - Raw Story

Classmates dump urine, feces, and spit on unwitting autistic teen in ice ... - Raw Story | Autism | Scoop.it
Classmates dump urine, feces, and spit on unwitting autistic teen in ice ...
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How anyone could be so cruel is beyond my understanding.  They should be held accountable, and someday I hope they look back and feel very ashamed for this act.  I am heartbroken for this young man who was trying to help others.  What a shame.

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Technology helps kids with autism communicate - Tech Page One

Technology helps kids with autism communicate - Tech Page One | Autism | Scoop.it
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Technology helps kids with autism communicate
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Autism encompasses a wide spectrum of complex developmental disorders in which those affected can display a range of behaviors.
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Parent-reported cases of disability in children rise - USA TODAY

Parent-reported cases of disability in children rise - USA TODAY | Autism | Scoop.it
USA TODAY Parent-reported cases of disability in children rise USA TODAY The number of non-institutionalized children age 17 and younger with disabilities rose 16% between 2001 and 2011, with nearly 6 million children (8% of the population)...
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Scandal of putting mentally ill children in police cells must end, says MP

Scandal of putting mentally ill children in police cells must end, says MP | Autism | Scoop.it
Dr Sarah Wollaston condemns use of police stations for under-18s who are having a breakdown rather than taking them to specialist medical units

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A jail cell is no place for children having a breakdown.

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Nonprofit Creating Jobs For 100,000 People With Autism

Nonprofit Creating Jobs For 100,000 People With Autism | Autism | Scoop.it
An expected 500,000 adults with autism are expected to begin seeking employment over the next decade as a tidal wave of young adults with autism age out of school and other programs.
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Alternative medical treatment helps children with autism - KSAT San Antonio

Alternative medical treatment helps children with autism - KSAT San Antonio | Autism | Scoop.it
An alternative type of medical treatment is proving to be successful in helping children with autism.
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Effort to help care for disabled adults

Effort to help care for disabled adults | Autism | Scoop.it
It's a problem that parents of disabled children eventually face: who will care for their sons and daughters when they grow up?
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I know how difficult it is to find acceptable long term care for disabled adults  They deserve better than most of what I have seen.

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Can chemicals produced by gut microbiota affect children with autism?

Can chemicals produced by gut microbiota affect children with autism? | Autism | Scoop.it
Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have significantly different concentrations of certain bacterial-produced chemicals, called metabolites, in their feces compared to children without ASD.
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Study Finds Link Between Air Toxics, Autism

Study Finds Link Between Air Toxics, Autism | Autism | Scoop.it
A new study has found links between autism and exposure to higher levels of certain air toxics during pregnancy and the first two years of life.
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Broccoli Extract May Improve Autism Symptoms

Broccoli Extract May Improve Autism Symptoms | Autism | Scoop.it
A compound found in broccoli sprouts may improve core symptoms of autism, including social interaction, communication skills, irritability, and hyperactivity.
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Autistic adults face health insurance problems - eMaxHealth

Autistic adults face health insurance problems - eMaxHealth | Autism | Scoop.it
Autistic adults face health insurance problems
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Adults with autism continue to face ongoing problems with health insurance, and age is at the center of the debates.
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Zinc, copper levels in autism could provide answers - EmaxHealth

Zinc, copper levels in autism could provide answers - EmaxHealth | Autism | Scoop.it
Scientists have been trying to uncover the mysteries of autism spectrum disorder by analyzing mineral levels in the body.
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The benefits of exercise for people with autism

The benefits of exercise for people with autism | Autism | Scoop.it
September 4, 2014- "The benefits of exercise for people with autism"- There are many commonly known benefits of exercise such as: burning calories, helping to keep people healthy and in shape.
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I believe exercise is important for helping to control stress, anxiety for everyone,  It really helps keep William calmer.

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Children With Autism Have Extra Synapses : DNews

Children With Autism Have Extra Synapses : DNews | Autism | Scoop.it
Autism is linked to a protein that inhibits the brain's ability to trim its synapses as it develops. Continue reading →
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This new study could lead to new treatments.

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Seattle Children's changes lives of young adults with autism - KING5.com

Seattle Children's changes lives of young adults with autism - KING5.com | Autism | Scoop.it
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Seattle Children's changes lives of young adults with autism
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Children on the autism spectrum and their families have more resources than ever before, but a gap existed when they aged out of the school system.
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TV Series To Examine Life During Transition - Disability Scoop

TV Series To Examine Life During Transition - Disability Scoop | Autism | Scoop.it
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TV Series To Examine Life During Transition
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A new show focusing on the experiences of five young adults with intellectual disabilities is coming to television.
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Childhood Mental Disability Rates Up, Study Finds – WebMD

Childhood Mental Disability Rates Up, Study Finds – WebMD | Autism | Scoop.it
Largest increase reported among wealthier families (RT @disc_health: Parent-reported developmental and mental disabilities among children rose 16% between 2001-2011.
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