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National Children's Center's Team Page for 2012 Walk Now for Autism Speaks: Washington DC

National Children's Center's Team Page for 2012 Walk Now for Autism Speaks: Washington DC | OB's Autism News | Scoop.it
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No Evidence Supporting Chelation As Autism Treatment

No Evidence Supporting Chelation As Autism Treatment | OB's Autism News | Scoop.it
Chelation is a “treatment” for autism promoted by the likes of Jenny McCarthy's Generation Rescue group and others in which a chemical that binds metals is (usually) injected or infused into an autistic child with the intent of ...
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Chelation therapy didn't work for us.  Did it work for you?

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My personal thoughts on romantic love and autism - Love and Dating

My personal thoughts on romantic love and autism - Love and Dating | OB's Autism News | Scoop.it
These are just my opinions, and while they are controversial, I just want everyone who reads this to understand that I'm not criticizing or mocking anyone, or condemning those with autism. After all, I am one of you as well.
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Psychiatry’s revamped DSM guidebook fuels debate

Psychiatry’s revamped DSM guidebook fuels debate | OB's Autism News | Scoop.it
Major changes to the DSM, which clinicians use to diagnose mental disorders, may have broad impact.
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Um.  Not new news....   Still viable for discussion?

 

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LD Resources » Blog Archive » Dyslexia and Autism: Differing Ends of Brain Connector Spectrum

LD Resources » Blog Archive » Dyslexia and Autism: Differing Ends of Brain Connector Spectrum | OB's Autism News | Scoop.it
Resources for the learning disabilities community (SO COOL.http://t.co/xNbax10e...)...

Via Karen P. Kelly, Marie Lewis
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A connection between dyslexia and autism?

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How To Get An AAC Device Funded - Glenda's Assistive ...

How To Get An AAC Device Funded - Glenda's Assistive ... | OB's Autism News | Scoop.it
Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) describes a variety of approaches used to support, enhance, or augment the communication of individuals who are not independent verbal communicators in all settings.

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How to recognize the signs of autism in a toddler - by John Louie Ramos - Helium

How to recognize the signs of autism in a toddler - by John Louie Ramos - Helium | OB's Autism News | Scoop.it
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC,) an average of one in every 110 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum dis..., John Louie Ramos (How to recognize the signs of autism in a toddler?
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Different not less

Different not less | OB's Autism News | Scoop.it
  Different not less This is the phrase coined by Dr. Temple Grandin’s mother. Temple’s mother used this phrase as an affirmation to her daughter A daughter that she loved and beli...
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Learning Disability Services Differ in College | College Bound Blog

Learning Disability Services Differ in College | College Bound Blog | OB's Autism News | Scoop.it
Thought your IEP or 504 insured accommodations in college?
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Aspergers Diet - Can Removing Gluten and Casein From Child's Diet Really Improve the Symptoms of AS?

Aspergers Diet - Can Removing Gluten and Casein From Child's Diet Really Improve the Symptoms of AS? | OB's Autism News | Scoop.it
This article discusses immediate improvements from removing gluten and casein from the aspergers impacted diet (#Aspergers diet- Can removing #Gluten and #Casein from child's diet, help?
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In Children With Autism, Distinct Developmental Patterns Identified During Their First 3 Years

In Children With Autism, Distinct Developmental Patterns Identified During Their First 3 Years | OB's Autism News | Scoop.it
In the largest prospective study to date of children with early and later manifestation of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) compared to children without ASD, researchers found two distinct patterns...
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Can a Pill Treat Autism?

#Science #News Can a Pill Treat Autism? (Scientific American): Share With Friends: | | Science - Top Stories S...
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Inspiring Speech About Learning Differently - Temple Grandin On Autism

Inspiring Speech About Learning Differently - Temple Grandin Autism (Inspiring Speech About Learning Differently - Temple Grandin On Autism: http://t.co/32ZN60ir via @youtube...)...
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Distinguishing Giftedness from Aspergers; will the DSM-5 help ...

Reblogged from Autism & Oughtisms: There's a fine line between giftedness and Aspergers.
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Training workshop 18th May “Making Use of the Analysis of Verbal ...

ABA Tutor Finder is continuing in their series of training workshops on the 18th May with a course entitled. “Making Use of the Analysis of Verbal Behaviour in Teaching Children with Developmental Disabilities“.
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Scientists discover a link between epilepsy and autism for the first time

Scientists discover a link between epilepsy and autism for the first time | OB's Autism News | Scoop.it
Research from the University of Bath found that epileptic seizures disrupt the neurological function that affects social functioning in brains, resulting in the same traits seen in autism.
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Antidepressants During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk

Antidepressants During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk | OB's Autism News | Scoop.it
According to a study, exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants during pregnancy may modestly increase risk of autism spectrum disorders.
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I took them during both pregnancies.  Only one of my children has Auitsm.  Go figure.

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Audio/Video Library | Kennedy Krieger Institute

Audio/Video Library | Kennedy Krieger Institute | OB's Autism News | Scoop.it
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Learn more about @KennedyKrieger.  #Autism #DD #Disabilities

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Obsessions, repetitive behaviour and routines - | autism | Asperger syndrome |

Obsessions, repetitive behaviour and routines - | autism | Asperger syndrome | | OB's Autism News | Scoop.it
Information from The National Autistic Society (NAS) about why obsessions, repetitive behaviour and routines may be important to people with autism, and how you can respond to them.

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CPI Europe's curator insight, December 20, 2012 9:30 AM

Useful resource for parents and carers about obsession, repetition and routine in Autism from @NatAutisticSoc 

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autism is not a mental illness | 37days.com - Home of Patti Digh

autism is not a mental illness | 37days.com - Home of Patti Digh | OB's Autism News | Scoop.it
37 Days, the home of Patti Digh (RT @ptak: #Autism is NOT a mental illness. #ASD http://t.co/3MXgaLNa)
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DSM-5 Overview: The Future Manual | APA DSM-5

Aspergers Syndrome (or the title) will go away and a new definition of Autism Spectrum Disorders will affect your...
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iPad gives voice to kids with autism - CNN.com

iPad gives voice to kids with autism - CNN.com | OB's Autism News | Scoop.it
The accessibility of online stores as a platform for apps has opened a new avenue for parents whose children have autism. (RT @RebeccaKish32: A little girl receives a voice from her iPad!
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More evidence needed to support use of autism interventions

A new study finds there is not evidence to fully endorse any nonmedical interventions designed to help children with autism spectrum disorders.
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How do I Teach Children with Autism about the "Big" Picture?

How do I Teach Children with Autism about the "Big" Picture? | OB's Autism News | Scoop.it
In order to teach children with autism, you may scaffold information into a larger pattern to help the student get the big picture. (How do I Teach Children with Autism about the “Big” Picture?
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) | The Autism News

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) | The Autism News | OB's Autism News | Scoop.it
The latest news, headlines & open discussions about the autism spectrum.
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Study Shows Annual Autism Cost Soars

Study Shows Annual Autism Cost Soars | OB's Autism News | Scoop.it
Preliminary results of new research estimate that autism is costing society an overwhelming $126 billion per year (U.S.)...
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