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Professional Development to Enhance Autism Services

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Parents angry at school officials for allowing daughter with autism to walk home alone w/video

Parents angry at school officials for allowing daughter with autism to walk home alone w/video | Autism Supports | Scoop.it

Southwest Miami-Dade, FLA The parents of a 6 year old girl on the spectrum are voicing their anger following a security guard’s decision to allow their daughter to walk home from school alone. According to Zoe Maglio’s parents, the guard gave the youngster permission to walk the entire six blocks to her family’s home [ ] The post Parents angry at school officials for allowing daughter with autism to walk home alone w/video appeared first on Autism Daily Newscast.


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The Positive Traits of Autism – Part 5 – Honesty

The Positive Traits of Autism – Part 5 – Honesty | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
Unfortunately very few people in the world are truly honest.  This is not meant to sound cynical, but the majority of people will lie or deceive at some point in their life.  Even though a lot of people claim to value honesty as a character trait,...

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MRIs link impaired brain activity to inability to regulate emotions in autism

MRIs link impaired brain activity to inability to regulate emotions in autism | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
Tantrums, irritability, self-injury, depression, anxiety. These symptoms are associated with autism, but they're not considered core symptoms of the disorder. Researchers from the UNC School of Medicine are challenging this assertion.
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Siblings With Autism Less Similar Than Previously Thought, Study Says

Siblings With Autism Less Similar Than Previously Thought, Study Says | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
Surprising study has implications for care
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Scans reveal autistic brains contain unique, and highly idiosyncratic connections

Scans reveal autistic brains contain unique, and highly idiosyncratic connections | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
In people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), no two brains are alike when it comes to connectivity between regions, scientists have found, which is in stark contrast to the relatively uniform way the brains of people without autism are arranged....
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More Differences Than Similarities Are Found in Autistic Siblings

More Differences Than Similarities Are Found in Autistic Siblings | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
Most siblings with a diagnosis do not share the same genetic risk factors for the disorder and are as distinct in their behaviors as any brothers and sisters, scientists reported.
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Boy scout with autism makes autism awareness video - Autism Daily Newscast

Boy scout with autism makes autism awareness video - Autism Daily Newscast | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
Grafton, Ohio – Micheal Whary, an intelligent and energetic 16-year-old is a Boy Scout and was eager to earn the high honor that can be awarded, that of Eagle Scout. Only i in 100 boys, will be awarded this status.

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Bill would strengthen law to avoid seclusion or restraint of special-ed ... - The Seattle Times

Bill would strengthen law to avoid seclusion or restraint of special-ed ... - The Seattle Times | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
Rep. Gerry Pollet says a state law that prohibits special-ed students from being restrained or secluded unless others are in imminent physical danger needs to be strengthened.
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Largest-ever autism genome study finds most siblings have different autism-risk genes

Largest-ever autism genome study finds most siblings have different autism-risk genes | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
The largest-ever autism genome study reveals that the disorder's genetic underpinnings are more complex than previously thought: Most siblings who have autism have different autism-linked genes.
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Update – Parents file complaint with Department of Justice against school board over service dog – With Video

Update – Parents file complaint with Department of Justice against school board over service dog – With Video | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
Sherwood, Ore -The family of a young boy with autism has filed a federal complaint following the school’s refusal to allow their son’s autism service dog to attend classes with him without a handler.

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Review Autism Parent Survival Guide - Autism Parent Survival Guide Report

Written by parents, for parents. tips on finding doctors, therapists, schools, caregivers!
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The Sexual Politics of Autism – Phenomena: Only Human

The Sexual Politics of Autism – Phenomena: Only Human | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
A diagnosis of autism is almost five times more common in boys than girls. But a new study suggest the sex differences in autism have been greatly exaggerated.

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Apps for Autism

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When in comes to choosing the right Apps for Autism, a little bit of investment may go a long way. Both  iTunes and the Android app store have heaps of apps designed specifically to help children with varying types of autism and ADHD.

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Podcast: Stuart Duncan: Minecraft for Autism

Stuart Duncan, is the author of the autism blog called Autism From a Father’s Point of View and also the founder of Autcraft, the first Minecraft server for children with autism and their families. He was diagnosed with Asperger’s as an adult aft...


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Can This Treatment Help Me? There's a Statistic for That - New York Times

Can This Treatment Help Me? There's a Statistic for That - New York Times | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
President Obama’s “precision medicine” proposal addresses a little-known fact: Many medicines help only a small fraction of the people who take them.
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New brain studies offer hope with social language - Autism Daily Newscast

New brain studies offer hope with social language - Autism Daily Newscast | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
The human brain has been receiving a lot of interest lately in studies designed to help autistic children. This interest may lead to early identification as well as an app that helps autistic children with social language.

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Siblings with autism rarely share genetic mutations

The majority of siblings with autism spectrum disorder don't share genetic mutations associated with the disorder, reports a new study published today in Nature Medicine. Children who do share...
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"Autisms" a More Appropriate Term than "Autism," Geneticists Say

"Autisms" a More Appropriate Term than "Autism," Geneticists Say | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
The DNA of affected individuals varies remarkably, researchers say
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People with autism have 'unique' brain patterns - Health News - NHS Choices

People with autism have 'unique' brain patterns - Health News - NHS Choices | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
RT @NHSChoices: Autism and 'unique' brain patterns - more on research and reporting here: http://t.co/Gapct8m8qf #BehindTheHeadlines http:/…
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Study Links Depakote Use During Pregnancy to Autism - Autism Daily Newscast

Study Links Depakote Use During Pregnancy to Autism - Autism Daily Newscast | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
A Danish study found that mothers who took the anti-seizure medication Depakote during pregnancy were five times as likely to give birth to a child diagnosed with autism as mothers who did not take the drug.

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Transitive and Intransitive Verbs

Transitive and Intransitive Verbs | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
RT @GrammarGirl: Transitive and Intransitive Verbs: A Memory Trick http://t.co/QntXhegWNX http://t.co/R8l2sUBoft
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Autism Diagnosis in Siblings Serves as Poor Indicator of Risk

Autism Diagnosis in Siblings Serves as Poor Indicator of Risk | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
Most siblings with a diagnosis do not share the same genetic risk factors for the disorder and are as distinct in their behaviors as any brothers and sisters, scientists reported.
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‘Autism Tsunami’ represented in the media – should we be using this term?

‘Autism Tsunami’ represented in the media – should we be using this term? | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
Recently we have seen many headlines about an autism epidemic. These news stories and press releases all use a common phrase, that of an ‘Autism Tsunami,’ A Tech Times headline reads; Preparing for the ‘Autism Tsunami': How Will U.S.

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Penrith Farms's curator insight, January 28, 11:17 AM

I thought this was a good perspective from the mother of a child with autism.  She actually references both articles I posted last week.

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Ontario in need of autism programs - Autism Daily Newscast

Ontario in need of autism programs - Autism Daily Newscast | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
Ontario, Canada – Families with autism and the agencies wanting help them claim that people on the spectrum are being turned away from services they sorely need.

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