Day: June 26, 2017

Jpost.com: New Beersheba autism database to help research on a global scale

Jpost.com: New Beersheba autism database to help research on a global scale

A child with autism plays with other children (file). (photo credit:REUTERS)

An unusual autism database that will benefit patients and their families has been established by scientists from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and doctors at Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheba, where some 150 children are diagnosed with

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Wabi.tv: Lewiston Mom Fights for Autistic Daughter's State Disability Services

Wabi.tv: Lewiston Mom Fights for Autistic Daughter's State Disability Services

Lewiston Mom Fights for Autistic Daughter’s State Disability Services

A Lewiston mother is fighting for her autistic 19-year-old daughter to continue receiving state services that have proved essential for her development.

Denied adult services with the state’s Office of Aging and Disability, her story is similar to many disabled Mainers

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Fox29.com: Sensory gym in Northeast Philly provides safe space for kids with autism

Fox29.com: Sensory gym in Northeast Philly provides safe space for kids with autism

NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) – – We Rock the Spectrum, a sensory gym in Northeast Philadelphia, provides a comfortable environment for kids with autism.

With activities like zip lining, dress up, coloring, and swinging, the gym’s motto is “Where all kids can play.”

Some activities, like swinging in a

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Huffingtonpost.com: What It's Like Being A Kid Who Has The 'Opposite Of Autism'

Huffingtonpost.com: What It's Like Being A Kid Who Has The 'Opposite Of Autism'

Williams syndrome is sometimes called the opposite of autism: people who have it tend to be extremely outgoing, socially uninhibited and driven to engage with everyone they meet. The tiny genetic deletion that causes Williams affects one in 10,000 people, or roughly 30,000 Americans. Journalist Jennifer Latson spent several

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Usatoday.com: John Oliver makes case for vaccines using infant son's health struggles

John Oliver took the Jimmy Kimmel approach when he discussed vaccines on ‘Last Week Tonight,’ invoking his own child’s health. (Photo: Charles Sykes, AP)

For everyone who believes vaccines are dangerous, Sunday’s Last Week Tonightspent half an hour arguing the opposite.

John Oliver tackled the anti-vaccination movement with a lengthy segment on

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Dailymail.co.uk: The 'robot therapist' that teaches autistic children how to take turns and hold conversations

Dailymail.co.uk: The 'robot therapist' that teaches autistic children how to take turns and hold conversations

EXCLUSIVE: A special robot has been designed to work like that of a therapistIt has been designed by a team of experts, led by the University of PortsmouthThe machine scans autistic children for facial expressions in certain situationsThis is then used by the robot to work out the best way

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Ucdavis.edu: Mice Provide Insight Into Genetics of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Ucdavis.edu: Mice Provide Insight Into Genetics of Autism Spectrum Disorders

While the definitive causes remain unclear, several genetic and environmental factors increase the likelihood of autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, a group of conditions covering a “spectrum” of symptoms, skills and levels of disability.

Taking advantage of advances in genetic technologies, researchers led by Alex Nord, assistant professor of neurobiology, physiology and

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