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Novel Drug Modifies Core Autism Symptoms in Adults - Medscape

Autism News from Google - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 11:15

Novel Drug Modifies Core Autism Symptoms in Adults
Medscape
ATLANTA ― A novel vasopressin 1a receptor antagonist, similar to oxytocin, modifies core symptoms of social cognition in high-functioning adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) compared with placebo, new research shows. Investigators at Albert ...

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Autism, allyship and Autism Speaks - The Stanford Daily

Autism News from Google - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 04:12

Autism, allyship and Autism Speaks
The Stanford Daily
That you, and three million other people like you, were stolen from your family, your friends, and your community? According to Suzanne Wright, co-founder of Autism Speaks – the most prominent and well-known autism advocacy group in America – I am lost.
ASAN: ACTION ALERT: Call On Congress to Oppose HR 4631, the Combating ...Left Brain Right Brain

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La Crescent family uses autism tracking bracelet - WXOW.com

Autism News from Google - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 00:44

La Crescent family uses autism tracking bracelet
WXOW.com
Those efforts include an autism service dog, who's trained to find Caden when his parents give the command, "but if Caden were with another caregiver Elf [his dog] might not be as useful," said Butler-Modaff. Caden's family found Project Lifesaver, a ...

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New Autism Center opens in Avon - Fox 59

Autism News from Google - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 20:47

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New Autism Center opens in Avon
Fox 59
AVON, Ind. (May 24, 2014) — People gathered in Avon, Saturday to celebrate the opening of a new place to help children with Autism. The Bierman ABA Autism Center held its grand opening in the Hendricks Regional Health YMCA on Santori Parkway.

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SC researcher turns to crowd-funding to raise $ for his autism research - The State

Autism News from Google - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 09:04

SC researcher turns to crowd-funding to raise $ for his autism research
The State
Video games that require teamwork could be used to improve the social skills of children with autism. It's a simple idea that makes a lot of sense, but University of South Carolina researcher Roger Newman-Norlund has had trouble landing grants to pay ...

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WHO passes resolution on autism - TheHealthSite

Autism News from Google - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 01:51

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WHO passes resolution on autism
TheHealthSite
autism The World Health Assembly of World Health Organisation (WHO) passed a Bangladesh-pushed resolution on autism in Geneva. Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim has hailed it 'a great success' for Bangladesh, bdnews24.com ...
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Poodle combats autism in local elementary school - KXAN.com

Autism News from Google - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 17:44

Poodle combats autism in local elementary school
KXAN.com
WEST LAKE HILLS, Texas (KXAN) – If you're a parent or friend of a child with autism you know the challenges it can bring. For a local second grader, life is drastically changing. The morning routine is changing a bit at Barton Creek Elementary. As soon ...

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Toni Braxton Says God Gave Her Son Autism Because She Got an Abortion - Gawker

Autism News from Google - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 07:45

Toni Braxton Says God Gave Her Son Autism Because She Got an Abortion
Gawker
Toni Braxton drops more than a few bombshells in her new memoir, but by far the most extreme is her apparent belief that God gave her 11-year-old son autism because she once had an abortion. Braxton, who discusses a secret abortion she had in 2001 in ...

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New software to help identify autism - Economic Times

Autism News from Google - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 03:45

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New software to help identify autism
Economic Times
Their results show that the programme is as good at spotting behavioural markers of autism as experts giving the test themselves, and better than non-expert medical clinicians and students in training. "We're not trying to replace the experts," said ...
Automated video analysis identify children on autism spectrum earlierNews-Medical.net
Early Repetitive Behaviors Reliably Predict AutismMedscape
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Autism is growing up - CNN

Autism News from Google - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 14:22

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Autism is growing up
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(CNN) -- As the world's leading autism researchers and advocates gathered at the International Meeting for Autism Research last weekend to share the latest discoveries about autism spectrum disorder, a strong theme emerged: Autism is growing up.
UT Southwestern Contributes To Launch of New Autism Research SiteBioNews Texas
Distinct differences mark male, female autism brainsSFARI News

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No, Timothy McVeigh Was Not Autistic - Forbes

Autism News from Google - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 15:12

No, Timothy McVeigh Was Not Autistic
Forbes
According to mental health professionals who personally diagnosed serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, he had a personality disorder. That didn't stop the authors of a recent paper attempting to link autism and mass murderers, serial killers, and other ...

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Autism law in peril in Congress - The Hill (blog)

Autism News from Google - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 09:57

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Autism law in peril in Congress
The Hill (blog)
Advocates for people with autism are divided over whether Congress should make major changes to a landmark federal program that is set to expire at the end of September. The Combating Autism Act of 2006 was the first law passed by Congress that was ...

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BTN LiveBIG: Firefighter raising autism awareness - Big Ten Network

Autism News from Google - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 09:55

BTN LiveBIG: Firefighter raising autism awareness
Big Ten Network
Last October, Purdue University firefighter and paramedic Blair Blanch attended a program led by Bill Cannata of the Autism Law Enforcement Education Coalition (ALEC). For Blanch, the session was not just any old lecture. Blanch's son, Nicholas, who ...

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New Study Strengthens Gut Bacteria-Autism Link - Huffington Post

Autism News from Google - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 07:33

New Study Strengthens Gut Bacteria-Autism Link
Huffington Post
In a small study, researchers from Arizona State University found evidence that gut bacteria may differ between children with and without autism. Specifically, the researchers found that the fecal concentrations of certain metabolites -- which are ...

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'Redundant' spending claim on autism research stirs outrage - Washington Times

Autism News from Google - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 20:24

'Redundant' spending claim on autism research stirs outrage
Washington Times
A Capitol Hill hearing about autism research Tuesday quickly broadened into a larger debate on government spending as the top Democrat said federal investigators' report that research funding may have been redundant and wasteful was “almost insidious.”.

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Virginia teachers arrested in abuse investigation at autism school - New York Daily News

Autism News from Google - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 18:50

Virginia teachers arrested in abuse investigation at autism school
New York Daily News
Virginia teachers arrested in abuse investigation at autism school. Two women were charged after a witness heard screaming in a classroom. A special-needs student was stabbed several times by a staff member wielding a push pin. BY Deborah Hastings.

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Explaining autism to a child who's affected by autism - Fox News

Autism News from Google - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:18

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Explaining autism to a child who's affected by autism
Fox News
About a year went by before we had a strong understanding of Asperger's as an autistic spectrum disorder; and as our son grew older, he'd heard the words “autism” and “Asperger's” and began to ask questions. The time came when I felt my son and I ...

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Teachers under investigation for abuse at Virginia autism center - wtvr.com

Autism News from Google - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 10:27

Teachers under investigation for abuse at Virginia autism center
wtvr.com
YORKTOWN, Va. (WTVR) – Two teachers at New Horizons Center for Autism in Yorktown were charged in connection to the assault of a 13-year-old student. The incident came to light after a staff member at the center heard screams coming from a classroom.
Two arrested for alleged abuse at New Horizons Center for Autismwtkr.com
2 arrested for abuse at VA autism centerWWBT
Teacher assistant at Yorktown autism center accused of child abuseVirginia Gazette
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Vitamin D, sunshine, and autism - Jamaica Gleaner

Autism News from Google - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 06:32

Vitamin D, sunshine, and autism
Jamaica Gleaner
AUTISM IS one of a group of conditions referred to as autism spectrum disorder (ASD). These are developmental disabilities that affect both the brain and body of young children. These children are afflicted with abnormal development in socialisation, ...

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Adults With Autism Find New Source for Job Interview Advice - Wall Street Journal

Autism News from Google - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 03:22

Wall Street Journal

Adults With Autism Find New Source for Job Interview Advice
Wall Street Journal
Much of the focus on autism, a developmental disorder characterized by social deficits and repetitive behavior, has centered on the diagnosis and treatment of young children. But for parents and experts, the question of what happens when these patients ...

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