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French researchers hope drug can help people with autism - St. Cloud Times

Autism News from Google - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 22:43

French researchers hope drug can help people with autism
St. Cloud Times
If the switch isn't flipped at birth, the brain remains overexcited and becomes vulnerable to injury — and that's what a group of French researchers thinks happens in the brains of babies who go on to develop autism, according to a paper published ...

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Autism and Disclosure: Is Virginia's 'Autism' ID Card Ethical?

Autism News from Healthcare Industry Today - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 22:07
… " the neurodiversity of others. Autism is not a medical condition … ;malady" is off-putting to autism self-advocates.) That aside, the bar … to endure the autistic experience. Because most people with autism are intensely … personnel? The Virginia Institute of Autism has taken a proactive position …
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Health Report 2-7-14

Autism News from Topix - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 22:00
Cape Abilities offers a networking and support group for families of individuals on the autism spectrum, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 939 Route 6A, Unit D, Yarmouth Port.
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Things to Do

Autism News from Topix - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 21:31
Preschool story time will be available for children ages 2 to 3 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays and for children ages 3 to 5 from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays.
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Study Suggests Route for Treating Autism

Autism News from Healthcare Industry Today - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 21:00
… autism — they’re the closest things scientists have for replicating autism … mutated genes linked with autism, and another develops autism when given valproate, an epilepsy drug blamed for causing autism …
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Inner City Activities Program Focused on Kids with Autism

Autism News from Topix - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 20:45
Getting some kids with autism to socialize can be tough, but one group has found a way to get those kids to open up and be more physically active.
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Scientific lies endanger you

Autism News from Topix - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 20:33
Editor's note: Frank Y. Wong is an associate professor at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University.
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Autism and Disclosure: Is Virginia's 'Autism' ID Card Ethical?

Autism News from Topix - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 20:33
Kathie Snow, a disability rights advocate, brought to my attention a recent news item about Senate Bill 367 in Virginia.
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Officers get lessons on autism

Autism News from Healthcare Industry Today - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 20:26
… ) — In April 2012, a 19-year-old autistic man argued with his parents … , who is the autism safety expert with the Autism Alliance of Michigan … a person with autism. Often, a person with autism isn’t doing … : Autism Alliance of West Michigan AutismSpeaks.org Autism Society of Michigan Autism Society
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Heart of Detroit: Birdhouse for Autism app

Autism News from Topix - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 20:18
Mitch: EACH WEEK, "THE HEART OF DETROIT" TELLS YOU MORE ABOUT THE LIVES OF OTHERS.
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Understanding Autism: Baby's Delivery May Be Key

Autism News from Topix - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 20:16
Quieting nerve cells in the brain during birth in mice seems to protect against autism, according to a new study.
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'A Pill for Every Ill'

Autism News from Topix - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 20:10
Deep ties between the authors of a widely used manual on mental disorders and the pharmaceutical industry come under fire If there were fewer possible psychiatric diagnoses, would fewer people consider themselves ill? A growing number of health experts suspect that psychiatric care is drifting toward "diagnostic inflation," in which the rate of ... (more)
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Palo Alto JCC to honor John and Marcia Goldman

Autism News from Topix - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:56
Philanthropists and community leaders John and Marcia Goldman will be honored at a gala and auction at the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto on Sunday, Feb. 9. Funds raised will go toward providing financial assistance to the JCC's preschool, daycare and day camp, as well as senior services and other programs.
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Volunteer column for Feb. 7, 2014

Autism News from Topix - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:52
To learn more about these volunteer opportunities provided by Volunteer! United at Capital Area United Way, contact the listed agency directly.
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Milbank: The Bill O'Reilly interruption factor

Autism News from Topix - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:46
Fox News commentator and author Bill O'Reilly is pictured on Oct. 13, 2012, at the Comedy Central "Night Of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together For Autism Programs" in New York.
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Law enforcement leaders learn about autism 020614

Autism News from Topix - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:46
In April 2012, a 19-year-old autistic man argued with his parents in the lobby of the Kent County Courthouse.
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Autism and Disclosure: Is Virginia's 'Autism' ID Card Ethical? - Huffington Post

Autism News from Google - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:43

Autism and Disclosure: Is Virginia's 'Autism' ID Card Ethical?
Huffington Post
Kathie Snow, a disability rights advocate, brought to my attention a recent news item about Senate Bill 367 in Virginia. The bill would require a bar code on driver's licenses and identification cards that can be scanned to reveal if a person has ...

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Parents advocate for autism bill - 13WMAZ

Autism News from Google - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:31

Parents advocate for autism bill
13WMAZ
There is a bill in the Georgia General Assembly that would require insurance companies to pay for costly therapy and medications for autism. The bill has some strong supporters in Central Georgia, including families that cope daily with autism. The ...

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Everyday Magic: How does my computer know where to find Daily Kos?

Autism News from Topix - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:30
Everyday Magic is a new diary series that seeks to explain many of the computing concepts we use on a regular basis in a way that non-techies can understand, and introduce them to the lingo we techies use in the process so that people know what tech types are talking about .
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Locals lobby for passage of Ava's Law

Autism News from Topix - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:17
They joined others from around the state for Autism Day at the Capitol to lobby lawmakers to pass House Bill 309, known as Ava's Law.
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