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A collection of news, research, stories and insights about autism curated by Scotland's national autism charity - Scottish Autism. The content and views expressed are that of the original authors.
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Autistic Boy Receives Unexpected Visit and Gifts From a Union Pacific Conductor with video

Autistic Boy Receives Unexpected Visit and Gifts From a Union Pacific Conductor with video | Autism Updates | Scoop.it
Clinton, UTA -  “Train conductor Matthew”, a twelve year old boy with autism, experienced the surprise of his young life!

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Howson to hike into Crail - Fife Today

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Howson to hike into Crail
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He said: “I am passionate about “Putting Autism on the Map” and helping the charity Scottish Autism with the great work they are doing to enhance the lives of people who live with this condition.
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Assistive Technology Improves Access to Education for Children with Autism - Autism Daily Newscast

Assistive Technology Improves Access to Education for Children with Autism - Autism Daily Newscast | Autism Updates | Scoop.it
Autism Daily Newscast Assistive Technology Improves Access to Education for Children with Autism Autism Daily Newscast learning The rapid growth in the development and use of assistive technology in recent years has significantly improved access to...
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Following a different beat - Appleton Post Crescent

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Following a different beat
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The kindergartner, who has autism and, like Shane, is high-functioning, has always had an interest in music. Helling supplied drum sticks and Miller purchased a cheap drum set at a discount store.
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Study links synaesthesia to autism

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Research suggests synaesthesia - the jumbling up of the senses - is more than twice as common in adults with autism.
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Life with Aspergers: Asperger's Syndrome and Friendship

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Mexican man with Asperger's syndrome wins court battle - BBC News

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Mexican man with Asperger's syndrome wins court battle
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A 25-year-old Mexican with the autistic condition Asperger's has won the right to make key decisions about his life without parental consent.
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Single with autism: It's complicated - The Globe and Mail

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Single with autism: It's complicated
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But individuals such as Simkover, who has Asperger syndrome and thus falls on the high-functioning end of the spectrum, possess a clear desire for romance.
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Architect Has Found The Key To Designing For Autistic Children - Business Insider

Architect Has Found The Key To Designing For Autistic Children - Business Insider | Autism Updates | Scoop.it
Architect Has Found The Key To Designing For Autistic Children Business Insider “New Struan Centre for Autism in Alloa, Scotland, designed by Aitken Turnbull, consists of a glass atrium that floods the space in brilliant sunlight." Studio Gang...
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Katie Miles's curator insight, January 27, 2014 9:44 AM

Autism design is already incorported into The Camp Hill Special School's campus in Glenmoore PA. The campus is celebrating it's 50th anniversary this year, so it doesn't resemble this picture. but all of the fundamental insights mentioned in this article are prominent focal points  in the Waldorf schools daily education. The residential community also accepts day students and has a kindergarten with typically developing students.  

More information can be obtained at : www.camphillspecialschool.org

Katie Miles's curator insight, January 27, 2014 10:21 AM

see prior remarks

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Children with autism practice travel at NYC's JFK - 8 News NOW

Children with autism practice travel at NYC's JFK - 8 News NOW | Autism Updates | Scoop.it
Tom and Zsuzsa Price arrived Saturday to Kennedy International Airport, their four young children in tow, full of anxiety. Four-year-old Callum has autism and the whole family had never been on a...
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The curious incident of the lizard helping boy with autism - Express.co.uk

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The curious incident of the lizard helping boy with autism
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AN autistic boy's life has been transformed by his best friend – a pet lizard called Spike.
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Louise Elliott is fundraising on JustGiving for Scottish Autism

Louise Elliott is fundraising on JustGiving for Scottish Autism | Autism Updates | Scoop.it
Help Louise raise money for this great cause. (One of my students is raising money for Scottish Autism.
Wire in and contribute if you can please.
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What is the purpose of children's support plans? - Herald Scotland

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What is the purpose of children's support plans?
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"The local authority must make sure that the child or young person receives the support outlined in their plan," Autism Scotland advises parents.
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Asperger's Are Us: A True Story – Film Documentary - Autism Daily Newscast

Asperger's Are Us: A True Story – Film Documentary - Autism Daily Newscast | Autism Updates | Scoop.it
Autism Daily Newscast Asperger's Are Us: A True Story – Film Documentary Autism Daily Newscast Boston, Massachusetts – Asperger's Are Us: A True Story, is a documentary film that follows a group of four comedians as they write, rehearse, and...
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Link Between Sleep and Autism Helps Families

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Good bedtime routines radically improve lives of parents and behavior of children with ASD.
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Susan Boyle is part of autism's 'invisible generation' - BBC News

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Susan Boyle is part of autism's 'invisible generation'
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Scottish singer Susan Boyle has been diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, a form of autism.
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Love hormone 'helps autistic brain' - BBC News

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Love hormone 'helps autistic brain'
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The "love hormone" oxytocin alters the brain activity of children with autism and makes them more social, according to US researchers.
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Heather Ash's curator insight, February 27, 2014 11:50 PM

The headline of this article is a bit deceptive. The article does not state that the children acted more social but that the areas of the brain associated with social interaction were more active. The initial experiment only had a sample of 17 children, although a larger study is currently being conducted. Although the evidence is limited, it is still very exciting to think oxytocin might help kids with ASD to improve their social interactions. These findings may be especially helpful for children on the higher functioning end of the autism spectrum that primarily struggle with social interactions. 

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Girls 'hide autism better than boys', University College London research says

Girls 'hide autism better than boys', University College London research says | Autism Updates | Scoop.it
NEW research suggests many girls could be suffering with undiagnosed autism - as they are better at covering up the signs compared to boys. (NEW research suggests many girls could be suffering with undiagnosed autism - as they are better ...
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Manchester Airport Autism Awareness Strategy

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Manchester Airport Autism Awareness Strategy http://t.co/WC2lZgBDAP
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Louise Avril's curator insight, November 6, 2013 4:37 AM

So glad to see they have a working strategy for helping Autisitic travellers

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Halloween Safety Tips for Your Child with Autism | Spirit of Autism

Halloween Safety Tips for Your Child with Autism | Spirit of Autism | Autism Updates | Scoop.it
Halloween can be a pretty overwhelming for a child with autism. Here are some tips for a safe and enjoyable Halloween for you and your child.
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Inverness to host its first autism friendly show | National Theatre of ...

Inverness to host its first autism friendly show | National Theatre of ... | Autism Updates | Scoop.it
An innovative performance of Dragon will be the very first autism-friendly show in Inverness. The performance at Eden Court on Wednesday 23rd October at 7pm is exclusively for audience members who would benefit from a ...
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Fun for all at Ythan Cycle Run - Ellon Times

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Fun for all at Ythan Cycle Run
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This year's event supported the charity, Autism Scotland, however cyclists who were sponsored were given the choice to donate half of the money they raised to a charity of their own choice.
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Life of 10-year old girl with autism transformed by friendship

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Don Knox is fundraising on JustGiving for Scottish Autism

Don Knox is fundraising on JustGiving for Scottish Autism | Autism Updates | Scoop.it
Help Don raise money for this great cause. (Congratulations to the GCU Audio Team who completed Pedal Scotland to raise money for Scottish Autism. They have...
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Autism Self Direct | Self Directed Support project in Scotland

Autism Self Direct | Self Directed Support project in Scotland | Autism Updates | Scoop.it
single referral point for ppl looking for an autism specific self-directed support service in Scotland.
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