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City of Henderson program helps students with autism gain work experience

City of Henderson program helps students with autism gain work experience | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
Students with autism at Foothill High School were given a chance to gain job skills by working in various departments at the city of Henderson through the pilot Work Experience Program.
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How to Make a Calming Down Corner

How to Make a Calming Down Corner | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
How to Make a Calming Down Corner. Remaining calm becomes difficult when people are flooded with emotions or stimuli. Calming down corners provide a safe place to relax and process upsetting events. They also teach importan
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Calley's journey: From denial to regret to autism advocacy

Calley's journey: From denial to regret to autism advocacy | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
As the parent of a child who is autistic, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley has committed his career to helping people with neurological challenges. His next mission: Convince business leaders in Michigan that hiring people on the autism spectrum isn't just a good thing, but also good for business.
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OPINION: Trump’s fake science could be lethal

OPINION: Trump’s fake science could be lethal | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
The new president has a fondness for “alternative facts” that goes far beyond estimates of vote fraud or crowd size. As the headline of a Scientific American editorial put it during the campaign: “Donald Trump’s lack of respect for science is alarming.” A few examples make the point. In 2014, he tweeted: “The U.S. must immediately stop all flights from EBOLA infected
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This Dad's Heartbreaking Realization That His Son With Autism Has No Friends

When Bob Cornelius went to his youngest son's back-to-school night, he stopped to admire their projects displayed on the wall. He spotted his little boy's
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Trump Preps for War on Vaccines

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In the latest of a series of appointments that are poised to contravene scientific and medical consensus, Donald Trump met with anti-vaccine advocate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. for the purpose of formin…
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Using machine learning to detect autism - e-Learning Feeds

Using machine learning to detect autism - e-Learning Feeds | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
I’ve written about a number of fascinating projects in the past year that have used machine learning to diagnose various illnesses based upon normal
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Asperger’s Syndrome and the Sensory Funnel

Asperger’s Syndrome and the Sensory Funnel | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
This is a terrific schema for developing your students who have Asperger's Syndrome. Read more about The Sensory Funnel here: Why you should never focus on teaching someone with Asperger’s social skills first (and what to do instead) | AspergerExperts.com
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The Moving Story Behind This Lunchroom Photo Will Bring You to Tears

Leah Paske hasn't been in the "scary and hard" middle school grades for years, and understandably has forgotten most things about her experience
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Special Needs Kid Beaten At School, Mother Calling On Pasco County School District For Policy Changes

Special Needs Kid Beaten At School, Mother Calling On Pasco County School District For Policy Changes | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
The boy with special needs has OCD, ODD and Asperger's.
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Children living with autism face frustrating wait for NDIS

Children living with autism face frustrating wait for NDIS | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
Support for children living with Autism Spectrum Disorder will be better under the NDIS but for many families the scheme will roll out too late to keep therapy going.
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Mother pens post to son's school when he stuffs dinosaur toys in pants

Mother pens post to son's school when he stuffs dinosaur toys in pants | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
Nichola Norton, from Medway, Kent, posted an open letter to her son Jack's school after spotting him trying to take his dinosaur toys in with him, by stuffing them into his underwear.
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Helping College Students on the Autism Spectrum with Life Skills | HowToLearn.com

Helping College Students on the Autism Spectrum with Life Skills | HowToLearn.com | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
"Adulting 101" is how a program helps students on the autism spectrum with life skills.
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Persons With Autism: How Bias Thoughts Affect Their Social Interactions

Persons With Autism: How Bias Thoughts Affect Their Social Interactions | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
People under the autism spectrum are faced with limited social and economic opportunities because of people's bias against them.
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The Gender Split In Autism: Why Is It Underdiagnosed Among Girls

The Gender Split In Autism: Why Is It Underdiagnosed Among Girls | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
Autism among girls is underdiagnosed because the tests usually focus on symptoms exhibited by boys.
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THE MIRACLE PROJECT – AUTISM, THE MUSICAL

THE MIRACLE PROJECT – AUTISM, THE MUSICAL | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
  You are personally invited to join The Miracle Project and the Jewish community as we Celebrate Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month! 2/3 – Shabbat with Nashuva 2/12 –…
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Milo the Robot

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Say hello to Milo the Robot! Milo, a complex, humanoid robot, engages children with autism by delivering research-based lessons about social behaviors at LifeTown Columbus. This revolutionar
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Asperger Syndrome

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What Is Asperger Syndrome? Asperger syndrome is one of several previously separate subtypes of autism that were folded into the single diagnosis autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with the publication of the DSM-5 diagnostic manual in 2013.
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This Dad Recounts What Happened When Police Were Called After His Daughter's Public Meltdown

When 8-year-old Cerys Lily spotted a Finding Dory lunch box while out shopping with her dad, she immediately fell in love with the back-to-school product.
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Students With Autism Increasing In Colleges, Here's What Schools Are Doing To Support Their Needs

Students With Autism Increasing In Colleges, Here's What Schools Are Doing To Support Their Needs | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
Universities are responding to these special needs students with programs to prepare them for life after school.
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EGYPTIAN STUDY CONFIRMS AUTISM IS CAUSED BY MERCURY IN VACCINES

EGYPTIAN STUDY CONFIRMS AUTISM IS CAUSED BY MERCURY IN VACCINES | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
  By: S.D. Wells   NEWSTARGET.COM Date: February 01, 2017 in: Big Pharma, Flu shots, Harmful medicine, Heavy metals & toxic elements, Medicine, oral health, Science, Science & Tech, va…
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Oelwein Boy with Autism Gets Help from Service Dog

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OELWEIN, Iowa  --  There's nothing quite like the bond between a child and their dog, but in 10-year-old Jaxon Growden's case, the bond is even stronger. Jaxon is a quiet boy with a big heart. He also has autism, and one service dog is helping him open up.
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Children in 'diagnosis limbo' as they wait months for assessment of disabilities

Children in 'diagnosis limbo' as they wait months for assessment of disabilities | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
Children with suspected disabilities wait up to a year for a diagnosis in parts of Sydney, leaving parents at breaking point and doctors accusing the NSW Government of dropping the ball.
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Worrisome News: Long Island Parents Learn Via Facebook That Special Needs School Might Close Down

Worrisome News: Long Island Parents Learn Via Facebook That Special Needs School Might Close Down | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
Parents of special needs children are worried over the possibility that the school catering to their kids might close down.
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Disabled daughter traumatized after being left on school bus, Toronto mom says

Disabled daughter traumatized after being left on school bus, Toronto mom says | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
Laura Mastache says her daughter Wendy, who has both autism and epilepsy, has been noticeably more reserved and withdrawn since the incident
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Autism Challenge: How To Survive In America’s Small Towns

Autism Challenge: How To Survive In America’s Small Towns | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
The best American towns for those under the autism spectrum are Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston and New York.
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