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Practical Training on Adolescence and Autism for Parents and Educators - Autism College

Practical Training on Adolescence and Autism for Parents and Educators - Autism College | autistic spectrum | Scoop.it
Are you a parent (or educator) of a pre-teen or teen? Do you think his or her autism is getting worse? Then this three -part series Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum taking place on September 10, 17, 24; at 6:00- 8:00 PST is for you.

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Clothing range by Caravan designed for children with autism – w/video

Clothing range by Caravan designed for children with autism – w/video | autistic spectrum | Scoop.it
Sensewear by Caravan clothing is specifically designed for children with autism and sensory perception difficulties. Their clothing range has an inflatable lining that provide comfort and help with sensory needs.

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Autism Daily Newscast's curator insight, August 24, 6:31 AM

Glad to see more and more clothes specifically designed for those on the #autism spectrum

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Lawyers accuse boy with autism of instigating fight after he was beaten in a school bus

Lawyers accuse boy with autism of instigating fight after he was beaten in a school bus | autistic spectrum | Scoop.it
Orlando, Fla. — Lawyers representing the Seminole County School Board accused a young teenage boy with autism of instigating a fight during an incident on a school bus where he was beaten while he was restrained in a harness that he wore to keep...

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Autism Daily Newscast's curator insight, August 21, 5:37 AM

Right - let's blame the autistic child. WRONG

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Young woman with autism plans to open her own bakery – Kim’s Cupcakery.

Roseburg, Or – Kim Miller has autism and has always dreamed of owning her own bakery. Together with her mother Eileen, she has set up a GoFundMe campaign in order to make this dream become a reality. This can be viewed here.

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Autism Daily Newscast's curator insight, August 21, 5:17 AM

Popular story this week and good news. All the best to Kim.

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Interview with Olley Edwards, filmmaker, author and campaigner for women on the autistic spectrum

Interview with Olley Edwards, filmmaker, author and campaigner for women on the autistic spectrum | autistic spectrum | Scoop.it
UK – Olley Edwards is an author, actress and film director. She tirelessly campaigns on the rights for autistic women and for better and early diagnosis.

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Autism Daily Newscast's curator insight, August 13, 10:52 AM

Another wonderful interview with Olley. #women and #autism

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How to help young people with autism stay on in education after school

How to help young people with autism stay on in education after school | autistic spectrum | Scoop.it
Fewer than one in four young people with autism continue their education after school. Too often, colleges and universities are just not equipped or well-enough prepared to support young people with autism to move into further or higher education.

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Important issue for #autism and transitioning to adulthood.

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Jo Worgan :The Language of Autism - Huffington Post UK

Jo Worgan :The Language of Autism - Huffington Post UK | autistic spectrum | Scoop.it
Many parents have asked that I use the term 'with autism' rather than 'autistic', as they feel that they are 'labeling' their child. I do not see it in that way.

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Autism Daily Newscast's curator insight, August 14, 10:37 AM

Must read from our editor Jo - we will be reprinting this next week for you to read all over again. 

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Facing the challenges of autism in Iran

Facing the challenges of autism in Iran | autistic spectrum | Scoop.it
Isfahan, Iran — The number of individuals affected by autism is rising everywhere in the world— even in countries where not many are aware of, or know really much about the condition— including Iran. Yalda Hojjati is 35 years old.

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Well received #international #autism story coming from #Iran

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Autism Daily Newscast's curator insight, August 10, 9:10 AM

Well received #international #autism story coming from #Iran

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Keep the Change – a film short that explores autism

Keep the Change – a film short that explores autism | autistic spectrum | Scoop.it
KEEP THE CHANGE is an exciting film short from the filmmakers at Tangerine Entertainment.

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a short #film about #autism

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a short #film about #autism

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a short #film about #autism

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The Spectrum – Part 6 – Diagnosis: Help or Hindrance?

The Spectrum – Part 6 – Diagnosis: Help or Hindrance? | autistic spectrum | Scoop.it
Is a diagnoses of autism a label, or a doorway to help? Some say that a diagnosis is unnecessary and pointless, whereas others make the case that they would never have got the help they needed for themselves, or their children without one.

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Paddy-Joe with his next installment on the #autism spectrum.

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Autism Daily Newscast's curator insight, August 6, 4:52 AM

Paddy-Joe with his next installment on the #autism spectrum.

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Nebraska Medicaid won’t appeal court ruling on autism coverage

Nebraska Medicaid won’t appeal court ruling on autism coverage | autistic spectrum | Scoop.it
Lincoln, Neb. — Medicaid will no longer fight a court’s ruling that requires it to start covering autism treatments that are potentially costly, but likely effective.

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#autism coverage - battle one in Nebraska.

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Autism Daily Newscast's curator insight, August 7, 6:32 AM

#autism coverage - battle one in Nebraska.

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#autism coverage - battle one in Nebraska.

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Young adults with autism show improved social function following UCLA skills program

Young adults with autism show improved social function following UCLA skills program | autistic spectrum | Scoop.it
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – LOS ANGELES:  Researchers at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA have found that a social skills program for high-functioning young adults with autism spectrum disorder significantly improved...

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We need more programs like this to help #autistic teens navigate into adulthood. 

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Autism Daily Newscast's curator insight, August 7, 6:30 AM

We need more programs like this to help #autistic teens navigate into adulthood. 

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We need more programs like this to help #autistic teens navigate into adulthood. 

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Research finds a way to determine who is at risk of developing either psychosis or autism

Research finds a way to determine who is at risk of developing either psychosis or autism | autistic spectrum | Scoop.it
Los Angeles — Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania may have found a way to determine if a young child is at risk of developing either autism, or psychosis.

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interesting #autism research.  But being 'at risk' does not mean that you will develop it.

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Autism Daily Newscast's curator insight, August 7, 6:33 AM

interesting #autism research.

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interesting #autism research.

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Provocative new study finds bullies have highest self esteem, social status, lowest rates of depression

Provocative new study finds bullies have highest self esteem, social status, lowest rates of depression | autistic spectrum | Scoop.it
A just-published Canadian study has added heft to a new theory about bullying — that the behaviour actually helps build social rank and sex appeal

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#Bullying is a serious issue - now more than ever and especially for those who are #autsitic. This is a must read. 

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Autism Daily Newscast's curator insight, July 31, 8:59 AM

#Bullying is a serious issue - now more than ever and especially for those who are #autsitic. This is a must read. 

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Children with autism aren’t necessarily visual learners

Children with autism aren’t necessarily visual learners | autistic spectrum | Scoop.it
Children with autism are often described as “visual learners” and said to “think in pictures”. Accordingly, teachers and therapists routinely prescribe picture-based communication systems in an effort to support their learning.

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All children are individual - don't treat them all the same.

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Autism Daily Newscast's curator insight, August 19, 6:44 AM

Interesting #autism study that is getting a lot of reads and shares. 

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Children with autism should be given opportunities to socialise

Children with autism should be given opportunities to socialise | autistic spectrum | Scoop.it
Last week I read a really interesting article from The Conversation and reprinted here on Autism Daily Newscast, entitled: ‘Children with autism shouldn’t be forced to socialise’.

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Autism Daily Newscast's curator insight, August 21, 5:11 AM

Our editor Jo Worgan's take on the should children on the spectrum be encouraged to socialize.

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Press Release – Different Drummer: One Man’s Music and Its Impact on ADD, Anxiety, and Autism

Press Release – Different Drummer: One Man’s Music and Its Impact on ADD, Anxiety, and Autism | autistic spectrum | Scoop.it
SANTA FE, NM, USA  August 11th, 2015 — The Strong Institute has announced the release of Jeff Strong’s new book, Different Drummer: One Man’s Music and Its Impact on ADD, Anxiety, and Autism.  “Different Drummer is a brave and open memoir of...

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Autism Daily Newscast's curator insight, August 21, 5:37 AM

Anyone read this yet?

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How much tolerance is too much?

How much tolerance is too much? | autistic spectrum | Scoop.it
Autism, and issues around autism often prove to be divisive.

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Read what Paddy-Joe has to say on this issue and share your thoughts. 

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Podcast: Navigating the Maze of Childhood Autism with Dr. Linda Barboa

Podcast: Navigating the Maze of Childhood Autism with Dr. Linda Barboa | autistic spectrum | Scoop.it
Dr. Linda Barboa holds degrees in speech pathology and audiology, psychology, and early childhood education.

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Autism Daily Newscast's curator insight, August 14, 10:36 AM

The latest Autism Podcast with Catherine. 

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Autism Research: 7th August, 2015 Week in Review

Autism Research: 7th August, 2015 Week in Review | autistic spectrum | Scoop.it
Self-assessment for autism adults with repetitive behaviors developed Numerous questionnaires and studies assess various traits of autism like social awkwardness, etc.

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Recap of #autism research from last week.  Not much compared to previous weeks. 

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Autism Daily Newscast's curator insight, August 10, 9:09 AM

Recap of #autism research from last week.  Not much compared to previous weeks. 

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Glade Run builds autism-friendly neighborhood

Glade Run builds autism-friendly neighborhood | autistic spectrum | Scoop.it
Zelienople, Pa. — A non-profit organization is building a neighborhood that it intends to be a future home to individuals on the autism spectrum.

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We need more of these for #autism 

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Autism Daily Newscast's curator insight, August 10, 9:12 AM

We need more of these for #autism 

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Keep the Change – a film short that explores autism

Keep the Change – a film short that explores autism | autistic spectrum | Scoop.it
KEEP THE CHANGE is an exciting film short from the filmmakers at Tangerine Entertainment.

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a short #film about #autism

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Autism Daily Newscast's curator insight, August 10, 10:47 AM

a short #film about #autism

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a short #film about #autism

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A Congressman, A CDC Whisteblower And An Autism Tempest In A Trashcan

A Congressman, A CDC Whisteblower And An Autism Tempest In A Trashcan | autistic spectrum | Scoop.it
This isn't film noir--it's a multilevel bureaucracy with multiple levels of data backup, archiving, and storage.

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Another must read by Emily Willingham on #autism and CDC Whistleblower

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Autism Daily Newscast's curator insight, August 7, 6:11 AM

Another must read by Emily Willingham on #autism and CDC Whistleblower

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Advocates call for Sharisa Kochmeister’s freedom

Advocates call for Sharisa Kochmeister’s freedom | autistic spectrum | Scoop.it
Denver — An autism advocate is reportedly being held against her will in a Jefferson County care home. Sharisa Kochmeister is a 36-year-old college graduate who was diagnosed with autism, epilepsy, and cerebral palsy.

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Strong reaction to this trending story... #autism abuse?

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Autism Daily Newscast's curator insight, August 7, 6:34 AM

Strong reaction to this trending story... #autism abuse?

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UPDATE: case on caging of student with autism in Australian school still not over

UPDATE: case on caging of student with autism in Australian school still not over | autistic spectrum | Scoop.it
Canberra, Australia — It has been 16 weeks since investigation on an incident involving a student with autism who was caged in a primary school in Australia started, and it looks like the inquiry being held by authorities still isn’t about to end...

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#autism #Australia - this case keeps on dragging on. It is time to get it settled once and for all.

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Autism Daily Newscast's curator insight, August 7, 6:31 AM

#autism #Australia - this case keeps on dragging on. It is time to get it settled once and for all.

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The Spectrum – Part 4 – Opportunities

The Spectrum – Part 4 – Opportunities | autistic spectrum | Scoop.it
Please note: the terminology used in this article is to show the type of language often used around autism, for example `mild autism`, or `low functioning`, and is not the author`s preferred choice of words, but used to illustrate a point.   There...

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Paddy-Joe continues his views on #autism and terminology.

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Autism Daily Newscast's curator insight, July 31, 9:02 AM

Paddy-Joe continues his views on #autism and terminology.