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Ypsilanti boy receives free iPad to help overcome learning disability

Ypsilanti boy receives free iPad to help overcome learning disability | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
It’s a mission from the heart for Gary James.
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Fracking toxins pose potential autism trigger - MyCentralJersey.com

Fracking toxins pose potential autism trigger - MyCentralJersey.com | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Fracking toxins pose potential autism triggerMyCentralJersey.comI am writing on behalf of the autism community.
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A blood test for autism? - CNN International

A blood test for autism? - CNN International | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Boston GlobeA blood test for autism?CNN International(TIME.com) -- Earlier detection of autism, relying on markers in the blood, may help more children to take advantage of helpful behavioral therapies.
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Kids With Autism Common Users of ERs, Study Says - U.S. News & World Report

Kids With Autism Common Users of ERs, Study Says - U.S. News & World Report | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Kids With Autism Common Users of ERs, Study SaysU.S.
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Lego Got 1 Million Views For Video Of Asperger's Boy Receiving Rare Train Set - Business Insider

Lego Got 1 Million Views For Video Of Asperger's Boy Receiving Rare Train Set - Business Insider | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Opposing ViewsLego Got 1 Million Views For Video Of Asperger's Boy Receiving Rare Train SetBusiness InsiderSocial worker Dawn Hartnett, who runs James' Lego play group with other children with autism and Asperger's, came up with the idea that the...
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The American Psychological Association removes Asperger's as a ...

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The American Psychiatric Association voted this weekend to remove the diagnosis of Asperger's syndrome from the so-called bible of psychiatry, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Psychiatric Disorders.
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25 Days of Mobility Movers and Shakers in the Disability Community

25 Days of Mobility Movers and Shakers in the Disability Community | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
The disability community is saturated with multi-millionaires and celebrities who donate money to advocacy groups and non-profits.
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Epilepsy Organizations Award Grant To Harbor Therapeutics To Study Anti ... - Sacramento Bee

Epilepsy Organizations Award Grant To Harbor Therapeutics To Study Anti ... - Sacramento Bee | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Epilepsy Organizations Award Grant To Harbor Therapeutics To Study Anti ...Sacramento BeeOB), a San Diego-based biopharmaceutical company, is the latest grant recipient of their New Therapy Grants Program, a unique joint venture of the two non-profit...
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Autism and other childhood mental illnesses redefined in diagnosis manual - Examiner.com

Autism and other childhood mental illnesses redefined in diagnosis manual - Examiner.com | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Examiner.comAutism and other childhood mental illnesses redefined in diagnosis manualExaminer.comOne of the biggest changes being made to the new manual that has many people up in arms is the removal of Asperger's Syndrome from the manual and...
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Norwich Free Academy R-Word Campaign

Norwich Free Academy R-word Campaign video. Directed, edited, and produced by 16 year old Patrick Kudej with the help of Alyssa Beit, Katie Beit, and countle...
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New law requires insurance companies to cover cost of autism therapy - News 10NBC

New law requires insurance companies to cover cost of autism therapy - News 10NBC | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
News 10NBCNew law requires insurance companies to cover cost of autism therapyNews 10NBCRhine said, “Emergency mandates were put out.
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Brain Cooling to Treat Epilepsy Moves Closer to Human Application - Outcome Magazine

Brain Cooling to Treat Epilepsy Moves Closer to Human Application - Outcome Magazine | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Brain Cooling to Treat Epilepsy Moves Closer to Human ApplicationOutcome Magazine12/01/2012 Neuroscientists from Japan's Yamaguchi University today reported during the 66th annual scientific meeting of the American Epilepsy Society (AES) that...
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Controversial treatment for autism may do more harm than good, researchers find - Medical Xpress

Controversial treatment for autism may do more harm than good, researchers find - Medical Xpress | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Controversial treatment for autism may do more harm than good, researchers findMedical XpressA controversial treatment for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is not only ineffective but may be harmful, according to a study conducted by Baylor...
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Can the iPad Be a Learning Tool for Kids With Autism?

Can the iPad Be a Learning Tool for Kids With Autism? | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
It seems that most all children love the ability to interact with mobile devices, but can these devices be a learning tool particularly well suited for kids with autism? For many apps, the answer is yes.
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Technology Helps Kids with Autism - Northland's NewsCenter

Technology Helps Kids with Autism - Northland's NewsCenter | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Technology Helps Kids with AutismNorthland's NewsCenterThrough modern technology, she is showing signs of significant improvement. Autism is different for everyone, but for the Wilde's they say it's just normal.
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Fasting May Benefit Patients with Epilepsy - ScienceBlog.com (blog)

Fasting May Benefit Patients with Epilepsy - ScienceBlog.com (blog) | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Fasting May Benefit Patients with EpilepsyScienceBlog.com (blog)The results, published online Dec.
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Some Christmas tips for those with children on the Autism Spectrum

Some Christmas tips for those with children on the Autism Spectrum | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Christmas is loud, bright, tasty, smells great and there's a lot of hugging going around. Sound great? Not if your child has Autism. You may need to make a lot of preparations, and some small sacri...
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Conspiracy Theorists Rule Congressional Autism Hearing - Commentary

Conspiracy Theorists Rule Congressional Autism Hearing - Commentary | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Conspiracy Theorists Rule Congressional Autism HearingCommentaryWho is better equipped to solve a major medical mystery? A handful American lawmakers or thousands of highly trained scientists worldwide?
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LEGO is 'Best Company in the World' according to Asperger's boy - Examiner.com

LEGO is 'Best Company in the World' according to Asperger's boy - Examiner.com | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Examiner.comLEGO is 'Best Company in the World' according to Asperger's boyExaminer.comOne day, an 11-year old boy named James Groccia who lives with Asperger's syndrome, saw a LEGO Emerald Night Train set.
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Congress holds an anti-vaccination hearing - Forbes

Congress holds an anti-vaccination hearing - Forbes | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
ForbesCongress holds an anti-vaccination hearingForbesI was in my car yesterday listening to C-SPAN (yes, I do that sometimes), when to my stunned surprise I heard Congressman Dan Burton launch into a diatribe on how mercury in vaccines causes...
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Treating autism through a modified diet

Treating autism through a modified diet | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Having a child diagnosed with autism can be devastating for a parent.
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A4cwsn put 200 ipads in the hands of children with special needs

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Asperger's Teen Forced to Live in Dark Basement - Care2.com (blog)

Asperger's Teen Forced to Live in Dark Basement - Care2.com (blog) | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Asperger's Teen Forced to Live in Dark BasementCare2.com (blog)Shocked, sad, speechless, sickened: none of these words quite describes how I felt on reading about a Minnesota couple who made their 15-year-old son who has Asperger's Syndrome live...
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State Autism Law Hits a Roadblock - Rochester YNN

State Autism Law Hits a Roadblock - Rochester YNN | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
News 10NBCState Autism Law Hits a RoadblockRochester YNNThousands of families across New York State were prepared to receive a new insurance benefit for their autistic children, at the beginning of November.
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Asperger's label gone? Psychiatrists change diagnosis manual first time in ... - Washington Post

Asperger's label gone? Psychiatrists change diagnosis manual first time in ...Washington PostCHICAGO — For the first time in almost two decades the nation's psychiatrists are changing the guidebook they use to diagnose mental disorders.
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