Day: June 22, 2017

Refinery29.com: What Williams Syndrome's “Pathological Friendliness” Has To Do With Autism

Refinery29.com: What Williams Syndrome's “Pathological Friendliness” Has To Do With Autism

Journalist Jennifer Latson’s new book The Boy Who Loved Too Much: A True Story Of Pathological Friendliness tells the story of a young man with Williams syndrome, a genetic disorder that is sometimes called the opposite of autism: People who have it tend to be extremely outgoing and irrepressibly friendly.

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Independentaustralia.net: Hanson's autism remarks miss the point of NDIS, Gonski and so much more

Hanson is ill-informed and divisive. However, parents of children with disabilities owe her thanks for this high profile discussion, writes Jane Salmon.

THE VIEW One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson reflects is one of ignorant prejudice, exclusion, scarcity and austerity. 

Ms Hanson said about children with disabilities or autism, in the Senate on Wednesday

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Abc.net.au: Pauline Hanson: What kids with autism have to say about the One Nation leader's comments

Abc.net.au: Pauline Hanson: What kids with autism have to say about the One Nation leader's comments

Related Story: Having kids with disabilities in mainstream classrooms ‘benefits everyone’ Related Story: Hanson under fire for ‘repulsive, bigoted’ comments on children with disabilities

Children with autism have reacted with sadness to Pauline Hanson’s call for children with disabilities to be removed from mainstream classrooms, saying the comments made

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Dailymail.co.uk: Waleed Aly takes aim at Pauline Hanson over her calls for autistic children to be taken out of …

Dailymail.co.uk: Waleed Aly takes aim at Pauline Hanson over her calls for autistic children to be taken out of …

Pauline Hanson called for autistic kids to be pulled from mainstream classroomsWaleed Aly, whose son Zayd has the disorder, has taken aim at her commentsHe said Ms Hanson missed the mark by grouping all autistic children togetherThe Gold Logie winner revealed what it was like to learn his son’s diagnosis

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Irishtimes.com: Complaint upheld against homeopath who said she could treat symptoms of autism

A complaint against a homeopath who posted on Facebook that she could treat the symptoms of autism has been upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland.

Almond Homeopathy had said “more and more children” are being diagnosed on the autism spectrum every day – with some predictions saying it

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Skynews.com.au: Hanson won't apologise for autism comments

Skynews.com.au: Hanson won't apologise for autism comments

Pauline Hanson has labelled her critics ‘disgraceful’ and ‘misleading’ while refusing to retreat from comments that children with autism should be removed from mainstream classrooms.

The One Nation leader insists she will not apologise for suggesting that autistic children are holding other kids back.

Her comments have drawn widespread criticism,

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Wbaltv.com: Baltimore County police find missing young man with autism

Wbaltv.com: Baltimore County police find missing young man with autism

TOWSON, Md. —

Authorities have found an 18-year-old with autism who wandered into the woods Wednesday night.

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Police said they were looking for Alex Brown after he disappeared Wednesday evening when he ran away from his autism counselor into the woods at the Cromwell Valley Park. The counselor had taken

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Penarthtimes.co.uk: Penarth autism campaigner asks Welsh government to support local charity

Penarthtimes.co.uk: Penarth autism campaigner asks Welsh government to support local charity

A POLITICAL campaigner from Penarth has issued a plea to the Welsh government for a charity to receive part of the £13m earmarked to improve autism services in Wales.

Aled Thomas, 23, who was diagnosed with autism as an adult, has written to the government requesting a consultation exercise on how it

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Latimes.com: Could Prozac be a treatment for children with autism?

After drinking mother’s milk spiked with the antidepressant Prozac for 19 days, infant mice bred to mimic the distinctive behaviors and brain abnormalities seen in autism experienced dramatic improvements in their social interactions, communication patterns and a wide range of neurochemical peculiarities that are a hallmark of the disorder,

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News-medical.net: UCSF-led study finds high rate of autism symptoms in children with Tourette syndrome

June 22, 2017

Around one in five children with Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary movements and vocalizations, met criteria for autism in a study headed by UC San Francisco. But this prevalence may be more a reflection of similarity in symptoms than actual autism, according to the

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Sunderlandecho.com: Plans for new special free school for autistic children in Sunderland approved by council chiefs

Sunderlandecho.com: Plans for new special free school for autistic children in Sunderland approved by council chiefs

Plans for a new free school to provide for children with autism have been backed by senior councillors in Sunderland.

The new school, which will be built in Redhouse on the site of the former Bishop Harland CE VA Primary School, to cater for children with autism spectrum disorders

The

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Video – Victory at the Senedd for the Autistic Spectrum Community!

 

Denbigh Men’s Shed‘s Nathan Sarea talks with Autism campaigner, Vice-chair of Disability Wales – the AWE Project’s Willow Holloway, also Autism Community activists – Supreme Commander, David Malins and Rhys Jenkins outside the Senedd, following the majority vote by Assembly Members to approve the new Welsh Autism Bill.

 

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Ucsf.edu: Elevated Rate of Autism Symptoms Found in Children with Tourette Syndrome

Ucsf.edu: Elevated Rate of Autism Symptoms Found in Children with Tourette Syndrome

Around one in five children with Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary movements and vocalizations, met criteria for autism in a study headed by UC San Francisco. But this prevalence may be more a reflection of similarity in symptoms than actual autism, according to the study’s researchers.

Researchers

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News-medical.net: Could the mTOR pathway be used to protect against cancer?

News-medical.net: Could the mTOR pathway be used to protect against cancer?

June 22, 2017 Thought LeadersDavid M. Sabatini, M.D., Ph.D.Professor of Biology,Massachusetts Institute of Technology

An interview with David M. Sabatini, M.D., Ph.D., conducted by April Cashin-Garbutt, MA (Cantab).

Can you please give a brief introduction to the mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) cellular pathway and how it was first discovered?

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Medindia.net: Autism Risk in Offspring Raised by Flu During Pregnancy

Medindia.net: Autism Risk in Offspring Raised by Flu During Pregnancy

HighlightsMaternal influenza during pregnancy might be a risk factor to develop autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the offspring. Using laboratory-verified maternal influenza infection, the authors found that there is an insignificant association with the risk of autism. Children born to mothers with laboratory-verified flu and matching symptoms had nearly double

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