Day: August 1, 2017

Rawstory.com: Brooklyn anti-vaxxers are refusing to vaccinate their dogs over autism fears

Rawstory.com: Brooklyn anti-vaxxers are refusing to vaccinate their dogs over autism fears

Just when you thought the anti-vax movement couldn’t get any crazier, a group of them in Brooklyn one-upped the rest.

According to the Brooklyn Paper, veterinarians in the heavily-populated New York City borough have reported that some pet owners are worried vaccines may cause autism in their pets — despite no

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Pastemagazine.com: Anti-Vaxxers Have a New Group They Want to “Protect” From Autism: Dogs

Pastemagazine.com: Anti-Vaxxers Have a New Group They Want to “Protect” From Autism: Dogs

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As human health trends go, so does animal health. As anti-vaxxers the country over continue to claim that vaccinating your children is just asking for them to be autistic, we’re now seeing some hipsters in Brooklyn forgoing vaccination for their dogs on the very same grounds,

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Deathandtaxesmag.com: Brooklyn residents aren't vaccinating their pets because they're worried about autism

Deathandtaxesmag.com: Brooklyn residents aren't vaccinating their pets because they're worried about autism

Two Brooklyn veterinarians have reported an increase in pet owners refusing to get their animals vaccinated because they’re worried their pets might get autism, Brooklyn Paper reports. While the vets’ statements are purely anecdotal, both believe that “hipster-y” residents who follow a more “holistic lifestyle” may be more disposed

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Standard.co.uk: UK's first nationwide 'quite hour' to be held in support for autistic shoppers

Standard.co.uk: UK's first nationwide 'quite hour' to be held in support for autistic shoppers

Shops and restaurants across the UK will dim the lights and turn down the music for “quiet hour” in support of their autistic shoppers.

14 shopping centres in the UK will assist the National Autistic Society’s awareness campaign by creating a more autism-friendly shopping experience.

Every retailer, restaurant and leisure

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Inverclydenow.com: NEW Autism Support Fund Launched

Inverclydenow.com: NEW Autism Support Fund Launched

A NEW fund has been launched by the Inverclyde Autism Implementation Group (AIG) to help local groups and organisations take forward ideas and activities to benefit people impacted by autism in the area.  

Applications for support from the new Autism Friendly Inverclyde Community Development Fund can be made until

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Nursingtimes.net: NICE calls for national autism register to improve primary care

Nursingtimes.net: NICE calls for national autism register to improve primary care

If taken forward, it is hoped that the move will ensure healthcare professionals, including practice nurses, will be able to easily identify patients in their surgery who are on the autistic spectrum.

“One of the most compelling strands of evidence found in our recent healthcare inquiry, was the critical need

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People.com: Boy with Autism Receives Thousands of Rainbow Photos from Strangers After Both Parents Die: 'Love Is Surrounding Him'

People.com: Boy with Autism Receives Thousands of Rainbow Photos from Strangers After Both Parents Die: 'Love Is Surrounding Him'

When Crystal Skawinski took to social media to ask for pictures of rainbows for her nephew who has autism after he lost both of his parents, she hoped to receive a few dozen to put into a scrapbook. Instead, the family has received thousands of pictures from people all over the

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Medicalxpress.com: Research identifies effects of cognitive behaviour therapy on parents of children with autism

Medicalxpress.com: Research identifies effects of cognitive behaviour therapy on parents of children with autism

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Parents of children with autism experience a greater impact from their child’s therapy than once thought, according to new research out of York University’s Faculty of Health.

Jonathan Weiss, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health and CIHR Chair in Autism Spectrum

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Yourtherapysource.com: Dysgraphia, ADHD and Autism

Yourtherapysource.com: Dysgraphia, ADHD and Autism

Dysgraphia, ADHD and Autism

The Journal of Attention Disorders published research on the prevalence of dysgraphia by age across all grade levels was determined in students with ADHD or autism.  Previous research indicates that children with ADHD and autism show poorer handwriting quality (e.g., legibility, letter formation, alignment, spacing, and sizing) and reduced

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Disabilityscoop.com: Federal Panel Wants Autism Funding Doubled

Disabilityscoop.com: Federal Panel Wants Autism Funding Doubled

A federal autism committee is calling for a twofold increase in funds dedicated to researching the developmental disorder by 2020.

The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, a government advisory panel comprised of federal officials and members of the autism community, voted last week to request that public and private dollars for

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