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“The Autism Advantage” – New York Times Magazine | Specialist ...

Gareth Cook, a Pulitzer Prize winner and a columnist for The Boston Globe, has had a seminal piece published in the New York Times Magazine chronicling the story of Specialisterne and the quest of Thorkil Sonne to create ...
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Brain Scans Show Differences in Adults With Autism - Health News ...

Brain Scans Show Differences in Adults With Autism - Health News ... | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Brain scans done on groups of men with autism show distinct differences in both the volume of specific regions and the activity of cells that signal a possible immune response, two new studies suggest.
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Cincinnati Children's Hospital to study how autism develops - Bizjournals.com

Cincinnati Children's Hospital to study how autism develops - Bizjournals.com | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Cincinnati Children's Hospital to study how autism developsBizjournals.comTSC is marked by tumors in the brain and other vital organs and can be diagnosed even before birth, making it possible to observe how the brain's circuitry develops before...
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Media dis&dat: Young actors with Down syndrome make a splash in ...

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Actor-turned-filmmaker Travis Fine was a regular on the ABC 1989-92 western series "The Young Riders," when he met Chris Burke, the Down syndrome star of the acclaimed drama "Life Goes On," which was also on the ...
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Traffic pollution tied to autism risk: study

Traffic pollution tied to autism risk: study | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Babies who are exposed to lots of traffic-related air pollution in the womb and during their first year of life are more likely to become autistic, suggests a new study.The...
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9-year-old raising money for Epilepsy Foundation - AberdeenNews.com

9-year-old raising money for Epilepsy Foundation - AberdeenNews.com | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
9-year-old raising money for Epilepsy FoundationAberdeenNews.comThe Alice in Wonderland theme was chosen because a nurse told her that the Lewis Carroll novel was based on his experiences with epilepsy.
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Boy, 11, died after waiting 40 MINUTES for ambulance after 999 operator refused to despatch nearest crew because they were on a lunch break

Boy, 11, died after waiting 40 MINUTES for ambulance after 999 operator refused to despatch nearest crew because they were on a lunch break | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Callum James, who suffered from autism and ADHD, was discovered by his mother in his bedroom in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.
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Autism-like behaviors reversed in mice: New hope for understanding autism

Autism-like behaviors reversed in mice: New hope for understanding autism | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Researchers have uncovered a crucial link between protein synthesis and autism spectrum disorder.
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Boy With Autism Wins Animation Award For 2nd Time - Big Cartoon News Blog (blog)

Boy With Autism Wins Animation Award For 2nd Time - Big Cartoon News Blog (blog) | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Boy With Autism Wins Animation Award For 2nd TimeBig Cartoon News Blog (blog)Young PK Keith of Valley Village, California, who was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at age two, and whose budding interest in animation and film was evident at...
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Autistic Student Wins the Right to Go to School - Care2.com (blog)

Autistic Student Wins the Right to Go to School - Care2.com (blog) | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Autistic Student Wins the Right to Go to SchoolCare2.com (blog)Frost has several health conditions, including his autism, which interfere with his ability to communicate, and he relies on an iPad to interact with the people around him.
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Devin Weitz, Teen With Autism, Makes TV Debut On Disney's 'ANT Farm ... - Huffington Post

Devin Weitz, Teen With Autism, Makes TV Debut On Disney's 'ANT Farm ... - Huffington Post | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Devin Weitz, Teen With Autism, Makes TV Debut On Disney's 'ANT Farm ...Huffington PostAt the young age of 14, Los Angeles native Devin Weitz has already been performing for most of his life.
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The Autism Project: Mothers with ASD ask why scientists are missing girls - Toronto Star

The Autism Project: Mothers with ASD ask why scientists are missing girls - Toronto Star | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Toronto StarThe Autism Project: Mothers with ASD ask why scientists are missing girlsToronto StarIn 1943, the ghost of Sigmund Freud still stalked the hallways of psychiatry.
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Popular autism treatment might not be effective, study finds - Austin American-Statesman

Popular autism treatment might not be effective, study finds - Austin American-Statesman | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Popular autism treatment might not be effective, study findsAustin American-StatesmanRussell Lang, a Texas State University assistant professor, worked on a review of autism studies that he said should help families, occupational therapists and...
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Technology use in the classroom helps autistic children communicate - ScienceBlog.com (blog)

Technology use in the classroom helps autistic children communicate - ScienceBlog.com (blog) | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Technology use in the classroom helps autistic children communicateScienceBlog.com (blog)The school, which teaches around 30 children with various levels of autism, was one of four schools across UK, which participated in the ECHOES research project,...
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Autism risk may be revealed in babies' cries - Fox News

Autism risk may be revealed in babies' cries - Fox News | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Mother Nature NetworkAutism risk may be revealed in babies' criesFox NewsBut the differences in the autistic babies' cries could probably not be detected by most people using their ears alone, so this is not something parents should listen for,...
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Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy boosts autism risk - Food Consumer

Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy boosts autism risk - Food Consumer | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy boosts autism riskFood ConsumerMonday Nov 26, 2012 (foodconsumer.org) -- Women who are vitamin D deficient while pregnant could have a child with autism, according to a recent review in Research in...
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Autism, Special Education Workshops In December - The Daily Voice

Autism, Special Education Workshops In December - The Daily Voice | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Autism, Special Education Workshops In DecemberThe Daily Voice4, the Center for Social Enrichment and Educational Development is hosting a discussion related to funding, financial planning and insurance for children with autism titled, “Navigating...
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Online learning works for Utah student with autism - Salt Lake Tribune

Online learning works for Utah student with autism - Salt Lake Tribune | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Online learning works for Utah student with autismSalt Lake TribuneThe Salt Lake Tribune. First Published 43 minutes ago • Updated 1 minute ago. ROY » "David, look at me.
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Music Therapy for Individuals With Autism - Huffington Post

Music Therapy for Individuals With Autism - Huffington Post | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Music Therapy for Individuals With AutismHuffington PostHave you seen the video clip of Katy Perry and Jodi DiPiazza, an 11-year-old with autism, that is now all the rage on the internet?
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New Epilepsy Drug From Fatty Acids

New Epilepsy Drug From Fatty Acids | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Scientists in London have identified specific fatty acids that could form the basis of new drugs to treat epilepsy in children and adults.
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5 Tips to Get Thru Thanksgiving for Kids with Autism

5 Tips to Get Thru Thanksgiving for Kids with Autism | Special Needs News | Scoop.it

Happy Thanksgiving to all! The holidays are coming upon us very fast and with them can come extra stress in the household. Moms and dads are busy enough with the school year and now they have to prepare for the holidays. How does this affect the family and the kids with autism? A lot!From my personal perspective, here are some tips on helping your child to prepare for and get through Thanksgiving.

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Popular Autism Treatment Lacks Scientific Evidence - ScienceBlog.com (blog)

PsychCentral.com (blog)Popular Autism Treatment Lacks Scientific EvidenceScienceBlog.com (blog)One of the most popular intervention therapies for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) lacks scientific support according to a literature review...
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Autism Activist Temple Grandin to Speak at CofC

Autism Activist Temple Grandin to Speak at CofC | Special Needs News | Scoop.it

Autism activist Temple Grandin will speak at the College of Charleston’s Sottile Theatre on November 27, 2012 at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Grandin was diagnosed with autism at the age of 4, at a time when little was known or understood about the disorder. Doctors recommended putting Grandin in a mental hospital, but her mother refused and helped Grandin adapt to the world around her. Today, she is a best-selling author, a professor at Colorado State University and an animal scientist.

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The Autism Project: Toronto police to receive autism awareness training - Toronto Star

The Autism Project: Toronto police to receive autism awareness training - Toronto Star | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
The Autism Project: Toronto police to receive autism awareness trainingToronto StarMuch of the program is based on the work of Dennis Debbaudt, a Florida educator who has trained police forces in autism awareness and has many free resources on his...
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Class-action lawsuits demand equal coverage for autism - The Seattle Times

Class-action lawsuits demand equal coverage for autism - The Seattle Times | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Class-action lawsuits demand equal coverage for autismThe Seattle TimesShould insurance companies cover autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities like a chronic disease, with no limits on the number of visits for treatment?
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