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'I have autism but autism does not have me' - The Miami Times

Autism News from Google - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:10

'I have autism but autism does not have me'
The Miami Times
Autism is a disorder that affects the ability of the brain to process information. The disorder severely damages social interaction by preventing one from understanding verbal and non-verbal communication. Autism is usually detected in the child's ...

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Children With Autism Have Extra Synapses - Discovery News

Autism News from Google - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:03

Children With Autism Have Extra Synapses
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For children with autism, a key issue may be a lack of pruning of the brain's wiring. New research has confirmed that autistic children have an overabundance of synapses in their brains. While more may seem like a good thing, the surplus is thought to ...

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Large genetic deletion leads to autism, but not always - SFARI News

Autism News from Google - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:32

Large genetic deletion leads to autism, but not always
SFARI News
To characterize people who carry deletions in 16p11.2 and 15q13.3, genetic regions linked to autism, two studies published this summer looked in detail at dozens of people with either deletion. The studies found that deletions in these regions lead to ...

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Support Growing For Autism Behavior Therapy - Disability Scoop

Autism News from Google - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 00:05

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Support Growing For Autism Behavior Therapy
Disability Scoop
Behavior specialist Lamar Williams conducts a therapy session at an autism center in Prestonsburg, Ky. A new review finds more evidence backing behavioral intervention for kids with autism. (John Flavell/Lexington Herald-Leader/MCT).

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Virginia Wesleyan hosts autism bike camp for free - WAVY-TV

Autism News from Google - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 19:23

Virginia Wesleyan hosts autism bike camp for free
WAVY-TV
SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Here's a special 10 On Your Side success story — a group of local kids with autism has found a place to to host their bicycle camp. Back in April, we told you about the “I Can Shine” program, a group that gives kids with autism ...

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ASU experts follow gut reaction in autism treatment study - Arizona State University

Autism News from Google - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:53

ASU experts follow gut reaction in autism treatment study
Arizona State University
A new study approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and led by Arizona State University will examine a novel treatment – called fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) – for GI problems in children with autism. The treatment involves transferring ...

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Yoga for autism - Boulder Daily Camera

Autism News from Google - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:23

Yoga for autism
Boulder Daily Camera
When you have a child with special needs, you never know what to expect when you open that car door, says Debbie Stone. She says she wanted to do everything she possibly could to help her son after he was diagnosed with autism, but the idea of ...

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New Sites Added To Autism Treatment Network - Disability Scoop

Autism News from Google - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 14:42

New Sites Added To Autism Treatment Network
Disability Scoop
Two more medical centers will soon join a national network designed to provide a one-stop shop for autism care. New sites in Missouri and California will be added to Autism Speaks' Autism Treatment Network in September, bringing the total number of ...

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Autism: Then and now - Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Autism News from Google - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:37

Autism: Then and now
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
At the time, she remembers, theories about the origins of autism tended to blame mothers, for being “cold” and withholding their affections. Much has happened regarding attitudes and treatment since she and Mike started their journey. Most important ...

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Dachel Media Update: Autism Not on Rise??? - Age of Autism

Autism News from Google - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:00

Dachel Media Update: Autism Not on Rise???
Age of Autism
A world-first study from The University of Queensland (UQ), in collaboration with the University of Leicester, has found no evidence of an increase in autism over the last 20 years. First of all, there's no recognition of autism as a neurodevelopmental ...

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See photos previewing Autism Shines Gala - AL.com

Autism News from Google - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:13

See photos previewing Autism Shines Gala
AL.com
The Autism Society of Alabama will present Autism Shines Gala on Aug. 23 at Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort. The benefit welcomes residents of Birmingham and surrounding counties for a night to celebrate children and adults on the ...

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Competing for autism and Alzheimer's awareness - WPDE

Autism News from Google - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 00:14

Competing for autism and Alzheimer's awareness
WPDE
"It's a good event to raise awareness for autism services throughout Horry County," said Lt. Jamie DeBari, with the Horry County Police Department. "It's a lot of fun to come out here and be with your coworkers, representing your department, playing ...

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Upcoming gala to raise awareness for autism - WLKY Louisville

Autism News from Google - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 15:19

Upcoming gala to raise awareness for autism
WLKY Louisville
The third annual "Our Faces of Autism" semi-formal gala is scheduled for 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at Kye's II in Jeffersonville. Guest speakers include Dr. Steven Kniffley, speaker and author, and Dr. Mohammad Mian, an adult and clinical psychiatrist.

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First “Ride for Autism” Kicks Off - abc40

Autism News from Google - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 19:45

First “Ride for Autism” Kicks Off
abc40
(WGGB) — Kickstands went up and engines roared for Saturday's inaugural “Ride for Autism.” The day of fun began with a motorcycle ride, starting in East Longmeadow and ending in Easthampton. Following the ride was a barbecue and a Family Fun Day, ...

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Autism Can Be Treated With Medical Marijuana - Guardian Liberty Voice

Autism News from Google - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 17:03

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Autism Can Be Treated With Medical Marijuana
Guardian Liberty Voice
One in every 68 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with one of the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). ASD affects neurological development and behavioral dysfunction generally becomes evident by a child's third year. While numerous medications have ...
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Correction: SmallBiz-Autistic Owners Story - ABC News

Autism News from Google - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 15:38

Correction: SmallBiz-Autistic Owners Story
ABC News
In a story Aug. 13 about business owners with autism, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name and abbreviation of the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center, or SARRC. The story also had the incorrect Internet address for the center.

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Spectrum Works in Secaucus integrating residents with autism into workforce - The Jersey Journal - NJ.com

Autism News from Google - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:59

Spectrum Works in Secaucus integrating residents with autism into workforce
The Jersey Journal - NJ.com
In a large Secaucus factory where thousands of T-shirts, sweatshirts and other products are being printed every minute, Green Distribution employees work side-by-side with the employees of Spectrum Works – a company that hires local residents with ...

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Súper Mamá: A Costa Rican mother advocates for autism Día de la Madre - Tico Times

Autism News from Google - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 06:16

Súper Mamá: A Costa Rican mother advocates for autism Día de la Madre
Tico Times
“I took him to a specialist,” recalls Madrigal, who visited many doctors to help explain Marco Antonio's unusual behavior. “After five minutes of talking with him, the specialist told me that Marco Antonio had autism.” She draws a finger along her ...

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Boy With Autism Kicked Off Public Bus - NBC Southern California

Autism News from Google - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 22:51

Boy With Autism Kicked Off Public Bus
NBC Southern California
A mother is outraged and wants answers as to why her 11-year-old son who has autism and his grandfather were thrown off an Orange County Transit Authority bus Monday, Aug. 11, when the boy started making noises. Vikki Vargas reports for NBC4 News at ...

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Dog Will Read Flashcards to Help Autistic Kids, a First for Group - Times of San Diego

Autism News from Google - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:46

Dog Will Read Flashcards to Help Autistic Kids, a First for Group
Times of San Diego
After nearly a year of fundraising and service training, a 12-month-old golden retriever named Drake has arrived in Oceanside to begin her career on Monday helping children with autism. Drake, the new autism service dog in Oceanside. She has been ...

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