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No medical research proves vaccine, autism link - Indianapolis Star

Autism News from Google - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 14:44

No medical research proves vaccine, autism link
Indianapolis Star
British researcher Dr. Andrew Wakefield authored bogus research in 1998 that linked the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine to autism. His fraudulent research was finally exposed; he was discredited and lost his British medical license. These individuals ...

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Autism: Awareness Helps, But What We Really Need Is Knowledge - WBUR

Autism News from Google - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 14:15

Autism: Awareness Helps, But What We Really Need Is Knowledge
WBUR
April is autism awareness month. Awareness is great. But what really frustrates me and other parents of children with autism isn't a lack of awareness but rather how little is actually known about the disorder. For instance, there is no explanation ...

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GUEST COLUMN: When your child has autism - Wicked Local Easton

Autism News from Google - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 04:45

GUEST COLUMN: When your child has autism
Wicked Local Easton
How severe is A.J.'s autism? Will he ever be able to communicate with us verbally? Will he ever be able to look at his mom and I and say "I love you" because he understands the concept and means it, not just because he is copying something we say?
Autism awarenessJamaica Observer

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Prenatal SSRI Use May Be Linked to Autism Spectrum Disorder - Medscape

Autism News from Google - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 00:11

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Prenatal SSRI Use May Be Linked to Autism Spectrum Disorder
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Prenatal use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) appears to be a risk factor for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and other developmental delays (DDs) in young children, but underlying maternal depression may be a confounder, according ...
Prenatal SSRI use may increase risk of autism2 Minute Medicine
Study Ties Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy to Autism Risk in BoysU.S. News & World Report
Balancing Antidepressants' Risks during PregnancydailyRx

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Up Close: Autism Awareness - 7Online.com

Autism News from Google - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 12:30

Up Close: Autism Awareness
7Online.com
And we begin with the story of a young boy whose plight horrified people in the Tri-State area: Avonte Oquendo, the autistic 14-year old who vanished from his Queens school in October and was found dead three months later. Joining us is Avonte's mother ...

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Vaccines to blame for my son's autism - www.app.com

Autism News from Google - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 02:55

Vaccines to blame for my son's autism
www.app.com
Jayne Fisher Olszewski: While I can sympathize with your situation, your assumptions about autism are fueled by hacks like Jenny McCarthy. No study has ever connected vaccines with autism. None. Letters like this fuel misinformation to parents.

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Group's goal is to increase awareness about kids with autism - St. Cloud Times

Autism News from Google - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 00:26

Group's goal is to increase awareness about kids with autism
St. Cloud Times
Carson's Kindness Inc.'s mission is to give back to the Central Minnesota autism community with events such as the second annual "Skate with Carson" fundraiser and auction on April 27 in St. Cloud. STC 0413 Carson's Kindness 1.JPG. Carson's Kindness ...

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Deron Williams' gift to autism families: a night at Barclays - NetsDaily

Autism News from Google - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 22:58

Deron Williams' gift to autism families: a night at Barclays
NetsDaily
Deron Williams hosted 65 families of children affected by autism in luxury suites Friday, a way to give them a night on town. Williams, whose son is autistic, met with families post-game. Each child and his family was photographed with Williams and his ...

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Local family faces challenges raising autistic child - WKBT La Crosse

Autism News from Google - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 20:36

Local family faces challenges raising autistic child
WKBT La Crosse
"The hardest thing that we had to deal with at the beginning when we found out that he was on the autism spectrum was the fact that we may never be able to have a conversation with our child," he said. After the diagnosis, Schierman had a lot of questions.

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Day camp held Saturday for children with autism - WLKY Louisville

Autism News from Google - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 19:20

Day camp held Saturday for children with autism
WLKY Louisville
It's off the charts awesome," said campgoer Mady McCarty. Thunder Day at the camp is specifically designed for children with forms of autism. The event was co-founded by Judith Bradley, who approached Jennifer Lawrence's family, owners of the camp ...
Autistic children celebrate 'Thunder' with alternative programWHAS 11.com (subscription)

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Groups Want Federal Autism Dollars Reallocated - Disability Scoop

Autism News from Google - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 14:49

Groups Want Federal Autism Dollars Reallocated
Disability Scoop
With the nation's primary autism legislation set to expire soon, some disability advocates are pressing for major changes in the federal government's approach to the developmental disorder. In a letter this week to key members of Congress, 18 national ...

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Autism mom won't give up until the governor calls - Indianapolis Star

Autism News from Google - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 14:18

Autism mom won't give up until the governor calls
Indianapolis Star
Jane Grimes did not become a momavist the moment her daughter was diagnosed with autism nine years ago. But over the years, she became more and more involved with the local network of parents struggling to provide the best lives possible for their ...

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Freshman organizes walkathon for autism - The Stanford Daily

Autism News from Google - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 07:43

Freshman organizes walkathon for autism
The Stanford Daily
Spencer Savitz '17, who has organized similar events since 2008 and raised $850,000 in the process, partnered with the Kids with Dreams Club to plan the walkathon. Walk Now for Autism Speaks began as a national fundraising and awareness effort in 2006 ...

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Parents of autistic kids sue Disney over new line-waiting policy - Fox News

Autism News from Google - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 21:38

Parents of autistic kids sue Disney over new line-waiting policy
Fox News
Last week, 16 families with autistic children filed a lawsuit against Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, claiming the new policy is too narrow for those with disabilities such as autism, and violates the Americans with Disabilities Act. The lawsuit, filed ...

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Madison photographer shares local stories of autism - WISC Madison

Autism News from Google - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 17:57

Madison photographer shares local stories of autism
WISC Madison
However, she said the diagnosis was also somewhat of a relief because it brought a team of people in to help. In a recent announcement, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said one in 68 kids are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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Autism Month: 10 highly rated apps for children with autism - WRAL.com

Autism News from Google - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:57

Autism Month: 10 highly rated apps for children with autism
WRAL.com
There is no denying the powerful impact assistive technology can have for children on the autism spectrum. A particularly popular and revolutionary piece of assistive technology exists in the form of smart tablet devices. These innovative machines ...

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Rosenblum: Nonprofit has creative way to help adults with autism - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Autism News from Google - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 22:55

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Rosenblum: Nonprofit has creative way to help adults with autism
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Jameson was diagnosed with autism at age 2½, which has meant a lifetime of trying to keep up, read cues, endure social exclusion and struggle to find meaningful work. None of that is evident as the gregarious and confident young man talks the finer ...

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Using tablets to reach kids with autism - CNN

Autism News from Google - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 14:32

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Using tablets to reach kids with autism
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(CNN) -- Two 5-year-old boys, one with autism, were having some friendly playtime when they had a communication breakdown. One boy didn't respond to the other and walked away. The ignored kid got frustrated and pushed over a small staircase, causing ...

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Autism Triggered in the Womb by 'Environmental Factors' - Environment News Service

Autism News from Google - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 13:24

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Autism Triggered in the Womb by 'Environmental Factors'
Environment News Service
TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, April 9, 2014 (ENS) – Autism can be triggered by abnormal levels of lipid molecules in the brain that affect the interaction between two key neural pathways in early brain development in the womb, researchers at York ...

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Autism Awareness Day to be held - Jacksonville Daily News

Autism News from Google - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:23

Autism Awareness Day to be held
Jacksonville Daily News
Jordan Rogers, 21, sells a 'Support Autism Awareness' t-shirt to sophomore Joshh Maneiro, 17, at Swansboro High School Monday morning. Seniors Fatima Munoz, 18, and Charlotte Raley, 18, help sell shirts during lunch, in preparation for Autism ...
Baseball Challenge puts spotlight on autismAsbury Park Press
'The Lorax' screening to aid autism awarenessThe Tribune

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