Day: July 23, 2017

Halsteadgazette.co.uk: Grant from Colne Community Builders will help adults with learning disabilities communicate …

Halsteadgazette.co.uk: Grant from Colne Community Builders will help adults with learning disabilities communicate …

PEOPLE who have learning disabilities, mental ill-health and autism are to receive extra support to help them communicate.

A grant of £2,000 was awarded by Colne Community Builders to Bright Lives Social Enterprise, based in Colchester.

The money will enable them to train a regional Makaton tutor to work with

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Jdnews.com: Family, school officials prepare for first service dog at JHS

Jdnews.com: Family, school officials prepare for first service dog at JHS

Tiffanie DiDonato

When Diania Alfonso and her husband, Chief Warrant Officer Carlos Alfonso, learned their son, Tony, had autism their world became surrounded by labels.

For years after, the Alfonso family worked tirelessly to go against the grain and to educate themselves on Tony’s diagnosis. Non-verbal and prone to seizures,

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Stuff.co.nz: Appeal to help families in need with assistance dogs

Stuff.co.nz: Appeal to help families in need with assistance dogs

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Eight-year-old Lachlan Carnahan’s assistance dog has helped him a lot. He now wants to help others by promoting Assistance Dogs New Zealand’s appeal week.

Getting an assistance dog changed 8-year-old Lachlan Carnahan’s life “overnight”, his dad says.

The Christchurch boy has low-tone cerebral palsy, global developmental delay and autism.

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Jamaicaobserver.com: Antidepressant use in pregnancy linked to autism

Jamaicaobserver.com: Antidepressant use in pregnancy linked to autism

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Antidepressant use in pregnancy linked to autism

Sunday, July 23, 2017

CHILDREN exposed to antidepressants during pregnancy seem to be at a slightly higher risk of autism than children of mothers with psychiatric disorders who were not treated with antidepressants during pregnancy, finds a study published in The BMJ

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Channelnewsasia.com: 'I'm not bad, I'm not ill, I'm autistic': Woman's relief on being finally diagnosed at 42

Channelnewsasia.com: 'I'm not bad, I'm not ill, I'm autistic': Woman's relief on being finally diagnosed at 42

SINGAPORE: For over 40 years, Dr Dawn-joy Leong struggled to come to terms with some of her eccentricities and social awkwardness.

She had always known that she was different from her friends and relatives, but couldn’t figure out why.

It was only 10 years ago, when she was 42 and

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Niyitabiti.net: I was called a witch and my husband quickly divorced me – Oritoke Aluko – Olokun

Niyitabiti.net: I was called a witch and my husband quickly divorced me – Oritoke Aluko – Olokun

By Chioma Obinna

Emotions ran high at the headquarters of Guaranty Trust Bank, GTB, Lagos as Oritoke Aluko-Olokun, the mother of a 38-year-old man, Oluseun, born with autism spectrum disorder, a lifelong developmental disability that affects the way a person communicates and relates with people around him, narrated her heart

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Abc3340.com: Kulture City Ball

Abc3340.com: Kulture City Ball

Helping families battling autism

We’re one week away from a big star studded event to help children and families battling autism. Kulturecity will host its fourth annual Kulture Ball next Saturday. The Birmingham based organization has made great strides for children with autism.

The ball will feature live entertainment,

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Fredericksburg.com: Health calendar for the week of July 23, 2017

Fredericksburg.com: Health calendar for the week of July 23, 2017

Dr. John McLaughlin, founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Fredericksburg, will give a presentation on “Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction” at 10:30 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 25 Chalice Circle, Fredericksburg.

JULY 26 and AUG. 10

In response to the growing opioid crisis, the Rappahannock Area Community Services

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Indianexpress.com: GAP team visits Sorem school to impart training to teachers dealing with special kids

Indianexpress.com: GAP team visits Sorem school to impart training to teachers dealing with special kids

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:July 23, 2017 5:31 am

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Representatives of the Global Autism Project (GAP) arrived in the city to visit their partner site Sorem school in Sector 36. Sorem is a comprehensive centre providing various services to cater to the

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