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Student with Autism Aims to Overcome Challenges Finding a Job - KAALtv.com

Student with Autism Aims to Overcome Challenges Finding a Job - KAALtv.com | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
KAALtv.comStudent with Autism Aims to Overcome Challenges Finding a JobKAALtv.comAccording to the Autism Society of Minnesota, only 3 percent of adults with autism have full-time jobs. Jeffrey has always loved computers.
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Differences in diagnosis, treatment of ... - Epilepsy Association

Differences in diagnosis, treatment of ... - Epilepsy Association | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Epileptic and psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) may look similar, but actually have different causes and treatments. Up to 20 percent of patients diagnosed with epilepsy actually have PNES, ...
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ONTD_Political - autism will be redefined to include aspergers, PDD

ONTD_Political - autism will be redefined to include aspergers, PDD | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Early next year, a new definition of autism will be used by scientists in order to more precisely diagnose kids with the brain disorder. The diagnosis of Asperger's syndrome, considered a “higher functioning” form of autism, will ...
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Autism Activist Temple Grandin Sounds Off on Special Education

Autism Activist Temple Grandin Sounds Off on Special Education | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
"An emphasis on deficits should not get to the point where building the area of strength gets neglected," the author writes in an opinion piece on TakePart.com.
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New publication supports early diagnosis of children on autism spectrum

New publication supports early diagnosis of children on autism spectrum | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
A new publication developed by Indiana University centers and the Indiana State Department of Health encourages parents to have their young children evaluated if they suspect autism and provides guidance for professional evaluations.
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Could new psychiatric guidelines change the standards for autism diagnosis?

Could new psychiatric guidelines change the standards for autism diagnosis? | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
A new study published in The Journal of American Psychiatry has found that a new definition of autism, slated for inclusion in the next official Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Psychiatry from the American Psychiatric Association (APA), will...
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Senses Altered For Those With Autism, Study Finds - Disability Scoop

Senses Altered For Those With Autism, Study Finds - Disability Scoop | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
People with autism perceive sight, sound and touch in extremely unpredictable ways, new research suggests, a finding that may help explain behaviors associated with the developmental disorder.
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Doctor Mad Science - Science Experiments for Kids

Doctor Mad Science - Science Experiments for Kids | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
That's how you do the experiment ! (Iam 10 years & I have #autism I have a website http://t.co/Ktr6r9QS you can check out my story! &follow me on twitter too!
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Exercise for People with Autism

Exercise for People with Autism | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
If you are on the Autistic Spectrum getting a good amount of exercise can be very difficult, but the benefits are huge.
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Autism affects family dynamic, creates challenges - Lancaster Eagle Gazette

Autism affects family dynamic, creates challenges - Lancaster Eagle Gazette | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Autism affects family dynamic, creates challengesLancaster Eagle GazetteThe Coconis family -- Reed, 8; Sam, 9; Chad; Costa, 11; and Shannon -- play a game together.
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America Will "Talk About Epilepsy" - Naples Daily News

America Will "Talk About Epilepsy" - Naples Daily News | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
America Will "Talk About Epilepsy"Naples Daily NewsThe "Talk About It" Foundation (www.talkaboutit.org) is a 501(c) (3) Non Profit Organization created by Greg Grunberg (star of HEROES, ALIAS, and FELICITY) who, as a father of a child with...
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Brashinger: Down syndrome education key to acceptance - SouthtownStar

Brashinger: Down syndrome education key to acceptance - SouthtownStar | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Brashinger: Down syndrome education key to acceptanceSouthtownStarSeveral Lincoln-Way area families involved in the 10th annual Chicagoland Buddy Walk want you to join them.
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Marijuana-Like Chemical May Help Autism And Fragile X Syndrome Symptoms - Huffington Post

Marijuana-Like Chemical May Help Autism And Fragile X Syndrome Symptoms - Huffington Post | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
India TodayMarijuana-Like Chemical May Help Autism And Fragile X Syndrome SymptomsHuffington PostPiomelli and the other researchers are not advocating giving marijuana to individuals on the autism spectrum; they are only looking at increasing the...
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"Poor social skills" or other people's bad manners - Social Skills and ...

Before I was officially identified as being on the autism spectrum, I would have vehemently denied a lack of social skills, and to be perfectly frank, I'm not sure I buy it now. I feel that my family of origin did an adequate job of ...
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Using iPods to assist workers with autism - Medical Xpress

Using iPods to assist workers with autism - Medical Xpress | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Using iPods to assist workers with autismMedical Xpress"People diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder may have difficulties with cognition, behavior and communication.
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Autism redefined as Asperger's diagnosis disappears - Hamilton Spectator

Autism redefined as Asperger's diagnosis disappears - Hamilton Spectator | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Hamilton SpectatorAutism redefined as Asperger's diagnosis disappearsHamilton SpectatorEarly next year, a new definition of autism will be used by scientists in order to more precisely diagnose kids with the brain disorder.
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DSM-5 will minimally impact those diagnosed with autism - Examiner.com

DSM-5 will minimally impact those diagnosed with autism - Examiner.com | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
DSM-5 will minimally impact those diagnosed with autismExaminer.comThe new definitions for Autism, Asperger syndrome and PDD-NOS are slated for inclusion in the revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Psychiatry from the American...
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» Infant Communications Linked to Autism Outcomes - Psych Central News

» Infant Communications Linked to Autism Outcomes  - Psych Central News | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Emerging research seeks to improve detection of autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) among high-risk kids, in hopes that early intervention will lead to better (RT @DrBethKids: RT @DrBethKids: Interventions in 1st year can help!
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News AutismPath

Online registration for October 15th #ParentSupport Group is here: https://t.co/5EWSjlbS More at: http://t.co/WFLsJxE0 #autism...
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New Study Shows Link Between MMR Vaccine and Autism | autismone.org

New Study Shows Link Between MMR Vaccine and Autism | autismone.org | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
RT @AutismOne: RT @AutismOne: New Study Shows Link Between MMR Vaccine and Autism http://t.co/TCL9V4tM http://t.co/JpYE4iCe...
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Rumour has it … | Aspie in the family

Rumour has it … | Aspie in the family | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Rumour has it … (the academy, SEN and the home tutor) http://t.co/tzn2kaGq #autism #aspergers #education...
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The Age of Autism Book - Age of Autism

The Age of Autism Book - Age of Autism | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
The Age of Autism BookAge of AutismThe title of Deer's other talk, "An Elaborate Fraud: The MMR Vaccine and Autism," is not really holding up well, either, given developments since the series by that title appeared in the British Medical Journal in...
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Tawam's Pediatric Neurology Division hosts third Children Epilepsy Support ... - AME Info

Tawam's Pediatric Neurology Division hosts third Children Epilepsy Support ... - AME Info | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Tawam's Pediatric Neurology Division hosts third Children Epilepsy Support ...AME InfoTawam Hospital, in affiliation with Johns Hopkins Medicine, last week hosted its third Children Epilepsy Support Group meeting at Ayla hotel in Al Ain.
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1st Annual Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome Awareness Coming to ...

1st Annual Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome Awareness Coming to ... | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
West Texas Rehab, the National Down Syndrome Society and The Upside Down Club will be holding the 1st annual 'Buddy Walk' on Saturday, October 13th from.
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Epilepsy 'is a global health problem' - BBC News

Epilepsy 'is a global health problem' - BBC News | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
BBC NewsEpilepsy 'is a global health problem'BBC NewsEpilepsy is twice as common in low and middle-income countries as it is in the developed world, according to an international team of researchers.
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