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Minnesota's Jerry Kill refuses to let epilepsy remove him from the ...

Minnesota's Jerry Kill refuses to let epilepsy remove him from the ... | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
HOUSTON – The coach opened it up for questions, and a little boy raised his hand. The child could have asked Jerry Kill anything, anything at all, and he would have gotten a straight answer. The Kill way is to tell the truth, ...
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Learn More About The Best Autism Schools NJ Offers

Learn More About The Best Autism Schools NJ Offers | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
There are many parents who are concerned about the current state of educational systems and are looking for top autism schools NJ offers to ensure that their children get the best education they can (At Special Education Schools, NJ Children Can Be...
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If you are looking for a good autistic school for your child, this article provides information on where to go and what to look for.

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Hundreds of Mutations Potentially Linked to Autism - Genetic Engineering News

Hundreds of Mutations Potentially Linked to Autism - Genetic Engineering News | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Hundreds of Mutations Potentially Linked to Autism
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"These new discoveries using HTS confirm that the genetic origins of autism are far more complex than previously believed," said Joseph D.
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Dylan Hockley died in Anne Marie Murphy's arms

Dylan Hockley died in Anne Marie Murphy's arms | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Dylan and Anne Marie were among 26 students and school staff members who died in a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown on Friday, killed by a lone gunman who had burst into their classroom.
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How to host an autism family for the holidays | child, special, family - News ... - OCRegister

How to host an autism family for the holidays | child, special, family - News ... - OCRegister | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
How to host an autism family for the holidays | child, special, family - News ...OCRegisterThe holiday season is filled with wonderful opportunities to gather with family and friends, but for special needs families who have a child with autism,...
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Autism/ Asperger's Not To Blame « CBS Denver

Autism/ Asperger's Not To Blame « CBS Denver | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Some people are linking the shooting in Connecticut with autism, or something called Ausperger's Disorder. But as Dr Dave Hnida reports, those alone arent the cause-- there something else going on to cuase this type of ...
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Fragile X Protein Linked to Nearly 100 Genes Involved in Autism - Science Daily (press release)

Fragile X Protein Linked to Nearly 100 Genes Involved in AutismScience Daily (press release)Dec.
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Santa spends time with children living with Autism - Wink News

Santa spends time with children living with Autism - Wink News | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
NEWS.com.auSanta spends time with children living with AutismWink News"It's nice because you want the typical Christmas pictures with Santa and all your children and that's not always possible, especially with long lines because children with autism...
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Epilepsy Surgery Success Story | Epilepsy Association

Epilepsy Surgery Success Story | Epilepsy Association | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Seizures have stopped for Alicia Jacquez New Mexico – ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Family and friends of 12-year old Alicia Jacquez from Tome have reason to cheer for the young girl, this after her successful brain surgery in ...
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SSRI antidepressants safe for depressed epilepsy patients - Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network

SSRI antidepressants safe for depressed epilepsy patients - Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
SSRI antidepressants safe for depressed epilepsy patientsClinical Psychiatry News Digital NetworkSAN DIEGO – Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor and serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor antidepressants did not increase seizure frequency...
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SpeechBox | Apps For Children with Special Needs

SpeechBox | Apps For Children with Special Needs | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
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Speechbox is an app that was designed by the father of a child with Apraxia. He wanted to design a simple but effective app for teachers, therapists and parents to use to practice words with their kids. It is available for the iPad in the App store for kids ages 4 and up.

What is it all about?

The difference between SpeechBox and a lot of speech apps is its ease of operation. Which means as soon as you open the app you can get straight to work with out a lot of instruction. There are no complex menus to navigate through before being presented with the pictures. You simply tap on a box, and it displays it’s contents. You can choose what type of sounds to work on beginning, middle or ending. The pictures are colorful and engaging. The photo controls are similar to the controls in the iPad’s own photo app. The app comes with 700 pre-loaded pictures to practice.

 
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KidsAbility will open new autism centre next fall - Waterloo Record

KidsAbility will open new autism centre next fall - Waterloo Record | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
KidsAbility will open new autism centre next fallWaterloo RecordKITCHENER — KidsAbility is moving autism services to a new and expanded centre in Kitchener next September.
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A better early blood test for autism: Genetic signatures point to disrupted ... - Medical Xpress

A better early blood test for autism: Genetic signatures point to disrupted ... - Medical Xpress | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Arab Times Kuwait English DailyA better early blood test for autism: Genetic signatures point to disrupted ...Medical XpressA “heat map” for autism gene expression: Each horizontal row represents one of the 55 genes whose expression differs between...
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More Evidence Vitamin D May Reduce Autism Risk - Medscape

More Evidence Vitamin D May Reduce Autism Risk Medscape Children and adolescents living in the United States in states with higher levels of ultraviolet B (UVB) exposure are much less likely to develop autism than their counterparts living in...
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Doctors and Parents Say Autism Is Not a Violent Disorder - WHAG

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Doctors and Parents Say Autism Is Not a Violent Disorder
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The shooter of Newtown had a case of autism and now, many are wondering if Asperger's can be the cause. Professionals say autism is a neurological disorder and not a mental illness.
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A 'Pacemaker' for the Brain May Stop Seizures - Everyday Health

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A 'Pacemaker' for the Brain May Stop Seizures
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In a clinical trial, doctors at Mayo Clinic are treating epilepsy with an experimental stimulator that uses electricity to shock seizures away.
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I have Asperger's; I am just like you

I have Asperger's; I am just like you | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Like you, I get angry sometimes. And, like you, I would never think of channeling that emotion into violence.
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Living with autism - Hanford Sentinel

Living with autism - Hanford Sentinel | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Living with autismHanford SentinelFinally, after taking him to see another doctor, she learned the truth: Her son had autism, a developmental disorder that makes it difficult for people to develop normal social and communication skills.
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Anaheim, CA. Award-Winning Toy Company Skullduggery Releases Their New Indoor Action Disc Game Aero Flixx | Business Wire

Anaheim, CA. Award-Winning Toy Company Skullduggery Releases Their New Indoor Action Disc Game Aero Flixx | Business Wire | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Award-winning toy company Skullduggery announces Aero Flixx, a new indoor action disc game.
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They are proud to support local charities and over the years have provided toys for the Toys for Tots program and this year will donate to The Sheepfold, a local shelter for women and children, and the Apps for Children with Special Needs (A4cwsn) community.

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A Nonverbal Eight-Year-Old Sacramento Boy with Autism Learns to Speak After ... - San Francisco Chronicle (press release)

A Nonverbal Eight-Year-Old Sacramento Boy with Autism Learns to Speak After ... - San Francisco Chronicle (press release) | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
A Nonverbal Eight-Year-Old Sacramento Boy with Autism Learns to Speak After ...San Francisco Chronicle (press release)This week's online video series, “Mission Possible: Portraits of Hope,” produced by Center for Autism and Related Disorders, features...
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Pediatricians lack knowledge about epilepsy - ModernMedicine

Pediatricians lack knowledge about epilepsy - ModernMedicine | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Pediatricians lack knowledge about epilepsyModernMedicineIn a survey that focused on surgery practices for intractable epilepsy, nearly two-thirds of responding physicians (58% were pediatricians) were unsure whether surgical intervention should be...
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An Immune Element In Autism? Gene Screen Finds More Evidence - WBUR

An Immune Element In Autism? Gene Screen Finds More Evidence - WBUR | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
An Immune Element In Autism? Gene Screen Finds More EvidenceWBURBut there was another aspect of the new research worthy of at least a grabby sub-headline: the analysis of gene activity in children with autism found a strikingly strong role played...
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Autism and protein markers

Autism and protein markers | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
We are trying to identify autism protein markers that could be potentially used for autism diagnosis
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Epilepsy Foundation, Northern California - 2012 Year in Summary

Epilepsy Foundation, Northern California - 2012 Year in Summary | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
We now have 13 support groups available to individuals with epilepsy who are either in search of advice and support from others facing similar challenges, or who are simply family members of someone with epilepsy looking ...
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Kids with autism meet 'Sensory Santa' at Sangertown Square - WKTV

Kids with autism meet 'Sensory Santa' at Sangertown Square - WKTV | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Kids with autism meet 'Sensory Santa' at Sangertown SquareWKTVJeremy Earl is the Associate Vice President for Therapy Services at the Kelberman Center in Utica which specializes in Autism services, but on Sunday, Earl was 'Sensory Santa.' 'Sesnsory...
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