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California Authorities Search For Missing Autistic Teen David Soto - Huffington Post

California Authorities Search For Missing Autistic Teen David Soto - Huffington Post | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
California Authorities Search For Missing Autistic Teen David SotoHuffington PostPolice in California are asking for information about a Wildomar teen with autism who was reported missing Wednesday by his parents.
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Autistic golfer is 'hole-in-one' with peers - Examiner.com

Autistic golfer is 'hole-in-one' with peers - Examiner.com | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Examiner.comAutistic golfer is 'hole-in-one' with peersExaminer.comNo universal remedy for autism is available to assist those with the condition, but for a high school senior in western Pennsylvania, the golf course has provided much solace.
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Trina Hess, D.Ed.'s curator insight, May 3, 2013 7:55 PM

@hilevelgolf check out this article, very inspirational! 

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The Autism File » Resisting Labels

The Autism File » Resisting Labels | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
When someone asks where my child falls on the spectrum, I respond “somewhere in the middle.” When you tell someone you have a child with autism, it's likely the first question they ask will be, “Is he high or low functioning?
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Social Media Helps Student With Autism Find His Voice - StateImpact Florida

Social Media Helps Student With Autism Find His Voice - StateImpact Florida | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Social Media Helps Student With Autism Find His VoiceStateImpact FloridaFrost has autism and a list of related physical problems which have so far eluded a tidy diagnosis. He communicates using an iPad app that speaks what he types.
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Study Establishes New Criteria For Autism Diagnosis - NY1

Study Establishes New Criteria For Autism Diagnosis - NY1 | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
NY1Study Establishes New Criteria For Autism DiagnosisNY1Research published in the Journal of American Psychiatry creates new criteria for diagnosing autism in an effort to simplify a cluster of conditions into one category called "Autism Spectrum...
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Changing Perspective - New University Online

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Changing PerspectiveNew University OnlineUC Irvine welcomed Temple Grandin last Thursday, Oct. 4 for Disability History Week to speak about autism and Asperger's and their role in the world today.
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Students crown down syndrome student homecoming queen - Examiner.com

Students crown down syndrome student homecoming queen - Examiner.com | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Students crown down syndrome student homecoming queenExaminer.comAfter planning for a year, a football stadium erupted in cheers this week when students at a Denham Springs school crowned down syndrome student Meghan Burns homecoming queen this...
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Why was the autism debate not allowed on Univ. of Wisconsin La Crosse campus? - Examiner.com

Why was the autism debate not allowed on Univ. of Wisconsin La Crosse campus? - Examiner.com | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Examiner.comWhy was the autism debate not allowed on Univ. of Wisconsin La Crosse campus?Examiner.comBritish journalist Brian Deer came to the University of Wisconsin La Crosse to speak as part of a lecture series in Life Sciences.
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Too Many Autisitc Children Wander Off - WebMD

Too Many Autisitc Children Wander Off - WebMD | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Too Many Autisitc Children Wander OffWebMDIn the survey of parents of 1,218 children who have autism spectrum disorders, half reported that their child had wandered off or attempted to wander off at least once after the age of 4.
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YouTube video of autistic Toronto girl's ballet dance a viral hit - Globe and Mail

YouTube video of autistic Toronto girl's ballet dance a viral hit - Globe and Mail | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Globe and MailYouTube video of autistic Toronto girl's ballet dance a viral hitGlobe and MailA YouTube video of an autistic 10-year-old Toronto girl dancing along to a memorized 19th-century ballet has spun her into the spotlight online.
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Morgan Swann's curator insight, December 4, 2013 12:35 AM

My heart melted when I saw this video. This young, autistic child's video of her move-for-move replica of the Coppelia ballet will have you smiling. Based on my findings on what makes a video viral, this dance has some important characteristics:

 

1) She is a child with talent--Always an important feature of a viral video. If you have a young child prodigy, get them on YouTube now! 

 

2) She has special needs, but defeats all sterotypes--Yes, she is autistic, but she can dance and she is  one smart cookie! The fact that she memorized that entire dance is amazing! I can barely memorize my address.

 

This is a good summation of why this video went viral.

 

-MS

 

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'Tsunami' of Autistic Adults Will Challenge Police; More Training Needed Say ... - Patch.com

'Tsunami' of Autistic Adults Will Challenge Police; More Training Needed Say ... - Patch.com | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
'Tsunami' of Autistic Adults Will Challenge Police; More Training Needed Say ...Patch.comAutism advocates and experts say the May incident illustrates the need for more training about autism for first-responders as the number of young people with...
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New Definition Of Autism In DSM-5 Will Not Exclude Most Children With Autism - RedOrbit

New Definition Of Autism In DSM-5 Will Not Exclude Most Children With Autism - RedOrbit | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
eMaxHealthNew Definition Of Autism In DSM-5 Will Not Exclude Most Children With AutismRedOrbitParents should not worry that proposed changes to the medical criteria redefining a diagnosis of autism will leave their children excluded and deemed...
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Autistic student crowned homecoming king - WND.com

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Autistic student crowned homecoming kingWND.com(Flint Journal) Senior Danny Leideker was crowned Linden High School homecoming king tonight to chants of “We love Danny.” Leideker, 18, has Asperger's syndrome, a type of high-functioning autism.
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Parents report bus driver used duct tape to restrain student with Asperger ... - ABC15.com (KNXV-TV)

ABC15.com (KNXV-TV)Parents report bus driver used duct tape to restrain student with Asperger ...ABC15.com (KNXV-TV)A Missouri school district is facing outrage from parents this week after reports surfaced that a 5-year-old boy was duct taped as...
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10 Ways YOU Can Help a Family Living with Autism - Talk About Curing Autism (TACA)

RT @TACAfoundation: 10 ways you can help a family with #autism http://t.co/M09ksImG http://t.co/0osCl6XQ...
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No longer afraid to talk about epilepsy - CNN

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PR Web (press release)No longer afraid to talk about epilepsyCNNRamirez, of Pasadena, California, found out he had epilepsy when he was 22. Now 50, he's had seven grand mal seizures, which make him lose consciousness.
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Man With Down Syndrome Earns Black Belt - WYTV

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Man With Down Syndrome Earns Black BeltWYTVBreaking boards, hitting the pads, and showing off his skills, Jackson doesn't let Down Syndrome stop him from moving from brown to junior black belt.
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Theft of autistic son's iPad deprives assistance with basic living skills - The Sheboygan Press

Theft of autistic son's iPad deprives assistance with basic living skills - The Sheboygan Press | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Theft of autistic son's iPad deprives assistance with basic living skillsThe Sheboygan PressIf you would like to help donate towards the replacement cost of an iPad, call Wells Fargo bank at (920) 467-7800 and reference “Jaden Wick iPad replacement...
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Epilepsy linked to sudden cardiac arrest – Could this be an ...

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Sunday Oct 7, 2012 — A new study in PLos One suggests that epilepsy can be a predictor for sudden cardiac arrest or having epilepsy is a risk factor for sudden cardiac arrest. Abdennasser Bardai at University College ...
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Pooled Phase III Data Supporting Perampanel Partial Epilepsy ...

Pooled Phase III Data Supporting Perampanel Partial Epilepsy ... | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
New data shared today with Europe's epilepsy community at the 10th European Congress on Epileptology (ECE) in London, demonstrated the efficacy of Fycompa(R) (perampanel) in reducing partial-onset seizures, the most ...
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LETTER: Schools must address autism disorders - The Daily News Journal

LETTER: Schools must address autism disorders - The Daily News Journal | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
LETTER: Schools must address autism disordersThe Daily News JournalI am writing to you in regards to an issue in our special education system that I feel needs to be addressed.
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Chicago 7 year old skates 100 miles for epilepsy - WREX-TV

Chicago 7 year old skates 100 miles for epilepsy - WREX-TV | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Chicago 7 year old skates 100 miles for epilepsyWREX-TVDanny Did is a foundation started by the Stanton family, after their four year old son Danny, passed away unexpectedly after having an epileptic seizure.
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Video of autistic child being beaten provokes Internet outrage - CNN

Video of autistic child being beaten provokes Internet outrage - CNN | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Video of autistic child being beaten provokes Internet outrageCNNThe footage purportedly shows a four-year-old girl with autism being manhandled and beaten by a female assistant at a children's rehabilitation center in the southern city of Guangzhou.
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Epilepsy 'is a Global Health Problem' - Sudan Vision

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Sudan VisionEpilepsy 'is a Global Health Problem'Sudan VisionEpilepsy 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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Autistic man's parents fear son will be sent to streets - CBC.ca

Autistic man's parents fear son will be sent to streets - CBC.ca | Special Needs News | Scoop.it
Autistic man's parents fear son will be sent to streetsCBC.caThe Toronto-area parents of a developmentally disabled 19-year-old are facing the prospect of their son becoming homeless, after the province said it could no longer fund the young man's...
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