Day: August 3, 2017

Thestar.com: How a Canadian experimental program helped one child with autism speak

Thestar.com: How a Canadian experimental program helped one child with autism speak

Alex Munro and his mom Jenn Potenza swoosh down a slide side-by-side, the six-year-old grinning at her with delight and chattering non-stop as the pair dash from one part of the brightly coloured playground to the next.

This parent-child interaction may not seem like anything out of the ordinary — but

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Abc.net.au: Step inside Australia's first Men's Shed dedicated to dads and grandfathers of children with autism

Abc.net.au: Step inside Australia's first Men's Shed dedicated to dads and grandfathers of children with autism

Related Story: How an autism assistance dog turned a family’s life around

Tucked away on Brisbane’s southside, a group of small sheds is giving men with children on the autism spectrum a place to meet, socialise and support each other.

South Brisbane Men’s Shed is the first in Australia to

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Video:Fathering Autism- Autism Sensory Overload At The Movies | Fathering Autism Vlog #87

Video:Fathering Autism- Autism Sensory Overload At The Movies | Fathering Autism Vlog #87

Priscilla handled an autism sensory overload at the movies like a pro. Her and the kids went to see The Emoji Movie. Sometimes we miss out on the simple things because of Abigail’s sensory processing disorder. Her body just can’t handle some situations no matter how much she wants to participate she just can’t do it. It breaks our hearts but it is just part of life on the autism spectrum. This is autism

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Globalnews.ca: Social ABCs helping children with autism find their voice

Globalnews.ca: Social ABCs helping children with autism find their voice

August 3 2017 4:03pm

Mother Jenn Potenza described how the Canadian designed program Social ABCs made a difference for her son Alex who has autism.

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Abc7ny.com: Stanford mouse study may help find treatment for Autism in humans

Abc7ny.com: Stanford mouse study may help find treatment for Autism in humans

Scientists at Stanford may have discovered a breakthrough in determining the cause of Autism.

In a study of mice with Autism, the brain cells were not damaged but had trouble communicating with one another.

By fixing that communication problem, the autistic mice spent more time socializing with other animals and were

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Blog:Reports from a Resident Alien- “You're a wizard, Harry.”

Blog:Reports from a Resident Alien- “You're a wizard, Harry.”

My you’re-a-wizard moment:

“Lisa, I really think you should be evaluated for autism.”

The speaker was a psychiatric nurse-practitioner with a grown-up autistic son, and she recognized the same traits in me. I was about twenty-three years old.

I grew up with a mother who worked as an occupational therapist, sometimes with autistic children, and she didn’t want me “labeled”. She thought that because I was smart, I couldn’t be autistic. When I screamed because

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Newswire.com: Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers Delivers Autism Service Dog to Girl in Katy, TX

Newswire.com: Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers Delivers Autism Service Dog to Girl in Katy, TX

Autism Service Dog Dakota will help little girl with challenges of living with Autism

Press Release – updated: Aug 3, 2017 15:11 EDT

KATY, Texas, August 3, 2017 (Newswire.com) – Karoline, a nine-year old girl of Katy, Texas, is having a special day as Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers delivers

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Indianapublicmedia.org: Healthcare Partnership Aims To Help Children With Autism

Indianapublicmedia.org: Healthcare Partnership Aims To Help Children With Autism

Health insurance giant Anthem is partnering with Easterseals Crossroads to launch a new program to support children with autism and their families. (Photo credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

Finding the right doctor or medical services for children can be hard. Finding those same services for children with autism can be

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News-medical.net: Researchers explore genetic differences, hereditary factors involved in hemiplegic cerebral palsy

News-medical.net: Researchers explore genetic differences, hereditary factors involved in hemiplegic cerebral palsy

August 3, 2017

Hemiplegic cerebral palsy hampers movement in one side of a person’s body. In the first genetic study of its kind to exclusively focus on those with hemiplegic cerebral palsy, a group of 26 Canadian researchers has investigated the genetic differences and hereditary factors involved in this neurodevelopmental

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